August 9, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE

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July 7, 2022

OVERFITTING

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June 29, 2022

MedTech Summit 2022

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June 28, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: Mean Corpuscular Volume

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May 4, 2022

Risks

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April 20, 2022

SBAS team at EuroMedLab 2021

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April 7, 2022

QR Code

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March 28, 2022

mySmartBlood has a new feature, and it's all about QR codes!

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March 22, 2022

COVID-19 diagnosis by routine blood tests using machine learning is in the Top 100 Scientific Reportspapers in 2021

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August 9, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE

The blood test to measure the erythrocyte sedimentation rate is used to check for inflammatory activity in your body. It measures how quickly red blood cells fall to the bottom of a test tube that con…
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August 2, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: GAMMA-GLUTAMYLTRANSFERASE

Gamma-glutamyltransferase, or GGT, is an enzyme present in your body with the highest concentrations in the liver, pancreas, and kidneys. The GGT test measures the activity of GGT in your body and hel…
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July 26, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: UREA

In protein and amino acid metabolism, urea is the final degradation product. It is formed in the liver, where nitrogen from ammonia is combined with other elements. Urea travels in your bloodstream fr…
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July 19, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme primarily concentrated in the liver but which is also present in the bones, intestines, kidneys, and placenta. Abnormal levels of ALP are most often caused by l…
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July 7, 2022

OVERFITTING

Machine learning models intend to predict and forecast likely future outcomes with the aid of historical and existing data. These models “learn” by analysing current and historical data and projec…
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July 5, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: ALBUMIN

Albumin is one of the most abundant proteins in your blood; it makes up to 65% of proteins in your plasma. Your liver produces 9-12g of albumin a day which is released into the bloodstream. Albumin ma…
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June 29, 2022

MedTech Summit 2022

The MedTech Summit is one of the biggest and most important regulatory events of the year in the medical device industry. It brings together hundreds of Competent Authority, Notified Body and industry…
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June 28, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: Mean Corpuscular Volume

Mean Corpuscular Volume or MCV is a blood test that measures the average size of your red blood cells. Red blood cells or erythrocytes are small, round, biconcave cells that contain hemoglobin which c…
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June 21, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY

Total Iron Binding Capacity or TIBC is a test that measures the total capacity of your blood to bind and transport iron. Iron is an essential element that is present in all your body's cells. In blood…
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June 7, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: TOTAL PROTEIN

Proteins are large molecules that play vital roles in all parts of your body. They provide your body with energy; they maintain normal acid-base balance; they take various forms such as enzymes, hormo…
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May 31, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: PHOSPHATE

Phosphate or PO4 is an electrically charged particle in your blood that participates in the essential biochemical processes in your body – energy production. It is important for proper nerve and mus…
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May 17, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: HEMATOCRIT

Your blood consists of a liquid called plasma, in which there are white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Red blood cells ensure that your whole body gets enough oxygen. They carry the oxyg…
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May 12, 2022

Data augmentation

Data augmentation is the expansion of an existing dataset with synthetically generated examples that are slightly different from the collected data, but which still reflect a real world example. In th…
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May 10, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: EOSINOPHILS

Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that play an important role in your immune system. They have various functions in your body similar to other white blood cells. However, two roles stand out …
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May 4, 2022

Risks

Every day, during normal activities such as eating, drinking, driving, traveling and enjoying hobbies, we perform risk management. And most of the time, we do not even realize it. We are (unconsciousl…
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May 3, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: MEAN PLATELET VOLUME

Mean Platelet Volume or shortly MPV is a blood test that measures the average size of your platelets. Platelets, or thrombocytes, are the smallest cells in your blood. Their main role is to form clots…
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April 26, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: BASOPHILS

Basophils are the smallest and the least abundant type of white blood cell and are a part of your immune system. They are the reason why you cough, sneeze or have a runny nose while being sick. They p…
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April 20, 2022

SBAS team at EuroMedLab 2021

Between 10 and 14 April 2022, the Smart Blood Analytics Swiss SA scientific and development teams attended EuroMedLab 2021 in Munich. EuroMedLab 2021 combined the 24th IFCC-EFLM European Congress of C…
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April 19, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: LIPASE

Lipase is an enzyme produced by your pancreas that helps your body digest fats. When you ingest food, the pancreas releases lipase into your digestive tract, which helps break down fats. It is normal …
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April 12, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: FERRITIN

Ferritin is a protein in your blood that stores iron and releases it when your body needs iron. Ferritin is a spherical molecule with a hollow center where the iron is stored. Each ferritin molecule c…
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April 7, 2022

