Artificial Intelligence-driven algorithm for chest X-rays
As on Feb 2023
hospitals equipped with qXR software
scans completed at different hospitals
- PAN India
62,500chest scans across
Prashant Warier CEO and Founder, QURE.ai
Sharing a common vision to strengthen India’s health system, USAID-Supported SAMRIDH has enabled us to sustain existing operations and scale up the deployment of our AI-driven chest X-ray screening solution in rural and semi-urban hospital settings. SAMRIDH’s support is further helping us in unlocking new opportunities to raise capital and meet funding requirements for expansion across the healthcare sector in India and globally.
The financial assistance from SAMRIDH has enabled Qure.ai to raise commercial capital in the form of equity and debt for further expansion of qXR. Through this support, Qure AI has been able to provide free qXR licenses to assist in screening for radiological signs of COVID-19 and Tuberculosis on the chest X-rays, across 46 sites in India. The public health attention received through this effort has led Qure.ai to get a commercial opportunity with PATH under its UNITAID funded project in Maharashtra. In addition, it has been able to raise $40 million from healthcare investors, which will accelerate its global market expansion and support new product development for critical care and community diagnostics. SAMRIDH is also supporting Qure AI with business advisory services for market positioning, listing on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal, and market access through cross-linkages with other SAMRIDH supported entities which has resulted in successful deployment of qXR software at the GNRC Hospitals in Assam.
of COVID-19 tests in India are rapid antigen tests
CB-NAAT machines available in India to detect lung diseases like Tuberculosis
Large scale testing and tracking of diseases is crucial for deploying an effective public health response to combat highly infectious diseases like Tuberculosis (TB) and COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests and X-ray solutions can help detect these infections and produce quick results. However, India faced a severe shortage of testing supplies and medical devices during the COVID-19 pandemic. This adversely impacted the ability of hospitals and health workers in low-resource settings to monitor and extend timely and appropriate treatment to patients. With the increase in India’s respiratory burden post-COVID, access to testing and diagnostic supplies remains inaccessible to underserved areas and communities.
qXR, is an AI-enabled chest X-ray solution by Qure.ai, that can identify up to 30 distinct lung abnormalities in under a minute. The qXR solution can be used by healthcare workers to identify, prioritize, and reduce the transmission of highly communicable diseases. Qure.ai is utilizing qXR to identify findings related to COVID-19 infections and use it as a triage tool in settings with limited diagnostic resources. This will help in prioritizing treatments for patients in low-resource settings based on individual patients’ need for urgent treatments.