CergenX secures extra €1.2m for AI-based baby brain scanning software

UCC spinout company has developed a technology that can more easily test for brain abnormalities in newborn babies

Jason Mowles, chief executive, Prof Geraldine Boylan, chief sales officer, and Sean Griffin, chief technology officer, at CergenX, the Cork medtech firm. Picture: David Jones

CergenX, a Cork-based medtech firm that is developing AI-powered brain screening for newborn babies, has raised an additional €1.2 million from backers to further develop the technology.

Founded in 2021 by a group of scientists and software engineers, the University College Cork spinout is seeking to make brain health monitoring part of standard screening for newborn babies.

Around five in every 1,000 newborns are born with some form of brain injury. Currently, the most common ...