Human Bytes, a Danish company that aims to bring artificial intelligence and advanced clinical software into the Nordic healthcare sector, has signed its first partnership agreement with UK-based Mirada Medical.
Mirada Medical specialises in advanced technology and AI-based applications that help healthcare professionals use medical images more effectively and efficiently to improve cancer care. Its technology is available in more than 2,000 hospitals worldwide.
This partnership is part of a wider initiative to expand Mirada’s footprint into the Nordic region, equipping the region with advanced AI technology to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment by liaising with clinicians.
The partnership with Mirada means that Human Bytes has access to Mirada’s DLCExpert product, focused on improving the radiation therapy workflow in cancer treatment. DLCExpert is an organs at risk auto-contouring system that has been developed using deep learning technology.
Frederik Baastrup, owner of Human Bytes, said: “Being able to sign our first partnership within just the first few weeks of launching as a company is extremely exciting, but also a clear recognition that we have an important role to play when it comes to increasing AI use in the Nordic healthcare system.
“Over the last few years, the Nordics have been leaders in Europe when it comes to AI in healthcare and we are looking forward to being a part of that journey through building partnerships such as this.
“Working with experts such as Mirada Medical as such an early stage of the business is something we are very proud and humble about.”
Nordic healthcare facilities working with Human Bytes will be able to auto-contour organs at risk using DLCExpert.
Using head and neck cancer as an example; contouring can take up to two and a half hours. By using DLCExpert, contouring can be automated within minutes, freeing up clinician time.
Hugh Bettesworth CEO of Mirada Medical, added: “Using deep learning we can significantly improve the time consumed by healthcare professionals in the Nordics.
“This partnership will help to free up time for clinicians so they can spend more time on consultations and giving patients care.
“As we look to expand our footprint into the Nordics through this partnership, we hope to support many of the radiation oncology departments in the region over the coming years.
“We are excited to work with Human Bytes to do this as it has a strong network and capabilities for introducing advanced clinical software solutions in the public healthcare systems in the Nordics.”