Imec.xpand and KU Leuven led the investment together and were joined by University Hospitals Leuven.
As a spin-off of Imec and KU Leuven, Pulsify Medical will build on the technology of both research institutes: on the one hand, Imec’s flexible ultrasound transducer technology and design know-how for transducers, thin film transistors and system architecture, and on the other hand, KU Leuven’s world-class expertise in cardiac ultrasound imaging.
Pulsify Medical was founded as Carpatchiot B.V. in June 2019.
“We envision a breakthrough in ultrasound-based medical imaging,” says Pulsify Medical’s CEO Iwan van Vijeijken, “. accurate and non-invasive cardiac monitoring will change current practice at intensive care units. In Europe, approximately 70 million people suffer from cardiovascular diseases of which each year 15% are hospitalized. Our technology will follow patients’ basic health parameters all over the hospital and at home, without requiring the intervention of specially trained individuals to obtain and interpret results. Changes in the functioning of the heart will be signaled, allowing doctors to intervene.”