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Chip Shot: Intel Capital is Back in Brazil

Intel Capital has made its first Brazilian investment of 2012 in Minha Vida, the largest health and wellness portal in Brazil which provides Brazilians access to online fitness, diet, beauty, health and wellness programs and medical information. The investment from Intel Capital will enable the company to launch new products and services for users. This is the second healthcare IT related Intel Capital investment in Brazil in less than six months: This past December Intel Capital invested in medical imaging software company Pixeon. Both investments indicate surging healthcare technology innovation and adoption in Brazil, an indication of the market potential for such technologies in the region. Since 1999, Intel Capital has invested approximately $75 million in Brazilian companies. View the full press release.