Treatment: CSIRO innovation fund backs AI bid to speed up health treatments

11 Feb 2020 - Treatment

Two Australian robotics engineers and a medical doctor have won backing from the CSIRO’s innovation fund for a plan to use predictive analytics and machine learning to speed up treatments for prostate cancer and hepatitis C. In contrast to traditional clinical trials which have a small sample size and are focused on drug discovery, Prospection uses predictive analytics and machine learning on healthcare data using real-world patient journeys and trends to work out how to get treatments into patients’ hands sooner. The startup’s work has increased treatment rates for hepatitis C, HIV and cancer patients.

Sydney Morning Herald, 11/02/2020, Page 25