Press Release: Leena Niemistö joins Fimmic as an investor

by | Nov 30, 2016 | News

Fimmic investment Leena NiemistöFimmic, a Finnish startup company developing Deep Learning -based cloud platform for digital medical microscopy, welcomes Leena Niemistö to the investor team.

Leena Niemistö is one of the most distinguishable angel investors in Finland, having a special interest in health technology related companies. As a medical doctor, former CEO and owner of Dextra, which was acquired by Pihlajalinna, she has a wealth of experience in the medical and healthcare sector and recently in several health technology startups.

 

“I am excited about the potential Fimmic’s Deep Learning technology has to alleviate the workload for doctors and to enable better patient care.“

 

“Fimmic is solving a global challenge to improve efficiency in healthcare. Due to aging population, cancer prevalence is rising, and the number of patient samples is increasing significantly. However, the number of pathologists is not following the trend. There is a significant need to improve the efficiency and consistency in microscopy diagnostics, but also in pharmaceutical sector in order to speed up processes for developing new drugs. I am excited about the potential Fimmic’s Deep Learning technology has to alleviate the workload for doctors and to enable better patient care.“ says Leena Niemistö.

“We are pleased to welcome Leena Niemistö to our team. Her experience in the healthcare sector as well as in health technology startup environment brings a highly valued asset to Fimmic. Broader understanding of the healthcare sector is vital when striving to develop our intelligent diagnostics support platform towards clinical diagnostics”, says Fimmic CEO Kaisa Helminen.

Fimmic in short

Fimmic Oy, founded in 2013, is a spin-off company from the Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine at the University of Helsinki. Fimmic’s first generation WebMicroscope® Platform has thousands of end-users in Europe, North America and Middle-East, and it is used in several different applications, such as cancer research, drug development and medical education. Fimmic’s next generation WebMicroscope with Deep Learning Analytics brings fast and accurate diagnostics support to medical microscopy, removing slow, manual and inconsistent workflow.

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Kaisa Helminen, CEO
+358 40 679 0669 / kaisa.helminen@fimmic.com
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