HONG KONG – South Korean-based med-tech Lunit Inc., of Seoul, has secured ₩30 billion (US$25.6 million) in series C funding. Founded in 2013, the Korean company has raised $50 million so far. Lunit’s corporate value was evaluated at as much as ₩200 billion as of the fundraising.
Amyloid and tau proteins are both involved in the disease pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnostic and treatment research focus has long been on amyloid, which has proven almost entirely fruitless after decades of effort. But tau is becoming better understood, as investigational tau imaging agents offer the ability to visualize its presence in the brain.
Israeli startup Zebra Medical Vision Ltd. has partnered with Johnson & Johnson’s Depuy Synthes to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms to reduce the costs and radiation risks associated with imaging to prepare for orthopedic surgery.