Partners

Platinum partners

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 375,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. Just completing its 22nd year of patent leadership, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. Scientists from IBM Research have produced six Nobel Laureates, 10 U.S. National Medals of Technology, five U.S. National Medals of Science, six Turing Awards, 19 inductees in the National Academy of Sciences and 20 inductees into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Today, IBM is much more than a “hardware, software, services” company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. Our work and our people can be found in all sorts of interesting places. IBMers are helping transform healthcare, improving the retail shopping experience, rerouting traffic jams and even designing the next generation fan experience in sports stadiums around the world. It's the kind of thing we've been doing for more than 100 years.

Since our invention of the Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) in 1999, NVIDIA is rapidly becoming known as the AI Computing Company. Today, the GPU has proven to be unbelievably effective at solving some of the most complex problems—able to amplify human intelligence and imagination to transform industries from healthcare and medicine to security to smart cities and self-driving cars. www.nvidia.com

Siemens Healthineers is committed to becoming the trusted partner of healthcare providers worldwide, enabling them to improve patient outcomes while reducing costs.  Driven by our long legacy of engineering excellence and our pioneering approach to developing the latest advancements, we are a global leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, clinical IT, and services.  Siemens Healthineers is dedicated to helping our partners be successful – clinically, operationally and financially – from prevention through diagnosis and treatment. To learn more about Siemens Healthineers, please visit usa.siemens.com/Healthineers.

Gold Partners

Imagia Cybernetics Inc. (www.imagia.com)  Imagia’s focus is to enable AI-driven precision medicine, in order to support personalized management of cancer patients. 

We will bring to market imaging biomarkers that are predictive of patient health outcomes and insightful for understanding diseases progression. 

Game-changing for both the medtech and biotech companies, our imaging biomarkers will provide clinical decision support for image-guided procedures, serve as surrogate companion diagnostic tests to targeted therapies, as well potential to optimize drug development clinical trials.

Silver Partners

Arterys has built an intelligent medical imaging platform based in the cloud and on deep learning. Our platform unleashes real-world clinical data to make healthcare more accurate and data driven.

 

Our first clinical, FDA-cleared product is designed for cardiac MRI postprocessing. It is already being used today in clinical settings to automate tedious and manual processes that suffer from significant inter-rater variation. As a result, we are enabling physicians to easily, consistently, and quantifiably assess the heart.

 

Beyond cardiac we are continuing to expand to other clinical areas. We believe improved and automated diagnostics hold huge promise in costs savings, improving outcomes, and empowering physicians to make data driven decisions.

Medtronic is working with new partners, in new ways to improve global healthcare. With the integration of Covidien as our Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, we can address the healthcare needs of more people around the world than ever.

CONNECTING WHAT WE DO WITH WHAT PEOPLE NEED

We are committed to improving lives through our medical technologies and solutions. By joining together with Covidien, we can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations for hospitals, health systems and healthcare providers so they can deliver the best care possible to patients and their families around the world.

COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION

We recognise that innovation is only meaningful if it is safe, effective and usable. That’s why we are partnering with health systems and providers to combine our capabilities with their expertise to change the way we work together to achieve the best outcomes.

REMOVING BARRIERS, REACHING MORE PEOPLE

With changing healthcare demands, companies that deliver health products and services must be willing to do things differently. The union of Medtronic and Covidien demonstrates that we are committed to thinking differently in solving problems to deliver better health. As we go forward, we will keep you updated about how this approach is succeeding in ensuring better health for more people.

The mission of the Quebec Bio-Imaging Network (Réseau de Bio-Imagerie du Québec) is to promote and facilitate collaborations between researchers across Quebec interested in exploring, through bio-imaging techniques, normal and pathological human functioning, the effects of pathophysiological processes and therapeutic approaches of various diseases using animal models and innovative acquisition and analyses methods of in vivo uni- and multimodal images, in order to consolidate their leadership at the national and international levels. This network also aims to support a variety of scientific activities, strategic initiatives and common infrastructure projects in research areas using not only imaging techniques regularly used in humans (e.g., MRI, PET, MEG, hdERP, TMS, OI), but also those including techniques for the investigation of the genetic, biological and physiological bases of the normal life cycle, the development of diseases and neurological functions in small and medium-sized animals (e.g., High-field MRI, micro-PET, Optical Imaging techniques).

Bronze Partners

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care.

Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more
people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. 

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.

Atracsys is a Swiss based global engineering and manufacturing company providing cutting edge optical tracking technology to the medical industry. The company is organized in two main activities:

• Product manufacturing of either off-the-shelf or customised tracking solutions

• Engineering services including consulting and integration support

Atracsys solutions combine utmost measurement accuracy, speed and reliability. Atracsys technology is entirely designed, engineered, manufactured and verified in Switzerland and follows the ISO 13485 medical quality system.

Atracsys aims at continuously helping surgeons all around the world to guide their instruments with sub-millimetric precision for better patient outcomes.

