KIRKLAND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prevencio, Inc. today announces the development of a highly accurate blood test, HART KD, for diagnosis of Kawasaki disease. The company collaborated with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and leveraged its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven HART platform and expertise in developing cardiac blood tests.
Kawasaki disease is a rare but fatal childhood disease that causes inflammation in the walls of arteries throughout the body. It occurs mostly in children younger than 5 years old. Previously, there were no specific tests available for diagnosis. Experts like Dr. Michael Portman from Seattle Children’s Hospital believe that COVID-19 is triggering Kawasaki disease in some cases.
“Among the main presenting symptoms of Kawasaki disease are persistent fever and rash. This makes diagnosis challenging as thousands of children with these symptoms present annually to U.S. emergency departments,” stated Michael Portman, MD, director of pediatric cardiovascular research at Seattle Children’s and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. “With COVID-19-associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), diagnosis of Kawasaki disease has become even more challenging and critical as the two have similar presenting symptoms, and it remains unclear whether Kawasaki disease can be triggered by the COVID virus.”
Without early treatment, Kawasaki disease can cause an increased risk of coronary (heart) artery dilation and aneurysms (ballooning), leading to the need for lifelong therapy and cardiac interventions.
“Before this, there was no specific diagnostic test for Kawasaki disease,” Portman added. “We are excited with the robust accuracy of HART KD and appreciate our collaboration with Prevencio to address this critical, unmet medical need.”
Prevencio used their long-standing, certified laboratory partner, Myriad RBM, to conduct protein measurements on blood samples collected from children with Kawasaki disease and is developing commercial options for offering HART KD for children suspected of Kawasaki disease.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Seattle Children’s Research Institute, one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers,” stated Rhonda Rhyne, Prevencio’s chief executive officer. “We are excited to expand use of our AI Hart platform to Kawasaki disease and to be at the forefront of treating COVID-related medical issues. Prevencio retains world-wide exclusive rights and is exploring protein-measuring platforms and licensing partnerships to distribute HART KD.”
About Prevencio HART Tests:
Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Prevencio is revolutionizing blood tests for cardiovascular disease and custom diagnostics. Employing this novel approach, the company has developed eight blood tests that significantly improve diagnoses for a variety of heart and blood vessel-related complications.
- HART CADhs™ / CAD™ – obstructive coronary artery disease diagnosis
- HART CVE™ – 1-year risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiac death
- HART PAD™ – peripheral artery disease diagnosis
- HART AS™ – aortic valve stenosis diagnosis
- HART AMP™ – amputation risk
- HART AKI™ – acute kidney injury risk
- HART KD™ – Kawasaki Disease diagnosis
HART test results are peer-reviewed and have been presented/published at 19 leading cardiology meetings/journals.
About Prevencio, Inc.:
Prevencio’s value proposition is “Preventing the Preventable” — That is, preventing unnecessary procedures, related side effects, and expense, as well as improving patient outcomes and clinical trials through more accurate blood tests for Cardiovascular Disease conditions. Prevencio utilizes Machine Learning (Artificial Intelligence) + Multi-Proteomic Biomarkers + Proprietary Algorithms to deliver cardiovascular diagnostic & prognostic tests that are significantly more accurate than standard-of-care stress tests. The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For additional information, visit www.PrevencioMed.com.
Forward-Looking (Safe Harbor) Statement:
Except for historical and factual information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements, such as market need and size, the accuracy of which is necessarily subject to uncertainties and risks including the Company’s sole dependence on HART technology and various uncertainties of development-stage companies. The Company does not undertake to update disclosures contained in this press release.
Published at Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:56:15 +0000
Dublin, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Market By Type (Pool Vacuum Cleaner and Floor Vacuum Cleaner), By Distribution Channel (Online and Offline), By Region, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The Global Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Market size is expected to reach $5.7 billion by 2026, rising at a market growth of 18.9% CAGR during the forecast period.
Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence are increasing the growth rate for this market. Furthermore, time efficiency and ease of cleaning large areas without human interference are expected to contribute significantly to the growth of the global market for robotic vacuum cleaners. In addition, advanced robotic vacuum cleaners are useful for cleaning equipment and components in the metalworking, printing, food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
The market is witnessing the emergence of innovative technologies, such as vacuum cleaners with UV sterilization, security cameras, spinning brushes, and so on. Such advances are expected to push the market further. The invention of new technology stairway-climbing robotic vacuum cleaners is likely to pose lucrative opportunities in the near future. Nevertheless, stringent regulatory measures on energy efficiency and higher costs for robotic vacuum cleaners will continue to pose a long-term challenge to market growth.
