Sirona Medical—a software company founded on the practice and business of radiology—announced the acquisition of Nines’ AI capabilities, including its clinical data pipeline, machine learning engines, AI powered radiology workflow management and analytics tools, as well as two FDA-cleared medical devices.
The FDA-cleared medical devices, NinesMeasure, a lung nodule algorithm that leverages AI to accelerate the diagnoses of certain respiratory diseases, and NinesAI Emergent Triage, a set of AI-powered algorithms that triages time-critical, life-threatening indications of intracranial hemorrhage and mass effect, will be integrated into Sirona’s radiology operating system (RadOS), a unified platform that combines siloed radiology applications into a cohesive user experience.
Additionally, key personnel from Nines will join Sirona Medical, including Maureen Bradford, as chief revenue officer.
“The inspiration for Nines has always been to leverage the latest AI capabilities and use that to transform radiology for the better,” says David Stavens, former CEO of Nines. “Over the past several years, Nines made tremendous progress from a technology standpoint. I am thrilled that Nines’ innovations will be integrated into Sirona’s impressive RadOS to accelerate their fantastic mission, clients, and team.”
The acquisition comes on the heels of Sirona’s strategic partnership with RevealDx to integrate their CE-marked RevealAI-Lung algorithm into Sirona’s RadOS platform and marks another key milestone in Sirona’s commercial rollout of delivering novel value to its radiology customers.
“In order for AI adoption to take place at scale, you need to break down the artificial silos of a medical image viewer, studies worklist, and speech recognition reporter. It’s only through a unified platform that AI can take full advantage of the underlying data and deliver context-specific results in the most relevant way to radiologists,” says Cameron Andrews, founder and CEO of Sirona Medical. “I’ve been a longtime fan of what Nines has built and we’re excited to add their brilliant minds to the team, as we continue to expand on our vision to help radiologists through better software.”
Sirona Medical did not acquire Nines’ teleradiology business, Nines Radiology. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.