TORONTO – Opsens Inc. has inked an agreement with Madrid, Spain’s Cathmedical Cardiovascular SA to integrate its coronary physiology algorithms with the Spanish firm’s next generation hemodynamic system, notably Opsens’ diastolic pressure ratio (DPR) for measuring diastolic heart pressure.
The authors of a recent journal article see problems with the FDA’s approach to premarket review of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, including an undue reliance on single-site algorithm development. Regulatory attorney Brad Thompson told BioWorld, however, that hospital administrators want algorithms that maximize accuracy for their populations and are not averse to in-house development of just such an algorithm, thus creating a source of tension between what hospitals want and what the FDA expects.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected wide swaths of the global economy, mostly in a negative manner, but it has spurred some types of innovation at a rate that would be unimaginable in ordinary times. That seems to be the take-away for an emergency use authorization (EUA) granted to Miami-based Tiger Tech Solutions Inc. for its COVID Plus monitor, which uses plethysmography and a machine learning algorithm to provide a screening mechanism at mass gatherings, thus bringing the world one step closer to a state of normalcy.