With reports suggesting that one in eight women are affected by breast cancer, breast imaging becomes one of the most sought after radiology specialities. However, the diagnosis of this type of cancer is quite challenging as only a meagre 0.5% of mammograms contain the cancerous tissue and 10% of the tests still yield false positives.
Therapixel raises €5M funding
Paris-based medtech startup Therapixel resolves this issue by applying artificial intelligence (AI) to radiology so that radiologists can better diagnose breast cancer. Founded in 2013 by Olivier Clatz and Pierre Fillard, Therapixel has raised €5 million in Series A funding from Omnes and M Capital Partners along with participation from existing investors Région Sud Investissement, IT-Translation and Credit Agricole.