H|T: The Healthtech Times – Yes, there’s AI for dentists

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Medella Health rebrands to Voyage Labs, expands beyond smart contact lenses(BETAKIT)

Medella Health, the healthtech startup developing medical sensor technologies in Kitchener-Waterloo, is officially rebranding to Voyage Labs.

Using AI to improve dentistry, VideaHealth gets a $5.4 million polish(TECHCRUNCH)

Florian Hillen, the chief executive officer of a new startup called VideaHealth, first started researching the problems with dentistry about three years ago.

Kheiron raises $22 million for machine learning that helps radiologists detect cancer earlier(VENTUREBEAT)

Founded out of London in 2016, Kheiron offers a breast-screening product called Mia, which serves as a “second reader” to help radiologists decide whether to recall a patient for further evaluation.

Social care startup Lifted raises £1.5M for end-to-end elderly care platform(TECHCRUNCH)

The company is a CQC-regulated care provider, which gives families real-time updates on care and a set of wellness data about their loved one.

Deep Genomics discovers genetic disorder treatment drug via AI(BETAKIT)

Deep Genomics, the Toronto-based AI therapeutics startup, has made the first-ever discovery of a diseases treatment and drug candidate using artificial intelligence.

GoodRx is coming for subscription prescription services with the launch of GoodRx Care(TECHCRUNCH)

Already a billion-dollar giant in the world of prescription fulfillment through its cost-comparison and discount medication fulfillment business, more than 10 million consumers use the company’s services already.

Amazon suddenly realizes its customers care about privacy(BLOOMBERG)

The privacy message is one of several recent Amazon moves that appear to reflect the company’s response — grudgingly and haltingly — to both longstanding and emerging questions about how it conducts itself.

Spanish startup Elma gets $3.2M for a digital-first health insurance plays(TECHCRUNCH)

Insurtech startup Elma has closed a €3 million (~$3.2M) Series A funding round led by Mangrove Capital partners to build out a digital-first health insurance business starting with Spain, its domestic market.


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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