Stroke-Intervention Robotic Platform Receives $1M GrantStroke-Intervention Robotic Platform Receives $1M Grant
Brainomix and Nanoflex Robotics partner to create an AI-assisted robotic system for remote stroke intervention
October 16, 2023
Brainomix and Nanoflex Robotics are developing a robotic platform to allow remote treatments for stroke patients.
The project is being funded by a grant under the U.K. – Switzerland Bilateral: Collaborative R&D program, with the partners receiving just under $500,000 each.
Under the program, set to begin in 2024, the partners will create an AI-assisted magnetic navigation system for robotic surgical tools, leveraging Brainomix's AI-enabled diagnostic imaging capabilities and Nanoflex Robotics' precise magnetic navigation technology.
The resulting system will provide navigation assistance for implements used during a thrombectomy – a surgery to remove a blood clot from inside an artery or vein – which is crucial in treating strokes.
By allowing this procedure to be performed remotely, the system aims to provide more rapid intervention, and reduce the time between a stroke occurring and the patient receiving treatment.
"The project aims to leverage the power of AI to enhance Nanoflex Robotics' cutting-edge magnetic robotic navigation system,” said George Harston, Brainomix’s chief medical officer. “[It will] be the first system worldwide to enable remote thrombectomy, thus transforming stroke treatment options and helping improve outcomes for patients."
"Time is critical when it comes to treating stroke patients,” said Christophe Chautems, Nanoflex Robotics’ CTO. “Every delay in removing a blood clot reduces the chance of post-stroke functional independence. By enabling increased and earlier access to mechanical thrombectomies through our remote robotics platform, we hope to give more people a greater chance to live independent lives after stroke.”
Brainomix has several AI-powered software solutions for stroke treatment and prevention. One solution is the Brainomix 360 stroke platform, which provides clinicians with a comprehensive stroke imaging solution, driving faster treatment times and improving functional independence for patients.
The company’s e-Stroke platform also leverages AI methods to interpret acute stroke brain scans.
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