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4DX - 4DMedical Limited

Discussion in 'Stocks 0-H' started by System, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. System

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    4DMedical is a medical technology company focused on commercialising its patented respiratory imaging platform, XV Technology to enhance the capacity of physicians to diagnose and manage patients with respiratory diseases.

    The global respiratory diagnostic market is estimated to be US$31 billion. Though this market is large and growing, in modern medical facilities, respiratory diagnostics are dominated by three procedures: the pulmonary function test (invented in the 1860s), the X-ray (invented in the 1890s) and the CT (invented in the 1970s). 4DMedical's XV Technology has a number of advantages that can aid market adoption:
    • XV Technology provides a non-invasive modality for physicians to understand regional lung motion and air flow, and to identify respiratory deficiencies earlier and more sensitively;
    • XV Technology is designed to be fully compatible with existing hospital and clinic equipment so not requiring any capital expenditure; and
    • XV Technology will be delivered through a cloud-based Software as a Services (SaaS) model, allowing 4DMedical to deliver its technology more quickly and at a lower cost base to existing procedures.
    All of 4DMedical's technology and intellectual property has been pioneered by the Company's in-house development team and validated by a number of clinical trials in partnership with leading U.S. hospitals. Continued engagement with key opinion leaders in the field may provide 4DMedical access to early opportunities such as early use of products in a clinical research setting.

    In May 2020, the Company received FDA 510(k) clearance for the use of its XV Technology in its ventilation analysis software and is currently being sold in the U.S. The core driver of near-term sales growth will be the rollout of the Company's flagship software product XV (Ventilation) in the US. The market for respiratory diagnostics is the U.S. alone is US$13.7 billion and 73.5 million diagnostic procedures per year.

    It is anticipated that 4DX will list on the ASX during August 2020.

    https://4dmedical.com
     
  2. Dona Ferentes

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    4DMedical (formerly 4Dx) is a medtech company based in Melbourne, Australia, established to commercialize four-dimensional lung imaging platform, XV Technology.™

    4DMedical’s XV Technology process is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) diagnostic tool, available through secure cloud subscription, and can be implemented immediately, utilizing existing hospital and clinical infrastructure with no capital expenditure or training required. Imaging departments simply electronically send an X-ray (using existing fluoroscopy equipment) to 4DMedical.

    XV Technology is not intended to replace molecular tests as the primary diagnosis method for COVID-19; however, 4DMedical believes its ventilation reports will prove essential in providing quantitative support for diagnosis and follow up examinations for patients with, or recovering from COVID-19.

    4DMedical software then rapidly and automatically analyzes and applies its proprietary algorithms to identify and quantify any functional impairment. The software generates a ventilation report and sends it to the hospital to enable clinicians to determine the most effective treatment course of action and allocation of finite hospital resources. The end-to-end process can be completed and a report generated within three hours.

    slated to IPO on 14 August, 2020. Raising $55million
    FDA approval given in June 2020
    https://4dmedical.com/
     
  3. Dona Ferentes

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    hitting the boards at 11am, today. .... likely above the 73c issue price
     
  4. Country Lad

    Country Lad Off into the sunset

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    Yes somewhat above. Indicative opening price 210 at the moment. Will be interesting to see how that changes in the next half an hour to open. Likely to be significantly less than that as currently buyers/sellers are simply jockeying for position.
     
  5. Dona Ferentes

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    In the eight years since former Monash University professor Andreas Fouras founded soon-to-be listed lung imaging medical technology company 4D Medical, he has put everything on the line to get his business to where it is today.

    Dr Fouras was previously a Monash University mechanical engineering professor, specialising in wind tunnel imaging, but left his academic career and moved to Los Angeles to develop 4D Medical, which was until recently named 4Dx.

    The company's lung imaging device leverages Dr Fouras' background in aeronautical engineering to highlight if there are parts of the lungs receiving less air, helping in the early diagnosis of diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or lung cancer. Current imaging techniques just give an overall picture of the amount of air lungs are taking in.

    ....When the company lists on Friday, it will have the support of funds including Perennial Value Management, Ryder Capital, Pendal Group, EFM Asset Management, OC Funds Management and Quest Asset Partners, which have all bought into the IPO.

    Dr Fouras said the listing was oversubscribed, but would not say by how much. However, he said no investor had received the full allocation they had requested and the company had needed to increase the size of the capital raise to $55.8 million from its target in June of $45 million, to account for the interest.

    Perennial's head of smaller companies and micro caps, Andrew Smith, said since his fund bought into 4D in November 2019, its business case had improved [with FDA approval]
    When Mr Smith was introduced to the business, he was attracted by the involvement of Dr Sam Hupert, the co-founder and CEO of medical imaging company Pro Medicus and a member of 4D's advisory board. Mr Smith was optimistic the company could grow to be a medtech success story like Cochlear or Resmed and he believed it could get there more easily, since it had its roots in technology.
    Like Mr Smith, Ryder Capital chief investment officer Peter Constable is optimistic about 4D's future, but said it was important for investors to be patient and take a long-term outlook. He also backed the business in 2019, having been introduced to Dr Fouras in 2017.
    The application of its technology in the current pandemic is something Dr Fouras considers an immediate priority and will form part of its sales push into the US later this year.
    https://www.afr.com/companies/healt...et-to-sizzle-as-funds-pile-in-20200805-p55iwb
     
  6. Garpal Gumnut

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    I can see why the Instos grabbed 4DX at 75c but too expensive a punt at $1.41 in the Covid and post Covid era when hi-tech will be difficult to sell to government who are the end health insurers.

    The Doctors and Funders concentration will be on keeping things simpler and cheaper.

    gg
     
  7. Dona Ferentes

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    interesting start. Selling dried up quickly

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