GE Healthcare and SOPHiA GENETICS have signed a letter of intent to work together on targeting and matching treatments that can suit individual patient’s genomic profile and cancer type.

The companies intend to create new artificial intelligence (AI)-driven analytics and workflow solutions for the clinical and biopharma markets.

These solutions are expected to aid in efficient and tailored therapies for patients.

The collaboration will leverage GE Healthcare’s medical imaging and monitoring expertise as well as the Edison data aggregation platform.

SOPHiA will provide its DDMTM analytics platform and associated solutions, which are deployed in approximately 750 hospitals, labs and biopharma firms.

The DDMTM platform is a Cloud-based software-as-a-service that utilises AI and machine learning to offer actionable genomic insights to doctors and researchers from complex multimodal datasets.

The companies intend to break down the data silos between instruments and sites that cause delays or hinder patients from receiving suitable treatment for cancer and various other diseases.

GE Healthcare imaging president and CEO Jan Makela said: “The integration of genomics-based AI into oncology workflow solutions would be a major breakthrough for integrated cancer medicine and for future clinical research, which increasingly depend on the ability to select those patients most likely to respond to new therapies.”

GE Healthcare uses the Edison platform to unify data from various sources, including electronic health records (EHR), radiology information systems (RIS), imaging and other medical devices.

This combined data can help create and implement AI solutions to streamline cancer patient workflows, gain insights into complex clinical patient data and compare individual patient data.

SOPHiA GENETICS co-founder and CEO Jurgi Camblong said: “By bringing together our global platform and insights-sharing network with GE Healthcare’s international reach and cutting-edge products, healthcare professionals will be able to leverage their expertise and work together for the benefit of patients all over the world.

“Cancer patients will be able to receive equal access to better diagnoses and treatments through secure data pooling and knowledge sharing, unlocking the promise of data-driven medicine at scale.”

In May, GE Healthcare acquired France-based in-vivo oncology and neurology biomarker developer Zionexa to further develop molecular imaging agents for cancer treatment.