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Resort Doctor Benefits from Handheld Ultrasound 

BC Doctor Relies on Portable Ultrasound to Triage Patients on the mountain

June 1st, 2017Vancouver, BC—A physician in Kelowna, British Columbia is one of a growing number of medical professionals benefitting from the technology of a wireless portable ultrasound scanner.

Geoff Sanz, an emergency physician, works additionally as a patrol hut physician at a mountain resort in Kelowna. He relies on Clarius, a handheld ultrasound device that produces high-resolution images for iOS or Android device, to diagnose skiing and mountain biking injuries on the mountain.

Small enough to fit into a pocket, the portability of Clarius enables Sanz to evaluate injured skiers and snowboarders, and diagnose things like lung collapse, bleeding in the abdomen, and dislocations and fractures of bones.

“The single most useful thing has been bringing my ultrasound scanner to an area where I otherwise would not have the availability of point of care ultrasound,” said Sanz.

Because the resort is over an hour from the nearest hospital, diagnosis time of injuries is critical. Clarius helps Sanz identify patients requiring ambulance or air transfer, as well as identifying those low-risk patients who can be transported down to hospital in their own vehicle. A quick diagnosis also helps Sanz communicate with hospital trauma teams ahead of time to ensure the required resources are available.

“Clarius has been a complete game changer in terms of my ability to clinically evaluate patients and being able to diagnose things like lung collapse, bleeding inside the abdomen, and fractures and dislocations,” added Sanz.

Clarius Scanners are powered by a rechargeable battery, which is easily exchanged when running low. Built with a magnesium case, Clarius Scanners are designed to withstand challenging environments and are water submersible for easy cleaning and disinfection.

To learn more on how Dr. Geoff Sanz benefits from mobile ultrasound, watch this video: https://goo.gl/E08xcV

ABOUT CLARIUS

Founded by ultrasound innovators, Clarius Mobile Health aims to make ultrasound available to all clinicians. Our affordable handheld ultrasound scanners offer clinicians the freedom to use ultrasound anywhere they need it.  Clarius Scanners are regulatory cleared for sale in more than 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.clarius.me.

Media requests: 

Kelly Batke, Marketing Communications Manager, Clarius Mobile Health

Email: news@clarius.me Tel: 1-604-260-7077

Clarius Enables Obstetricians with Mobile Ultrasound

Mobile ultrasound enables fast ultrasound imaging for obstetricians

May 6th, 2017, Vancouver, BC-- Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare company, is demonstrating its wireless, handheld ultrasound scanners this week at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Scientific Meeting (ACOG) in San Diego, CA from May 6-9, 2017.

The annual gathering of leading women’s health experts aims to deliver the latest scientific information to help prepare the next generation of health care for challenges ahead.

“Clarius is the ideal technology for obstetrics,” said Neena Rahemtulla, Clarius Mobile Health’s Vice President of Marketing. “The ability to monitor and evaluate pre-natal healthcare is important.”

Ultrasound can be used to confirm pregnancy, monitor fetal growth, and evaluate pregnancy-related complications like ectopic pregnancy and placenta previa.

Wireless and compatible with most iOS and Android smartphones and tablets available today, Clarius ultrasound scanners are useful for obstetricians awaiting a machine for a quick check to see whether the head is up or down, and to check the placenta. Having a mobile portable scanner also improves access for patients in total and remote areas.

The Point-and-ShootTM Ultrasound Scanners have automated gain and frequency settings making enabling fast and easy scanning. Clarius Handheld Wireless Ultrasound Scanners will be showcased to ACOG2017 delegates at booth 920 in the exhibition hall.

ABOUT CLARIUS

Founded by ultrasound innovators, Clarius Mobile Health aims to make ultrasound available to all clinicians. Our affordable handheld ultrasound scanners offer clinicians the freedom to use ultrasound anywhere they need it.  Clarius Scanners are regulatory cleared for sale in more than 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.clarius.me.

