UAE – Modern medical care solutions company Abdul Latif Jameel Health has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with iSono Health, a medical technology company in the United States of America (USA).
The agreement calls for Abdul Latif Jameel Health to distribute iSono Health’s ATUSA scanner in the Global South in line with the vision of the San Francisco-based medical technology company to transform breast care with automated imaging and artificial intelligence (AI).
The ATUSA scanner is a first-of-its-kind, compact, automated whole breast ultrasound system featuring a unique wearable accessory and an intuitive, intelligent software for automated image acquisition and analysis.
The FDA-approved system is designed to seamlessly integrate with machine learning models that will give physicians a comprehensive set of tools for decision making and patient management. It connects to a laptop or a tablet for real-time image acquisition and 3D visualization.
It is designed to offer enhanced efficiency, consistent accuracy, and a comfortable patient experience, therefore making 3D breast ultrasound imaging accessible to patients and physicians at the point of care, around the world.
Following the distribution pact, Abdul Latif Jameel Health will be the exclusive distributor of iSono Health’s scanner, making it available to hundreds of millions of women in an initial 31 countries covering the Middle East and North Africa, Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
It is in line with Abdul Latif Jameel Health’s promise of offering an integrated ‘one-stop’ managed service to medical devices, pharmaceutical products, diagnostic and therapeutics manufacturers to afford them multi-market access.
Welcoming the agreement, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Abdul Latif Jameel Health Akram Bouchenaki said in a statement that the partnership is an important moment not only for physicians in medical imaging but also for women’s health across the Global South.
Last year, Abdul Latif Jameel Health announced the creation of its new international commercial ecosystem, helping to accelerate access to modern medical care and drive health inclusivity across the Global South.
“The network of confirmed partners will cover key markets across a wide geographic area and will see an on-the-ground distribution of Abdul Latif Jameel Health approved products into hospitals, clinics, and medical institutions to fast-track health inclusion for those who need it most,” he said.
Under the agreement, the two companies will work closely to improve access to healthcare, eliminate the disparity in health equity, and drive healthcare inclusivity across the world by leveraging state-of-the-art medical technology.
The partnership will facilitate patient access to personalized and efficient breast imaging, which is critical in every step of the patient journey from screening to detection to treatment, surgery, and monitoring.
The ATUSA scanner is expected to be made available in key markets including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, and Brunei.
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