Satisfai Health Acquires Global License for AI Software 
to Treat Barrett's Esophagus

Satisfai Health is excited to be working in partnership with University of Augsburg and the OTH Regensburg, Technical University of Applied Sciences, in Germany. Satisfai has acquired the global license to  further develop AI software that will transform the management of Barrett's Esophagus, critically the detection of early esophageal cancer when curable. Barrett's is a gastrointestinal condition affecting around 150 million people globally.

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Satisfai Health's licensing of AI-enhanced software will provide clinicians with faster, more effective diagnostics during endoscopic procedures. Diagnosis entails imaging and biopsies of the esophagus to check for precancerous cells (dysplasia) which can be treated to prevent esophageal cancer.

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Dr Michael Byrne
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CEO & Founder at Satisfai Health Inc and Founder ai4gi. Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital/UBC

"We are passionate about developing technology that helps doctors and their patients," stated Dr. Michael Byrne, Satisfai Health CEO, and Clinical Professor of Medicine in Vancouver. "Our collaborations and partnerships aim to deliver precision care to millions of patients across a range of GI diseases."

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Dr. Helmut Messman
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Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Augsburg and current President of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE).

"AI will revolutionize endoscopy and our tool is the first step to improve and optimize the detection of Barrett's cancer," said Dr. Helmut Messman, Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Augsburg and current President of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). "I am extremely happy that we will continue our research in this field with Satisfai."

Prof James East
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Consultant Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford

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Dr James East, Associate Professor in Gastroenterology at John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, noted, "Barrett's is the next frontier for AI in endoscopy after the colon. Satisfai's collaboration with the Messmann group is a giant step closer to a Barrett's AI expert at our shoulder in every endoscopy room."

Christoph Palm
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 Professor for Medical Image Computing  OTH Regensburg

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"OTH Regensburg and University Hospital Augsburg unite several years of successful research in AI for the upper gastrointestinal tract," the Universities said in a joint statement. "We are delighted to collaborate with Satisfai to translate this research into clinical practice," said Dr Christoph Palm, Professor of Medical Image Computing in Regensburg.

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University Hospital Augsburg

The University Hospital Augsburg is in an exciting process of change: The municipal company Klinikum Augsburg became the University Hospital Augsburg on January 1, 2019, under the sponsorship of the Free State of Bavaria. The hospital now bridges the gap between medical care and groundbreaking research and teaching.


OTH Regensburg

The University is well-known for its excellence in applied research, and benefits from an active network of around 150 partners in industry. Cooperative applied research spans fields such as healthcare, renewable energy, sensor technology, mechatronics, bioengineering, computer sciences, automotive engineering and artificial intelligence.


Satisfai Health

Satisfai Health is a leading medical solutions provider specializing in AI applications applied to large addressable markets across endoscopy

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Check out this recent article which all the team members above contributed to

Move Over, Colon. It’s Time for the Esophagus to Take Center Stage for Artificial Intelligence and Computer-Aided Detection of Barrett’s! - ScienceDirect

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