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Health Canada approves Clarius wireless ultrasound scanners

Burnaby-based company grows to 60 employees and expects to double its staff by the end of the year


Clarius Mobile Health, Burnaby BC, announced that Health Canada has approved its 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 intended for clinicians to conduct quick scans and to guide short procedures at the bedside.

“Clarius ultrasound will help reduce much of the guess work when treating patients quickly in an emergency situation,” says Dr. Geoff Sanz, an emergency physician who works in Kelowna BC. “I work inside and outside the hospital and having ultrasound with me helps me triage patients with confidence. Clarius will be my new stethoscope.”

Clarius ultrasound helps reduce much of the guess work

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 Mobile Health was founded in 2014 by Laurent Pelissier, chairman and CEO. The firm started in Vancouver with a small team of engineers and grew to 20 people by January 2016. Clarius currently employs 60 people at its facility in Burnaby and expects to double its staff by the end of the year.

Fantastic to be able to create jobs in our community

“We’ve had the good fortune to find great talent and resources in British Columbia to build our new company from the ground up over the last 24 months,” Pelissier adds. “It’s fantastic to be able to create jobs in our community and to make a positive impact on our healthcare system by providing more affordable and easy-to-use ultrasound scanners for medical practitioners.”

Clarius aims to make ultrasound systems more easily accessible to medical professionals by enabling online purchases. The company offers customers the ability to return the product after a one-week trial period for a small handling fee. The company’s e-commerce portal is supported by a telesales team.