FDA Permits Marketing of IDx-DR for Automated Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy in Primary Care

Dr. Michael Abramoff

IDx, a privately-held AI diagnostics company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company’s De Novo request to market IDx-DR, an AI-based diagnostic system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. IDx-DR is the first autonomous, AI-based diagnostic system authorized for commercialization by the FDA.

“The FDA’s authorization to market IDx-DR is a historic moment that has the potential to launch a transformation in the way U.S. healthcare is delivered,” said Dr. Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD, founder and president of IDx. “Autonomous AI systems have massive potential to improve healthcare productivity, lower healthcare costs, and improve accessibility and quality. As the first of its kind to be authorized for commercialization, IDx-DR provides a roadmap for the safe and responsible use of AI in medicine.”

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science faculty members, Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD; James Folk, MD; and Young Kwon, MD, PhD, are part of the IDx leadership team.

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Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018