Clarius was recently featured in Business in Vancouver.
The article highlights our recent growth, the benefits of our med-tech device, and the growing tech landscape in British Columbia. Below is an excerpt:
Bridging the gap between Canada’s core industries and B.C.’s booming technology sector is proving to be a boon for many up-and-coming companies.
One such firm adding value to an existing industry is Vancouver-based med-tech company Clarius Mobile Health.
Founded in 2014, the privately held medical-supply company based out of Burnaby has grown from a 15-person startup in 2016 to a fully fledged business employing more than 75 staff members.
The growth came after Dave Willis, company co-founder and chief strategy officer, received clearance to develop and distribute Clarius’ unique ultrasound device.
“Our vision was making something affordable so that we could get it in the hands of every physician who needs ultrasound for guidance,” he explained.
Willis and Clarius co-founder Laurent Pelissier both come from a background in ultrasound sales and development. On a trip overseas with a previous employer, Willis realized the need for a product to revolutionize current industry dilemmas.
“I was in a large anesthesia department in Australia when one of the physicians leaned over and said, ‘We have 32 doctors in this department and two ultrasound machines,’” he said.