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Qure.ai received Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA for its AI-Powered Tuberculosis (TB) Solution, qSpot-TB.
qSpot-TB is a second-read computer-aided diagnosis and screening device that analyzes chest x-rays to locate radiological signs suggestive of tuberculosis, supporting clinical workforce during the recent increase in tuberculosis incidence in developed countries.
The rise in tuberculosis cases in developed countries highlights the critical need for continued focus on screening and detection, and innovative technology such as qSpot-TB plays a crucial role in accelerating progress towards ending tuberculosis globally.
We are thrilled to announce that Qure.ai, a leading healthcare AI company, has received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their AI-powered tuberculosis (TB) solution.
The breakthrough designation was granted to Qure.ai’s qXR software, which uses AI algorithms to analyze chest X-rays and accurately detect TB. This designation recognizes the potential of qXR to provide more effective treatment and diagnosis for patients with TB, a disease that affects millions of people worldwide.
TB is a major global health challenge, with an estimated 10 million people falling ill with the disease and 1.5 million dying from it every year. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment and containment of the disease, and AI technology has the potential to significantly improve diagnostic accuracy and speed.
Qure.ai’s qXR software has demonstrated impressive results in clinical trials, with high sensitivity and specificity in detecting TB on chest X-rays. The Breakthrough Device designation from the FDA will expedite the development and review process for qXR, allowing it to potentially reach patients more quickly.
This recognition from the FDA is a significant milestone for Qure.ai and their efforts to revolutionize TB diagnosis and treatment. The company’s CEO, Prashant Warier, expressed his excitement about the FDA’s recognition and emphasized the potential impact of qXR in improving TB management globally.
With this breakthrough designation, Qure.ai is well-positioned to further develop and commercialize their AI-powered TB solution, ultimately improving healthcare outcomes for patients with TB. This news brings hope for the future of TB diagnosis and treatment, and we look forward to seeing how qXR will revolutionize the fight against this deadly disease.