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NHS Expands Access to Ibex’s Breast and Prostate Solutions to 25 Trusts Across the UK Following PathLAKE Plus Consortium Bid Wins
Tel Aviv, Israel – March 7, 2023 – Ibex Medical Analytics (Ibex), the leader in AI-powered cancer diagnostics, today announced the receipt of multiple contract awards from the PathLAKE consortium to provide Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to support cancer diagnosis at 25 NHS Trusts.
PathLAKE is a UK center of excellence consortium, founded by Innovate UK, that is delivering AI innovation in pathology across leading NHS Trusts and UK universities including Nottingham University Hospitals, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire, and Oxford University Hospitals. The contract award follows a rigorous selection process which recognized Ibex as the top scoring solution provider for both the breast and prostate cancer categories, allowing up to 25 NHS Trusts to directly procure the Ibex breast and prostate solutions. Cambridge University Hospitals is one of the Trusts to subsequently select Ibex to support its pathologists by augmenting diagnostic workflows with enhanced quality, accuracy and efficiency.
“Cambridge University Hospitals is very proud to be a founding partner of PathLAKE Plus, teaming up to help secure the £13.5 million grant from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund,” said Dr. Rebecca Brais, Clinical Lead for Digital Pathology and Major Projects in Diagnostics and Consultant Histopathologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. “We see ourselves, and the UK as a whole, at the cutting edge of innovation in digital pathology and look forward to implementing the Ibex solution here in Cambridge as part of our Histopathology Team’s digital transformation.”
The worldwide shortage of pathologists combined with a rise in the number of cancer cases and their complexity has led to growing workloads imposed on pathology departments and delays in cancer diagnosis across the UK. With approximately 275,000 women undergoing breast biopsies and 100,000 men undergoing prostate biopsies in the UK each year1,2, there is a growing need for AI-powered solutions and decision-support tools that help pathologists detect cancer rapidly with the utmost accuracy.
Ibex’s suite of solutions is the first and most widely deployed AI technology for pathology, used in routine clinical practice at laboratories, hospitals, and health systems worldwide. It supports pathologists in a variety of tasks during the diagnosis of breast, prostate, and gastric biopsies and helps improve the accuracy of cancer diagnosis, reduce turnaround time, boost productivity, and improve user experience. The solutions demonstrated outstanding outcomes across multiple clinical studies performed on various tissue types and diagnostic workflows3,4,5,6,7.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized by PathLAKE as the leading provider of AI solutions in pathology,” said Richard Nicholson, Director of Sales, UK at Ibex. “Our team looks forward to supporting additional regions of the UK with our suite of solutions. Building upon our successful AI deployments in NHS Wales, and our existing projects with hospitals and labs in England, we are uniquely positioned to further strengthen the adoption, deployment and routine use of AI in pathology across the UK.”
About Ibex Medical Analytics
Ibex Medical Analytics (Ibex) is transforming cancer diagnostics with world-leading, clinical grade AI-powered solutions, empowering physicians to provide accurate, timely and personalized cancer diagnosis for every patient. Our suite of solutions is the first and most widely deployed AI-technology in pathology and used as part of everyday routine, supporting pathologists and providers worldwide in improving the quality and accuracy of diagnosis, implementing comprehensive quality control, reducing turnaround times and boosting productivity with more efficient workflows. Ibex’s Artificial Intelligence technology is built on Deep Learning algorithms trained by a team of pathologists, data scientists and software engineers. For additional company information, please visit https://ibex-ai.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Multiple solutions under Ibex’s suite of solutions are CE marked (IVDD&IVDR) and registered with the UK MHRA. The solutions are for Research Use Only (RUO) in the United States and not cleared by the FDA. For more information, including indication for use and regulatory approval in other countries, contact Ibex Medical Analytics.
 Pantanowitz et al., An artificial intelligence algorithm for prostate cancer diagnosis in whole slide images of core needle biopsies: a blinded clinical validation and deployment study, THE LANCET Digital Health Aug 2020Back