Episode 17 – Tech – Just What the Doctor Ordered
May 16, 2019

Episode 17 – Tech – Just What the Doctor Ordered

Maria Pacella sits down with the founder of Clarius Mobile Health, Laurent Pelissier. Laurent has been at the forefront of developing and commercializing cutting-edge ultrasound technology for nearly 20 years.

Subtitle: Ultrasound Anywhere – Clarius Mobile Health

Clarius is an inflection-stage tech company which has developed and commercialized wireless handheld ultrasound scanners which can be used anywhere from a physio office to remote emergency service calls. Laurent and Maria talk about his entrepreneurial journey, what he hoped to achieve when he founded Clarius, the problems the company is trying to solve and the breakthroughs they have made.

Key Takeaways

01:52 Laurent’s background, why he came to Canada and what made him apply his tech engineering knowledge to ultrasound.
03:50 Laurent talks about his first startup, Ultrasonix; his first employees and how he raised money to start the business.
07:37 The toughest decisions and lessons learned from Laurent’s time at Ultrasonix.
12:00 Maria asks about the founding of Clarius and what made Laurent want to take on another start up.
14:08 The challenges facing ultrasound and how Clarius aims to tackle them.
15:35 The technological advances and tools which have allowed Clarius to build its devices and the breakthroughs the company has made.
19:10 The opportunities that disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, offer the handheld ultrasound sector.
22:40 Laurent finishes the conversation by discussing where he hopes to take Clarius.

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