VivaQuant was founded in February 2009 by Marina Brockway, PhD after she recognized an unmet need to improve the accuracy of information extracted from ambulatory ECGs and render them more readable. Prior to founding VivaQuant, Dr. Brockway had extensive experience with processing physiological signals at the University of Minnesota Physiology Department, where she developed algorithms for processing nerve recordings, and at Guidant (now Boston Scientific CRM), where she developed algorithms for implantable defibrillators and nerve stimulation devices as well as predictive models to improve the care of patients with chronic cardiovascular disease.
VivaQuant is located in the heart of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, which boasts one of the highest concentrations of med tech firms in the world. The Twin Cities provide an excellent growth environment as a result of a well-developed infrastructure and educated work force. Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, Greatbatch Medical, Starkey, and 3M Medical Products have major facilities or are headquartered here.