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Over the past fifteen years, the founders of TPMD, Prof. Louis Collins (mcgill university, Montreal, Canada) and Prof. Simon duchesne (University Laval, Quebec, Canada) have established one of the most impressive scientific and technological asset bases in brain imaging and applied AI to this field, supported by more than 500 scientific publications and communications. These technologies are already used in Canada by leading research consortia and international private actors in studies specifically related to neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
QYNAPSE is already marketing its first QyScore medical device to clinical centers in L’Europe and United States. Its platform is also used in clinical trials involving dozens of centers around the world. The collaboration with TPMD will allow QYNAPSE to extend the applications of its QyScore software to other brain diseases such as stroke, epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and head trauma – and also to develop a new software to predict the clinical progression of each patient and optimize recruitment in clinical trials.
The acquisition of TPMD by QYNAPSE covers 15 patents, including 9 issued in United States and Canada, grouped into nine families of technological assets. The founders of TPMD will join the scientific board of QYNAPSE, paving the way for a long-term collaboration.
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According to Prof. Louis Collins: “QYNAPSE is a very promising partner for TPMD and the two McGill and Laval universities, which will allow us to accelerate the regulatory approval and commercialization of the technologies that we have developed in recent years ”. Professor Duchesne adds: “Indeed, with QYNAPSE, we will have access to a partner already well established in the medical field. We look forward to providing clinicians with the tools they need to improve diagnostic accuracy, aid prognosis, and guide the treatment of conditions such as dementia and cerebrovascular disease.
“We are delighted to partner with two of the world’s leading experts in brain imaging and to expand our scientific and clinical collaborations with two major centers of excellence in this field.” said Olivier Courrèges, CEO of QYNAPSE. “This collaboration will create a unique technological framework, strengthening our ability to deploy powerful tools to address two major challenges: the performance of clinical trials and the personalized management of brain diseases, which affect more than one in six people worldwide.
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