ANN ARBOR, MI / ACCESSWIRE / September 5, 2023 / Zomedica Corp. (NYSE American:ZOM) (‘Zomedica’ or the ‘Company’), a veterinary health company offering diagnostic and therapeutic products for companion animals, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Structured Monitoring Products, Inc. (SMP), the makers of the VetGuardian™ touchless vital signs monitoring technology.
“We are excited about continuing to bring this groundbreaking technology to veterinarians around the world, stated Greg Blair, VP of Business Development and Strategic Planning for Zomedica. “We’ll be manufacturing the VetGuardian system in our Global Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Roswell, Georgia, and distributing through our own sales team and animal health distributors in the United States and have plans to launch internationally.”
The VetGuardian Platform improves the quality of care of pets during recovery from surgery, and overnight stays in the clinic. By providing staff with real time alerts when vital signs deviate from a preset range, it allows the staff to intervene in health issues more quickly, improving care. Its unique patented doppler technology allows the VetGuardian system to obtain vital signs in real time without wired leads or a harness on the pet, thus allowing the pet to rest comfortably during recovery.
Zomedica first invested in SMP in May 2022, and worked closely with their team in bringing VetGuardian to market. The Company began marketing the product in the first quarter of 2023 and subsequently began sales through animal health distributors, alongside the teams SMP had in place.
“This acquisition is the result of years of work by the dedicated team at SMP, and the breakthrough technology that they have delivered for veterinarians across the country,” stated Larry Heaton, CEO of Zomedica. “We have been pleased with being part of launching this product in marketplace and are excited to welcome it to Zomedica as it leads the remote, wireless monitoring segment of the animal health industry,” continued Heaton.
Vikram Ram Prakash, CEO of SMP, commented, “I knew from our first meeting that Zomedica was going to be a great partner and the right fit for the technology we created. I’m excited about the possibilities it opens up for the future. Zomedica’s leadership in the new era of the animal health industry will undoubtedly take VetGuardian to new heights, benefitting veterinarians and pets alike.”
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zomedica (NYSE American: ZOM) is a veterinary health company creating products for companion animals by focusing on the unmet needs of clinical veterinarians. Zomedica’s product portfolio will include innovative diagnostics and medical devices that emphasize patient health and practice health. It is Zomedica’s mission to provide veterinarians the opportunity to increase productivity and grow revenue while better serving the animals in their care. For more information, visit www.ZOMEDICA.com.
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