harrison.ai and Sonic Healthcare join forces to launch “franklin.ai”, bringing artificial intelligence (AI) to pathology

franklin.ai aims to apply the latest methodologies in artificial intelligence (AI) to bring breakthrough AI tools in the hands of pathologists.

SYDNEY, July 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — harrison.aithe clinician-led medical AI platform and Sonic Health care (ASX: SHL), the global leader in medical diagnostics, this week officially launched “franklin.ai,” a joint venture to advance patient care by integrating digital pathology tools into daily clinical practice.

Global partners named Stephen Ruffels as CEO of franklin.ai, bringing 20 years of technology leadership and medical device experience to the new company. Stephen, former COO of harrison.ai, will oversee a team of more than 70 specialist engineers, data scientists and clinical experts by the end of 2023 to rapidly develop and commercialize new artificial intelligence (AI) methodologies ) for pathology.

franklin.ai will provide pathologists with a digital assistant, utilizing advanced AI technology in the form of tools that improve diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. The company combines the deep expertise and comprehensive AI methodologies of harrison.ai with the global clinical experience and expertise of Sonic Healthcare to unlock the potential of digital pathology.

The new company is supported by key recruits, including the managing director Pierre Dassos (formerly Director of Product at ResMed) and Head of Talent Celeste Kocabay (formerly Atlassian and Investible).

Stephen RuffelsCEO of franklin.ai, said“The global healthcare system has changed and today we face many new challenges that require game-changing technological and digital advancements. We have spent months building the right team to work hand-in-hand with pathologists to to develop AI-powered tools that will increase their central role at the heart of the healthcare system.We are excited to see the partnership between harrison.ai and Sonic Healthcare grow stronger every day.

Dr. Aengus Tran, co-founder and CEO of harrison.ai, said“The launch of franklin.ai marks an important milestone in our partnership with Sonic Healthcare. Combining the harrison.ai process and technology platform with the expertise of Sonic Healthcare is what we believe is the most fast to achieve our common goal of improving the capacity and quality of pathology services globally.

“We are also delighted to announce that our former COO, Stephen Ruffels, was named CEO of franklin.ai. Stephen was one of the first to join us and has contributed immensely to the success of harrison.ai over the past two years. I am confident that Stephen will uphold the values ​​of harrison.ai and Sonic Healthcare through his leadership and expertise in medical devices and drive our mission in the pathology industry. »

Doctor Colin GoldschmidtCEO of Sonic Healthcare, adds“I am excited about our new partnership, which will strengthen our digital pathology efforts globally. Laboratory medicine informs almost every aspect of modern medicine, especially cancer diagnosis. With franklin.ai, we are doing a big step forward in the field of digital pathology, and we look forward to playing a leadership role in this important new area of ​​modern medicine.”

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About franklin.ai

franklin.ai is a joint venture between global medical diagnostics leader Sonic Healthcare and healthcare AI platform harrison.ai whose mission is to bring breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) into the hands of people. pathologists around the world and to benefit millions of patients.

About harrison.ai

harrison.ai is a clinician-led technology platform combining human intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI), creating a range of businesses to change the face of healthcare and benefit millions of patients every day .

With a vision to redefine what is possible in healthcare through AI technology, harrison.ai works with companies to develop, market and deploy AI tools that support clinical diagnosis. These include working with Virtus Health Limited to develop AI in IVF and the world’s most comprehensive AI clinical decision support solutions for diagnostic imaging in its business with I-MED Radiology Network annalise.ai.

Most recently, partnered with Sonic Healthcare to put AI tools in the hands of pathologists with franklin.ai. Each company is based on the harrison.ai platform and merges the expertise and deep clinical frameworks of the harrison.ai partner company with harrison.ai technology.

About Sonic Healthcare

Sonic Healthcare is one of the world’s leading providers of medical diagnostics, with a reputation for excellence in laboratory medicine/pathology, radiology and primary care medical services, through operations in Australasia, Europe and North America.

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