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Brainomix works with Uni of Liverpool on atrial fibrillation study

23 February 2023
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Brainomix,which specialises in the creation of AI-powered software, has announced its involvement in a new study sponsored by the University of Liverpool focused on post-stroke atrial fibrillation (AF). Sites with existing clinical deployments of Brainomix’s e-Stroke platform will us the AI system to collect real-time imaging data and securely transfer to the central investigators.

The Liverpool-Huawei Stroke Study aims to determine the clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and acceptability of Huawei Smartwear to detect AF in patients following an acute ischemic stroke. Ultimately, the aim is to improve detection of AF to initiate earlier treatment and reduce risk of recurrent stroke in populations post-stroke.

Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm disorder which increases the risk of stroke five-fold and is estimated to affect almost a quarter of post-stroke patients. Its detection is critical to initiate appropriate monitoring and treatment to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke but is often challenging and unreliable.

Dr George Harston, Chief Medical & Innovation Officer at Brainomix. said “We are pleased to be involved in the Liverpool-Huawei Stroke Study, where our e-Stroke platform can provide trial investigators with high-quality, prospectively processed descriptive baseline imaging data.

As the leading provider of stroke AI imaging solutions across the NHS, Brainomix is well positioned to support future trials of a similar design.

Chief Investigator, Prof Gregory Lip, who is Price-Evans Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, said “We are delighted by this collaboration with Brainomix, which enhances our growing research portfolio into stroke and atrial fibrillation research, and would help inform clinical practice and improve our care and management of these patients.”

Brainomix specialises in the creation of AI-powered software solutions to enable precision medicine for better treatment decisions in stroke, lung fibrosis, and cancer. Spun out from the University of Oxford, Brainomix is an expanding commercial-stage company that has innovated award-winning imaging biomarkers and software solutions that are used in more than 30 countries worldwide. Its first product, the e-Stroke platform, provides clinicians with the most comprehensive stroke imaging solution, driving faster treatment times and improving functional independence for patients.

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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