Cydar signs strategic partnership agreement with Philips, a global leader in health technology and image-guided therapy solutions.

Posted in Press on 18 Jan 2022

  • Partnership with Philips adds exclusive capabilities of the Cydar EV Maps product to the Philips Image Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System - Zenition to elevate the clinical experience, enhance workflow efficiency and help improve patient outcomes.

  • Combined offering of the Zenition mobile C-arm platform and Cydar EV Maps provides customers with the latest advances in endovascular treatment and care.

  • Agreement with Philips for Cydar EV Maps will expand Cydar’s commercial reach in EU, UK and US.

Tomorrow’s technology for today’s surgery

Cydar, a UK based provider of cloud-based procedure Maps software in healthcare, today announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with Philips, a global leader in health technology. Under this arrangement covering EU, UK and US, Philips will offer Cydar EV Maps for sale alongside its Image-Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System – Zenition. The partnership will offer Cydar enhanced commercial reach, including to Philips' existing installed customer base.

As patient numbers rise and procedures become more complex and time-consuming, patient-specific real-time procedure planning and guidance, optimization of equipment utilization, and usability have become ever more important. To help overcome these challenges, the partnership with Philips will add extended capabilities to its Zenition mobile C-arm platform through the integration of Cydar EV Maps.

Cydar EV Maps is the first product from Cydar’s platform, and brings cloud, AI and computer vision to mobile surgery to improve care. It enables surgeons to create detailed patient specific 3D Maps to plan surgery, and then automatically augments the live image guidance used during surgery with these maps, which are updated real time for events occurring during surgery. When guidewires and instruments deform blood vessels, clinicians simply use the real-time imaging to update the Map to match the new, deformed patient anatomy. The result is an accurate 3D Map on the screen throughout a procedure. The Cydar EV Maps platform also allows post procedure outcome analysis. The result of this integration of procedure planning, guidance and review is that surgeons can work more accurately and efficiently – enabling an ~50% reduction in radiation exposure [1], a significant reduction in fluoroscopy time and reducing procedure times by more than 20% [2] while helping achieve better outcomes for patients.

Philips Image-Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System – Zenition brings together innovations in image capture and processing, ease-of-use and versatility many of which were pioneered on Philips’ highly successful image guided therapy platform Azurion. Like Azurion, the Zenition mobile C-arm system allows hospitals to maximize operating room performance, enhance their clinical capabilities, and provide staff with a seamless user experience.

“By partnering with Philips to bring our Cydar EV Map solution to Philips’ user-friendly Zenition platform of mobile C-arms, we are a step closer to achieving our mission to ensure every image-guided minimally-invasive surgical procedure goes exactly as planned,” said Paul Mussenden, CEO of Cydar. “The benefits of this combined solution, with integrated and enhanced procedure planning and visualization, include shorter and more predictable procedure times, reduced X-ray exposure to patients and staff, and fewer injections of the iodine dye - the leading cause of in-hospital kidney failure.”

“With Philips’ integrated portfolio, using validated AI and cloud technologies, we can facilitate collaborative care to optimize surgical pathways,” said Karim Boussebaa, General Manager Image Guided Therapy Systems at Philips. “Philips has a strong global network of mobile surgery systems and recognizes that Cydar’s EV Maps solution can play a key role in further improving our integrated offering for endovascular procedures.”

[1] Southerland K, Nag U, Turner M, Gilmore B, McCann R, Long C, Cox M, Shortell C. IF09. Image-Based Three-Dimensional Fusion Computed Tomography Decreases Radiation Exposure, Fluoroscopy Time, and Procedure Time During Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018;67: e61-e61

[2] Shortell C., Veith Symposium New York, 2017

Cydar EV Maps is currently in use across the EU, UK and US. It is certified Software-as-a-Medical Device with EU CE mark and U.S. FDA 510(k) clearances.

For further information, please contact:

Paul Hardwick

Commercial Director, Cydar

Email: paul.hardwick@cydar.co.uk

Joost Maltha

Philips Global Press Office

Tel: +31 6 10 55 8116

Email: joost.maltha@philips.com

About Cydar

Cydar Limited specializes in medical computer vision, machine learning and cloud high-performance computing. Cydar EV Maps is a cloud-based software platform that generates patient specific 3D Maps of soft tissue vasculature to support more effective image guided, minimally invasive endovascular surgery. The system comprises pre-operative procedure planning functionality and real time, AI enabled 3D intra-operative imaging and procedure guidance, with procedure video capture and post procedure review functions.

Cydar EV Maps harnesses the latest in cloud GPU computing, computer vision and machine learning technology to advance surgical visualization and decision-making in theatre and across the surgical pathway. Cydar’s Surgical Intelligence system is learning from every case to develop a deeper understanding of surgery. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Cydar’s focus is to build a future where all patients benefit from augmented surgical intelligence. Cydar EV Maps is the first product from Cydar’s Intelligent Maps system. News about Cydar can be found at www.cydarmedical.com/news

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2020 sales of EUR 17.3 billion and employs approximately 78,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.