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Bioclinica Acquires AI Technology Firm Saliency
Wednesday 13 January 2021

US-based clinical life science solutions provider Bioclinica has acquired Silicon Valley-based AI technology producer Saliency, the company said.

Bioclinica will integrate the company's advanced AI technology into its Imaging Platform to support a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical and medical device clients.

The integration will dramatically accelerate image QC and interpretation, enabling rapid development of digital diagnostics and digital therapeutics.

The Saliency platform uses proprietary algorithms to quickly build and train AI models from a small number of de-identified images.

These newly created models can then be used to accurately and efficiently screen, redact, or interpret medical images to support a wide range of therapeutic areas.

This capability will be embedded into Bioclinica's current and future imaging solutions in accordance with EU GDPR and other privacy regulations.

The Saliency acquisition solidifies Bioclinica's position as the premier global provider of research image technology and services to sponsors and Clinical Research Organizations.

The AI integration will create a perpetual learning system that will enable Bioclinica to expand its portfolio and drive new revenue with its enhanced offering.

Saliency's co-founders, Kevin Thomas, MD/PhD, candidate at Stanford University School of Medicine and Łukasz Kidziński, PhD, formerly of Stanford's Bioengineering and Statistics, will join Bioclinica's Image Science team, further strengthening the company's medical imaging expertise and offerings.

Bioclinica is an integrated clinical life science solutions provider, delivering powerful insight into clinical trial development, assuring greater client success in bringing medical therapies to market, for people around the world.

Through deep medical, scientific and technology expertise, the company provides medical imaging and cardiac safety services; clinical adjudication; randomization and trial supply management and optimization; electronic and eSource data capture; site and patient payments; clinical trial management software; and drug safety solutions.

Bioclinica's global team of life science experts serve more than 500 pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device organizations including the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies and leading CROs through offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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Date Published: 13/01/2021

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