Canada’s PM learns how the autonomous robot can bridge healthcare gaps in remote communities

Cobionix, the startup developing Codi™️, an AI-powered robotics system that can perform ultrasounds, met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Honorable Marci Ien, Minister responsible for Women and Gender Equality Canada, and Honorable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs at Saskatoon’s Virtual Health Hub earlier this week.

The visit was part of a larger trip to Saskatchewan where the prime minister announced Budget 2024 funding for Indigenous communities to address health disparities in rural and remote Indigenous communities.

The Virtual Health Hub, where Cobionix is conducting remote ultrasounds clinical trials, will receive $21 million to develop, adopt, and deliver healthcare services to remote communities.

“Cobionix is thrilled to participate in a transformative initiative that aims to tackle health disparities faced by rural and remote communities,” Matthew Sefati (BSc ’16), Cobionix CEO, said. “Through our innovative AI-enabled robotic platform, Codi™, and its pioneering ultrasound application, we are helping bridge the healthcare gap.”