Héphaïstos is a medical imaging software design company that aims to help pathologists make diagnostic decisions faster and more informed in cancer screening.
Héphaïstos, through artificial intelligence aims to provide an answer to one of the main problems of Pathology in the world: the dearth of pathologists. In both developing and developed countries, the dearth of pathologists leads to an increased workload affecting the performance of pathologists and the time it takes to report examinations. The increase in the number of samples to be analysed is a consequence of the chronic progression of the cancer disease, which requires the need for sequential samples aimed at theranostic in order to adapt the new targeted therapeutic strategies.
On the other hand, in the world, there is an unequal distribution of pathologists according to the continents, in France we have 2.2 pathologists per 100,000 inhabitants, while in sub-Saharan Africa, a pathologist serves millions of people.
This unequal distribution of pathologists only reinforces the unequal chance of healing of patients; screening cannot be done according to the same characteristics. Héphaïstosts’ approach can also help to bridge this inequality.