* Company vision - Does not represent proven clinical performance as required by MDR Regulation 2017/745.
We are a team of technologists and physicians who are unified by our common goals
Save lives and improve life quality
Cancer takes thousands of lives and reduces quality of life for many survivors. Our technology can reduce the burden for patients, doctors and society
Additional pair of eyes on every procedure
Our system can absorb experience from more examinations than any physician can throughout a career. Thus, we can help all physicians up to a supreme quality level
Reduce the Cost of Care
Increased detection will in most cancers lead to much less aggressive interventions and treatments, leading to happier patients and lower healthcare bill
Better colorectal cancer detection with intelligent video
With video analytics and artificial intelligence, we aim to improve survival rates of colorectal cancer, one of the most common and deadly cancer forms with 2 million annual cases
Machine Learning on Colonoscopies
Our models are trained on annotated high quality colonoscopy videos. The technology was born out of leading realtime multimedia systems, and has 12 years of research going into it.
Compatible with All Equipment
Our AI works like a trained physician - it analyses video in real time. We aim to connect to any vendor's equipment, be it Olympus, Pentax or FujiFilm to highlight lesions that endoscopists miss.
Real Time Feedback
Augere gives the endoscopist a real time indication of early stage lesions being in the field of view.
Individual Endoscopist Performance
On average, more than 20% of polyps are missed in colonoscopies, and the detection rate varies from 3 - 40% in studies.
Making Physicians Even Better
Even physicians have bad days. Losing focus for just a fraction of a second is enough to miss critical polyps. At Augere, we provide a second pair of eyes to catch the easily missed small polyps and flat lesions.
Every patient wants the physicians with the most experience. With years of training and 1000s of endoscopies, it takes time for physicians to excel. With Augere's AI we give every patient access to better procedures.
First Product - PolypAid
The software is intended to be used by endoscopists (clinicians trained to performed gastrointestinal endoscopies) for aiding the detection of adenomas, sessile serrated lesions, and hyperplastic polyps, commonly referred to as polyps. It is intended used as an adjunct to video colonoscopy for the purpose of highlighting regions with visual characteristics consistent with polyps. The software is intended to be used as an aid for detection and without intention to replace clinician's assessment or histopathological analysis.
Intended clinical benefit
By aiding the performing endoscopist in detecting polyps, use of PolypAid has the possibility of leading to discovery of more cancerous and potentially cancerous polyps.
Current compatibility with Endoscopic Video Processors
Currently PolypAid / COLO-SW-1 is under assessment by Kiwa Dare (NB 1912) for certification in EU under MDR Regulation 2017/745 as an MDSW class IIb device.
Instructions for use
PolypAid instruction for use is available for download here.
Pia Smedsrud, MD
Tor Jan Berstad, MSc
Thomas de Lange, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Scientist
Daniel Mork Engen, MSc
Ole-Christian Hagenes, MSc
Markus Drange, MSc
Machine Learning Engineer
Andreas Petlund, PhD
Håvard Espeland, PhD
Michael Riegler, PhD
Board of Directors
Kjetil Hestdal, MD, PhD
Chairman of the Board
Pål Halvorsen, PhD
Robert Hopen Sagaas
Partner With Us
We can't do this alone. We need to work with the leading hospitals, governments, and public health gurus. For additional information about Augere, send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'd be delighted to pick up the conversation.