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Summary

BB-SPECTRAL is an artificial intelligence (AI) technology for quantify and categorised chemical compounds using spectral information of highly complex samples (e.g. blood). Avoiding the use of reagents, BB-SPECTRAL is able to predict compounds concentrations with an accuracy of about 90% in comparison to the laboratory results (gold standard).

Explaining to humans the spectral data extracted from samples, BB-SPECTRAL is unique at establishing its own knowledge base, indicating 'a priori' the predictability, accuracy and precision of new estimates. This technology is applicable to all regions of the electromagnetic spectra used in spectroscopy analysis, or with any other type of spectroscopy where complex multi-scale interference and chemical/biological variability is present.

Challenge|Opportunity

Current approaches for spectral analysis comprise artificial neural networks (ANN) and non-linear support vector machines (SVM), which attempt to create complex function models that fit to all data. This strategy fails at analysing complex samples, requiring large amounts of data, being unable of detecting outliers, and encompassing high computational costs.

BB-SPECTRAL was developed to overcome these technical problems using a local and global approach to provide medical-grade accuracy and precision, quantifying and identifying any chemical compound in highly complex samples.

 

Main Advantages

  • Self-learning capability;

  • Works with a wide range of spectral data (spectroscopy analysis (X-ray, UV, vis, nIR, IR, far-IR and microwaves);

  • Extends non-destructive, non-invasive spectroscopy applications to a high number of Industries;

  • Avoids the use of reagents.

Applications

  • Clinical assessment of biological targets in healthy and pathological conditions (Medicine and Veterinary);
  • Quality control in Agro-Food industry;
  • Materials characterisation.

  • Commercial Rights

    Exclusive
  • Development Stage

    Industrial prototype (TRL 5-6)
  • Further Information

    <p><a href="https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?DB=EPODOC&locale=en_EP&FT=E&CC=WO&NR=2018060967&KC=A1" target="_blank">WO2018060967</a></p> <p> </p>
  • IPR Status

    Patent pending
  • Licensing Availability

    Worldwide
  • Industrial Categories

    Agriculture, forestry, and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Arts, entertainment, and recreation, Healthcare, Environment, Materials, Aerospace, defence, and security, Food and drink
  • Tags

    Software, Quality control, Data mining, Chemistry, Artificial intelligence
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