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MYoroface – important milestones

MYoroface was founded in 2012 to commercialize the product IQoro, and make the treatment available to more people. The company completed its first investment round in 2014 and has over the years expanded into Europe. In 2022, IQoro was approved in the UK as a treatment available on prescription in the National Healthcare System.

CEO Ylvali Gerling och VP & COO Maria Gårdlund, MYoroface

Read more about important milestones in our history below.

Or read about the company MYoroface here.

2024

  • We will launch IQoro on Amazon in Germany.
  • IQoro is shortlisted for the Bionow ‘Product of the Year’ Award sponsored by three Academic Health Science Networks in the north of England.
IQoro is shortlisted for the Bionow ‘Product of the Year’ Award

2023

  • The number of NHS hospitals in the UK using IQoro passes 100.
  • Over 650 UK primary care clinics prescribe IQoro for their patients.
  • IQoro is launched on Amazon in Sweden
IQoro on Amazon Sweden
IQoro is launched on Amazon in Sweden during the second half of 2023.

2022

  • IQoro was approved as a prescriptive device in the UK. This means that the British can now get IQoro on prescription.
  • We have released an app that helps our customers with their training routine.
Training with IQoro using the IQoro app as support
The IQoro app

2021

  • Our team is expanding, with even more competent employees at our offices in Hudiksvall and Gothenburg.
  • We reach 4 new markets when the website is released in Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and German during spring and summer.
  • We introduce a results guarantee on training with IQoro. Money back if you do not get better!
  • We get our first independent NHS study published.
  • The Gothenburg office is moving in to their first own office (105 sq m) within Sahlgrenska Sience Park
IQoro, always with a results guarantee
IQoro with results guarantee

2020

  • We launch our new e-commerce platform that makes it possible for all EU customers to buy IQoro online.
  • Our team is growing with an additional nine employees and we keep on recruiting.

2019

  • The team grows further.
  • We prepare for a change of e-commerce platform.
  • IQoro helps 400% more private customers in the UK.
  • More and more hospitals in both Denmark and the UK begin to deploy IQoro in their daily healthcare routines.
  • We are moving into our first own HQ office in Hudiksvall, 298 sq m including warehouse

Awards

In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publish two Medtech Innovation Briefings (MIBs) to brief the National Health Service (NHS) about IQoro:

  • IQoro for Hiatal hernia.
    ”IQoro is a Medtech treatment that can reduce the risks of surgical intervention or the long term use of PPI drugs.”
  • IQoro for dysphagia after stroke
    “The intended place in therapy would be as well as standard speech and language therapy in people with stroke-related dysphagia.”
IQoro in the UK healthcare system

2018

  • We continue to develop our knowledge hub and invests more in e-commerce marketing in Sweden and the UK.
  • During the year, four new employees are recruited to enable faster expansion.

Awards:

2017

  • We are participating in events, hold demos and meet customers in the UK
  • The web shop is upgraded and now launched in the UK too.
  • The site is transformed to be a digital knowledge hub with information about dysphagia, hiatal hernia, snoring and sleep apnoea.
  • Demand increases – more and more people are choosing to address their problems without waiting for protracted healthcare procurement processes.
  • Revenues increase by 102 percent over the previous year.

Awards

2016

  • A new round of financing through Almi Invest and two new angel investors come in as shareholders.
  • The company starts to address the healthcare sector in The United Kingdom.

Award

MYoroface one of Sweden’s ten most innovative entrepreneurs.

Terry Morris – Business Development Director UK

2015

  • MYoroface is chosen to take part in ‘Go-Global MedTech’: an incubator program where an international expansion plan is created.
  • The initial focus is the UK – an important market for MedTech devices.

Awards

Ylvali Gerling och Linn Hägg tar emot pris på Almi Pitch 2015
Video of when MYoroface wins Almi Pitch 2015 (opens in new tab)

2014

  • The application for CE marking and patents are approved.
  • IQoro is launched in Sweden in june 2014.
  • Almi Invest become a shareholder.
  • Work begins on demonstrating and selling to Swedish regional health authorities.
  • The first orders in the webshop are recieved from private individuals.
  • MYoroface moves into coworking spaces in Hudiksvall and at Sahlgrenska Sience Park in Gothenburg.
  • Ylvali Gerling and Linn Hägg, co-founders and owners, starts working full-time in the company and soon hire their first employee.

2013

  • Patent and design protection is applied for, an industrial designer is engaged and the company explores potential buyers for the product in the healthcare sector.

2012

  • The company MYoroface AB is formed by Ylvali Gerling, Linn Hägg and Mary Hägg
  • We start seeking financial backing to commercialise the product.
  • MYoroface is awarded the SKAPA grant for its innovation.
Ylvali Gerling and Linn Hägg, owners and co-founders of MYoroface
Ylvali Gerling and Linn Hägg, owners and co-founders of MYoroface

2011

  • Mary Hägg, doctor of medicine, specialized in orofacial medicine, has researched treatment for eating and swallowing difficulties for over 20 years.
  • Ylvali Gerling and Mary Hägg bundle Mary’s product and research into a business idea that places among the top 12 in the prestigious Venture Cup