Aidoc Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in radiology, has won U.S. FDA clearance to market the first software solution for flagging and triaging incidental pulmonary embolism (PE). The AI technology, which includes triaging and notification algorithms, is an “always on” technology that analyzes chest CT scans in real time and alerts the radiologist to any potentially abnormal findings – possibly speeding up diagnosis by hours.
Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University have launched a machine learning platform that aims to streamline the clinical trial process using predictive analytics. The technology has been licensed to Panacea, a startup company formed by BGN Technology, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University.
Spectrawave Inc. has named Eman Namati as its CEO with the charge of commercializing its flagship cardiac imaging technology. The 3-year-old, Bedford, Mass.-based medical imaging company has set an ambitious 24-month timeline for getting its photonic imaging technology for coronary artery disease into the clinic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bump in the road for developers of digital surgical systems that include robotics, but the technology is still in demand. That was the message from industry leaders at the Advanced Medical Technology Association’s Virtual Medtech Conference.
An artificial intelligence machine learning model that mines electronic health record data could help physicians fight the opioid epidemic by targeting non-opioid pain treatments to patients experiencing severe pain after surgery, according to new research presented at the Anesthesiology 2020 annual meeting.
Genetron Holdings Ltd., a Beijing-based precision oncology company, has gained breakthrough device designation status from the U.S. FDA for its blood-based, next-generation sequencing test for the early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The test, called HCCscreen, is intended for individuals at high risk for HCC due to chronic hepatitis B virus infection or liver cirrhosis.
Ionpath Inc., a developer of high-definition spatial proteomics, scored $18 million in a series B funding round led by Samsara Biocapital. The round also included global mass spectrometry leader Bruker Corp. as a new investor. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Ionpath plans to use the investment for continued development and deployment of the company’s Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging (MIBI) technology, which provides quantitative protein imaging at a subcellular level.
The U.S. FDA has granted breakthrough device designation status to Medtronic plc’s Tyrx absorbable antibacterial driveline wrap, a medical device aimed at reducing driveline complications in patients receiving a ventricular assist device (VAD).
The digital medicine company Physiq Inc. has received a contract from the NIH to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-based index that can provide an early warning that a patient with COVID-19 is in decline and needs medical treatment. The index, called the COVID-19 Decompensation Index (CDI) Digital Biomarker, will run on Physiq’s existing Accelerateiq computing platform, analyzing physiological data from FDA-cleared wearable devices to create a personalized baseline for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.