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Thirona Spins Out Retina Business

Thirona has separated its lung and retina divisions, effective 1 January 2023, paving the way for further growth in a “focussed manner”. Thirona specialises in artificial intelligence for lung and retinal image analysis, allowing for precise quantification of abnormalities related to pulmonary and eye diseases. The high-precision analyses contribute to development of innovative solutions for screening, diagnostics, and personalised patient treatment.

RetCAD – Thirona’s flagship AI solution for eye disease screening which is already being integrated by all major fundus camera providers such as iCare, Topcon, Canon, Tomey and Nidek – will become the responsibility of Thirona Retina BV.

RetCAD – Thirona’s flagship AI solution for eye disease screening… is already being integrated by all major fundus camera providers such as iCare, Topcon, Canon, Tomey and Nidek

Following formal separation of the two divisions, Thirona Retina BV will focus entirely on the eye diseases market and act as a stand-alone legal entity. Thirona BV will continue to concentrate on AI-powered solutions for precision medicine in lung diseases, in partnership with pharmaceutical, med-tech and clinical care integration companies.

“To ensure business continuity and to allow our new entity to grow in a focused manner, Thirona BV will continue to support the Retina team with shared resources, where needed,” said Eva van Rikxoort, Founder and CEO of Thirona. “We are happy to see our Retina business maturing and quickly gaining market traction.”

“We are convinced that this step will allow our Retina team to fully concentrate on the development of AI-powered solutions for eye diseases, to support growing patients’ needs and to intensify partnerships with our channel partners in eye care markets.”, said Mark van Grinsven, Managing Director of Thirona Retina BV. “The Class IIa European MDR CE certified RetCAD is already being integrated by all major fundus camera providers such as iCare, Topcon, Canon, Tomey and Nidek. More dedication will allow us to speed up the expansion to other channels and to grow our leadership position globally.”

“This formal separation ensures that both companies are optimally positioned to pursue their growth plans and maximises the ability to create value in their respective markets”, said Guido Geerts, Partner and co-CEO of Thirona BV.