Wageningen, 16 March 2017 – Noldus Information Technology BV announces that it has acquired all assets and activities of TeleMetronics Biomedical BV, a developer of telemetry technology for the measurement of biosignals in freely moving animals. Dr Gerard van Essen, founder of TeleMetronics, remains involved as veterinary advisor.
TeleMetronics founder Gerard van Essen comments: “I am happy that the telemetry technology pioneered by TeleMetronics finds a place in the portfolio of Noldus Information Technology. I am proud of what has been achieved in recent years and look forward to a bright future of TeleMetronics’ heritage.”
Since its foundation in 2001 out of the Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen University, TeleMetronics has developed radio telemetry systems to acquire reliable measurements of physiological signals in freely moving animals.
TeleMetronics supplied successful prototypes to the European Space Agency and other academic institutes and commercial companies. Its most recent product is TemPlant, a wireless telemetry system for the continuous monitoring of body temperature and activity in farm animals. A useful tool for health monitoring, early disease warning, infectious disease studies, and vaccine research.
The technologies and products of TeleMetronics will now become part of Noldus InnovationWorks, the research and innovation laboratory of Noldus Information Technology.
Lucas Noldus, managing director of Noldus Information Technology, comments: “The telemetry technology developed by TeleMetronics nicely complements our portfolio of behavior research tools for animal studies. We will use our R&D, marketing, sales and support capabilities to bring TemPlant to the market and help our customers to successfully implement telemetry in their livestock research and animal husbandry practice.”