Butterfly Network® develops handheld semiconductor-based ultrasound systems. Butterfly Network’s Ultrasound-on-a-Chip™ technology reinvents ultrasound by delivering unparalleled diagnostic versatility. Our devices are equipped with real-time, deep-learning-based algorithms that automate measurements and assist medical practitioners to improve patient care. Your visual stethoscope has arrived. [These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.]

CAE Healthcare is a healthcare training partner of choice, delivering leading-edge simulation-based solutions to hospitals, physicians, nurses, students, emergency responders and the military around the world. With a mission to improve patient safety and outcomes, CAE Healthcare develops each product in partnership with clinicians and clinical educators whose aim is to ensure physiological accuracy and educational relevance. Visit the CAE Healthcare booth for a hands-on demo of our new VimedixAR ultrasound simulator with Microsoft HoloLens. Ask about our turnkey training solutions and our full catalog of advanced patient, imaging and interventional simulators.

Dans un monde où les besoins en matière de santé augmentent sans cesse et très rapidement, et où l’innovation scientifique et technologique ont la part du lion dans la richesse collective des sociétés modernes, le Centre de recherche du CHU (CRCHU) de Québec s’est déjà démarqué par la qualité et l’originalité de ses différentes équipes de chercheurs, tant dans le secteur fondamental que translationnel et clinique. Ce Plan de développement stratégique de la recherche est guidé par une philosophie qui a déjà fait ses preuves, à savoir que l’excellence et la performance sont les principaux gages de succès dans la communauté scientifique et constituent l’étalon de comparaison contre lequel les chercheurs sont évalués par leurs pairs.

Using data from a standard CT scan, the non-invasive HeartFlow Analysis creates a personalized 3D model of the coronary arteries and analyzes the impact that blockages have on blood flow.

We transform technical computing software into innovative solutions that change the world everyday.

As an open-source software research and development company, we not only drive research and innovation, but through leading-edge software processes, we deliver technologies to solve real-world problems. We take pride in collaborating with a wide variety of customers, using agile methods to ensure that requirements are met and projects succeed. Building on our open-source platforms, we provide value and flexibility, avoiding vendor lock-in and ensuring clear ownership and control of resulting products.

Our core areas of technical expertise are software processcomputer visionmedical computingdata and analytics, and high-performance computing and visualization. We routinely combine our synergistic technologies into novel solutions by building custom software, performing collaborative R&D, and integrating them into customer workflows. Our customers range from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and they include government and academic laboratories worldwide.

Since our founding in 1998, we have upheld a commitment to open-source technical computing, which empowers us to focus on innovation, maintain rigorous and transparent standards for code quality, and promote open science. We have built a strong reputation by partnering with government, academic, and commercial organizations to create and support large, collaborative, and open-source communities that use, improve, and nurture common software solutions such as CMake, the Visualization Toolkit (VTK), the Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK)ParaView, and 3D Slicer. Building on our reputation, we have grown to over 150 employees in offices in Clifton Park, NY; Carrboro, NC; Santa Fe, NM; and Lyon, France.

NDI is a global leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced 3D measurement technology systems, with over 45,000 installations worldwide. For over 35 years, our optical measurement and electromagnetic tracking solutions have been trusted by the world’s foremost organizations and institutes in medicine, industry, simulation, and academia. From image-guided surgery to aeronautics; from quality assurance to biomechanics research, NDI solutions are used whenever best-in-class measurement accuracy and reliability are required.

RSIP Vision, managed by Ron Soferman, is an established leader in computer vision and image processing R&D. In its more than 25 years of operation, RSIP Vision has provided countless clients with advanced customized software for their core business, using sophisticated algorithms and machine learning techniques.

Our business is publishing. With more than 2,900 journals and 200,000 books, Springer offers many opportunities for authorscustomers and partners.

True Positive MD was founded by two brain researchers on a mission: they wanted to uncover a way to use brain images not just to diagnose but to predict the course of brain disease. By measuring the size, shape and appearance of brain regions, they were able to diagnose disease and provide prognosis much more accurately and earlier than any other method.

Today, they are leading the way in the development of sensitive, quantitative biomarkers to let doctors assess brain health. For example, brain volumes change at the rate of 2% per year in Alzheimer’s disease, a change so subtle it is undetectable to the human eye. But it is easily detected by True Positive MD technology.

With True Positive MD analytics, doctors can detect the earliest signs of traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and other brain diseases and disorders. With earlier detection comes the opportunity to change the trajectory of the disease.

This is the ground floor of a technology that will radically transform radiological reporting. Watch us transform the assessment of brain health.

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG from the Zeiss group is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The Company supplies innovative technologies and application-oriented solutions designed to help doctors improve the quality of life of their patients. It provides complete packages of solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, including implants and consumable materials. The Company creates innovative visualization solutions in the field of microsurgery. Carl Zeiss Meditec AG is part of the ZEISS group, an internationally leading technology enterprise of the optical.

