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Applications now open for 2020 HealthBound startup competition

The competition gathers health institutions, startups, and clinicians to develop solutions around healthcare challenges.


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How Toronto Cat Rescue is using tech to build a Tinder for foster cats

Ahead of the Digital for Good Tech Jam, leaders from Toronto Cat Rescue and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada explained how they hope to use tech to support their charities.


TechCrunch

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests

The company’s system includes remote monitoring and serviceability, according to a statement from Truvian.


Genomic medicine startup Lucence raises $20M Series A

The startup develops non-invasive blood tests that achieve early cancer detection and improve treatment selection.


BetaKit

NERv Technology wins 2019 Entrepreneurship World Cup global finals

Canadian healthtech startup NERv Technology has been awarded first place at the 2019 Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) global finals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Healthcare startup Medikabazaar raises $15.8M in Series B round

According to Medikabazaar, the funds will be used for expansion into Tier II and III cities, technology enhancement, last-mile supply chain efficiency, and building its employee base.


How technology is helping make N.S. health care more efficient

Nova Scotia’s health-care system is finding new ways to get more patients in to see doctors sooner by adapting video conferencing technology and cellphone apps.


BetaKit

Cyclica launches joint venture using AI to develop drugs for mental health

Toronto-based biotechnology company Cyclica has partnered with global biotechnology platform ATAI Life Sciences to develop drugs for mental health disorders.


Italian healthtech startup TeiaCare raises €1.1 million in funding for pioneering monitoring technology

TeiaCare announced that they have raised €1.1 million in funding with the help of the EIT Health Investor Network to accelerate the development of their digital monitoring technology, Ancelia.


Men’s health & wellness startup misters.in raises $1M in seed funding

Gurugram-based men’s health and wellness startup, misters.in, has raised $1 Mn (INR 3.5 Cr) in seed funding led by Sauce.vc, Rainforest Ventures and other angel investors.


BetaKit

Silofit raises $1 million seed round to develop “world’s first” network of on-demand gyms

Silofit is a Montreal based startup that has created a network of private, on-demand fitness spaces through an app offering that allows users to reserve gym studios.


TechCrunch

The coming fight over who controls digital health data

The explosion of data is unprecedented and already companies like Apple and Google are jockeying for control over how that data will be served up to healthcare practitioners and patients.


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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

CAN – CIHR Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians (read more)

CAN – CIHR Inuit Research Network Development Grant (read more)

CAN – CIHR Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Consortium – Travel Award (read more)


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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