Happy Holidays From MetaOptima: 2018 In Review

by The DermEngine Team on Jan 2, 2019

It is with warm hearts during this festive season that we take the time to reflect and be thankful for everyone who has made our success possible. We'd like to take this opportunity to share with you all that we have accomplished this past year thanks to your continued support and feedback!

AUS investment
We are thrilled that AirTree Ventures and Skip Capital invested $8.6 million CAD in MetaOptima to support our goal of developing intelligent dermatology software and tools that will positively impact the lives of millions of patients around the world. As part of this initiative, MetaOptima took this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand its vision starting with Australia!

MetaOptima Expands Business in Australia!
Keeping our promise, we are happy to share that our new Australia-based team is quickly expanding led by our Country Manager, Peter Birch, who has taken fantastic initiative setting up our new team down under!  We look forward to watching them expand MetaOptima’s vision across New Zealand and Australia while bringing their own bright ideas, spirit, and energy to every step of the journey!

Peter Birch and Maryam Sadeghi at Skin Cancer Symposiums with MoleScope

MetaOptima Announced As A Supercluster Company
Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster has officially launched, and will have an investment of up  to $950 million over five years to  support industry-led innovation across the country. As part of this initiative, MetaOptima is partnering with Change Healthcare, TELUS Health, Careteam, Providence Health Care, BC Cancer and the University of Victoria to develop and implement a new dermatology point-of-care imaging network.

MetaOptima Wins 1st Place: International Skin Imaging Collaboration 2018
We are excited to announce that DermEngine’s artificial intelligence algorithm has won first place in the Disease Classification Task of the ISIC Competition: Skin Lesion Analysis Towards Melanoma Detection!

After many days and nights with countless hours of research (all while dealing with an office move), the entire MetaOptima Family is so proud of the R&D Team’s hard work. In addition to winning first place, we are thrilled to announce that our team also earned second and third place for their other submissions!

We Have Moved (Again)!
Starting the first week of August, the MetaOptima Team is now officially moved in to our new office! Located on the 22nd floor with a scenic view, everyone's happily settled in and adjusting well to the new stand-up desks, office chairs, daily stretch sessions, and foosball table!

MetaOptima Setting Up New Office

MetaOptima Enters #VanTechFoos
Did we mention we like foosball? In September, six brave MetaOptima team members dedicated their passion and energy to the annual Microsoft Vancouver Foosball Tournament. Accompanied by another six office “cheerleaders”, it was a great day of team bonding, passion, and energy!

MetaOptima at VanTechFoos Microsoft Tournament

As we say hello to 2019, we'd like to thank you for all of your wonderful support and contributions. From all of us here at the MetaOptima family we'd like to thank you for your continued support. We look forward to sharing all the exciting adventures yet to come!

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-The MetaOptima Team

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