IAG Advances AI-Powered Histopathology Image Analysis

IAG Advances AI-Powered Histopathology Image Analysis

IAG Advances Development of AI-Powered Histopathology Image Analysis

IAG Advances Development of AI-Powered Histopathology Image Analysis


IAG, Image Analysis Group, the imaging expert company, and a technology leader in the clinical research space announced today that it extended its collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) for a new AI-Powered Histopathology Image analysis tool for ulcerative colitis (UC). The collaborators plan to take the novel AI tool into clinics following the success of its first research phase.

This collaboration is supported by prominent clinical centres and opinion leaders, including sites in Switzerland, France, Canada, USA, Israel, and Portugal.

The companies have been working together since 2019 and have developed a novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered method for the assessment of histopathology ulcerative colitis images. The tool will potentially allow practising gastroenterologists to evaluate disease activity with an automated method that is accurate, reproducible and reliable in UC patients. To date, the AI Tool has been trained and tested on 200 images, showing performance comparable to a human expert. As the next step, the partners are engaging eight world-leading sites, who will test the AI Tool in their clinical practices.

Together with our commercial and academic partners, we are excited to be in the position to advance clinical decision-making by bringing better technologies into the play’, said Dr. Olga Kubassova, CEO of IAG, Image Analysis Group.

Augmenting clinical decision-making with AI in the field of histopathology has the potential to bring great value for management of patients with ulcerative colitis.  Our AI Tool’s ability to provide additional information on the disease state and patient response to a new treatment in real-time gives us ability to gain more insights and make better and faster decisions,’ said Prof. Laurant Peyrin-Biroulet, Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Inserm U954, University Hospital of Nancy.

As part of our 30-year commitment to gastroenterology, we recognize the importance of collaborations with digital health leaders, such as IAG, to identify and pursue cutting edge technologies to advance the care of patients.  We see great potential in this initiative and are excited to enter into the next phase of research using deep learning models and AI to support gastroenterologists’ in their patient care”, said Dr. Shashi Adsul, Sr. Director, Global Medical Unit Head at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG.

About Image Analysis Group (IAG)

IAG, Image Analysis Group is a unique partner to life sciences companies, leading AI-powered drug development and precision medicine. IAG leverages expertise in medical imaging and the power of Dynamika™ – our proprietary cloud-based platform, to de-risk clinical development and deliver lifesaving therapies into the hands of patients much sooner.  IAG provides early drug efficacy assessments, smart patient recruitment and predictive analysis of advanced treatment manifestations, thus lowering investment risk and accelerating study outcomes. IAG bio-partnering takes a broader view on asset development bringing R&D solutions, operational breadth, radiological expertise via risk-sharing financing and partnering models.

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