H|T: The Healthtech Times – Weight loss apps for kids?

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TruTrace completes first phase of medical cannabis pilot with Shoppers Drug Mart(BETAKIT)

Vancouver-based cannabis blockchain company TruTrace Technologies has completed the first phase of its blockchain-secured pilot program with Shoppers Drug Mart.

Elysium and the quest to bottle the fountain of youth(TECHCRUNCH)

Startups are coming to disrupt aging.

Maple, LifeLabs offering virtual consultations for food sensitivity testing(BETAKIT)

Virtual care platform Maple is partnering with laboratory testing provider, LifeLabs, to bring virtual care consultations to Maple users.

Weight loss for kids? Thanks to WW, there’s an app for that(TIME)

The app will inevitably draw praise—for giving a new tool to the millions of U.S. children struggling with their weight—and outrage—for potentially furthering unhealthy body standards and eating behaviors—in equal measure.

MolecuLight’s oncology business acquired by Germany-based Photonamic(BETAKIT)

Toronto-based MolecuLight‘s clinical oncology business has been acquired by Photonamic GmbH & Co. KG.

Blood pressure monitoring could be as simple as a selfie, Canadian researcher says(CBC)

Research shows diagnostic potential — but privacy experts urge caution around health data.

The creation of biotech startups: evolution not revolution(FORBES)

The startup paradigm for the creation and funding of new biotech companies has evolved enormously over the past two decades.

Curv Health raises $1.5 million seed round for AI-powered insights platform(BETAKIT)

With this raise, the company plans to further expand its SaaS offering directly to health and educational institutions across North America.

Healthtech startup Doxper raises $4 million as part of Series A(LIVEMINT)

Existing investor growX and some angel investors also participated in the round.

Akira Health acquired by Telus Health(BETAKIT)

Virtual care platform, Akira Health, which offers a healthcare app, as well as in-person healthcare clinics, has been acquired by Telus Health.

Nomad Health raises $34 million for staffing platform(MODERNHEALTHCARE)

Nomad Health, the Manhattan-based company focused on bringing transparency to healthcare staffing, said it had raised $34 million from venture capital firms in equity and debt funding.

Nurx gets another $52 million to deliver mail-order birth control, PrEP, STI test kits(MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

Kleiner Perkins and Union Square Ventures led the Series C, which will help the company grow its offering suite and userbase.


3iOntario Digest presents a list of ongoing funding opportunities and other resources to accelerate health innovation.

CAN – CIHR Grant: POR Impact Assessment (read more)

CAN – CIHR: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts (read more)

CAN – CIHR: Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA): 2019-2020 (read more)

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