Media requests:

Kelly Batke, Marketing Communications Manager, Clarius Mobile Health

Email: news@clarius.me      Tel: 1-604-260-7077

Wireless, Portable Ultrasound Receives CE Mark Approval

Smartphone scanners for medical professionals are available now in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Vancouver, BC, February 21, 2017– Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare company with headquarters in Vancouver, Canada today announced that it has CE Mark approval for the commercial sale of the C3 and L7 Clarius Wireless Ultrasound Scanners for use by medical professionals. Compatible with the latest iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Clarius Scanners are available now at www.clarius.me/shop.

“Clarius has amazing image quality for such a small device,” said Dr. Gert-Jan Mauritz, an emergency medicine resident and ultrasound instructor based in the Netherlands.  “It’s better than a traditional ultrasound machine because I carry it everywhere in my pocket and it’s so easy to use the Clarius App on my phone.”

Compact ultrasound systems for use at the bedside are the norm in most hospitals and many private clinics. But costs of high quality systems have been a barrier for more widespread adoption. A basic ultrasound scanner from Clarius will start at €6,600.

“We have received enthusiastic response to our ultra-portable wireless scanners from clinicians across Europe,” said Laurent Pelissier, Chairman and CEO. “We have established European operations in the United Kingdom and are ready to deliver our scanners through our European direct sales team and distributor channels, which are managed by David Woodhead our Director of Sales for the EMEA region.”

Clarius Ultrasound Scanners are intended for clinicians to conduct quick scans and to guide short procedures at the bedside. The Clarius C3 multipurpose ultrasound scanner is designed to image the abdomen and lungs; it also incorporates a virtual phased array for quick scans of the heart.  The Clarius L7 is ideal for guiding procedures and imaging superficial structures.

Clarius aims to make ultrasound systems more easily accessible to medical professionals by enabling online purchases. The company’s e-commerce portal is supported by a telesales team based in Europe.  Clarius Scanners are also available from a network of distribution partners in parts of Europe and the Middle East.

Clarius Scanners are powered by a rechargeable battery, which is easily exchanged when running low. Built with a magnesium case, Clarius Scanners are designed to withstand challenging environments and are water submersible for easy cleaning and disinfection.

Watch the Clarius Video featuring Geoff Sanz, MD who practices in Canada:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5IfIlMnb24

 

ABOUT CLARIUS

Founded by ultrasound innovators, Clarius Mobile Health is dedicated to making ultrasound available to all clinicians. Our affordable handheld ultrasound scanners improve clinical outcomes and provide practitioners the freedom to use ultrasound anywhere they need it.  Clarius Mobile Health Ultrasound Scanners have CE Mark, Health Canada approval, FDA-clearance and the Company is ISO certified. For more information, visit www.clarius.me.

Media Contact

Neena Rahemtulla, VP Marketing, Clarius Mobile Health

Email: news@clarius.me       Tel: 1-604-260-7077

For Dr. Geoff Sanz, Clarius is his new stethoscope

(12/14/16) Clarius Wireless Ultrasound Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare company using technology to reimagine mobile medicine, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the C3 and L7 Clarius Wireless Ultrasound Scanners. Compatible with the latest iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Clarius Scanners are available now for medical professionals at clarius.me/shop.

"Clarius is the future of patient care. The image quality is amazing for any scanner, much less one that fits in my pocket," said Dr. Steven Steinhubl, Director of Digital Medicine at the Scripps Translational Science Institute. "The ability to wirelessly connect it to any Apple or Android device means that anyone on my team can use it with whatever they already carry around in their pocket."

For Dr. Geoff Sanz, Clarius is his new stethoscope

(12/14/16) Clarius Wireless Ultrasound Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare company using technology to reimagine mobile medicine, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the C3 and L7 Clarius Wireless Ultrasound Scanners. Compatible with the latest iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Clarius Scanners are available now for medical professionals at clarius.me/shop.

