Founded in 2003, Echosens is a French innovative high-technology company providing non-invasive medical devices dedicated solely to the assessment of patients with various types of chronic liver diseases, including diseases caused by virus, such as HBV and HCV, and diseases caused by alcohol abuse or obesity, such as AFLD, NAFLD, NASH and ASH. Globally implanted, in addition to its headquarter in Paris, the company has 6 subsidiaries: 2 in Europe (Germany and Spain), 1 in Lebanon, 2 in China (Hong Kong and Shenzhen) and 1 in the USA (Waltham, MA) and a distribution network covering more than 80 countries. Echosens counts about 250 employees.
Echosens’ main products consists in a range of non-invasive medical devices sold under the brand name “FibroScan” using Echosens proprietary Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography (VCTE) technology to generate precise quantitative measurements of key liver parameters: liver stiffness measurement (LSM) to quantify the liver fibrosis and Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP) to quantify the liver steatosis. VCTE technology was initially developed in 1999 and is the subject of several of Echosens patent families that cover the key markets in which the FibroScan devices are sold, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Echosens VCTE technology has been evaluated, reported on or cited in more than 2,150 peer-reviewed clinical publications. It has also been mentioned or recommended in the guidelines of prominent health and clinical organizations worldwide, including the World Health Organization, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and European Association for the Study of Liver.
Echosens also offers a family of blood test analysing tools under the brand name “FibroMeter” that focus on assessing chronic liver diseases. The FibroMeter blood test analyzing tools use a proprietary cloud-based calculator to analyse blood test data from blood sample analyses undertaken at medical laboratories. FibroMeter performs calculations on the data to generate detailed reports that assess chronic liver diseases and support physicians in their diagnoses. This tool can be used either independent of, or in combination with, the FibroScan devices.
In addition, Echosens offer a suite of data management software solutions under the brand name “FibroView” that enables FibroScan device end-users to optimise and improve their diagnosis and clinical processes. The FibroView software solutions offer both comprehensive and customized reports from FibroScan exams, as well as the ability to connect FibroScan devices to hospital information systems.
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