Brightonix Imaging Inc. (led by Jae Sung Lee, CEO), a deep-tech medical imaging specialist, was awarded the Excellence Award at the Seoul Startup Hub Scale-up Pitching & Connect Day event organized by the Seoul Business Agency (SBA) and Hana Ventures.
The event took place on July 6th at the eoul Startup Hub Scale-up Center, located in the Korea Science and Technology Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. Among the 140 companies that Hana Ventures has invested in over the past five years, eight outstanding portfolio companies were pre-selected through screening to participate in the IR pitching session. Among them, four outstanding companies were selected and awarded.
Brightonix Imaging was recognized for commercializing positron emission tomography (PET) for the first time in Korea, starting with the supply to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and generating overseas exports, and for the excellent performance of the Pharos PET system, which is being developed to respond to the demand for PET testing for Alzheimer's disease, which is expected to increase rapidly in the future.
In addition, BTXBrain, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based brain PET/SPECT image analysis software that secured an unparalleled sales advantage within six months of domestic medical device approval, was also recognized for supplying it to leading medical institutions such as Seoul National University Hospital and Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in collaboration with GE and Siemens.
"By next year, we will complete the licensing of the Pharos PET system and BTXBrain medical devices in Korea, the U.S., and Europe," said Jae Sung Lee, CEO of Brightonix Imaging. "Brightonix Imaging will show that Korea's advanced medical device technology can work in the ultra-high-end medical imaging market."