3401 MN Ysselstein
Phone: +31 30 6870570
Fax: +31 30 6870512
Verathon® Mission & History
Verathon® (formerly Diagnostic Ultrasound Corporation) designs, manufactures and distributes reliable, state-of-the-art medical devices and services that offer a meaningful improvement in patient care to the health care community.
Gerald McMorrow, electrical engineer and Vietnam veteran, founded the company in 1984 and has led the company throughout its transformation from a small start up to a profitable international corporation.
The company’s flagship brand, BladderScan® bladder volume measurement instruments, is used in Urology, Acute Care, Primary Care, and Extended Care and is considered a standard of care. Noninvasive and easy to use, the BladderScan® prevents unnecessary urinary catheterizations, reduces rates of urinary tract infection, and helps diagnose urinary-related problems such as enlarged prostate (BPH).
Verathon® recently expanded its product portfolio with the acquisition of Saturn Biomedical Systems and the GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope (GVL®) brand in January 2006. GlideScope® provides a consistently clear view of the airway, enabling quick intubation, and offers significant benefits to Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine markets. The company’s innovative GlideScope® product line was introduced in 2001.
Verathon® was ranked among the fastest growing technology companies in Washington State in Deloitte’s prestigious “Technology Fast 50” program in both 2005 and 2006. The company is headquartered in Bothell, Washington. Following the January 2006 acquisition of Saturn Biomedical Systems in Vancouver, Canada, Verathon® has approximately 275 employees worldwide.