Veterinary imaging company, BCF Technology and ECM (Echo Control Medical) have merged to form IMV Imaging, a new imaging division within the IMV Technologies group.

IMV Technologies is a reproduction biotechnology company which has worked in the field of animal artificial insemination and embryo transfer for over 50 years, with operations in more than 130 countries and subsidiaries in the USA, India, China, Italy and the Netherlands.

The newly-formed IMV Imaging now has over 500 employees, which, it says, will make it better placed to deliver the best quality ultrasound, X-ray and three-dimensional veterinary-specific imaging equipment. 

The directors and senior management team from BCF and ECM are remaining to lead IMV Imaging. 

Alan Picken, CEO of IMV imaging said: "The merger and creation of IMV imaging is a very exciting development for our companies. Building on our strong legacy, it allows us to deliver a wider portfolio of products and services to our customers worldwide and ultimately to deliver improved animal care.”