Signify Research recently reported in its Ultrasound Equipment World Report that the ultraportable ultrasound market grew 40% from 2016 to 2017. It is expected to grow 20% per annum from 2017 to 2022 due to improvements in performance and increasing availability. This compares to an overall ultrasound equipment market annual growth rate between 3 to 5%.
“Thanks to the efforts of our direct sales team and distribution partners, we have delivered more than 1600 systems to date in 2017, our first year of commercial activities.” said Clarius CEO, Laurent Pelissier. “This represents 16% market share in the ultraportable ultrasound segment. It’s exhilarating to be part of this rapidly growing segment of the ultrasound equipment market.”
Clarius Ultrasound Scanners are intended for use as a high-resolution visual stethoscope for clinicians to conduct scans and to guide short procedures. The Clarius C3 Tri-Scanner™ is designed to image all parts of the body including abdomen, lungs, heart and superficial structures; it incorporates a virtual phased array mode for cardiac imaging, as well as a linear array mode for shallow imaging. The Clarius L7 is a high frequency, high resolution scanner designed specifically for guiding procedures and imaging superficial structures.
“The latest handheld ultrasound devices are much improved, both in terms of performance, such as image quality and power management, and usability,” said Simon Harris, Principal Analyst at Signify Research. “[They] will continue to gain acceptance in point of care applications and, to a lesser extent, traditional applications such as radiology, urology, cardiovascular, and women’s health.
Clarius differentiates itself from its competitors by offering superior image quality and the ability to image wirelessly on a variety of devices, from iPhones and iPads to Android tablets. Clarius Scanners are also powered by a removeable and rechargeable battery, which enables its users to switch batteries instead of waiting for scanners to recharge. The scanners feature a rugged magnesium case and are fully submersible for cleaning. They can also be encased in a sterile bag to prevent infection during procedures.
Clarius Mobile Health will be exhibiting a the RSNA conference in Chicago from November 26 to December 1, 2017 in the South Hall at booth 3553.