Partnerships, Collaborations, and Agreements:
Nov-2018: Panasonic collaborated with Chiba Institute of Technology. Together, the companies developed the concept model of a next-generation robot vacuum cleaner, an advanced high-performance intelligent home appliance working with the latest artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous driving, and robotics technologies.
Acquisition and Mergers:
Mar-2020: SharkNinja took over Qfeeltech, the Chinese machine vision startup. The acquisition enhanced its innovation capability in the fields of household robot and smart home appliances.
Jun-2019: iRobot acquired Root Robotics. Root is a fun and easy-to-use educational robot that uniquely teaches coding and 21st century problem-solving skills to children as young as four years old. This acquisition supported iRobot’s plans to diversify its educational robot product offerings, making robotic technology more accessible to educators, students, and parents.
Oct-2017: iRobot completed the acquisition of Robopolis SAS, a robotic technology company. The acquisition expanded its overseas control of market activities, including consistent global messaging, that helps in driving greater adoption of robotic vacuum cleaners.
Product Launches and Product Expansions:
May-2020: Ecovacs Robotics unveiled the DEEBOT OZMO T8 family, its latest series of high-end intelligent robotic vacuum cleaner. DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI, the first product of this series, features Ecovacs’ optimized AIVI (Artificial Intelligence and Visual Interpretation) Technology for faster obstacle recognition, TrueMapping Mapping and Navigation Technology, and OZMO Pro for advanced mopping performance. Moreover, its on-demand feature Video Manager makes the DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI a personal and powerful housekeeping robot, bringing users advanced interaction between human and robot by enabling them to reach to a new level of robotic vacuum cleaner user experience.
Apr-2020: Xiaomi announced the launch of Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P, the smart vacuum cleaner. This vacuum cleaner has 12 different multi-directional sensors and uses Laser Distance Sensor (LDS) for navigation to scan complex environments accurately and avoid obstacles while cleaning.
Sep-2019: Ecovacs Robotics launched the DEEBOT 661 and DEEBOT 711S. DEEBOT 661, outfitted with an interchangeable water tank, is a Convertible Floor Cleaning robot that enabled consumers to get the efficient cleaning of both mopping and vacuuming. DEEBOT 711S can recognize its environment and position itself in the space wisely, allowing it to follow an efficient cleaning path while delivering a powerful performance.
May-2019: iRobot launched two new vacuum cleaners: the Roomba s9+ robot vacuum and Braava jet m6 robot mop. The Roomba s9+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal is the most intelligent, powerful, and deepest cleaning Roomba robot. The Braava jet m6 robot mop tackles multiple rooms and large spaces with advanced navigation and mapping capabilities. Together, the two robots can use Imprint Link Technology to talk to each other, automatically vacuuming and then mopping, without any effort from the user.
Sep-2018: iRobot introduced the Roomba i7+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal. The Roomba i7+ brings a new level of intelligence and automation to robotic vacuum cleaners with the ability to learn, map, and adapt to a home’s floor plan.
Sep-2018: iRobot released the Roomba 966 robot-vacuum for the Indian market. With the help of Roomba 966 smart vacuum cleaner users can clean their homes without the need of leaving the couch. The intuitive robot can even reach hard-to-access, under-bed, and below-couch areas to give the users a clean home.
Sep-2018: Shark introduced the Shark Ion Robot Cleaning System, which combines two products in one: a robot vacuum and a built-in handheld vacuum. The robotic vacuum features Smart Sensor Proximity Navigation, which assesses the robot’s surroundings so it can move around obstacles such as stairs and ledges.
Jul-2018: Neato Robotics is releasing a new software update for the Neato Botvac D7 Connected robot vacuum cleaner. The software improved the bot’s cleaning abilities. Neato’s FloorPlanner Advanced Mapping Technology enabled users of the D7 Connected to create a cleaning map of their home.
Mar-2018: Neato released Assistant-enabled Botvac D7 robot vacuum. This robot vacuum comes with voice assistant integrations and smart features. The Neato Botvac D7 has an embedded laser system to help it navigate through rooms.
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Published at Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:03:45 +0000