Nantes, France – On June 10, 2020, Hera-MI announces the creation of its subsidiary in the United States “Hera-MI Corp.”
Since November 2019, Hera-MI has been the first and the only French company to have obtained CE mark approval for a clinical decision support software in 2D and 3D mammography based on Artificial Intelligence.
After establishing partnerships and making sales in Europe and the Middle East, Hera-MI’s objective is to set up a development strategy in the United States. Hera-MI created its subsidiary in the United States in April 2020 and the operational launch of Hera-MI Corp. is planned for January 2021. Firstly, Hera-MI has established collaborations with American imaging centers specializing in breast cancer diagnosis in order to collect American 2D / 3D mammograms and thus consider the diversity of populations. Hera-MI’s Breast-SlimView software will be FDA 510 (k) cleared by the end of 2020.
Hera-MI Corp. will be headquartered in the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (Indy Chamber) Building. Indeed, the company is fortunate to benefit from the significant support provided by the Indy Chamber, which facilitates its installation and exploration of collaborations with imaging centers in the region such as Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Health and the Komen Tissue Bank at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Andrew Crecelius, Indy Chamber director of strategy and global initiatives said, “We are delighted to have worked closely with Hera-MI to ensure that the company’s leadership is effectively connected with potential research partners, prospective customers, and supportive industry associations. The life science and technology industries are growing and converging quickly in Indianapolis, and we want to make sure that companies have the support they need, when accessing the U.S. market through the Indianapolis region. We’re confident that Hera-MI will have success in the United States as part of our collaborative community.”
In addition, the installation of Hera-MI in the United States is materialized through its selection from more than 400 companies applying for the highly competitive program of the Houston Accelerator MassChallenge. Hera-MI plans to open a second office in Houston in Q1 2021. Thanks to this program, Hera-MI aims to set up collaborative scientific projects with breast imaging centers in Texas. By participating in this accelerator, Hera-MI will have access to industry experts, a tailored program to the best partner companies and up to $ 500,000 in brand name deals. Learn more about this program.