Medical imaging startup Aurabox has been recognised amongst Canberra’s thriving startup community with an Innovation Connect (ICON) Grant. The competitive, matched-funded grant from the Canberra Innovation Network is in partnership with the ACT Government and is awarded to early stage startups to kick-start their growth journey.
Aurabox is a software-as-a-service platform which enables seamless sharing of medical imaging between doctors and patients, founded in Canberra in 2021 by radiologist Dr Chaturica Athukorala, and technologist Christopher Skene. It bridges the gap between disparate imaging systems and formats, providing a single place to view and share medical imaging in full, diagnostic quality.
Dr Athukorala says the grant has been instrumental in enabling the company to accelerate it’s go-to-market strategy, “The ICON grant has given us the means to build our MVP and bring that to the point where we can start onboarding patients and doctors”.
Aurabox is currently undergoing trials through a quality improvement pilot study at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre, where Dr Athukorala hopes they can make a big impact.
“The Cancer Centre deals with patients with complex and sensitive needs. When you are undergoing cancer treatment, the last thing you need is issues with managing your imaging, so we are really excited to be given the opportunity to try and make life easier for these patients and their care teams.”
The ICON grant builds on earlier participation in the Canberra Innovation Network’s Idea to Impact program, “The Canberra Innovation Network has played a pivotal role in getting Aurabox to this milestone. We are so grateful for their support and it is a privilege to share in the knowledge and the resources of this community.”
Aurabox is launching in 2022.