Building the future now

With a valuable research team, we are actively involved in innovative projects.

Valuable research and innovation team


Strong collaboration with Universities, R&D institutes and other companies to improve the processes and change healthcare.


We build solutions straight to the point, focusing on users needs and requirements.


We integrate new technology to create fast and smart health care processes, creating a breakthrough and making our clients more competitive.

Research areas


Medical imaging

Data and text mining

Open-source projects


Neji is a flexible and powerful platform for biomedical information extraction from scientific texts, such as patents, publications and electronic health records.

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Dicoogle is a PACS platform to develop new kinds of DICOM repositories allowing to make extensions like for instance, storage in different technologies. It offers a full set of DICOM services and a web application to support the search, quick view and management the PACS archive.

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Research projects


Goal: Develop a highly innovative technological platform for early, fast and reliable medical diagnosis of sepsis, using a minimal amount of patient’s blood.

Role: BMD Software is the leader of the work package responsible for developing the decision model, the centralised knowledge-base and the infrastructure that enables communication between the several processing modules.

Financial: FP7

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Goal: Create and develop medically-driven integrative bioinformatics applications focused on oncology, CNS disorders and their comorbidities.

Role: BMD is responsible to lead the work package of user needs. There are three main goals that BMD are leading: 1) create and promote software development guidelines in translational bioinformatics; 2) gather interactively and analyse the user requirements to leverage effective biomedical applications; 3) assess the software tools developed in the framework of the project.

Financial: H2020

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Goal: To develop ICT solutions to streamline the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in underserved regions

Role: Build a centralized health record database to link patient’s data collection, clinical images, and lab test results for diagnosis and treatment monitoring.

Financial: Marie Curie

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Goal: Create a distributed and automatic screening platform for Diabetic Retinopathy, based on the state-of-the-art Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) management, Machine Learning and Image Analysis.

Role: Contribute in the development of the collaborative platform and diagnostic workstations.

Some publications

Journal articles

  • Tiago Godinho, Carlos Viana Ferreira, Luís Bastião Silva, Carlos Costa. A Routing Mechanism for Cloud Outsourcing of Medical Imaging Repositories. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 20, no. 1, p. 367-375, January 2016 (IF 2015: 2.093)
  • David Campos, Sérgio Matos, José Luís Oliveira. A document processing pipeline for annotating chemical entities in scientific documents. Journal of Cheminformatics, vol. 7, no. Suppl. 1, p. S7, January 2015 (IF 2013: 4.54)
  • Frederico Valente, Luís Bastião Silva, Tiago Godinho, Carlos Costa. Anatomy of an Extensible Open Source PACS. Journal of Digital Imaging, vol. 29, no. 3, p. 284-296, June 2016 (IF 2015: 1.406).
  • Martin Krallinger, Obdulia Rabal, Florian Leitner, Miguel Vazquez, David Salgado, Zhiyong Lu, Robert Leaman, Yanan Lu, Donghong Ji, Daniel M Lowe, Roger A Sayle, Riza Theresa Batista-Navarro, Rafal Rak, Torsten Huber, Tim Rocktäschel, Sérgio Matos, David Campos, Buzhou Tang, Hua Xu, Tsendsuren Munkhdalai, Keun Ho Ryu, SV Ramanan, Senthil Nathan, Slavko Žitnik, Marko Bajec, Lutz Weber, Matthias Irmer, Saber A Akhondi, Jan A Kors, Shuo Xu, Xin An, Utpal Kumar Sikdar, Asif Ekbal, Masaharu Yoshioka, Thaer M Dieb, Miji Choi, Karin Verspoor, Madian Khabsa, C Lee Giles, Hongfang Liu, Komandur Elayavilli Ravikumar, Andre Lamurias, Francisco M Couto, Hong-Jie Dai, Richard Tzong-Han Tsai, Caglar Ata, Tolga Can, Anabel Usié, Rui Alves, Isabel Segura-Bedmar, Paloma Martínez, Julen Oyarzabal, Alfonso Valencia. The CHEMDNER corpus of chemicals and drugs and its annotation principles. Journal of Cheminformatics, vol. 7, no. Suppl 1, p. S2, January 2015 (IF 2013: 4.54)
  • David Campos, Jóni Lourenço, Sérgio Matos, José Luís Oliveira. Egas: a collaborative and interactive document curation platform. Database, vol. 2014, no. 10.1093, p. 1-12, June 2014 (IF 2014: 3.372) (IF 2013: 4.457)
  • Luís Bastião Silva, Carlos Costa, José Luís Oliveira. DICOM Relay over the Cloud. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 8, no. 3, p. 323-333, May 2013 (IF 2013: 1.659)
  • Luís Bastião Silva, Carlos Costa, José Luís Oliveira. A PACS archive architecture supported on Cloud services. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 7, no. 3, p. 349-358, May 2012 (IF 2012: 1.364)

Conference articles

  • Tiago Godinho, Luís Bastião Silva, Carlos Costa. Integrating Multiple Data Sources in a Cardiology Imaging Laboratory. 18th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom 2016), September 2016
  • Sérgio Matos, David Campos, Renato Pinho, Raquel Silva, Matthew Mort, David N. Cooper, José Luís Oliveira. Assisted Mining and Curation of Genomic Variants using Egas. Proceedings of the Fifth BioCreative Challenge Evaluation Workshop, Sevilla, Spain, p. 396-402, September 2015
  • Sérgio Matos, José Sequeira, David Campos, José Luís Oliveira. Identification of chemical and gene mentions in patent texts using feature-rich conditional random fields. Proceedings of the Fifth BioCreative Challenge Evaluation Workshop, Sevilla, Spain, p. 76-81, September 2015
  • Sérgio Matos, André Santos, David Campos, José Luís Oliveira. Neji: a BioC compatible framework for biomedical concept recognition. Proceedings of the Fifth BioCreative Challenge Evaluation Workshop, Sevilla, Spain, p. 17-21, September 2015
  • Pedro Sernadela, Pedro Lopes, David Campos, Sérgio Matos, José Luís Oliveira. A Semantic Layer for Unifying and Exploring Biomedical Document Curation Results. Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Proceeedings of the Third International Conference, IWBBIO, Part I, Granada, Spain, vol. Part I, p. 8-17, April 2015
  • Luís Bastião Silva, Carlos Costa, José Luís Oliveira. Semantic search over DICOM repositories. IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2014 (ICHI 2014), Verona, Italy, September 2014 5