QR Code

These days QR codes are everywhere, so it is almost unimaginable to be unaware of them. The Quick Response (QR) code was invented in 1994 in Japan and its initial design is said to be influenced by th…
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April 5, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: CHLORIDE

Chloride is an essential electrolyte in your body. It's a major extracellular anion whose role is to maintain normal blood volume and osmotic pressure. It works closely with other electrolytes like so…
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March 30, 2022

The Importance of Post-Market Surveillance

We all want medical devices to be safe and efficient. Therefore, every medical device put on the market has to undergo strict testing, verification, validation, and evaluation. However, some risks and…
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March 29, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: NEUTROPHILS

Neutrophils are the most abundant type of white blood cell in your body. They are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your body from infections, especially the ones caused by bacteri…
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March 28, 2022

mySmartBlood has a new feature, and it's all about QR codes!

You can now scan a QR code to upload your blood parameters. Measure all blood parameters from our Mandatory Blood Parameters List in your nearest laboratory. Then, simply scan a QR code and your blood…
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March 22, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE

Lactate dehydrogenase, or LDH, is an important enzyme in your body. It's a protein that plays a big role in producing your body's energy. It is widely spread through your body's tissues with high conc…
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March 22, 2022

COVID-19 diagnosis by routine blood tests using machine learning is in the Top 100 Scientific Reportspapers in 2021

It is our great pleasure to receive the news that our research article COVID-19 diagnosis by routine blood tests using machine learning received 20,770 article downloads in 2021, placing it as one of …
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March 15, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: POTASSIUM

Potassium plays a vital role as a major intracellular cation in the body. It is an electrolyte whose concentration is 20 times greater inside your cells than outside. Potassium regulates body fluids, …
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March 8, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: RED BLOOD CELLS

Red blood cells or erythrocytes are small, round, biconcave cells that contain hemoglobin which carries the oxygen from the lungs to tissues and carbon dioxide back from tissues to the lungs. Red bloo…
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February 24, 2022

From medical data to an AI-based product

Friends ask me what do I do as a data scientist? I usually simplify things and answer that I search for knowledge in data. Many people think that data scientists just run numerous medical cases throug…
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February 22, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: CHOLESTEROL

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that your body actually needs. Yes, you read that right. Cholesterol is a substance needed to build your cells' membranes and manufacture vitamins and hormones like tes…
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February 16, 2022

The Role of Standards

A standard is a technical document that is specifically designed to be a rule, guideline, or definition. It is a consensus-built, repeatable way of doing something. A standard can be about making a pr…
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February 15, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: CREATININE

Your liver produces creatine, a chemical that serves as a high energy source for your muscles. As you use your muscles, the muscle tissue breaks down and uses this energy. In this process, creatine be…
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February 3, 2022

Explainable AI

Machine learning models are often considered black boxes, since their inner-workings are somewhat hard to understand. This problem grows when models become larger and more complex and even though they…
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February 1, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: PLATELETS

Platelets, or thrombocytes, are the smallest cells in your blood. Their main role is to form clots and stop bleeding. Whenever there is a damage in a blood vessel, platelets will move to the site of t…
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January 26, 2022

Europe’s Medical Device Database – EUDAMED

The European Commission adopted new Regulations in 2017 that apply to medical devices. There are two regulations, Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) and the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices …
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January 25, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: CALCIUM

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and it represents around 2% of your body weight. It is essential for the proper function of your nerves, muscles, and heart and for maintaining …
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January 20, 2022

Will AI replace doctors?

Helping people is our primary goal at Smart Blood Analytics Swiss SA and AI is our primary tool for achieving this goal. We aim to empower physicians and shorten the time for the patient to receive a …
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January 18, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: WHITE BLOOD CELLS

White blood cells, or leukocytes, are your body’s immunity cells and are there to protect you from illness and disease. They circulate through your bloodstream and tissues and fight viruses, bacteri…
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January 12, 2022

Traceability in medical devices

Medical devices are considered a fundamental component of health systems. The benefits they can provide continue to increase as they are an essential part of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment illne…
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January 11, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: BILIRUBIN

Bilirubin is a yellowish pigment found in bile, a fluid produced by your liver that helps digest food. Bilirubin is produced during the normal breakdown of your red blood cells. More precisely, biliru…
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January 6, 2022

Science behind mySmartBlood

Smart Blood Analytics Swiss SA specializes in providing an artificial intelligence machine learning model that enables healthcare professionals to quickly and accurately gain information about their p…
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January 3, 2022

Parameter Tuesday: MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral found in every cell in your body. Around 24g of magnesium is found in an average human body, of which a little more than a half is found in the bones, and…
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December 21, 2021

What are IVD Medical Devices?

