OAKLAND, Calif., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- xCures Inc., the leader in the patient-centric use of artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive modeling, announced today that it has raised $12.69 million in Series A funding. This investment, led by Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and joined by Vanedge Capital, Harmonix Fund, Metaplanet, as well as other investors, will be used to accelerate adoption and further development of xCures' AI-Powered platform for precision oncology decision making.
The xCures platform transforms complex unstructured medical data directly from the patient's medical records into structured data suitable for analysis and machine learning. The AI engine then actively cross-references this data against a vast digital library of oncology data to match patients with potential treatments and predict outcomes, thereby empowering patients as well as their oncologists to make more informed and effective treatment decisions.
"This new investment enables us to leverage our experience in helping over 1000 patients on our platform to dramatically increase both platform usage and the insights we are generating," stated Mika Newton, CEO of xCures. "Working with the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and our other investors, we are leading the field of patient-centric research, AI-powered clinical decision support, and prospectively generating regulatory-grade real-world evidence."
xCures has developed the infrastructure and products to directly engage patients and access their raw unstructured medical records from anywhere in the United States. These records are then processed into structured data and stored in a HIPAA and CFR Part 11 compliant system. Patients and their physicians receive a crisp summary of their case in the form of a Cancer Journey. The platform then integrates knowledge and insights from this real-world evidence into xINFORM, providing powerful AI-driven clinical decision support tools. Also, the acquired real-world evidence is helpful for biopharmaceutical companies and payors to accelerate novel therapies and guide the optimization of precision medicine approaches to cancer treatment.
"The Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund sees the potential of the xCures platform to provide valuable options for advanced cancer patients, while at the same time, generating real-world evidence that could lead to important therapeutic insights," said Mark Ralph, Executive Director of the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund focused on Digital Health Investments, and who is joining the xCures Board of Directors. "We're confident that xCures will continue to develop their platform and work to make a meaningful impact for patients."
About Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund
The Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund is the strategic venture fund of the Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation. Since 2010, we invest in pioneering science that offers the potential to provide a significant benefit for our patients. Innovation is not restricted by geography; therefore, we invest worldwide.
About xCures, Inc.
xCures Inc. operates an AI-assisted platform that connects cancer patients and physicians with optimal investigational or approved therapies. The platform prospectively generates real-world evidence for clinical studies and decentralized trials. For more information, visit www.xcures.com or contact [email protected]
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