"Clarius is the future of patient care. The image quality is amazing for any scanner, much less one that fits in my pocket," said Dr. Steven Steinhubl, Director of Digital Medicine at the Scripps Translational Science Institute. "The ability to wirelessly connect it to any Apple or Android device means that anyone on my team can use it with whatever they already carry around in their pocket."

Clarius Booth at RSNA 2016

(11/25/16) Clarius Introduces Pocket Ultrasound for Radiologists At RSNA 2016

Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare company, is demonstrating wireless, handheld ultrasound scanners with a mobile application for iOS and Android smart devices at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting being held at McCormick Place, November 27-30, 2016. Clarius will be exhibiting in the North Hall, booth 6559.

Kevin Irish, MD, an interventional radiologist who has been using Clarius in test situations during the development process, said: "The ability to put ultrasound literally in the palm of your hand is an important advancement in the development of ultrasound. There are no cables, no need to find a plug, no need to have a large room to allow for bulky equipment. I can literally walk into a room with the patient and can begin scanning. Clarius will be ideal for pain management and limited interventional procedures such as line placements, thoracenteses, paracenteses and biopsies."

Clarius C7 Wireless Ultrasound Scanner for Veterinarians who treat small animals

(11/08/16) Wireless, Ultrasound Scanner for Smartphones an Affordable Option for Veterinarians

Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare company, has introduced a new ultrasound scanner designed for veterinarians who treat household pets. The Clarius C7 Wireless Ultrasound Scanner pairs with iOS and Android devices to enable quick scans.

"Clarius is a point and shoot ultrasound scanner that is easy to learn and use by veterinarians," said Gail Nichols, a sonographer who specializes in veterinary ultrasound. "I have never seen such beautiful and accurate images from any other handheld device I have used."

Clarius users can store, manage and share images for professional review on the Clarius Cloud. Clarius Scanners will also be DICOM compliant to transfer exams to telemedicine services. With automated settings and image tools, Clarius is designed to be easy to learn and use for veterinarians with basic ultrasound scanning skills.

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(10/21/16) Wireless, Smartphone Ultrasound Scanner a Safe Alternative to X-Ray for Lung Scanning

Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare startup, will demonstrate its ultra-portable smartphone ultrasound scanners at the CHEST 2016 conference in Los Angeles this week. Clarius Mobile Health's user-friendly wireless scanners pair with iOS and Android devices for point-of-care assessments including chest diseases.

"Lung ultrasound has been shown in different studies to be a better test for numerous types of lung pathologies than a chest x-ray and sometimes even better than a CT scan," said Dr. Shane Arishenkoff, an internal medicine physician in Vancouver, BC. "It gives me the ability to get real-time patient information rather than waiting for results. After initiating treatment, I can go back to the patient to see if my therapies are helping."

 

Branden Miesemer uses his new Clarius Scanner

(10/06/16) Wireless, Handheld Ultrasound Scanners Enable Real-time Imaging for Emergency Medical Services

Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare startup, will demonstrate its ultra-portable ultrasound scanners at the Emergency Medical Services World Expo in New Orleans this week. Clarius Mobile Health's user-friendly wireless scanners pair with iOS and Android devices for point-of-care assessments to help diagnose critically ill patients before they reach the hospital.

"One of the biggest obstacles to providing emergency care in the field is the lack of diagnostic tools," said Branden Miesemer, a flight paramedic and medical educator in Nebraska. "Having the ability to use real-time ultrasound imaging in the field will help improve treatment and patient outcomes."

Miesemer, who is the founder of EMSPOCUS and teaches point-of-care ultrasound at workshops and online, won a draw for a free Clarius Scanner in September.

Clarius C3 Multi-Purpose Ultrasound Scanner

(06/13/16) Wireless, Handheld Ultrasound Scanner Images the Abdomen, Lungs and Heart

Clarius Mobile Health is showcasing multiple imaging modes on the Clarius C3 Wireless Ultrasound Scanner at the Social Media and Critical Care Conference (SMACCDUB) in Dublin, Ireland June 13-15, 2016. The multipurpose handheld ultrasound scanner uniquely operates as a standard convex array probe to image the abdomen and lungs, and a virtual phased array probe for cardiac imaging.

