Cancer claims around 700,000 lives in India each year.
The figure is expected to climb to 1.2 million by 2035 owing to changing lifestyles and lack of early diagnostic and treatment resources, particularly in rural areas.
Unitus Seed Fund has invested an undisclosed amount in diagnostics startup Predible. Predible uses artificial intelligence to help India’s limited supply of radiologists read medical screenings faster and more accurately.
The company has launched two products so far: one for early lung cancer detection and the other to support planning of liver transplants and resections.
It has processed two million screenings so far and will use the funding to support its goal of processing 500 million by 2020.