Here’s the latest instalment in our news updates from Blackford Platform Partners.

Imaging AI specialist icometrix marked international MS Day with a campaign that stressed the importance of reaching out and collaborating to accelerate research by contributing to collective intelligence. The company’s employee, Roberto Paolella, who has MS, appeared as a guest on The MSGuide video blog where he gave an inspirational testimonial.

Enhanced imaging AI firm Qure.ai announced it had received an award from the UK government to implement its AI technology at NHS hospitals. Dr. Haris Shuaib, head of clinical scientific computing at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust said, “With the qER system from Qure we hope to be able to manage critical findings like intracranial hemorrhage even more effectively.”

Visualization and analytical solutions developer Imaging Biometrics released a new version of its IB Software, including a new parameter map within IB Neuro “percent signal recovery” (PSR) and improved appearance of all output maps. The company was also awarded a patent for IB Zero G – an AI technology that eliminates the need for gadolinium based contrast agents (GBCAs) on MRI exams.

Medical imaging enhancement specialist Subtle Medical announced it has received a CE Mark for the second generation of its SubtlePET image enhancement technology, demonstrating improved performance, more applicable PET radiotracers and extended coverage for additional clinical applications. Subtle was also featured in this Intel Conversations in the Cloud podcast speaking about the benefits of SubtlePET on patient comfort and increased workflow efficiency. And, if you missed the company’s the Middlesex Health case study webinar, check it out here.

And finally, lung analysis firm VIDA was featured in a major study of long COVID, showing that air trapping is present in many patients with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, independent of initial infection severity. The company’s CEO, Susan Wood, also participated in Stanford AIMI’s AI Happy Hour series, talking about solving specific clinical problems with AI.

Stay tuned for more partner news next month!