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About us

The need for continuous heart monitoring is large and growing

Cardiovascular disease patients need short- & long-term cardiac monitoring, in the ICU and beyond. At present, no solution exists to monitor cardiac output directly, accuralty, safely & continuously. The market is asking for a practical, affordable and non-invasive solution. Pulsify medical’s mission is to address this significant unmet market need.

Our mission

World class technology

Pulsify Medical is a spin-off from both imec as well as the Catholic University Leuven (Medical Imaging Center). Both partners contribute critical, state-of-the-art technology and research support.

 

Innovative product

The combined technologies of imec and KU Leuven enable a breakthrough in non-invasive, continuous cardiac monitoring. The current solutions in the market are often invasive, using a type of catheter to enter the patient’s body. This is only an option in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but not elsewhere. The other alternative is to use the classical ultrasound probe. This is a handheld device, that can only be used for a very short period of time. These cannot monitor the cardiac performance on an ongoing basis.

Pulsify’s patch enables monitoring of the cardiac performance continuously, a comforting thought for both patient and physician.

Our team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Japp

Chairman of the Board (independent)

30 years experienced leader in the medical device / ultra-sound sector; Board member (multiple); SVP & Division Head at Eppendorf Group

Dr. Frank Bulens

Board member, imec.xpand

Partner imec.xpand. Extensive deep tech venture capital experience. Was active before at Capricorn Venture Partners and Gimv

Prof. Jan D’Hooge

co-Founder and Board Member, UZ Leuven

Full-time professor at the department of cardiology UZ Leuven. Research on myocardial tissue characterization & cardiac patho-physiology.

Dr. Bart Geers

Board Member, KU Leuven

Pharm D, PhD. Built his career on bridging nano- with life sciences. Managing startups and investments at KU Leuven

Dr. Patrick Vandenameele

Board Member, imec

Serial entrepreneur and deep-tech innovator. Currently driving a team building startups at imec.

Dr. Diane Lejeune

Board member, PMV

PharmD, PhD, MBA with end-to-end experience in pharma, Medtech & eHealth prior to her current Medtech & eHealth VC role

Dr. Jeroen Van den Bossche

Board member, PMV

Investment Manager at PMV. Prior to this, he was active in senior innovation and commercial roles at Perrigo (Consumer Healthcare) and Terumo BCT (Medical Technology)

TEAM

Iwan van Vijfeijken

CEO

25 years of leadership & business development in medical device business management

Dr. Steve Stoffels

co-Founder and CTO

15 years experience in design & technology development of micro-technology (MEMS, transistors).

Dr. Rodrigo Moraes

Software Achitect

10 years experience in research and development of digital signal processing algorithms

Dr. Peter Deruytere

System Achitect

>20 years experience in system architecture for ASIC and products

Dr. Daniel Barbosa

Software Engineer

>10 years experience in image processing and ultrasound imaging

Ir. Jo Aerts

Hardware Engineer

25 years experience in hardware design in analog and digital applications

Dr. Milind Pandit

MEMS Design Engineer

6 years of experience with MEMS sensor development including design and characterization

ADVISORS

Dr. Xavier Rottenberg

co-Founder and Technical Advisor, imec

Imec group leader wave-based sensors and actuators. PMUT modelling/ design, PMUT platform, TFT

Dr. Lieven Herbots

co-Founder and Medical advisor, Jessa Hospital

Experienced cardiologist at Jessa hospital. Member of EU and Belgian workgroup on echography and non-invasive cardiac imaging

Our team

Chris Japp

Chairman of the Board (independent)

30 years experienced leader in the medical device / ultra-sound sector; Board member (multiple); SVP & Division Head at Eppendorf Group

Dr. Frank Bulens

Board member, imec.xpand

Partner imec.xpand. Extensive deep tech venture capital experience. Was active before at Capricorn Venture Partners and Gimv

Prof. Jan D’hooge

co-Founder and Board Member, UZ Leuven

Full-time professor at the department of cardiology UZ Leuven. Research on myocardial tissue characterization & cardiac patho-physiology.

Dr. Bart Geers

Board Member, KU Leuven

Pharm D, PhD. Built his career on bridging nano- with life sciences. Managing startups and investments at KU Leuven

Dr. Patrick Vandenameele

Board Member, imec

25 years of leadership & business development in medical device business management

Iwan van Vijfeijken

25 years of leadership & business development in medical device business management

CEO

Dr. Steve Stoffels

co-Founder and CTO

15 years experience in design & technology development of micro-technology (MEMS, transistors).

Dr. Rodrigo Moraes

Software Achitect

10 years experience in research and development of digital signal processing algorithms

Dr. Peter Deruytere

System Achitect

>20 years experience in system architecture for ASIC and products

Dr. Daniel Barbosa

Software Engineer

>10 years experience in image processing and ultrasound imaging

Ir. Jo Aerts

Hardware Engineer

25 years experience in hardware design in analog and digital applications

Dr. Xavier Rottenberg

co-Founder and Technical Advisor, imec

Imec group leader wave-based sensors and actuators. PMUT modelling/ design, PMUT platform, TFT

Dr. Lieven Herbots

co-Founder and Medical advisor, Jessa Hospital

Experienced cardiologist at Jessa hospital. Member of EU and Belgian workgroup on echography and non-invasive cardiac imaging

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