A4L Announces Research Award from SOSCIP and OCE
TORONTO, ON – Sep. 14, 2016 – Today, Analytics 4 Life (A4L), a Toronto-based eHealth company, announced its second project award by Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). The focus of the new project is to create a proprietary machine learning computational algorithm that can analyze physiologic signals and identify patterns related to heart disease.
SOSCIP is a research and development consortium that pairs academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel innovation leadership in Canada. SOSCIP and OCE granted access and funding for A4L’s first research project that demonstrated the ability to predict hidden heart disease in controlled animal lab experiments. The results of A4L’s initial research project in collaboration with Dr. Terrence Ozolins from Queen’s University have been submitted for publication and is currently pending.
This second SOSCIP and OCE supported project will process billions of data points acquired from A4L’s ongoing US-based multicenter clinical study that is enrolling up to 2,500 subjects at as many as 25 sites. “Together, A4L and SOSCIP are exploring the use of advanced tools, such as IBM’s BlueGene/Q supercomputing and the new Quantum Experience, to enable our scientists to investigate larger search spaces and find optimal solutions efficiently,” says Sunny Gupta, A4L’s Founder and Chief Scientific Officer.
Privately-held Analytics for Life Inc. was founded in 2012 as an information technology company and currently has offices in Toronto and the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Don Crawford, A4L’s CEO, says, “The support of SOSCIP and OCE has helped the company’s Toronto-based technology development center rapidly expand to support the company’s aggressive product development goals.”
About CorVista® System
CorVista is a non-invasive medical imaging system that is designed to acquire and process patient data and display results in a report accessible via a secure web portal. The system scans signals emitted by the body without radiation, exercise, or pharmacologic stress and wirelessly transmits the signal package to the cloud for processing and report generation. Physicians can interpret and use the results as part of an assessment of their patient. CorVista is an investigational device limited by federal law to investigational use. CorVista is not available for commercial distribution.
About Analytics 4 Life®
Analytics 4 Life is pioneering digital health using artificial intelligence to develop a completely new cardiac diagnostic modality. With an initial focus on coronary artery disease, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension, Analytics 4 Life is advancing a novel, radiation-free, and exercise-free cardiac diagnostic platform aimed at improving existing care pathways. Analytics 4 Life is based in Toronto with U.S. headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) is a research and development consortium that pairs academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel innovation leadership in Canada. The consortium includes 15 universities as well as the Ontario Centres of Excellence and IBM Canada Research and Development Centre.
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. OCE’s efforts are focused on sectors of the economy with the greatest potential to drive Ontario’s future prosperity and global competitiveness: energy and environment (including water); advanced manufacturing; advanced health technologies; and information, communications technologies and digital media.
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SOURCE: PR Newswire