ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA), a pioneer of Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS®), announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued two patents, including U.S. Patent No. 11172829 (the ‘829 patent) titled “Thermoacoustic Transducer With Integrated Switch,” and U.S. Patent No. 11176848 (the ‘848 patent) titled “Tissue-mimicking Material for A Multi-modality Imaging Phantom.”
- The ‘829 patent relates to a novel system for reducing false signals in thermoacoustic imaging. This patent enables mitigation of radiofrequency energy effects upon the electronic components of the system. ENDRA expects the ‘829 patent to be effective for all thermoacoustic imaging applications.
- The ‘848 patent relates to ENDRA’s novel phantom for use with different imaging modalities including thermoacoustic imaging, ultrasound imaging and MRI. This patent enables health practitioners to use a single phantom instead of multiple phantoms when calibrating or validating a thermoacoustic system for use. The ‘848 patent should be particularly valuable as ENDRA proceeds with clinical trials in multiple countries.
“These issued patents – our 22nd and 23rd in the U.S. – support our strategy to develop optimized hybrid ultrasound and thermoacoustic imaging systems and to broaden the potential applications for our proprietary TAEUS® technology in areas with unmet clinical needs," stated ENDRA's Chief Executive Officer Francois Michelon. "We continue to enhance our intellectual property portfolio to protect our technology in priority global markets. Our portfolio currently stands at 89 assets, which we define as patents issued, filed or in preparation.”
About ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
ENDRA Life Sciences is the pioneer of Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS®), a ground-breaking technology being developed to visualize tissue like MRI, but at 1/50th the cost and at the point of patient care. TAEUS® is designed to work in concert with 400,000 cart-based ultrasound systems in use globally today. TAEUS® is initially focused on the measurement of fat in the liver as a means to assess and monitor Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and inflammation (NASH), chronic liver conditions that affect over one billion people globally, and for which there are no practical diagnostic tools. Beyond the liver, ENDRA is exploring several other clinical applications of TAEUS®, including visualization of tissue temperature during energy-based surgical procedures. For more information, please visit www.endrainc.com.
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