Avicenna.AI signs a distribution agreement with Sectra for neurovascular AI solutions

Avicenna.AI signs a distribution agreement with Sectra for neurovascular AI solutions

La Ciotat, France– April 27, 2022 – Medical imaging AI specialist Avicenna.AI today announced a signed distribution agreement with Sectra, an international medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company. The agreement will see Avicenna’s AI solutions for neurovascular pathologies offered through the Sectra Amplifier Marketplace, a platform for contracting, purchasing, and servicing of AI applications validated and verified for use at point of care.

Avicenna’s CINA solutions use deep learning to identify, detect and quantify life-threatening pathologies from CT medical images. The FDA-cleared and CE-Marked tools are seamlessly integrated within the clinical workflow, automatically triggering and reporting algorithm results through the systems already used by radiologists.

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the second leading cause of death, with one death every 6 seconds worldwide. There are two main types of strokes: ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot (LVO), and hemorrhagic stroke, caused by an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH).

The AI tools to be included in Sectra’s Amplifier Marketplace include CINA-ICH, CINA-LVO, and CINA-ASPECTS.

  • CINA-ICH uses deep learning to identify suspected intracranial hemorrhage and prioritizes those cases in the worklist, dramatically reducing turnaround time for head trauma and stroke patients. (US/EU)
  • CINA-LVO is a triage tool for rapid automatic LVO detection and real-time triage and prioritization, accelerating clinical workflow and helping stroke teams in their diagnosis. (US/EU)
  • CINA-ASPECTS is an AI-based automatic quantification tool that enables faster, more consistent, and more precise interpretation for the assessment of acute ischemic stroke. (available for European Union only)

Using a combination of deep learning and machine learning technologies, the CINA solutions automatically detect and prioritize acute ICH and LVO cases within seconds, and assess them for severity, seamlessly alerting radiologists within their existing systems and workflow.

“To help healthcare providers get on the AI adoption journey, we have created the Sectra Amplifier Marketplace. We aim to facilitate easier access and usage of AI applications in medical imaging. This distribution agreement is an example of that. With Avicenna.AI tools deeply embedded in the Sectra diagnostic workspace, we provide our radiologists with enhanced diagnostic confidence for stroke cases,” says Nynke Breimer, Global Product Manager AI Radiology, Sectra.”

“We provide best-in-class AI triage tools that enable fast detection of the leading causes of stroke, leading to more efficient patient management,” said Cyril Di Grandi, co-founder, and CEO of Avicenna.AI. “We are glad to collaborate with a global partner such as Sectra. Through this agreement, we can help more clinicians to facilitate stroke decision making, ensuring a prompt therapeutic response and ultimately improving patient outcomes.”

About Avicenna.AI
Founded in 2018, Avicenna.AI develops medical imaging AI solutions for highly prevalent pathologies. The company uses artificial intelligence and deep learning to optimize many of a radiologist’s manual tasks. Its CINA products leverage deep learning algorithms to identify acute abnormalities and support emergency room triage. Avicenna.AI is co-founded by Cyril Di Grandi, who previously co-founded and successfully sold Olea Medical, and Dr. Peter Chang, a radiologist and internationally recognized expert in AI and deep learning.

About Sectra
With 30 years of innovation and more than 2,000 installations around the globe, Sectra is a leading imaging IT provider for health systems worldwide. Sectra offers a complete enterprise solution comprised of imaging modules (radiology, cardiology, pathology, orthopedics, and ophthalmology), and a robust VNA. Over the last nine consecutive years, Sectra has been awarded Best in KLAS for the highest customer satisfaction. For more information, visit Sectra website.

Avicenna.AI partners UpCare for innovative value-based solutions to Canadian health providers

Avicenna.AI partners UpCare for innovative value-based solutions to Canadian health providers

Toronto & Marseille – July 27th , 2021 –Medical imaging AI specialist Avicenna.AI today announced a partnership with UpCare Partners & Associates to distribute, deliver and implement a fully integrated stroke detection AI solution for any PACS Platform in Canada.

With this partnership, Avicenna provides UpCare with its FDA-approved CINA Head triage AI solution for neurovascular emergencies, which detects two of the leading causes of stroke – intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and large vessel occlusion (LVO) – from CT-scan imaging.

Using a combination of deep learning and machine learning technologies, CINA Head automatically detects and prioritizes acute ICH and LVO cases within 20 seconds, seamlessly alerting the radiologist within their existing systems and workflow.

CINA’s ICH detection capability was validated using data from 814 cases conducted at more than 250 imaging centers across the United States, with 96% accuracy, 91.4% sensitivity and 97.5% specificity. The product’s LVO detection capability was validated based on 476 cases, with 97.7% accuracy 97.9% sensitivity and 97.6% specificity.

“Canada is a Leading Country in the world of Neuroscience, the partnership will enrich physicians’ resources for accessing and qualifying Stroke events and ICH seamlessly in a record time; we are always looking to provide our customers with enhanced and expanded imaging capabilities” said Benoit Sai, Co-Founder & CCO, UpCare Partners & Associates. “By adding Avicenna’ proven and validated solutions to our Neuroscience ecosystem, Canadian healthcare providers have access to innovative automated advanced brain imaging technology, allowing them to deliver better patient care.”

Cyril Di Grandi, co-founder and CEO, Avicenna.AI, said, “Our partnership with a Canadian distributor focussing on ecosystems approach toward the continuum of care in the field of neurosciences combined with expertise in medical imaging, medical devices and ai like UpCare Inc is a testament to the excellent accuracy, sensitivity and specificity data that has been gathered during our validation phase. We look forward to working with our new partner to bring the benefits of our AI-powered stroke triage solution to the emergency room and beyond in Canada.”

About UpCare Partners & Associates
Founded in 2019, UpCare Partners & Associates, a Canadian MedTech Company, is the gateway to the Canadian market for start-ups and international OEM. The company provides the best expertise in each field by committing special attention and a focussed approach to your product on a Pan Canada basis. In this challenging time for Healthcare Institutions UpCare Partners & Associates works with its partners on Value Based Solutions for the best Patient Outcome and Continuum of Care. www.upcarepartners.com