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Oldelft Ultrasound

In the 1980s Oldelft started its medical Ultrasound activities with the development of various Ultrasound transducers in the very early days of medical ultrasound.
Oldelft introduced the first TEE (TransEsophageal Echocardiography) transducers in 1988. Since then the company delivered over 10.000 TEE transducers.

In 1998 Oldelft Ultrasound was split off as a separate Business Unit within Delft Instruments.

In 2008 Oldelft has become an independent company, where Alpinvest was the major shareholder. Other shareholders were Oldelft management and personnel and former Delft Instrument managers.

In 2012 Gimv acquired a majority interest in Oldelft. Gimv invests alongside the existing management team of the company. A majority of Oldelft's personnel also participates. Gimv will strongly support the company’s plans for further innovation and international growth.

Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels. Gimv currently manages around 1.8 billion EUR (including third party funds) of investments in 75 portfolio companies, which jointly realise a turnover of more than EUR 6 billion and employ over 26,000 professionals.As a recognized market leader in selected investment platforms, Gimv identifies entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential and supports them in their transformation into market leaders. Gimv’s four investment platforms are: Consumer 2020, Health & Care, Smart Industries and Sustainable Cities. Each of these platforms works with a skilled and dedicated team across Gimv’s home markets of the Benelux, France and Germany and can count on an extended international network of experts.More information on Gimv can be found on www.gimv.com.

Oldelft has a cooperation with the Erasmus MC university for more than 25 years in the development of complex ultrasound transducers for cardiology.

Oldelft is also involved in multiple research projects with the Universities of Delft, Utrecht and Twente in the field of Matrix (3D) TEE technology and Photoacoustic imaging.

About Ultrasound

Medical sonography (ultrasonography) is an ultrasound-based diagnostic medical imaging technique used to visualize muscles, tendons, and many internal organs, to capture their size, structure and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images. Ultrasound has been used by radiologists and sonographers to image the human body for at least 50 years and has become one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine. The technology is relatively inexpensive and portable, especially when compared with other techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). Ultrasound is also used to visualize fetuses during routine and emergency prenatal care. Such diagnostic applications used during pregnancy are referred to as obstetric sonography.

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