Flexible, app-based technology 

The future of healthcare is smaller, faster and more accessible.  The ready availability of standard mobile hardware such as tablets and smartphones by front line medical care providers is a revolution in medical care. Today smartphones and tablets are capable of being used for much more than just entertainment. For the medical world, this means easy, low cost access to a wider variety of decision-making tools than ever before. 

 

One of our design principles is to support the shift in healthcare technology to flexible platforms and broader collaboration. This is why we built our technology to support a flexible and scalable wireless app-based platform. Biim will offer feature-rich ultrasound scanning hardware and software that matches the simplicity and ease of use expected by any standard tablet users. The Biim probe connects easily with WiFi to a tablet to generate quality images.

 

Strategy

We will offer a high quality, ultraportable, cordless and easy to use ultrasound imaging system that is affordable and attractive for medical frontline applications. This powerful combination is attractive to both established and emerging user groups, with the potential to make the ultrasound scanner the new visual stethoscope - and much more. 

 

Tablet-linked ultrasound scanning is becoming an established practice. It will act as the foundation for a virtual medical dashboard for tablet-based devices. 

 

Nordic roots, cross-Atlantic presence

Biim is headquartered in Narvik, Norway, and has operations in Norway, Finland and the USA. We chose to build a company with a deep presence in both Europe and the USA, which represent the largest potential markets for our products. Our unit in Oulu, Finland is responsible for developing applications (apps) and software, while the units in Narvik, Norway, Fort Lauderdale and Seattle, USA are responsible for hardware development, regulatory, production and distribution.

 

Investors

Biim is mainly owned by private investors from Norway and the U.S.A, employees as well as an institutional investor. 

As of January 2018, Biim has raised approximately $12 million in funding. This has allowed the company to complete the necessary development processes prior to seeking FDA clearance and CE mark. 

 

Management Team

Rune Nystad

Founder/ CEO and Board member

B.A. Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota. Former manager at Boston Scientific, involved in multiple successful start-ups and over 30 product launches. Has over 17 years international business experience and has raised more than 25 million USD in venture capital, soft funding and government loans/grants.

Brian Scovil

CTO/COO/Regulatory

Bachelor of Science from University of Minnesota, Sr. VP of Operation at Torax Medical Inc. Former R&D Executive at Boston Scientific Corp. with more than 25 years of managing complex medical product development programs, launch of over 100 medical devices and international business experience from USA and countries throughout Europe.

Tuomo Liedes

Chief Software Engineer

M. Sc. Computer science, Oulu University. Liedes is a senior engineer with over 27 years of experience of software development and R&D with world leading companies such as Nokia and Microsoft Mobile. 

Terry Mulheron

Vice President, USA Sales

B.A. of Arts, Economics from Hobart College, New York. 

Has a proven leadership track record and over 25 years of experience driving sales growth in the medical industry. Terry has held a series of sales and marketing leadership roles across multiple healthcare business platforms having delivered strong sales results from start-up through Fortune 500 global leaders. In the ultrasound and imaging space, he has worked for SonoSite, E-Z-EM and Siemens Healthcare.

Michelle Børresen Opshaug

VP of Marketing and Business Developer, Europe

B.A. International Marketing, Norway/France. More than 20 years of experience in international business development including technology start-ups and introduction of new products and services to the global market in various industries.

Board of Directors

Eskild Endrerud

Chairman of the Board of Directors

B.Sc. in Entrepreneurship and Business from BI, Norwegian Business School, Oslo. Involved in many start-ups, either as entrepreneur or seed investor, in both Norway and the US. Investment portfolio includes real estate, ITC and medical/pharmaceutics.

Jens Quistgaard

Board Member

B.S. Mathematics and Computational Sciences (Stanford), Ph.D. Electrical Engineering from University of Washington. More than 25 years of experience in all aspects of medical ultrasound business, a founder of SonoSite among other successful start-ups, currently CEO of Mirabilis Medical.

Brian Scovil

Board Member 

Bachelor of Science from University of Minnesota, Sr. VP of Operation at Torax Medical Inc. Former R&D Executive at Boston Scientific Corp. with more than 25 years of managing complex medical product development programs, launch of over 100 medical devices and international business experience from USA and countries throughout Europe.