“We’ve spoken to many physicians who want one multipurpose ultrasound device to carry with them to quickly scan their patients,” said Laurent Pelissier, Chairman and CEO of Clarius Mobile Health. “Our C3 Scanner is designed to view all parts of the patient’s torso, including the heart. There’s no need to change transducers in the middle of an exam or to compromise image performance for access. The convex array provides outstanding resolution for abdominal and lung images. The cardiac option activates the virtual phased array mode to enable cardiac imaging at high frame rates through the ribs.”

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(03/17/16) Wireless, Handheld Ultrasound for iOS and Android Debuts 

Clarius Mobile Health is showcasing the world’s first handheld ultrasound scanner with a mobile application for iOS and Android smart devices at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Conference in New York March 18-21, 2016.

“Physicians have been asking for a portable ultrasound system that works with their iPhone for some time,” said Laurent Pelissier, Chairman and CEO of Clarius Mobile Health. “The challenge has been to make an affordable device that is small enough to carry around and that also produces great images. I’m happy to say we’ve succeeded in creating a product that will enable more clinicians to use ultrasound anywhere to improve patient care. It’s as easy to use as a mobile phone camera.”

About Us

The Company

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Clarius Mobile Health is a new digital health company that has developed handheld wireless ultrasound scanners for use with iOS/Android smartphones and tablets. Our mission is to enable more clinicians to use ultrasound to improve patient care.

Clarius Scanners offer many unique benefits, especially compared to traditional portable, point-of-care ultrasound scanners.

  • Affordable. Clarius Scanners start at US$6900 in the United States. Prices will vary regionally, based on currency, taxes and import duties.
  • Portable. Clarius scanners weigh ~1lb, fit easily in a large pocket and have no wires. They are powered by easily replaceable, rechargeable batteries.
  • Rugged.  Encased in a full magnesium shell, Clarius Scanners are shock-resistant and tested to withstand drops.
  • Easy to disinfect. Both the scanner and battery are rated IPX7 – meaning they are fully submersible in cleaning liquid. Being wireless means they can also be easily encased in a sterile sheath.
  • Point and shoot ultrasound  Clarius scanners use algorithms to optimize and automate many settings, making it easy to learn ad use.
  • Highly Secure. Clarius scanners require a secure app login to use – meaning only the registered user can access the device. All data transactions use the latest elliptical curve cryptography, ensuring privacy.

Clinicians based in the United States can purchase Clarius online at clarius.me, through our inside sales team or our network of distributors across the country.

Clarius veterinary scanners can be purchased at clariusvet.me.

The Founders

Co-founders Laurent Pelissier & Dave Willis using Clarius

Clarius was founded in 2014 by ultrasound industry veterans Laurent Pelissier and Dave Willis.

Laurent is Chief Executive Officer at Clarius. From 2000-2013, Laurent was founder and CEO of Ultrasonix, which developed the world’s first PC-based ultrasound system. Ultrasonix was acquired by Analogic Corp. in 2013.

Dave is Chief Strategy Officer at Clarius. Dave has over 30 years of experience in the ultrasound industry, including 15 years in point-of-care ultrasound. Prior to Clarius, Dave was Vice President of Competitive Strategy and Product Innovation at Fujifilm Sonosite.

Mentions

Media Mentions

Forbes: This Mobile Ultrasound Startup is Reshaping a $6 billion Healthcare Market

As the digital health industry continues to grow and evolve —How does Clarius fit into the changing times and what do you envision as overarching future of the health & wellness industry?

