NEW YORK – Aiforia Technologies said Wednesday that it has received CE-IVD marking for an artificial intelligence model that helps detect progesterone-positive tumor cells.
The product, called Aiforia Clinical AI Model for Breast Cancer; PR, automates the identification of tumor areas and the calculation of progesterone receptor-positive and PR-negative cells from whole-slide images.
"Since [estrogen receptor] ER and PR positivity in breast cancer are both always measured, it was only natural to develop a model for the detection of PR-positive tumor cells as well," Nelli Sjöblom, a consulting pathologist at Aiforia, said in a statement.
While PR expression is dependent on estrogen receptors as well, Sjöblom noted that ER-positive breast cancers have a lower risk of recurrence. "So it is imperative to identify these patients reliably to be able to choose the right therapeutic option," she said.
This is the Helsinki-based company's fourth CE-IVD mark for AI models. Aiforia offers two other CE-marked AI models for breast cancer diagnostics as well as a PD-L1 AI model for detecting and assessing lung cancer.