Auroptic Medical wins at Slush

The startup that specializes in technology relating to biopsy samples won at the Slush Y Science competition.
Biopsy needle
New technology enables better biopsy samples from tumors.

Auroptic Medical has won a prize of 5000 euros at the Slush Y Science competition, in the Health and Pharma category. The startup originates from Business Finland funded research led by the University of Oulu and Aalto University, conducted in collaboration with the Oulu University Hospital. The startup was founded in spring 2021.

The research group has developed technology for taking better biopsy samples from tumors. An artificial intelligence based method helps direct the biopsy needle more precisely to its target.

'The method we developed could prevent a significant number of re-biopsies, if the sample can be obtained from the right location every time. This would have a positive impact on e.g. cancer diagnostics, if the diagnosis can be obtained days or weeks earlier than now', says Professor Heikki Nieminen from Aalto University.

Slush Y Science is a side event with competitions in three different categories. Read more about Auroptic Medical’s victory on the Oulu University website (in Finnish).

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