Natus partners with Holberg EEG to advance the diagnosis of Epilepsy
Partnership to advance the development and distribution of innovative AutoSCORE algorithm
PLEASANTON, Calif., May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:NTUS) (the “Company” or “Natus”), a leading provider of medical device solutions focused on the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous and sensory system disorders for patients of all ages, is excited to announce a partnership with Holberg EEG AS. The partnership will advance the development and distribution of an AutoSCORE algorithm to automate Electroencephalography (“EEG”) classifications and improve reporting efficiency.
“We are excited about this new partnership,” said Jonathan Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer at Natus. “This partnership will further advance our shared vision to improve and automate the diagnosis and ultimate care of epilepsy patients around the globe.”
Holberg EEG has developed and commercialized SCORE EEGTM, a reporting and database software that builds on the new international consensus for describing EEG examinations (SCORE) and replaces free text reporting. The new partnership will advance the next steps to develop AutoSCORE, which will provide decision support to reduce EEG reporting variability, improve quality, and reduce time and cost for users. AutoSCORE has the potential to improve clinical outcome and value of care for the millions suffering from epilepsy.
“There is an empirical need to improve the quality of EEG assessment,” said Øyvind Gulbrandsen, Chief Executive Officer at Holberg EEG AS. “We aim to automate EEG descriptions by applying machine learning to the world’s largest database of annotated EEG’s, and are excited to do this in collaboration with Natus.”
About Holberg EEG AS
Holberg EEG AS is a Norwegian based eHealth company with products for standardized structural interpretation, reporting and sharing of advanced diagnostic data, and is currently focused in the field of Electroencephalography.
Additional information about Holberg EEG AS can be found at www.holbergeeg.com.
About Natus Medical Incorporated
Natus is a leading provider of medical device solutions focused on the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous and sensory system disorders for patients of all ages.
Additional information about Natus Medical Incorporated can be found at www.natus.com.
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Released May 12, 2020