Zhen Xu, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, is the recipient of the 2019 Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize, presented by the Foundation.
Device manufacturer, Insightec has signed definitive agreements for an investment round of up to $150 million led by Koch Disruptive Technologies. The round puts Insightec at a post-money valuation of $1.3 billion, making it the first focused ultrasound unicorn (a privately held company valued over $1 billion.)
Meetings Postponed or Canceled Due to COVID-19 A number of upcoming conferences have been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Notable focused ultrasound-related meetings affected by this include ISTU 2020, SIR 2020, and the 11th National Image Guided Therapy Workshop. We encourage you to check all organizations’ websites for the most current information.
The University of California (UC) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) announced a two-year agreement to fund $1,000 in article processing fees for UC researchers to more easily publish their work in PLOS open access journals.
ISTU 2020 Postponed Due to the current situation in Korea with the COVID-19 outbreak, the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) leadership has made the decision to postpone this year's conference to a date not yet determined.