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Cydar recognised at 2018 Cambridge AI company awards

Cydar recognised at 2018 Cambridge AI company awards

On Thursday evening, Cydar’s Chief Technology Officer Rob Hague and Director of Operations Louise Conway were among the capacity audience at the 2018 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards, which featured many of the leading lights of the vibrant Cambridge technology ecosystem. They were delighted when Cydar was chosen as runner up and highly commended in the AI Company of the Year category, sponsored by Cambridge Precision, against stiff competition. Congratulations to Featurespace who won first prize for their use of AI in fraud and risk management.

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First live broadcast of Cydar EV in action

First live broadcast of Cydar EV in action

This week saw another historic first for Cydar at the Aortic Live conference held in Essen, Germany. Surgeons Dr Tara Mastracci (London, UK) and Dr Fiona Rohlffs (Hamburg, Germany) streamed surgery using Cydar EV in two cases from an operating room in Hamburg to over a hundred cardiovascular specialists in the conference auditorium in Essen. They saw and heard first-hand how Cydar’s AI augments standard operative imaging, aids surgical navigation and is using machine learning to account for complex, deformable anatomy. The ease of use and simplicity of integration featured prominently.

Cydar’s CEO, Tom Carrell commented “These first broadcasts of truly automated image fusion are a significant milestone, showing how Cydar’s cloud computing and AI can bring real benefits to patients and hospitals. All credit to the amazing team at Cydar who over the last few years have crafted this technology to the scalable product it is today. And a special thanks to the surgeons and organisers of Aortic Live who enabled today’s demonstration”

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Cydar Medical winners of the Business Innovation Award 2018

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/business/business-news/amazing-winners-2018-cambridge-news-14457503

Cydar Medical are thrilled to have won the 2018 Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards in the Innovation category.  These awards are highly competitive and well respected in the Cambridge community that fosters start-ups and innovation.

Hewitsons award for business innovation 2018 winner, Cydar

“Would you be comfortable with a surgeon placing this in your aorta?,” Cydar’s Dr James Gough asked our judges, waving around a medical instrument several feet long.
The thought of such a device entering your body is not for the faint-hearted (sorry), but guiding instruments is one of the biggest challenges faced by doctors since away from open surgery to more non-invasive techniques. At the moment, surgeons usually have to rely on a 2D X-ray view for guidance, but Cydar has come up with a system that combines this with 3D CT scan images. The firm’s cloud-based platform uses machine learning algorithms to map an individual patient’s anatomy and pinpoint the location of instruments.
“We’re the only people able to put high-performance cloud computing in the operating room,” says Cydar’s Rob Hague.
A spin-out from King’s College London, Cydar has been based in Barrington since 2014. With CE mark and FDA approval already secured, the company hopes to make an impact in the lucrative US market and beyond. Watch this space.

Link to Cambridge News full article and fellow winners at the top.

Cydar listed in Forbes as One of Four British Medical Start-Ups To Watch In 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidprosser/2018/03/14/four-british-medical-start-ups-to-watch-in-2018/#96cfa0c2bbcf

Cambridge-based Cydar produces software that enables surgeons doing keyhole surgery to operate using live 3D images of the patient.

Historically, the quality of the images surgeons have had access to has been poor; by contrast, Cydar’s software matches CT scans and X-rays to form a live, 3D image, which in turn gives a much better and accurate picture to the surgeon.

The result is that patients suffer fewer complications and need fewer X-rays. Meanwhile, hospitals have a more predictable scheduling program and fewer over-runs, enabling them to operate more efficiently. Founded by consultant vascular surgeon Tom Carrell, Cydar’s technology is already in use in the NHS, as well as in North America.

Cydar Medical Finalists for Business Excellence Award 2018 in Innovation

We are pleased to be listed for the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards as finalists in the Business Innovation category.

Cydar’s surgical guidance system

“Would you be comfortable with a surgeon placing this in your aorta?,” Cydar’s Dr James Gough asked our judges, waving around a medical instrument several feet long.
The thought of such a device entering your body is not for the faint-hearted (sorry), but guiding instruments is one of the biggest challenges faced by doctors since away from open surgery to more non-invasive techniques. At the moment, surgeons usually have to rely on a 2D X-ray view for guidance, but Cydar has come up with a system that combines this with 3D CT scan images. The firm’s cloud-based platform uses machine learning algorithms to map an individual patient’s anatomy and pinpoint the location of instruments.

