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Clinithink secures growth-equity investment to fuel growth

Leading healthcare technology investors partner with Clinithink to unlock the potential of unstructured data to inform treatment decisions, identify candidates for clinical trials, and ensure appropriate reimbursement

 

Clinithink, which offers healthcare and life sciences organizations powerful clinical data insights through its patented CLiX natural language processing (NLP) platform, has secured a growth-equity investment from TT Capital Partners (TTCP) and the MSD Global Health Innovation Fund (GHI) to expand its global footprint and continue to broaden its service offering.

 

Clinithink CEO, Dr Chris Tackaberry said: “We are delighted to have been able to close this latest round of funding with TTCP and MSD GHI. Not only because it enables us to expedite our growth but, strategically, we now have two further partners whose business is all about innovation.”

 

Narrative clinical patient data is a valuable asset in healthcare that has historically been inaccessible due to its lack of structure and the reliance on structured data and key word searches to interpret and understand this information. Clinithink’s CLiX technology uses market-leading artificial intelligence (AI) technology to accurately ‘read’ and interpret up to two million clinical documents an hour, impacting patient care across the healthcare continuum:

 

  • Precision medicine: Evidence suggests that phenotype is at least as important as genotype in diagnosis and the development of new treatments. Clinithink compares a patient’s extracted phenotype with over 12,000 phenotypes and over 15,000 synonyms describing the characteristics of thousands of rare diseases. Recently, Clinithink was part of a collaboration which achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the fastest genetic diagnosis. The project successfully compressed the time needed to diagnose rare genetic disorders in newborns through DNA sequencing and phenotype analysis to 19.5 hours in a seamless end-to-end process. Clinithink participated in this exciting project with Rady Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine (RCIGM), San Diego, California and its partners. This work also received a RARE Champion of Hope award from Global Genes® recognizing the contribution to rare disease diagnosis.
  • Patient matching for clinical trials and Real World Evidence (RWE) studies: An estimated 85% of all clinical trials will experience delays, with 94% being delayed by over a month. The financial impact can be massive, costing between $600,000 – $8 million every day. Many delays are caused because sites struggle to find and recruit patients. Clinithink automates the review of a hospital’s clinical notes and connects physicians and patients with clinical trials. Clinithink also helps leading biopharma and contract research organizations (CROs) with site selection and protocol optimization in order to accelerate drug development and get promising new therapies to patients by leveraging its solution to support real world data analysis.
  • Revenue cycle management (RCM): RCM is estimated to be a $90 billion market by 2022, representing the growing importance of capabilities that help optimize the healthcare system. Clinithink provides revenue cycle management capabilities to help hospitals and health systems review clinical documents to verify the appropriateness of diagnostic tests and treatments, while ensuring appropriate reimbursement.

 

“Clinithink has a proven track record of turning data and information into actionable insight for its biopharma and healthcare provider customers,” said Conor Green, Partner at TT Capital Partners. “We look forward to collaborating with Clinithink’s world-class team as they continue to improve the lives of patients around the world.”

 

“The ability to capture meaningful information from narrative clinical data across the healthcare spectrum is critical to driving innovation.” added Prem Tumkosit, Investment Principal at MSD Global Health Innovation Fund LLC, “We believe these capabilities have the potential to make a major contribution to changing the way healthcare is delivered.”

 

 

About Clinithink

Clinithink: Every patient, precisely

 

Clinithink’s platform delivers the deepest, fastest and most accurate analysis of unstructured data across patient populations currently possible. This analysis provides medical professionals with the knowledge they need to quickly and accurately diagnose conditions and plan the most effective treatments. Which enables our healthcare partners to provide optimal care to patients that is swiftly reimbursed, protecting their ability to deliver care to the people who need it most. This analysis can also fast forward drug development; ensuring protocols are optimized, patients matched and sites identified in a fraction of the time of manual processing. This helps our life sciences associates get the treatments patients need to market faster.

 

For more, visit http://www.clinithink.com

 

About TT Capital Partners

TT Capital Partners (TTCP) is the principal investing arm of the TripleTree platform, a healthcare merchant bank. TTCP collaborates with healthcare technology and services companies that have the potential to become market leaders.  Leveraging the insights garnered from a unique knowledge-based platform, TTCP has invested in some of the most innovative, high-growth businesses in healthcare. For more, visit www.ttcapitalpartners.com.

 

About MSD Global Health Innovation Fund

MSD Global Health Innovation Fund (GHI) is evolving corporate healthcare venture capital globally by utilizing their healthcare ecosystem strategy.  This investment strategy connects innovative companies with complementary technologies to develop integrated healthcare solutions. With a vision that data will be the currency in healthcare, GHI invests broadly in digital health.  GHI invests in platform companies with proven technologies or business models where MSD’s expertise and perspectives can accelerate revenue growth and enhance value creation.  For more, visit www.msdghifund.com

 

Clinithink receives RARE Champion of Hope award for their ‘notable efforts’ in rare disease

Clinithink has been selected to receive the RARE Champion of Hope – Collaborations in Science and Technology award at the 7th Annual RARE Patient Advocacy Summit on October 4th in Irvine, California.

 

Over 200 individuals and organizations worldwide were nominated by their peers for a RARE Champion of Hope award for their notable efforts in rare disease advocacy, teen advocacy, science, medical care and treatment and collaborations.

 

Along with their collaborators Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Clinithink was selected to receive the award because of the work which resulted in the successful compression of the time needed to diagnose rare genetic disorders in newborns through DNA sequencing to 19.5 hours.

 

Clinithink’s CLiX solution has been shown to dramatically accelerate the diagnosis of rare disease. This was evidenced in the Rady-Alexion-Clinithink collaboration, for which the RARE Champion of Hope has been awarded, where Clinithink’s NLP solution was used for two key activities in the process:

  1. quickly combing through electronic medical records to extract crucial phenotype information
  2. comparing the extracted phenotype with over 12,000 phenotypes (plus an additional 15,000 synonyms) describing the characteristics of thousands of rare diseases.

 

The Clinithink solution can perform both of these tasks in seconds compared to the hours or days it would take a highly skilled specialist physician to do.

 

The diagnosis of rare disease is incredibly challenging and, if left undiagnosed these conditions are very expensive to manage and, often, life limiting. Genomics data has held great promise and, increasingly, evidence is suggesting that phenotype is at least as important as genotype in diagnosis and the development of new treatments. However, in order to be able to unlock the true value of such data AI tools, such as Clinithink’s patented CLiX Natural language processing (NLP) solution is essential.

 

Sarah Beeby SVP, Life Sciences said: “Our work with Rady and Alexion has enabled us to evidence the value of our technology and, more importantly, be involved in projects that can help save the lives of those with rare diseases.

 

“Narrative data is a valuable asset in healthcare but is largely inaccessible due to its lack of structure as existing technologies rely on structured data or key word searches. Our CLiX technology can ‘read’ thousands of clinical documents an hour and extract the information they contain. This has significant benefit in the clinical setting and is also very powerful for clinical trials as it can optimize the development process along the entire continuum.”

 

Clinithink CEO, Dr Chris Tackaberry said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised together with our collaborators in the RARE Champion of Hope awards and very much look forward to meeting colleagues and peers involved in this exciting space at the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit in October.”

 

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