TeleMetronics Biomedical develops innovative telemetry technology for the measurement of biosignals in freely moving laboratory and farm animals. TeleMetronics was founded by Gerard van Essen in 2001 and started as TeleMetronics Biometry. Based on the expertise of the Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen University, TeleMetronics set out to develop radio telemetry systems to acquire reliable measurements of physiological signals in conscious animals used in for biomedical research. The company became a European Space Agency (ESA) supplier in 2002 and has supplied successful space telemetry prototypes to ESA. The telemetry system PhysioLinq® is the optimized derivative of these prototypes for biomedical studies in rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. PhysioLinq has been validated in an extensive study by the Hubrecht Laboratory in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
To extend the research and development activities of Telemetronics Biometry with marketing and sales activities, and to bring PhysioLinq to the market, TeleMetronics Biometry joined forces with Noldus Information Technology (Wageningen, The Netherlands), a leading manufacturer of software and integrated solutions for biomedical research. The two companies established a new joint-venture: TeleMetronics Biomedical. This new company will become a global supplier of innovative biotelemetry systems and it will continue the research activities for ESA of its predecessor TeleMetronics Biometry.