Qure.ai, a leading company in AI-based radiology solutions, has been announced as one of the recipients of the Japan Smart Healthy Aging Initiative QuickFire Challenge, organized by Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC in Japan.
Qure.ai’s proposal for the challenge focuses on revolutionizing stroke diagnosis and treatment using their AI-based head CT interpretation software called qER.
Qure.ai’s software, qER, is designed to not only detect abnormalities in non-contrast head CT scans but also has the capability to identify Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) on these scans. Qure is the only Indian company to be chosen as one among the four awardees for the year 2023 from a global list of competitors.
By triaging and flagging ischemic stroke patients through the detection of core and LVO signs on non-contrast head CT, the advanced technology aims to expedite diagnosis and reduce treatment times for stroke patients.
The burden of stroke has been increasing globally, and in Japan, with its aging population of nearly 30 percent, stroke is among the top 5 causes of mortality.
Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) ischemic stroke presents significant challenges due to the time-sensitive nature of its management. Qure.ai’s goal is to optimize workflow and expedite diagnosis, leading to improved stroke outcomes, reduced morbidity, and saved lives, particularly among the aging population.
As one of the awardees of the Japan Smart Healthy Aging QuickFire Challenge, Qure.ai will have access to the Johnson & Johnson – Innovation JLABS @ Shanghai and receive mentorship from experts within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. They will also share a grant of $300,000 with the other awardees.
Prashant Warier, CEO and Co-founder of Qure.ai, expressed his gratitude for being selected as an awardee and emphasized their dedication to contributing to healthcare transformation in Japan. The mentorship, market insights, project opportunities, and network support provided through this program will enable Qure.ai to expand their reach and make a greater impact.
The other winners of the Japan Smart Healthy Aging QuickFire Challenge are BrilliantStrings Therapeutics (USA), Kinexcs (Singapore), and Octotix (USA).