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Korean startup Lunit joins hands with Seha Virtual Hospital in Saudi Arabia for cancer screening

27 October 2023 | News

Underscoring a meaningful impact on healthcare in the Middle East

Lunit, a South Korea-based provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions for cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, has announced its full-fledged participation in the 'Saudi Vision 2030' Healthcare Sandbox. Lunit's involvement in the Sandbox signifies a broader commitment to advancing the Saudi Arabian healthcare sector.

The Healthcare Sandbox, initiated by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 strategy, is designed to facilitate the digital transformation of the Kingdom's healthcare industry.

As part of the Sandbox, Lunit will immediately sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Seha Virtual Hospital (SVH). The collaboration aims to strengthen the partnership and contribute significantly to the Kingdom's national cancer screening programme. 

Under the MoU, Lunit will provide SVH and its network of approximately 150 connected hospitals with the Lunit INSIGHT suite, an AI-powered solution for timely cancer detection. The initial deployment will start at King Saud Medical City in Riyadh, and Al mashaier hospitals (group of 8 hospitals) in Makkah.

In addition to enabling early-stage cancer screening, the collaboration will also focus on co-developing an AI-based CT analyzer to support more precise cancer and tuberculosis diagnosis. Furthermore, the partnership will actively work to secure high-quality healthcare data, contributing to the ongoing enhancement of Lunit's AI models.

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