Japanese medical diagnostic imaging startup LPixel raises $27 million

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Tokyo-based LPixel, the Japanese startup behind AI-powered medical image diagnostic support technologies, recently announced that it has raised about 3 billion yen (about $27 million US) in October. Participating investors include Olympus, Fujifilm and Cyberdyne. The company will use this funding to strengthen development of proprietary technologies to support a medical diagnostic imaging system called EIRL, in addition to marketing efforts and team structure enhancement.

Spun off from the University of Tokyo, LPixel has been developing image analysis technologies specifically focused on the life science space. In partnership with the University of Tokyo, National Cancer Center Japan and other medical institutions, the company has been focused on medical diagnostic imaging R&D. They are reportedly in talks with the companies participating in this round for potential business partnerships.


Translated by Masaru Ikeda
Edited by “Tex” Pomeroy