Medical devices and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices have a fundamental role in saving lives by providing innovative healthcare solutions for the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, prediction…
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December 14, 2021

Parameter Tuesday: HEMOGLOBIN

Hemoglobin (abbreviated to Hb or Hgb) is an iron-containing protein in your red blood cells responsible for many functions in your body. Its main role is carrying oxygen from the lungs to the tissues …
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December 9, 2021

Importance of data and data science

These days doctors use many different types of diagnostic tests and medical procedures such as MRI, CT, ECG, EEG, colonoscopy, etc., to obtain the final diagnoses for their patients. For the past few …
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December 7, 2021

Parameter Tuesday: C-Reactive Protein

C-Reactive Protein, or CRP, is a protein produced by your liver. It’s an acute phase reactant whose concentration rises sharply just a few hours after the onset of inflammation in your body. Inflamm…
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December 1, 2021

ICD-10 Classification

We want to make sure that the results presented by our IVD medical devices are as clear as possible. Therefore, the reports contain diagnoses that are encoded using the international classification of…
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November 30, 2021

Parameter Tuesday: SODIUM

Sodium is an essential electrolyte in your body that is present in all your body's fluids. It is present as a cation which means it is an electrically positively charged mineral. It is vital in mainta…
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November 25, 2021

AI vs. the Brain

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Specific applications of AI include expert systems, natural language processing…
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November 23, 2021

Parameter Tuesday: IRON

Iron is an essential element in your body, and it plays a vital role in your blood production. Around 70% of iron is found in your red blood cells, where it is a critical part of a protein called hemo…
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November 17, 2021

About the CE marking

We are sure you have noticed the letters "CE" on different products. But do you know what they mean and why they should appear?
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November 16, 2021

Parameter Tuesday: GLUCOSE

In our Parameter Tuesday series, we will be describing each parameter from our Mandatory Blood Parameters List. We start the series on a sweet note with GLUCOSE.
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May 4, 2021

SBAS Software Introductory video

The SBAS Software introductory video helps you to better understand the scope and the power of our machine-learning algorithms. We give you some background to how our algorithms work and how they can …
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December 9, 2020

...Certified...

We are extremely proud to announce Smart Blood Analytics Swiss has reached a very important milestone, especially being an AI company. With our team being fully dedicated and having a deep understandi…
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April 2, 2020

COVID-19 AI diagnostic test

Smart Blood Analytics is specialized in developing artificial intelligence machine learning models for medical diagnostics. Our models are based on data of more than 60 million blood tests. The COVID…
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December 12, 2019

Smart Blood Analytics will be attending 38th Annual J.P.Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco

The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry, bringing together industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, in…
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October 9, 2019

CAN WE DIAGNOSE BRAIN TUMOURS SOLELY BY PERFORMING ROUTINE BLOOD TEST?

Our latest scientific paper recently published in Scientific Reports presents a real paradigm shift in the approaches that physicians use to diagnose brain tumours.
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March 15, 2019

Our algorithm fits to Seven Principles of Health Care Ethics

How ethical is being aware of the Smart Blood Analytics algorithm existence and its accuracy but refusing to use it simply because of our own mistrust of artificial intelligence?
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October 30, 2018

"Quality in our Heart, Mind and Soul" ...prevails in Green Cross Laboratories

Despite the fact that every single blood test is designed to be as precise, accurate, sensitive, and specific as possible the studies demonstrate that there are several factors (besides the disease) t…
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September 27, 2018

Startup Demo day in Ljubljana, Slovenia

We are extremely happy that the jury and the audience at September’s startup Demo day in Ljubljana recognized our revolutionary work in the field of blood test interpretation and announced us as the…
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May 10, 2018

Slovenia, putting artificial intelligence in medicine to work

Recently, Forbes published the story "AI Is the Future, And Slovenia Holds the Key”, stating that when artificial intelligence (AI) was more than just a science fiction buzzword, Slovenia was o…
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May 7, 2018

Do Physicians Fear AI?

Smart Blood Analytics was in Bucharest. With the generous help of SAP representatives, we were breaking the myths of AI (Meet SAP Leonardo - The Power of Intelligent Technologies).
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March 5, 2018

Smart Blood Analytics algorithm in use at University Medical Centre Ljubljana

8 special models covering Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology and Toxicology have been successfully integrated into UMC’s medical informati…
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March 1, 2018

An application of machine learning to haematological diagnosis

The true power of laboratory test results is frequently underestimated because clinical laboratories tend to report test results as individual numerical or categorical values, and physicians concentra…
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February 27, 2018

6th Slovenian Clinical Pharmacology meeting

Despite the fact that there is currently still a lot of fear and paranoia present when implementing artificial intelligence into medicine, we strongly believe that machine learning can bring extreme b…
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