SONOSCOPE’s mission is to democratize the use of point-of-care ultrasound in critical care settings through the development and commercialization of innovative devices and continued medical trainings.


SONOSCOPE Inc. was founded in 2010 by two emergency doctors, Dr. Jean-François Lanctôt and Dr. Maxime Valois.  They created a completely new approach for integrating point-of-care ultrasound in the context of resuscitation: the EGLS®(Echo Guided Life Support)

The innovative nature of their approach was recognized in 2011, when Dr. Lanctôt and Dr. Valois were granted the Innovation Award from the Collège des Médecins du Québec. The co-founders were also invited as guest speakers to lecture at  the prestigious Harvard University on multiple occasions to teach their approach.

Through its workshops, its e-Learning platform and its numerous accredited trainers, the company trained more than 1,500 doctors across the five continents and now has thirteen international training centers. This illustrates how EGLS® is quickly becoming a standard of care in the practice of resuscitation.

This experience led the founders of SONOSCOPE to identify a crucial unmet need in acute care medicine, thereby giving birth to the company’s technological division.

In early 2020, the team of doctors completed the Centech’s (ÉTS) Acceleration program, which is among the 20 most successful university incubators in the world, and was unanimously chosen by the organization’s jury to join the Propulsion program.



10 years of growth

  • 2010 : Creation of EGLS
  • 2011 : Innovation Award from the Collège des médecins de Québec
  • 2012 to 2015 : Cofounders are invited to teach their approach as guest-speakers to the prestigious Harvard University
  • 2012 : Mobile application EGLS Shock-Echo is officially launched
  • 2014: SONOSCOPE becomes an official training provider for the Canadian Space Agency
  • 2015-2020 : Invitation to participate in numerous podcasts, downloaded by more thousands of users
  • 2016 : Publication of the EGLS book
  • 2017 :Development of partnerships in different countries (South Africa, England, India, Australia et New-Zeland)
  • 2017: Founders co-chair on the World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education (28 countries / 600 participants)
  • 2017 : EGLS educational platform is officially launched
  • 2019 : Inauguration of SONOSCOPE’s headquarters in Longueuil
  • 2020 : Completion of the Centech’s (ÉTS) Acceleration program and selection in the Propulsion program
  • 2020: SONOSCOPE wins the Coup de coeur Scholarship of the Centech’s Acceleration Program