ImFusion was founded in 2012 in Munich and offers consulting, research and development in advanced medical image computing technologies and computer vision. Our strong academic track record is paired with the expertise to create highly efficient product implementations utilizing today's parallel computing architectures.
Our portfolio comprises: Multi-modality image fusion, medical image registration and segmentation, machine learning, cone-beam CT reconstruction, motion compensation, 3D freehand ultrasound, interventional navigation, real-time 3D surface reconstruction and computer vision algorithms.
Having contributed to the state of the art in several of the above areas, we are the ideal partner to address challenging problems requiring innovative computational approaches while obeying processes and documentation requirements to allow the deployment of our components as part of your (medical device) product.

ClaroNav is dedicated to the development of surgical navigation solutions. We were founded in 2001 as Claron Technology Inc. by Claudio Gatti and Doron Dekel (hence the name), both having a long and rich experience in developing sophisticated medical 3D visualization and surgical navigation systems. Unlike most high-tech medical device start-ups that seek VC or angel funding, the founders bootstrapped the company using its own profits. The company is fully owned by its founders and employees.

Our surgical navigation roots go back to the development of the first commercial CT-based navigation system, the Viewing Wand, which our founders developed while at ISG Technologies (now part of IBM). The Viewing Wand, FDA cleared in 1994, was used to guide neurosurgery. After we left ISG and formed our own company, we developed and marketed the first vision-based optical tracking system for surgery, the MicronTracker (2003). We then helped other companies develop their own complete MicronTracker-based surgical navigation systems, and, starting in 2010, we initiated our own. We worked closely with dental surgeons to develop and market Navident (first regulatory approval in 2014), and with ENT surgeons to develop and market NaviENT (first approval in 2016).

We currently develop, test, manufacture, market, sell, train, and support our products at our Toronto headquarters. We also market, train and support out of our offices in Europe and East Asia, as well as through a network of national distributors.

Elsevier provides information and analytics that help institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance.

We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Our goal is to expand the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies run better. With SAP Leonardo Machine Learning it is our vision to enable the intelligent enterprise. Machine learning integrates intelligence into enterprise applications and helps to solve common business challenges like businesses growth, process optimization and employee assistance. SAP’s machine learning portfolio is part of SAP Leonardo – a digital innovation system that enables companies to rapidly innovate and scale and brings machine learning, IoT, blockchain, analytics and Big Data together on SAP Cloud Platform using design thinking services.  

The machine learning research team of the ICN engages in collaborations with world’s best institutions to develop ML models. This strong network of global research partners contributes in making SAP solutions smarter and take enterprise software further with automated data analysis functionalities driven by machine learning. SAP helps the world run better. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

Intuitive Surgical designs and builds systems that take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand and the human eye. Since 1999, the da Vinci® Surgical System has been used to provide cutting edge robotic assistance and visual guidance to benefit patients in over four million minimally-invasive surgical procedures.

The da Vinci® System features a magnified 3D HD vision system, advanced fluorescence imaging, and tiny wristed surgical instruments that articulate just like the human wrist for precise and dexterous tissue interactions inside the body. This technology enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control from an ergonomic console while working through one or more small incisions in the patient's body for reduced invasiveness.  

Our company is located in Sunnyvale, California, and serves customers in over 60 countries worldwide by providing innovative technologies and procedures across cardiac, thoracic, ENT, urologic, gynecologic, colorectal, pediatric and general surgical disciplines. We are excited to be a part of the MICCAI community and look forward to participating in this year's meeting in order to explore image guidance opportunities for further enhancing the future of surgery.

Imeka is a specialized imaging CRO that offers state-of-the-art diffusion MRI and a PET/SPECT/MRI preclinical cardiac analysis service to researchers. Every service we offer is based on state-of-the-art tools that come from years of research in imaging: DTI, HARDI, Fiber Tractography and Preclinical cardiac analysis including automated heart segmentation. Looking for robust image analysis? You've come to the right place.

Royal Philips is a diversified technology company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. Our health care business makes up 42% of our global sales revenue.

With a century of history and more than 450 innovative products and services, we are ready to meet today’s challenges in healthcare by creating solutions that deliver better care to more people at lower cost.

Our more than 37,000 employees, working in 100 countries, are committed to helping you create meaningful moments of care, whether in the hospital room, the living room or the boardroom. See how we are working to create a healthier future together.

CIMTEC is Canada’s Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization. CIMTEC designs medical imaging products for health technology entrepreneurs, making their innovations a reality. CIMTEC can help you develop the clinical software and hardware for your technology under an ISO-certified quality management system, with particular commercial expertise in:

Machine Learning: Leverage the latest data/image analysis techniques while maintaining a clear path to regulatory approval;

Mechatronics Design: Design and manufacture of prototypes with expertise in precision motion control and surgical interventions;

Intelligent Industrial Design: Appeal to clinicians with user interfaces and physical devices that are intuitive and a pleasure to use.

Working with CIMTEC is a collaborative process that starts with a conversation – we can be reached at info@cimtec-canada.ca to setup your initial consultation.