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New Patent Issued for Ultrasound Technology

Monday, August 28, 2017

The patent titled “Ultrasound Technology to Control the Spatial Organization of Cells and Proteins in Engineered Tissues” (US 9,688,962) has recently been assigned to the University of Rochester with inventors Diane Dalecki, Ph.D., Denise C. Hocking, Ph.D., and Kelley Garvin, Ph.D. The patent describes novel technology that uses acoustic forces within ultrasound standing wave fields to pattern cells volumetrically and engineer three-dimensional blood vessel networks within hydrogels. Primary applications of this technology include engineering vascularized tissue models for drug testing, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. The technology is a result of a multidisciplinary collaboration between faculty members of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, Diane Dalecki (BME) and Denise Hocking (Pharmacology and Physiology) and their former doctoral student Kelley Garvin.

Professor Dalecki receives funding from CEIS & Imaginant, Inc. for project, "High-frequency quantitative ultrasound systems for tissue engineering"

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Professor Diane Dalecki received funding for the project titled “High-frequency quantitative ultrasound systems for tissue engineering.” The project is funded jointly by the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) and Imaginant, Inc. The overall goal of the project is to develop and implement high-frequency quantitative ultrasound systems for non-destructive characterization of engineered tissue constructs. Imaginant, Inc. is a world leader in high-frequency testing instrumentation and systems. This collaborative project unites experts in biomedical ultrasound and tissue engineering from the University of Rochester (Diane Dalecki, Ph.D. and Denise Hocking, Ph.D.) with Imaginant’s technical expertise and products.