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REF NO.: 46

SUBJECT: Genesis company signs up Bluedrop to virtual health-care platform

DATE: June 5


 Cyno, a Genesis company, has signed a service agreement with Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc.  

The virtual health-care startup will provide services to approximately 200 employees in the investment holding company’s St. John’s, N.L., and Halifax, N.S., offices on its corporate health-care platform.

The Cyno platform enables users to find, book, and receive virtual health-care services with their devices, ranging from doctors and pharmacists to yoga instructors and registered dietitians.  

“We are very pleased to offer our employees access to Cyno’s virtual health-care platform,” said Kim Wettlaufer, senior director, human resources, Bluedrop. “There is a wide range of self-serve options available and feedback from employees has been very positive.”  

Besides livestream video, chat messaging and document/photo/video sharing options, employees can search the platform to find the right provider that will be most meaningful to their own personal health and wellness journey  – all the more valuable given current public health restrictions requiring many people to work from home.  

“This agreement with Bluedrop is an example of the flexibility and appealing array of options that our service offers to companies,” said Peter Barbour, CEO, Cyno.  

Cyno’s virtual health-care platform stands out among other livestreaming services with its strict security and data privacy compliance, allowing healthcare providers to connect with patients over encrypted video chat.  

“On our platform,” said Mr. Barbour, “personal health information is completely insulated. Nobody can access it or be exposed to it apart from the provider a patient is actually seeing and talking to on the platform.”  

About Cyno

Cyno, founded in 2017, is a Canadian health-tech startup based in Newfoundland and Labrador, whose virtual health-care marketplace allows customers tosecurely and privately purchase services from local or national providers.  

About Genesis

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s pre-eminent innovation hub, Genesis is known for its flagship incubator program, Enterprise, which began more than 20 years ago. Since its inception, Genesis has expanded its programming to support startups from the ideation stage all the way to scaling their business. Genesis’ mission is to create economic wealth for the province by developing and supporting technology entrepreneurs. 




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