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Founded Year

1995

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$85.1M

Valuation

$0000 

About Ekos

EKOS develops clinical application of ultrasound accelerated thrombolysis for the treatment of vascular thrombosis and dissolution of thrombus.

Ekos Headquarter Location

11911 N Creek Parkway South Suite 101

Bothell, Washington, 98011,

United States

425-415-3100

Latest Ekos News

‘Something is stirring in suburban Ontario’: new survey finds most 905ers believe the Greenbelt is no place for a major highway

Dec 29, 2021

A new EKOS survey suggests the majority of folks living in the vote-rich 905 belt have a deep commitment to climate action and nature protection. read When you think of regions displaying strong environmental concern, the swath of municipalities encircling the City of Toronto isn’t always top of mind. But something is stirring in suburban Ontario. A new survey suggests the majority of folks living in the vote-rich 905 belt — which often determines election outcomes — have a deep commitment to climate action and nature protection. Parties hoping to make gains in the 2022 provincial vote ought to take note. A November EKOS poll found 87 per cent of 905ers agree the provincial government should do more to protect Ontario’s forests and wildlife . One might imagine that, facing problems from inflation to the pandemic, suburbanites would feel this is no time to worry about green space. Yet almost nine in 10 believe that far from abandoning the issue, government needs to pursue it further. Seventy-four per cent say Queen’s Park should treat climate change as an emergency. Strong words — not merely “serious” or “priority,” but “emergency.” That’s the language of activism. The majority of 905 residents rely on the automobile, but most see value in public transport. Seventy per cent want the province to help transit agencies cover operating expenses like the cost of disinfecting vehicles. There’s a measure of self-interest, of course. Drivers know that buses and GO trains reduce traffic. Yet the climate benefit of switching modes — one more daily trip by transit and one fewer by car — is significant. Most telling of all, 74 per cent of 905ers say the Greenbelt is “no place” for a new four- to six-lane highway. This is an extraordinary finding. Ontario’s proposed Highway 413 — which would pave over 400 acres of Greenbelt — is touted by the province as a cure for suburban congestion. Yet a majority of suburbanites suggest they don’t want it if it goes through protected forests, river valleys and farmland (which it would). The very people it’s meant to serve reject it. Indeed, almost seven out of 10 residents in the 905 believe the Greenbelt deserves more protection. If you ask people in the abstract, “Do you want a new highway?” many will say, “Why not?” But if you link it to destruction of nature, public opinion shifts dramatically. This is one of EKOS’s key findings. Suburbanites want to travel efficiently, but they recognize roads aren’t appropriate everywhere. They know that some places — including rare ones like southern Ontario countryside and rivers that provide habitat for endangered fish — must be off limits to expressways. They understand that we spew carbon at our peril. In a word, they are sensible people, these 905ers. So sensible that, as we approach a provincial election, the parties would be crazy to ignore them. (The EKOS poll of 830 Ontario residents has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.) Gideon Forman is a policy analyst and Maham Kaleem an elections campaigner, at the David Suzuki Foundation. Read more about:

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Expert Collections containing Ekos

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Ekos is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Medical Devices.

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Ekos Patents

Ekos has filed 55 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Medical ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound
  • Medical equipment
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

2/5/2019

7/13/2021

Vascular diseases, Medical equipment, Stroke, Hematology, Medical ultrasonography

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Application Date

2/5/2019

Grant Date

7/13/2021

Title

Related Topics

Vascular diseases, Medical equipment, Stroke, Hematology, Medical ultrasonography

Status

Grant

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