Research and Development Program Update

Videometrics has a program of ongoing research and development to further optimise the diagnosis of bladder cancer and improve patient care. As part of our ongoing efforts we are collecting clinical data to support our innovations. We are now in the process of putting together a multisite study to gather evidence of the economic benefits for Videometrics, to develop our “cystograph” technology and to collect data for an exciting long term AI project. Check back early summer for further updates, but in the meantime, please do get in touch if you’d like to find out more about Videometrics.

Next clinical study plans supported by patient perspectives group

In 2018 Biosignatures plans to initiate a multisite study to evaluate the utility and efficiency of the Videometrics system with the cystograph (bladder mapping) technology. As part of the initial planning for this study, we attended a Perspectives In Cancer Research Group meeting. This is a group of volunteers who all have personal experience of cancer, the group objective is to support cancer research at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

The meeting gave us a valuable insight into the patient perspective of the system and the utility of the bladder mapping technology as a tool to assist in the patient pathway and current procedures.

Biosignatures are looking for hospitals to be involved in the study, if you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please contact Sarah Groves our Clinical Operations Manager:

Email: Sarah.groves@biosignatures.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 191 645 3645

Technical development has already started on the creation of a map of the bladder walls, however, no video has yet provided us with full coverage of the bladder. We hope this study can demonstrate the utility of a systematic review of the whole bladder.

The second stage of CICERO study is underway

The CICERO study (Cystoscopic Imaging Collection and Enhancement pROject) had two aims.

  1. Clinically evaluate the use of the software within the clinic
  2. Evaluate the potential clinical benefit of image enhancement.

Phase 1 went very well and we now have a large collection of cystoscopy video clips to demonstrate the enhancement features.

In May 2017 the next stage of the project will begin – a formal review of selected clips to evaluate the potential clinical benefits of the image enhancement. For more information on the image enhancement features click here.