Qualisure Diagnostics

Qualisure Diagnostics

Qualisure Diagnostics is developing diagnostic tools that help inform customized treatment plans for patients with cancer and determine the most appropriate interventions. Its core technology uses biopsy and biomarkers to support physicians in determining when cancer patients should have surgical intervention and what the scope of the intervention should be. The cloud-based engine, Molecular deCodeR, decodes the biomarkers that are most informative and rapidly delivers test results to ordering physicians.

Currently, the company consists of three products. The lead product, Thyroid GuidePx, is an algorithmic diagnostic tool for prediction in thyroid cancer patients. HighLifeR is an ML algorithm that goes through genomic datasets to identify biomarkers associated with survival. Molecular DeCodeR is software that enables rapid interpretation of molecular data, generating a report in the cloud and transmitting details to physicians.

UCeed’s investment has been instrumental in advancing Qualisure’s technology development and commercialization efforts. Along with the financial investment, the company gained strategic support to secure additional funding and further develop its business. Brandon Friedt, CFO, says the group was able to leverage UCeed investment to acquire government grants. This helped the company make significant progress with its commercialization efforts, particularly towards the lead product, Thyroid GuidePx. “UCeed has made an invaluable contribution to our company’s growth and development," says Friedt.

The company is in the final stages of development for Thyroid GuidePx, including the last rounds of software testing.

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Qualisure has received investment from UCeed, a venture philanthropy fund accelerating UCalgary and community-based startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy. A key program in the UCalgary innovation ecosystem, UCeed bridges the gap between innovation, demonstration and commercialization, and is managed by UCalgary’s knowledge-transfer and business incubator, Innovate Calgary.

UCeed Health Fund is supported by the generosity of the River Fund at the Calgary Foundation and its mission to build a healthy and vibrant community where everyone belongs.