 

 

Trygve Burchardt

Board Member 

M. Sc. Inorganic Chemistry, Ph.D Electrochemistry. Widely published, holds several patents and has successfully launched several start-up companies bringing high tech R&D to global markets. Has raised more than 50 million USD in venture capital, soft funding, government loans and R&D grants.

 

Bård Skogstad

Board Member

MSc in Business and Economics, University of Nordland and State authorized auditor, NHH Bergen. 20+ years of experience ranging from auditing and financial management with specialisation in developing ideas and technology companies. Currently full time CFO in RESMAN.  

 

Rune Nystad

Founder/ CEO

B.A. Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota. Former manager at Boston Scientific, involved in multiple successful start-ups and over 30 product launches. Has over 17 years international business experience and has raised more than 25 million USD in venture capital, soft funding and government loans/grants.

History

From an idea to a company:

December 2012 – June 2013: Initial exploration of the wireless ultrasound concept

July 2013: Initial funding

September 2013: Exclusive patent rights are secured

 

Creating a management team:

March 2014: Additional funding

April 2014: Rune Nystad appointed as CEO

August 2014: Brian Scovil (ex-Boston Scientific executive) appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

The first prototype and growth:

October 2014: EyeLife Inc. established in the USA

January 2015: EyeLife Oy established in Oulu, Finland, with software development as its main responsibility

February 2015: First wireless prototype demonstrated with an ultrasound image on a tablet

June 2015: Generation 2 prototype with the accompanying software completed

August 2015: Further patents filed

September 2015: Generation 3 prototype completed 

January 2016: Generation 4 prototype completed

 

Expert team joins:

July 2016: Jens U. Quistgaard is appointed Member of the Board and the Seattle product development group is established

December 2016: Generation 5 prototype completed

 

Name change and a new brand:

February 2017: EyeLife becomes Biim Ultrasound and the brand Biim is introduced

 

New hires and FDA clearance:

June 2017: Brian Scovil appointed CTO, COO and regulatory responsible.

October 2017: Biim Ultrasound receives a 510(k) clearance from FDA for the Biim linear probe and the Biim app.

 

Partnership and market launch:

December 2017: Sales and distribution agreement signed with AngioDynamics Inc.

March 2018: Launch of the first product in USA

Contact:
Investment/ Regulatory

Rune Nystad

CEO/ Founder

+47 916 24 683

rune.nystad@biimultrasound.com

Sales USA

Terry Mulheron

VP of Sales

+1 585 490 8379

terry.mulheron@biimultrasound.com

Elice Straup

Director of Sales

+1 801 866 5150

elice.straup@biimultrasound.com

Technology

Tuomo Liedes

Chief Software Engineer 

+358 407383105

tuomo.liedes@biimultrasound.com

Brian Scovil

CTO/ COO/ Regulatory

+1 763-439-0908

brian.scovil@biimultrasound.com

Marketing

Michelle B. Opshaug

VP of Marketing/ Business Development

+47 952 17 988

michelle.opshaug@biimultrasound.com

USA Office

Lucrecia Aguirre

Office Manager

+1 305 699 2191

lucrecia.aguirre@biimultrasound.com

Biim Ultrasound Inc

3651 FAU Blvd, Suite 400

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Jobs and careers

We are in an exciting moment in medtech. New developments are making it possible for ultrasound to transform how medical care is provided.
Want to be part of the vision?
Biim has a vision of how this can be done, and is leading the way with medical ultrasound imaging products based on our patented technologies. We have great plans for the future. We are on the way! 
 
Biim is a unique Nordic medical ultrasound technology company, with a global outlook. Our headquarters and most of our marketing team are in Narvik, in the arctic region of Norway. We develop our software in Oulu, one of Finland’s leading software development hubs. Our product development and some of our commercial team are based in Fort Lauderdale and Seattle, USA. 
 
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To turn our vision into reality, we need brilliant people with a challenger attitude. If you’d like to lead the way in transforming frontline medical care with ultrasound innovations, please contact us.
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