Laurent Pelissier: The digital health industry is at a crossroads where rapid progress in consumer technology is facilitating significant efficiencies in the development of medical device and health IT technologies. Whether through miniaturization, ease of use, or connectivity -- companies are leveraging mainstream technology to improve the way healthcare is delivered. The healthcare landscape is slow to change for a variety of reasons. But, as disruptive companies like Clarius develop tools that are designed to improve healthcare and reduce costs, their adoption is inevitable. Patients are more informed than ever and they will demand more from their caregivers.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/julianmitchell/2016/12/27/this-mobile-ultrasound-startup-is-reshaping-a-6-billion-healthcare-market/

Medscape: 10 Tech Advances That Can Change Medicine

Dr. Eric Topol: Last year, I highlighted the Philips Lumify smartphone ultrasound as a top tech advance… A second entry of smartphone ultrasound—Clarius—is also being introduced, and it has a wireless connection to the smartphone. 2016 was the 200th anniversary of the stethoscope. I think we have far better technology to offer now that supersedes sounds.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/872934_6

DOTmed: Clarius Showcases Hi-Res App Ultrasound at RSNA

Neena Rahemtulla has the wide-eyed smile of someone enjoying a high level of interest in a product she hopes to bring to market soon.
The vice president for marketing at Clarius Mobile Health said the interest has been “crazy” since the company announced its mobile ultrasound scanner earlier this year. Rahemtulla and several of her Clarius colleagues are at RSNA this week demonstrating the device to a worldwide audience.

https://www.dotmed.com/news/story/34132

Inc Magazine: Trends in Healthcare Tech that are Upgrading the Industry

The health care industry has been working to adopt its own arsenal of mobile solutions to help reduce costs while improving the quality of care. Dave Willis, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Clarius Mobile Health, a mobile ultrasound provider, shares how mobile solutions can resolve cost issues for hospitals. “Medical devices are often prohibitively expensive, meaning a hospital may only be able to purchase one unit if they have a tight budget. That also means that only one physician can use that device at any given moment.” Mobile devices, on the other hand, often cost much less and provide similar if not the same degree of quality that older, more expensive machines do.

http://www.inc.com/drew-hendricks/trends-in-healthcare-technology-that-are-upgrading-the-industry.html

Radiology Today: In The Palm Of Your Hand

Kevin Irish, MD, a Vancouver-based interventional radiologist, is one of Clarius’ medical advisors. He has been using the Clarius linear and curved array scanners for several months in a range of limited test situations.

“In my limited assessment to date, I have been extremely impressed with the Clarius device. The ability to put ultrasound literally in the palm of your hand is an important advancement in the development of ultrasound,” Irish says. “This allows for easy ultrasound access for physicians, which could serve to significantly improve physical diagnosis—a modern day stethoscope, so to speak.”

http://www.radiologytoday.net/archive/rt1116p18.shtml

Huffington Post: How Mobile Ultrasound is Influencing the Future of Healthcare

The introduction of handheld devices has affected many industries, healthcare being one of them. Clinicians and healthcare professionals use a multitude of handheld devices in assessing and treating patients in all settings, from hospitals to remote locations around the world. Furthermore, with access to cloud-based mobile healthcare platforms, the effectiveness and reliability of those devices means a dramatic increase in demand.

A subcategory in mobile healthcare innovations is the ultrasound. Compact ultrasound systems for use at the bedside have become the norm in most hospitals and many private clinics.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58055a15e4b08ddf9ece0ef4

It has been compared to the Tricorder...

Ultrasonic "Tricorder" Displays Hi-Rez Scans on Any Smartphone… Clarius Mobile Health has announced it is developing a low-cost handheld wireless ultrasound imaging tool that is much simpler to use and less costly than a conventional system. The device has the ability to produce high-resolution ultrasound images, which are transmitted to a person’s iOS or Android smart device.The Clarius C3 Wireless Handheld scanner is able to operate as both a convex array and a virtual phased array probe, enabling excellent imaging of the abdomen, heart and lungs.

https://www.mdtmag.com/news/2016/07/ultrasonic-tricorder-displays-hi-rez-scans-any-smartphone

Videos

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Clarius: My New Stethoscope

Introduction to Clarius

The Water Test

Media Contact

Media Contact

Neena Rahemtulla
VP Marketing
Clarius Mobile Health

news@clarius.me
+1-604-260-7077

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