Roche and Bristol Myers partner on digital pathology algorithms

In the first project, Roche Digital Pathology is creating an artificial intelligence (AI)-based image analysis algorithm to help pathologists interpret the programmed death ligand Ventana 1 (SP142) market test. Bristol Myers Squibb will use this algorithm to generate biomarker data from clinical trial samples.


In the second project, Roche will build on its recently announced open-environment collaboration with PathAI to integrate an algorithm developed by PathAI for the analysis of differentiation group 8 (CD8) biomarkers into the Navify Digital Pathology workflow software. . The AI-powered algorithm will be used by Bristol Myers Squibb to analyze clinical trial samples that have been stained with Roche’s CD8 assay and generate quantitative spatial biomarker data.


Artificial intelligence-based pathology imaging tools can help support clinical trials in investigating targeted treatment options, Roche said in a press release.


“We believe that digital methods will bring significant improvements in the standardization and interpretation of tissue-based tests and enable wider access to tissue-based tests,” said Jill German, Head of Roche Diagnostics Pathology Customer Area. .


Ultimately, data from both projects will be used to aid in cancer diagnosis and advance personalized healthcare treatment options, with the goal of improving patient outcomes, she added.


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