BD, Techcyte announce strategic collaboration to offer AI-based digital cervical cytology system for pap testing

Jan. 31, 2024
AI-based algorithm aims to enable cytotechnologists and pathologists to efficiently identify evidence of cervical cancer and precancerous lesions.

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and Techcyte announced a strategic collaboration agreement to offer an AI-based algorithm that guides cytologists and pathologists to efficiently and effectively identify evidence of cervical cancer and precancer using whole-slide imaging.

The agreement enables BD to deliver a complete solution that aims to reduce the potential for human error and enable greater throughput, so that labs can achieve their results with greater standardization, reproducibility, and efficiency from a Pap test, also known as a Pap smear. 

With the digital cervical cytology system, the samples can be scanned, converted to a digital slide image, and then reviewed on a computer monitor in a lab or from a remote location. In addition, the digital cervical cytology system uses an AI-based algorithm to prioritize and present clinically relevant cells for visual evaluation.

The Techcyte platform is compatible with the most common liquid-based cytology (LBC) preparations, including BD SurePath Liquid-based Pap Test vial and aims to be compatible with several of the most-used whole-slide imagers on the market.

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