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Monday 13 December, 2021

Feedback PLC

Partnership with Amazon Web Services

RNS Number : 3521V
Feedback PLC
13 December 2021
 

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Feedback plc

 

Feedback receives funding from Amazon Web Services in support of its cloud-based tuberculosis screening programme for rural communities in India

 

· AWS provides non-equity funding to support the initial hosting costs of a pilot for Feedback's cloud-based tuberculosis ("TB") screening solution to rural communities in India

· The TB screening solution will see X-ray images acquired in rural communities pushed by Feedback's Bleepa Box straight to the cloud to be processed by clinical and artificial intelligence ("AI") partners

· The TB screening pathway, hosted on Bleepa, will connect remote communities with clinical experts and the latest technologies for point of care diagnosis of TB in almost any setting and will be hosted on AWS Cloud

 

London, 13 December 2021 : Feedback plc (AIM: FDBK, "Feedback" or the "Company"), the specialist clinical communication company, announces that it has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to establish and deliver cloud-based TB screening services to rural communities in India.

 

Feedback has been awarded funding through the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative to deliver a revolutionary imaging pathway that will enable X-rays of patients to be acquired in rural settings without networked connectivity and be transmitted over Bleepa's cloud-hosted infrastructure for reporting. This pathway will enable TB screening to be undertaken in even the most remote setting, ensuring diagnostic input is rapidly available to screening services whilst the patient is still in the X-ray clinic. This rapid, point-of-care diagnostic service leverages the power of cloud to ensure that TB screening can be scaled to rural locations across India.

 

The AWS Diagnostics Development Initiative aims to help accelerate research and innovation to advance the collective understanding and detection of infectious diseases in order to mitigate current and future outbreaks. The funding is targeted at covering the initial cloud hosting costs of the TB screening service in the pilot stages, ahead of plans to scale the service across India following a successful pilot .

 

TB represents a large public health issue globally with India experiencing an estimated 2.6m new cases every year. A robust screening programme, delivered locally to citizens is essential in order to identify those affected and initiate treatment for the condition. Chest X-rays are a key screening investigation for TB but require interpretation by either a specialist clinician or suitably regulated AI technology, neither of which are available in most rural settings.

 

Feedback's technology enables a chest X-ray image to be pushed over a mobile network to the cloud where it is shared by Bleepa either with a specialist clinician for reporting or a suitable AI tool, the results then being shared through Bleepa with the TB screening service, often within minutes of an image being acquired. Specialist TB clinicians can then advise on management, using Bleepa's patient-specific chat feature to connect directly to TB screening personnel in order to initiate treatment whilst the patient is still in the vicinity. The image and any clinical reports or discussion will then be stored in a CareLocker - a cloud container that stores medical data at an individual patient level - for every patient, which could enable the creation of citizen health records in line with the National Digital Health Mission record ("NDHM") of the Indian government. The entire solution will be hosted on AWS cloud.

 

Dr Tom Oakley, CEO of Feedback, said: "We are delighted to have AWS as a partner in our TB screening programme. This funding support will enable us to establish and subsequently scale the TB screening solution to citizens in rural locations across India. It is a key public health priority and a challenge of enormous proportions. To have AWS support and backing will make all the difference in getting this out to the citizens who need it."

 

"Cloud-powered diagnostic tools are critical in the fight against turberculosis and other infectious diseases said Maggie Carter, Global Lead, Social Impact at AWS. "Over the last year, AWS has seen inspirational results from the Diagnostic Development Initiative. We look forward to helping Bleepa and other organizations worldwide use the cloud to mitigate current and future infectious disease outbreaks."

 

Further information on Bleepa can be found on the Company's website: https://fbkmed.com/feedback-plc/reports-and-presentations/

 

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Enquiries:

 

Feedback plc

Tom Oakley, CEO

Anesh Patel, CFO

+44 (0)1954 718072

[email protected]

 

 

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (NOMAD and Broker)

Emma Earl/Freddy Crossley (Corporate Finance)

Rupert Dearden (Corporate Broking)

+44 (0)20 7886 2500

 

 

Walbrook PR Ltd

Tel: 020 7933 8780 or [email protected]

Paul McManus/Nick Rome/Nicholas Johnson

07980 541 893 or 07748 325 236 or 07884 664 686

 

Notes to Editors

 

Feedback plc (AIM: FDBK) is a pioneer of regulated clinical communication products. Its core product, Bleepa, is a revolutionary medical imaging communications app, providing an easy-to-use, high quality tool to enable remote and secure communications between front-line clinicians and teams. Importantly, it is the only CE marked medical imaging communications platform on the NHSx clinical communications tools framework. Bleepa has unparalleled functionality for everyday practice and can be accessed from any internet-connected device, enabling control of patient cases when on the go. 

 

Its highly scalable Software as a Service ("SaaS") based revenue model will provide increasing levels of visibility as the Company grows its customer base. With a growing distribution base and technology in place, the focus is on leveraging key relationships in order to drive sales both in the UK and internationally to all forms of care providers. As a fully certified medical device, Bleepa aims to disrupt the medical imaging communications market and, importantly, increase the accuracy and speed of clinical review.

 

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