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

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


LATEST JOBS

Motion – Client Services Coordinator

SHIFT – Growth Lead

HiMama – Marketing Designer

See more jobs and post your own on Jobs.BetaKit (powered by Jobbio).


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Elysium and the quest to bottle the fountain of youth

Startups are coming to disrupt aging.


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Maple, LifeLabs offering virtual consultations for food sensitivity testing

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

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.


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MolecuLight’s oncology business acquired by Germany-based Photonamic

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

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


The creation of biotech startups: evolution not revolution

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


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

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

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


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Akira Health acquired by Telus Health

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

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

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


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Content coordinator, social media smartypants, wordsmith, Human Workflow™. Exists primarily on coffee, cat pictures, German dance metal, and pro wrestling. I will fight for your right to the Oxford comma.