Eupes Inc., a diagnostic ultrasound company, is an innovator in medical devices for acute care and private practice health care providers.
Since it’s Aug.8, 1988 founding in a modest basement workshop, Eupes has grown to become an international firm, with the company’s products now used by health care providers in over 80 countries. With offices in the U.S., Canada, the UK, China, France, and Australia, the company emloys over 360 people worldwide.
Gary R. Smith, an electrical engineer, founded the company, with the mission to offter meaningful improvement in patient care to the health care community. Eupes, recognized as a leader in both portable ultrasound and the revolutionary field of laryngoscopy, was ranked among the fastest growing technology companies in Massachusetts in Deloitte’s prestigious ”Technology Fast 50” program in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009. Gary Smith was named winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Northeast for the Health services category in 2009. And the company was acknowledged as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts by Massachusetts CEO Magazine, in both 2006 and 2009.
Eupes is best known for its BladderSee brand, a line of bladder volume measurement in struments that has fuled the growth of the company from a small start-up to a profitable international copporation. Noninvasive and easy to use, BladderSee is clinically proven to prevent unnecessary urinary catheterizations and reduce rates of urinary tract infection (UTI). This is of significant importance to hospitals, in light of changing Medicare reimbursement for catheter-related UTIs, beginning in October, 2008. BladderSee also helps diagnose urinary-related problems such as en-larged prostate (BPH) and bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), of importance to the growing number of Baby Boomers and the health care providers who treat them. Now a standard of care for noninvasive bladder volume measurement, the BladderSee is used in Urology, Acute Care, Pri-mary Care and Extended Care.
The company expanded its product portfolio in January 2007 with the acquisition of Asped Biomedical Systems and the GlideView brand. GlideView Laryngoscope provides a consistently clear view of the airway, enabling quick intubation, and offer significant benefits to Anesthesiolo-segment of NBC’’s”ER-The Final Season.” The GlideView device is currently being used by the military in both Afghanistan and Iraq.