Advancing customized medicine by combining carotid ultrasound and genome test information (2019.11.25)
Buzzpole, a pioneer in medical ICT and a pioneer of next-generation medical diagnostic technology, said it has developed an artificial intelligence remote reading system that screens stroke risk through carotid artery ultrasound and is ready for clinical application.
Buzzpole received IRB-approved carotid ultrasound image DB ceiling from Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, applied to artificial intelligence learning, and achieved 90% accuracy in judging the risk of artificial intelligence. Is currently undergoing testing through internationally recognized certification bodies.
Buzzpole works with joint research institute G & R Co., Ltd. to discover candidate genomes related to Korean stroke incidence and lead personalized medical care through the integrated approach of artificial intelligence and genomes. The company plans to focus on providing stroke prevention screening services.
Jeon Jin-pyeong, a professor of neurosurgery at Hallym Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, said, “It is meaningful to lead the world’s first attempted precision medicine by combining artificial intelligence and genome. Said.
Buzzpole predicts that research and development can reduce the financial burden of health insurance due to stroke if preventive medicine is realized.
Buzzpole estimates that a reduction of about 10% in strokes could save 80 billion won in social and economic costs annually. It is estimated that the export effect will be about 40 billion won.
In particular, this study, which validates the candidate genome of stroke, can build data specific to Koreans, and it is also expected to have the effect of preempting Asian data unlike Westerners. Already, Buzzpol has conducted an AI stroke risk analysis based on 3D cerebrovascular angiography data, an outpost for carotid ultrasound and genome-coupled solutions.
Buzzpole has expanded its AI development staff since January of this year to expand this AI research. Earlier this year, Dr. Dong-Hyun Lee, an expert in data analysis and intelligent search algorithm design, hired Dr. Developed its own reading algorithm. He developed a scheduling system for ship engine production schedule management using artificial intelligence algorithms, and was in charge of mobile payment, smart card application business and new growth engine business in Data Analysis of SAS Korea and Converged ICT of SKC & C.
Dr. Lee noted that our cervical cancer reading technology, in particular, is a color image that is different from the black-and-white image readings of conventional medical image reading companies, and is an optimized algorithm for lesion extraction and detection of cervical images.
Jung Jae-hoon, CEO of Buzzpole, said that not only health marketing executives with more than 20 years of experience, but also talented individuals, including KAIST deep learning engineers, are joining the company. The company plans to supply the Cerviray AI cervical cancer AI service that is currently in progress as soon as the European CE certification and KFDA certification, which are currently underway, are completed early next year.
Mr. Chung said, “We will promote CE MDR certification, a new certification for the first time in Korea’s artificial intelligence medical ICT field, in relation to European CE certification. This is different from the CE MDD certification, which expires in May next year. This can be a clear competitive advantage in entering the Southeast Asian market. ” Chung predicted that the core patents of Cerviray AI will be registered, and more than twenty related patents and trademarks will be registered one after another.
“I feel that something is going wrong with the AI medical technology ICT field in Korea.” If you have good big data, your own algorithm can be developed by any deep learning developer. Deep learning developers around the world are developing their own algorithms for their big data. He also publishes and patents papers. The very natural technology company’s business activities have reached the bubble stage in Korea, rather than the camping pole, ”he said. did. It also criticized the government for its inadequate policies.
“Unicorn is not created by some venture capitalists making investments and listing technology exceptions,” he said. The most important point is whether globally competitive technology and service models lead to actual sales, and it is important to gain market dominance through this. At present, there is a situation in which stakeholders are pushing their own leagues to invest in national tax funds, and the parties say they will become unicorns with each other. ” Even if 4 ~ 5 years have passed, even if this sales do not occur, I wonder what the unicorn definition is in Korea, apart from global competitiveness.”
“If the government keeps abreast of these behaviors,” he said, “the majority of venture businessmen who run the company will be betrayed by the government talking about relative deprivation and fair opportunities.”
Chung said, “We will become a company that grows on a solid performance base by laying the foundation for overseas expansion step by step rather than getting caught in the second venture bubble.