Canberra medical imaging startup Aurabox has raised $500,000 in Angel investment to transform how doctors and patients collaborate and share medical imaging.
Founded in 2021, Aurabox is a software-as-a-service platform that enables the seamless sharing of medical imaging between doctors and patients.
The medtech startup plans to use the funds to complete technical development and run a private beta, before launching later in 2022.
Co-founder and CEO Dr Chaturica Athukorala, a radiologist, said Aurabox has the potential transform the way patient care teams work. It bridges the gap between disparate imaging systems and formats, providing a single place to view and share medical imaging in full, diagnostic quality.
“I watched a close friend attend three different medical imaging practices in the space of two weeks, while grappling with a cancer diagnosis. She then had to carry around her imaging on USB sticks and CDs to all of her medical appointments as the doctors looking after her were unable to view her imaging on one platform,” she said.
“Aurabox has been developed to solve this critical problem of being unable to efficiently access and communicate patient information including imaging, irrespective of where it was obtained.”
Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Christopher Skene, said the technical architecture of the platform is what sets it apart.
“Aurabox takes a ‘patient-centric’ approach. It assigns each patient with a unique patient profile which allows storage, viewing and sharing of all medical imaging, giving them ownership and control, while also allowing specialists to collaborate and share the imaging effectively via a single, centralised platform,” he said.
“Doctors can collaborate around the patient, not just share an incomplete subset of imaging.”
The platform will be offered as a monthly subscription to doctors involved in the care of complex patients, and is partnering with medical imaging providers to create a seamless experience.