What You Should Know:
– Q Bio, a Redwood City, CA-based company building technology for the Physical of the Future, unveiled its “digital twin” platform, the first to capture and monitor comprehensive baseline patient health in a scalable virtual model.
– In addition, the company announced an investment from Kaiser Foundation Hospitals that brings its total capital to more than $80 million, including Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, to develop and expand access to its proprietary platform and breakthrough whole-body scanning technologies that enable data-driven, proactive, and more affordable preventive care for all.
Q Bio Gemini Platform
The company’s platform, called Q Bio Gemini, automatically reflects an individual’s most accurate physiological state in the form of a digital twin, highlighting the most important changes in a person’s physiology in a comprehensive summary that can be securely shared with physicians and specialists all over the world.
Powering the Gemini platform is the Q Bio Mark I self-driving, whole-body scanner – the fastest, most accessible scanner developed, and the first scanner optimized for proactive care. The Mark I scanner collects information based on current health and personal risks, adapting in real time to changes in an individual’s anatomy and biochemistry that are weighted by lifestyle, medical history, and genetic risk factors. Capable of scanning the whole body in 15 minutes or less without radiation, breath holds, or claustrophobia, the scanner provides individuals with maximum comfort in an open space, including the option to stand, sit, or lie down.
The Mark I offers faster and more precise medical scanning without the use of artificial intelligence or machine learning, avoiding issues with bias and “hallucinations.” The company’s technology, which is based on advanced computational biophysics, has been shown to be at least 10x faster than conventional MRI scans without the loss of diagnostic quality, and allows for the construction of dramatically cheaper hardware, with rapid deployment and reduced operational costs.