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/business/business-news/meet-2018-cambridge-news-business-14399560

Articles feature benefits of Cydar technology

Two great articles (linked below) are praising the use of Cydar in the operating room at Duke University. Some of the benefits of using Cydar technology as listed in the articles from the physician, Dr. Cynthia Shortell include:
• Shorter operating times
• Better accuracy
• Reduction in radiation exposure (patient and physician)
• Shorter hospital stay (benefits patients and hospitals)
• Less contrast agent used
• Much greater accuracy

https://surgery.duke.edu/news/cloud-based-3d-imaging-enhances-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
and
http://www.clinicalpracticetoday.com/making-aneurysm-repair-safer-and-faster/

Dr. Shortell and Cydar also envision wider applications of the cloud-based technology for any procedure that uses 3D imaging.

“We will use CYDAR imaging in our other hybrid OR for patients undergoing heart surgery. This technology can theoretically be used for any sort of procedure that is done in 3D, including treatments for cancer, so it doesn’t have to be limited to blood vessels.”

Photo: Dr. Kevin Southerland, General Surgery Chief Resident, inserts a stent graft using CYDAR imaging

Upcoming Conferences 2018

Cydar is delighted to announce that we will be attending and/or presenting at these conferences in 2018. This list will be updated as we add to it. If you will also be attending one of these conferences and would like to arrange a meeting with a member of our team in advance please email us on contact@cydarmedical.com

HIMSS18 brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health IT challenges – all at one time, all in one place.
March 5-9
Las Vegas, NV
Website: http://www.himssconference.org/

International Symposium Charing Cross – The Charing Cross Symposium (CX), first took place in 1978 at Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, London and has by now become the longest running vascular and endovascular symposium in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
April 24 – 27
London, UK
Website: https://www.cxsymposium.com/

Precision Medicine World Conference 2018 Duke – The Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC), formerly known as the Personalized Medicine World Conference, is an independent and established conference that attracts recognized authorities and experts across healthcare and biotechnology sectors. The Conference – an outstanding forum to touch upon the different directions and aspects of precision medicine and attended by all the multi-disciplinary stakeholders – showcases practical content that helps close the knowledge gap by different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional collaboration to further adoption of personalized medicine in the clinic.
September 24-25
Durham, NC
Website: http://www.pmwcintl.com/

Meltdown and Spectre

Last week saw the public announcement of two serious vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre. These are serious flaws that exploit the behavior of the CPU rather than software, which makes them both very pervasive and difficult to address.

We have analyzed Cydar EV, including the cloud hosting platform on which it runs (Amazon Web Services), and we believe that Meltdown and Spectre will not compromise patient data or prevent correct operation, for the following reasons:

• We use dedicated instances in the Cydar Vault, meaning that personally identifiable information is never processed on a machine that may also be used by other Amazon customers. This is done explicitly to avoid the risk of information leaks via vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre.
• The particular virtualization technology we use on AWS — Xen HVM (Hardware Virtual Machine) — is not susceptible to hypervisor escape via Meltdown.
• Cydar EV does not download new code to run after initial deployment, meaning that the sandbox escape that Spectre enables does not present a risk.

We are, of course, actively monitoring the situation as it develops, and are applying OS patches and other mitigations as a precaution. As Cydar EV is purely cloud software, this can be done without disruption to customers, who can continue to use the system as normal.

Meltdown and Spectre are almost unprecedented in their breadth and severity. The ramifications will be felt for a long while, and the nature of the vulnerabilities mean that comprehensive fixes are a long way away. In the meantime, we’ll continue to strive to make Cydar EV secure by design to address both known and unknown threats, and actively monitor the security landscape so that we can react quickly when necessary. Running in the cloud gives us the agility we need to do that.

Cydar Medical to host booth at VEITH Symposium in NYC, November 14-17

Cydar Medical are excited to announce that they will be hosting a booth at the VEITH Symposium. We will be located at booth 422/423. Please visit our booth to see a demonstration of our intelligent cloud-based 3D image fusion technology, or book a 1-to-1 meeting in advance with a member of our team at contact@cydarmedical.com

Click the link below to see the invitation to our booth at the VEITH Symposium.

Cydar-Medical-VEITH-Invite

Study Shows 50% Reduction In Radiation With Use Of Cydar EV

June 14, 2017—Findings from the Cydar Infrarenal Endovascular Aneurysm Repair trial were presented by Debra Chong at the Society of Vascular Surgery’s (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting held June 1–3 in San Diego, California. The single-center, prospective, observational trial of fusion imaging in infrarenal aneurysms was conducted by Tara Mastracci, MD, et al at the Royal Free Hospital in London, United Kingdom.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ MORE.

http://www.evtoday.com/2017/06/14/cydar-guidance-software-studied-for-fusion-imaging-of-infrarenal-aneurysms-during-EVAR