Dr. Olga Kubassova, CEO of IAG, interview in Podcast that Gives Voice to Scientists Entrepreneurs
‘Can mathematics, algorithms and artificial intelligence offer a superpower to radiologists for the analysis of medical images? This is the challenge that Dr. Olga Kubassova with her team of superheroes took up’, starts the host Ari Massoudi
During this interview, Dr. Kubassova talks about her path from Kazakhstan, her place of birth to the UK, where she followed her PhD studies. She speaks about the creation of IAG, Image Analysis Group from the scientific idea and turning it into a business.
Valuable expertise from the successful scientist entrepreneur on
- discovering the commercial opportunity,
- transferring her expertise into IAG,
- developing IAG’s value proposition
- … and many more awesome key points that any Scientist-Entrepreneur should note as a great teaching!
About Dr. Olga Kubassova
Dr. Olga Kubassova is a mathematician by background with MS in Mathematics from St. Petersburg State University, Russia, MS in Information Technology from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Leeds, UK.
Dr. Olga Kubassova is the founding scientist and CEO of IAG, Image Analysis Group, an imaging expert company. She started IAG straight after her PhD with an idea to bring the best of mathematics and computer science to optimize clinical development process while using imaging derived biomarkers to reliably and objectively assess efficacy of a novel drug.
Today IAG is a recognized partner to many blue-chip pharma companies in rheumatology, oncology and neurology. Since completing her PhD research in the area of MRI algorithm development for musculoskeletal disorders, Olga has been a significant contributor to the development of MRI as a clinical research and diagnostic tool in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint diseases. She has co-authored over 60 articles, 7 book chapters and a number of abstracts that have built a significant evidence base for the medical imaging as a sensitive and objective biomarker for the assessment of various diseases and as an early measure of efficacy of new drugs. Olga is an active researcher, scientific adviser to the UK government and EU funding bodies, inc. European Commission, Innovative Medicines Initiative; she is an editor and reviewer of several scientific journals.
Olga is a renowned healthcare innovator and biotech investor, with passion for improving people’s health.
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About IAG, Image Analysis Group
Our goal is to accelerate novel drug development by using the right analytical tools and modern trial infrastructure. We take a broader view on the assets’ development and bring expertise in study design, execution, and commercialization. As needed, we deploy AI, Machine Learning, and smart image analysis methods to ensure the speed and cost-effectiveness of clinical programs. IAG’s team supports investors and biotech executive teams with deploying the right strategies for early efficacy assessments, objective response prediction and critical analysis of advanced treatment manifestations. Thus, lowering the investment risks into advanced therapies while helping to accelerate study outcomes. https://www.ia-grp.com