Microsoft Strikes Partnership with Paige To Advance Most cancers Diagnostics and Remedy



Microsoft is collaborating with digital well being firm Paige to enhance most cancers diagnostics and affected person care by using pathology AI, the businesses introduced Wednesday.

New York Metropolis-based Paige’s mission is to remodel most cancers diagnostics by AI and tissue pathology. It really works with healthcare methods, hospitals and laboratories to digitize pathology and workflow, in addition to use AI to assist pathologists diagnose most cancers sooner. It has two approvals from the Meals and Drug Administration: the Paige Platform, which permits pathologists to make a analysis on a digital slide, and Paige Prostate Detect, an AI software for detecting most cancers in prostate samples. 

By way of the partnership, Microsoft will make a strategic funding in Paige to assist them construct AI diagnostics, mentioned Andy Moye, CEO of Paige, including that the funding quantity continues to be being negotiated. Paige will use Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform, as its cloud supplier for the Paige Platform. By way of the Paige Platform, pathologists can take a pattern of tissue from the affected person, put it on a glass slide after which place it in a scanner (versus a microscope), which can then create a digital picture of the pattern that may assist with analysis. The information that comes from that slide will then be saved on Azure, and clients can select how lengthy they need it to remain there.

“In Microsoft, we’ve actually discovered a accomplice that shares our imaginative and prescient in how healthcare goes to be remodeled … For us, the imaginative and prescient we talked to Microsoft about is, how will we assist create the digitization of pathology? How will we be sure that these instruments are getting used to get higher affected person care, to get higher affected person outcomes?” Moye mentioned in an interview.

Paige may also be a accomplice resolution on Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, which can assist Paige attain extra hospital and well being system clients.

Moreover, Paige can have the chance to collaborate with Nuance, a Microsoft firm, to combine with Nuance’s Precision Imaging Community. Lastly, Paige will work with Microsoft Analysis on creating massive scale machine studying fashions for oncology and pathology.

Moye mentioned that by partnering with Microsoft, Paige hopes to achieve extra hospitals and well being methods and finally extra sufferers.

“Finally, for us, we measure most of our success by what number of sufferers’ lives now we have impacted,” he mentioned. “For example of that, with our AI purposes, over 3,000 sufferers have been, no less than in some type or trend, impacted by means of our AI for the final couple of years. We’d like to see that quantity be tens of hundreds over the course of the following yr or so.” 

Different AI firms for digital pathology embody Ibex and Indica Labs.

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