Osteopore and Singular Health Collaborate on AI-Powered Cranial Implant Design Process
Bone healing biotech Osteopore (ASX: OSX) has signed an agreement with Singular Health Group (ASX: SHG) for a comparative study between Ostopore’s existing cranial implant design process and a new intelligence design engine artificial in a clinical environment.
The study aims to validate the results of the new AI engine, using the Osteopore dataset of 40 scans of existing craniotomy and cranial implants, which have obtained the required ethical approvals for research and commercial use.
It will be conducted over a period of up to 12 months to test the levels of precision and efficiency provided by the automated generation of patient-specific cranial implant designs.
Osteopore will contribute $ 10,000 to the collaboration in cash and in-kind.
Osteopore General Manager Khoon Seng Goh said the result of the collaboration is the potentially significant design and process improvements offered by Singular’s AI technology.
“As a specialist in regenerative medicine, [we] collaborate with a range of technologies to improve the effectiveness of our regenerative implants, ”he said.
“This win-win formula accelerates the commercialization of future technologies so that surgeons have new solutions for their treatment strategy and patients can be treated early to get the most out of their bodies’ healing capacity. “
The Osteopore benchmarking study will begin after Singular Health completes a project known as Data61 and sponsored by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).
Singular received a Kickstart 2 grant from the government agency, matching $ 50,000 of its own funding to lead the project which will seek to automatically generate patient-specific cranial implants for craniotomies from CT scans.
The grant follows Singular’s Kickstart 1 project earlier this year, which developed a spinal segmentation model with greater than 95% accuracy.
The company’s technical team will work with Data61 to integrate the model into the proprietary 3Dicom cross-platform virtual surgical planning software, which enables rapid 3D rendering of 2D medical images.
The Kickstart Initiative provides funding and support to innovative Australian start-ups and small businesses to access CSIRO’s expertise and research and development capabilities in the development of new technologies.