Lechnologies Research Incorporated™ is a family-owned cardiac device manufacturer with a long history of product innovation, quality service, and dedication to the patient. The founders of Lechnologies Research – Timothy Lohman and Susan (Lohman) Wendland – have more than 50 years of combined experience in all facets of cardiac monitoring, device manufacture, and service.
Lechnologies Research Inc. was formed in 2004, following the sale of Cardiac Evaluation Center, Inc. (CEC) and its industry-leading cardiac monitoring services. Lechnologies’ leadership team served in key positions at CEC and continue its penchant for innovation, quality and patient focus.
CEC, also a Lohman family business, began in 1978 as a Holter scanning service. The company grew to a staff of 80 employees with offices in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Cleveland, and San Antonio. CEC had annual growth rates of 15 percent that stemmed not from business acquisitions, but from customers responding to the company’s reputation for quality service.
For 25 years, CEC processed patient’s heart rhythm data from more than a half million Holter recordings. The Holter recorder is an ambulatory electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) that records the electrical activity of the heart continuously for 24 or 48 hours. Physicians throughout the United States collected patients’ data that was sent to CEC for analysis.
The Lohman family pledged that it would bring the most innovative technology to their customers. As a result, CEC was a leader in improving cardiac event recorders. The Lohman family is associated with several patents related to cardiac monitoring. In the early 1980s, CEC pioneered development of the 30-day memory loop technology in order to effectively capture transient heart arrhythmias. In 1984, the Retrospective™ cardiac event recorder was introduced. Today, the fourth generation cardiac recorder, the Genesis™ ECG Memory Loop Recorder, is the top-of-the line recorder on the market. CEC also pioneered Internet access of data and reports. In 2004, CEC and its cardiac monitoring services were sold to Raytel Medical Corporation, while the Lohman family retained the Genesis™ Memory Loop Recorder manufacturing and sales and formed a new company. The new company was named Lechnologies Research Inc. – a combination of the words Lohman and Technologies.
Lechnologies’ first innovation was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006. The AfibAlert™ Atrial Fibrillation Monitor is an ideal tool for the more than 2 million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation, an occasional erratic heart rhythm. The lightweight, pocket-sized monitor records the user’s ECG data and then analyzes the data using a proprietary computer algorithm. The data can be sent via telephone or computer to a health care provider or receiving service for interpretation. The AfibAlert™ Monitor continues the Lohman family tradition of dedication to innovation, quality and the patient.