About Kheiron Medical Technologies

Transforming cancer diagnostics through the power of deep learning

The Kheiron constellation

At Kheiron, we believe that by combining human intelligence with the power of AI, we can help transform cancer diagnostics.

Detecting cancer and tracking it accurately is challenging and time-consuming for even the most experienced radiologists. Partly, this is due to a global shortage of radiologists, but it’s also because clinicians can’t always access the right information at the right time to make confident decisions.

We believe artificial intelligence (AI) can help.

Adding AI into imaging workflows can achieve better outcomes for patients. That’s because combining radiologists’ knowledge with modern machine learning can greatly improve detection efficiency and effectiveness – and ultimately, patient outcomes. It’s a revolutionary AI approach to solve real-world problems. And that, in short, is what we’re about.

Detecting cancers earlier and more accurately

We’re dedicated to helping radiologists detect cancers much earlier and much more accurately than what’s currently possible. Watch our video to find out how.

Our mission and vision

It’s a hard fact to face, but one in six people will die of cancer. And it’s equally distressing to consider that it’s responsible for about 10 million deaths per year. At Kheiron, our mission is to give patients a better fighting chance against cancer using deep learning technology that works with radiologists.


Our revolutionary approach allows us to envision a better world – a world where radiologists can work more effectively, detect cancers sooner and improve outcomes for every cancer patient.

Download our company one-pager for an overview of how we’re transforming cancer detection.

About our name

Kheiron was a wise, gentle centaur in Greek mythology – a creature that is part man, part horse who was known for his knowledge and skills in medicine. It’s the idea that two halves working together create something far more powerful than individuals can, just like AI and clinicians working together to change what’s possible in healthcare. This is why it’s the inspiration for our name.

How to pronounce Kheiron:

Ky-ron

Our founders

When co-founders Peter Kecskemethy and Tobias Rijken met in 2016, they connected through a shared belief that AI, together with clinicians, can and will change healthcare for the better. Both growing up in medical families, they knew the struggles and challenges healthcare workers face. And they wanted to do something about it.

Peter and Tobias started with a question: How could AI help to detect cancer sooner, and improve the lives of patients and radiologists around the world? Then they got to work on creating a new generation of AI-enabled solutions to revolutionise the way cancer is detected, diagnosed and assessed.

Peter Kecskemethy, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Tobias Rijken, MSc

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

What I like so much about machine learning is the application it has on the real world. The opportunity it has to solve real-world problems. That’s what really excites me.

Peter Kecskemethy
Kheiron Medical Technologies
Co-Founder & CEO

Team

Meet the crew

We’re a diverse, global team that brings together machine learning experts and radiologists. You’ll also find plenty of people who have been directly affected by cancer in our crew. Each one of us is committed to the Kheiron cause, and we put clinicians and patients at the centre of everything we do. 

FRANS VAN BEERS

VP, Global Business Development

DR. KAREN FITCHETT

Vice President of Products

DR. EDITH KARPATI

Medical Product Director

ALEX HAMLOW

Chief Commercial Officer

Join our crew

Join us on our mission to revolutionise cancer detection through the power of deep learning technology. You will be joining a company that truly believes in developing AI that works together with clinicians to bring the best outcomes to patients. If you feel the same, please read more.

Latest articles

Latest articles

PR

29th November 2021

Stanford University Partners with Kheiron

Collaboration leverages Stanford’s clinical expertise and Kheiron’s machine learning capabilities to assist radiologists in more effectively staging and monitoring treatment re…

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PR

29th November 2021

Kheiron Introduces Mia IQ to U.S.

Award-Winning AI Solutions Developer Launches Image Quality Assurance Tool to Support Radiographers and Radiologists in Breast Screening Process Nov. 29, 2021 – To aid breast…

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29th November 2021

Kheiron Introduces RSViP to U.S.

AI-Enabled Scheduling Tool That Focuses Attention on Women Who Need Breast Screening the Most Nov. 29, 2021 – As many as 3.9 million women in the U.S. missed their routine ma…

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Our partnerships

Building trust and ensuring clinical rigour

We’re working with world-leading organisations to make sure we can help radiologists detect cancer earlier, increasing chances of survival and paving the way for less invasive treatments. By partnering with the right teams, evaluating our technology through clinical trials, and working with practicing radiologists, we’re ensuring our solutions set a new standard in AI for healthcare.

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Security and quality assured

We invite external auditors to assess our compliance with globally recognized security and quality standards to assure that we maintain best practices to work safely and securely. Our certifications include the EN ISO: 13485:2016 standard for applying a quality management system for medical devices. We’re also certified compliant with ISO/IEC 27001:2017 for our security management system, providing assurance that our security controls and information handling is of the highest standards. And we meet regulations in all markets sold. See our solutions for more detail.

Our investors

The key to helping radiologists and clinicians diagnose cancer more accurately is finding investors who understand how to safely validate and scale solutions for global impact. We’re pleased to have Atomico on board, with participation from Connect Ventures, Entrepreneur First, Greycroft, Hoxton Ventures, InHealth Ventures, and EXOR Seeds. Atomico partners with ambitious tech founders at Series A, leveraging deep operational experience to supercharge their growth. Its team of investors and advisors include operational leaders who were responsible for the global expansion, hiring and marketing of companies such as Skype, Google, Uber and Spotify.

Sifted says…

We’ve been recognised as one of Sifted’s UK tech startups and scaleups to watch in 2021.

“Kheiron Medical [is] a recipient of the NHS’s £50m innovation fund, but alone it’s raised an additional £16.1m in funding rounds, including from Atomico and Hoxton Ventures.” – Sifted.eu