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Indian Hospital Chain Apollo Partners With Zebra Medical to Fight Tuberculosis

The $4.9 million partnership will focus on the development of an AI-based chest X-ray interpretation tool for the early detection of tuberculosis

Adi Pick 17:4713.03.19
Medical analytics company Zebra Medical Vision Ltd. and HealthNet Global Ltd., a subsidiary of Indian hospital chain Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., have partnered to advance the early detection of tuberculosis in hospitals throughout India, the two companies announced Wednesday.

 

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The $4.9 million partnership will focus on the development of an AI-based chest X-ray interpretation tool capable of detecting early signs of tuberculosis, according to the companies’ statement.

 

Zebra Medical Co-Founder Eyal Gura. Photo: Zvika Tishler Zebra Medical Co-Founder Eyal Gura. Photo: Zvika Tishler

 

The Apollo Hospitals Group maintains 10,164 beds across more than 70 hospitals and owns 3,272 pharmacies, according to company statements.

 

Founded in 2014 and based in Shefayim, a kibbutz in central Israel, Zebra Medical uses machine learning algorithms for the automated analysis of radiological scans such as X-ray and MRI. Its technology can detect various medical conditions, including liver diseases, lung conditions, and cardiovascular issues.

 

Zebra Medical has been offering its algorithm bundle to health providers at $1 per scan, since 2017.

 

In June, the company announced a $30 million funding round, bringing its total funding raised to date to $50 million, according to Pitchbook data.
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