Aidoc & Riverain’s Platform Partnership

Aidoc and Riverain Technologies announced a new partnership that will make Riverain’s ClearRead CT and ClearRead Xray solutions available on the Aidoc platform, while advancing the companies’ respective platform strategies. 

The Chest AI Package – In addition to offering Riverain’s AI tools individually, Aidoc will provide them as part of an ‘integrated chest AI package’ that also includes Aidoc’s modules for PE, incidental PE, and rib fractures. 

Riverain’s Platform Push – Riverain has amassed a solid network of AI marketplace and OEM partners over the years, and it now appears to be expanding its channel to complementary AI vendors. Riverain’s new Aidoc alliance comes just a few weeks after a similar partnership with Volpara that combines ClearRead CT with the Volpara Lung platform.

Aidoc’s Platform Portfolio – After years of building out its homegrown AI portfolio (7 products) and customer base (600 health centers), Aidoc is evolving into an AI platform company. Over the last year, Aidoc has assembled a solid AI portfolio that combines its own triage products with solutions that it doesn’t offer (Imbio, Icometrix, Subtle Medical, Riverain), allowing its clients to expand their AI stack without overhauling their infrastructure with each new tool.

The Takeaway – We’re at an interesting time in the AI space with a small handful of diversified AI players (e.g. Aidoc, Qure.ai), a group of focused category leaders (e.g. Riverain w/ thoracic, ScreenPoint w/ mammography), and an AI customer base that would prefer not to support multiple AI infrastructures. Although marketplaces also solve this problem, it’s easy to see how complementary vendor partnerships like these could play a growing role in how AI is delivered going forward.

Volpara’s Lung Cancer Push

Breast imaging AI leader Volpara Health took a big step into the lung cancer AI segment last week, launching partnerships with Riverain Technologies and RevealDx. Here are some details.

Volpara & Riverain – Volpara and Riverain announced plans to integrate Riverain ClearRead CT (AI-based lung nodule detection) and the Volpara Lung platform (lung cancer screening reporting, tracking, and risk assessment), giving Volpara a market-leading detection partner and extending the clinical value of both tools.

Volpara & RevealDx – Within days, Volpara announced a $250k strategic investment in AI-based lung nodule diagnosis startup RevealDx, that will allow Volpara to sell RevealDx’s RevealAI-Lung tool (CE-marked, FDA pending) in the US and make Volpara its exclusive distributor in Australia / New Zealand. 

Not That Surprising – Volpara’s lung cancer screening expansion isn’t as surprising as some might think. Volpara first entered the lung cancer screening segment through its 2019 acquisition of MRS Systems, which likely targeted MRS’ breast cancer screening management software but also included its lung cancer screening platform (used w/ 8% of US LC screenings). Volpara also built its business around supporting population-scale cancer screening workflows and it has a long history of complementary partnerships within its breast imaging business.

The Takeaway – Lung cancer screening volumes are about to significantly increase in the US (and potentially globally), creating new bandwidth and workflow constraints, and driving demand for comprehensive solutions that support the entire screening and patient management pathway. With these alliances, Volpara, Riverain, and RevealDx are far better positioned to support that pathway.

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