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Indian startup takes AI-powered breast cancer screening to Asia

Niramai's radiation-free, noninvasive tech detects malignancies in 15 minutes

Over 600,000 people lose their lives to breast cancer each year. Niramai uses thermal imaging and cloud-hosted artificial intelligence to identify malignancies. (Photo by Rosemary Marandi)

MUMBAI -- Indian health care startup Niramai Health Analytix is in talks with Asian hospitals for its noninvasive, artificial intelligence-enabled technology to screen for early signs of breast cancer.

The startup has raised about $7 million from Japan's Dream Incubator and local investors Pi Ventures, Axilor and Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, among others. It is now preparing pretrials in South and Southeast Asian countries with a high incidence of breast cancer.

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