Nicolab’s 2020 Highlights

December 23, 2020
By Brenda Dubois

As the year draws to a close, we want to reflect on some highlights and milestones we have reached during an unusual and challenging year.

2020 has been an exciting year of growth and success at Nicolab. We share the highlights below.

StrokeViewer LVO received FDA Clearance

In late November, after many months of hard work from the Nicolab team, we received FDA approval. We look forward to our next phase of growth as we enter and expand through the US market, improving the lives of more stroke patients.

A new visual identity

Our new visual identity was introduced alongside FDA clearance in November. The refreshed look will help us to convey our mission, to empower physicians to provide patients with the right treatment, in time. 

Proven effectiveness of StrokeViewer

Recent studies have proven a reduction in time-to-treatment and improved patient outcome with the use of StrokeViewer. It is very gratifying to see how our work at Nicolab aligns with our mission and translates into a proven positive impact for society.

First live stream from Nicolab

In early December, our Live Stream between Interventional Neuroradiologist Dr. Bart Emmer and our Chief Technology Officer Renan Sales Barros focused on ‘How Cloud-based AI Solutions in Stroke Care’. It marked the beginning of an exciting online series. Keep your eyes peeled in the new year as we plan to dive deeper into the different biomarkers used to diagnose stroke which will include the latest advancements in research and hearing more from the experts.

Being a part of the ICOVAI Consortium

The consortium formed in response to the urgent need to quickly diagnose and prioritize patients in the early months of the pandemic in March. ICOVAI aimed to triage COVID-19 patients and speed up diagnosis with powerful AI. During difficult times it was great to see the collaboration of science, research and technology experts to come together and expertise to tackle the pandemic.

International expansion

We are proud to be on the ground in Australia, UK, Germany, US and the Netherlands. It is our ambition to provide the best stroke treatment to as many as we can reach. With our cloud-based solution, we can scale at a fast rate, and implement it in hospitals across the world

A growing team!

The Nicolab team continues to grow and diversify. We now finish 2020 with double the number of Full Time Employees than last year. With employees of 13 different nationalities, we are a passionate and international team! We have unified and kept spirits high in line with Nicolab’s values. An achievement in itself considering the difficult circumstances of remote working and little face-to-face contact. 

Techleap Rise program

Back in May, we were selected as one of the highest potentials in the Netherlands, to join several other inspiring scale-ups on the program. It is designed to help scale-ups grow faster internationally. Through workshops and training days we connected with many talented entrepreneurs which helped us all learn and grow together.

All of us at Nicolab would like to thank our colleagues in the healthcare sector and all that have worked so incredibly hard battling the COVID-19 crisis. We hope 2021 will be a better year for all.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“I am very proud of the team at Nicolab who have worked hard and achieved a huge amount under difficult circumstances. I want to thank all those that have supported Nicolab along the way. It is very exciting to think about where we could be this time next year!”

Dr. Merel Boers, CEO and co-founder of Nicolab


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