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September 16, 2021


IN THIS ISSUE
Top News | Foundation News | Research News | Industry News | WebinarsEvents
 
 
Foundation’s Summer Internship Program Celebrates a Decade
  • This year, the Foundation accepted a record 15 summer interns, most of whom are pictured above alongside their Foundation mentors.
  • Their projects ranged from technical research to advocacy and communications.
  • The technical internships are generously funded by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.
MEET THE INTERNS AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR PROJECTS > 
Foundation News
Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, Joins Foundation’s Council
  • Dr. Lewis-Hall has spent 40+ years on the frontlines of healthcare as a clinician, researcher, and leader in the biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries.
  • She was most recently a top executive at Pfizer, Inc.
  • The Council provides strategic advice, assists with raising funds, and builds awareness.
READ MORE > 

John Grisham and Neal Kassell, MD, to Participate in Virtual Geschke Lecture Series
  • Foundation Board member John Grisham and Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD, will discuss focused ultrasound as part of the Geschke Lecture Series.
  • The event will be moderated by Jane Metcalfe, founder and CEO of NEO.LIFE and Foundation Council member.
  • The free online event is September 23 at 7:00 pm Eastern.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER > 

Register Now: Bubble Activity in Therapeutic Ultrasound Workshop Series
  • The Foundation and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Future Fund will host a free virtual workshop series entitled, “Detecting, Mapping, and Quantifying Bubble Activity in Therapeutic Ultrasound.”
  • Join us Fridays from September 24 through October 29 at 10:00 am Eastern.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER > 

Foundation’s Senior Scientist Featured in Inspiring Women Podcast
  • Natasha Sheybani, PhD, was a guest speaker on Laurie McGraw’s "Inspiring Women" podcast.
  • She shared her early motivations for pursuing a career in science and her current work focused on innovative ways to treat cancer.
LISTEN NOW > 
Research News
Glioblastoma Workshop White Paper Now Available
  • In May, the Foundation convened a virtual workshop to discuss focused ultrasound for glioblastomas.
  • More than 260 people, including 60 experts from 58 institutions around the world participated.  
READ THE WHITE PAPER >
WATCH WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS >

Research Awards Update: 15 Projects Initiated in the First Six Months of 2021
  • The Foundation’s Research Awards Program has launched or funded 15 new studies through the first half of the year.
  • These projects include 10 preclinical laboratory studies and 5 clinical trials.
  • Learn more about our funded projects and how to apply for a research award.
READ MORE > 

Recently Completed Foundation-Funded Research
  • The Foundation funded three projects that have been completed in the first half of 2021.
  • Topics include improved imaging for focused ultrasound brain treatments, treating low-grade tumors in dogs, and a preclinical pancreatic cancer model that responded to histotripsy.
LEARN MORE > 

Funding Available for Innovative Medical Devices to Address Nervous System Disorders
  • The NIH Blueprint MedTech Program is an incubator for innovators developing groundbreaking medical devices.
  • The program is offering funding for innovative early-stage technologies to treat or diagnose nervous system disorders.  
  • Awards up to $1.5 million per year are available.  
LEARN MORE AND APPLY >

Nature Communications Selects Focused Ultrasound Research for Special Feature
  • Focused ultrasound research on transcranial neuromodulation was featured on “From Brain to Behaviour,” which highlights the most exciting brain research published by Nature Communications.
  • The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) funded this research.
SEE THE NIBIB PRESS RELEASE > 
SEE THE ARTICLE >

Histotripsy Featured in Special Issue of IEEE Journal
  • The issue compiles 20 histotripsy articles from global research groups.
  • Topics include liver tumors, blood clot degradation, urinary tract infections, immune system activation, and abdominal, brain, and tendon treatments.
  • The volume is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Charles Cain.
LEARN MORE > 

Visit our free, online research library of focused ultrasound publications.
 
More Research News
Histotripsy: Fighting Tumors with Microbubbles | Medica Magazine
Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Safe, Effective in Mild Alzheimer's Disease | Medscape
Researchers Developing New Cancer Treatments with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound | Research Daily
Focused Ultrasound Controls CAR-T Cells and Suppresses Tumour Growth | Hospital Healthcare Europe
Industry News
EDAP Announces Research Favorably Comparing HIFU to Surgery
  • Data from studies using EDAP's Focal One and ExactVu technologies were featured at the recent American Urological Association meeting
  • One trial comparing focal ablation to radical prostatectomy in intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients found fewer side effects at one year in the Focal One group.
  • Another large comparative trial found a significantly higher salvage-treatment-free survival rate in HIFU patients compared to radical prostatectomy.
READ THE PRESS RELEASE > 

Cardiawave Participates in MedTech Innovator’s Best Video Competition
  • Each year, MedTech Innovator's Showcase participants produce videos to highlight their companies and technologies. 
  • The company with the best pitch video – and the most views and likes – earns a $10,000 prize.
  • Based in France, Cardiawave is a focused ultrasound company aiming to reduce aortic valve stenosis.
WATCH AND LIKE THE VIDEO > 

Insightec CEO and President of Koch Disruptive Technologies Discuss Focused Ultrasound
  • Insightec’s CEO Maurice Ferré, MD, and Chase Koch, President of Koch Disruptive Technologies, held a fireside chat at the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum. 
  • The discussion addressed focused ultrasound’s evolution as a noninvasive therapy and how both companies are unlocking the technology’s potential to improve millions of lives.
WATCH NOW > 

More Industry News
HALO Diagnostics Expands Radiation-Free, Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment to Imaging Centers Nationwide | DOTmed Healthcare Business News
Webinars
Ultrasound as a Remote Control for Cellular Therapy
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 11:00 am Eastern
  • Presented by Mikhail Shapiro, PhD
  • Hosted by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >

Curing Disease with Ultrasound
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm Eastern
  • Featuring best-selling author, John Grisham, and Foundation Chairman, Neal F. Kassell, MD
  • Moderated by Jane Metcalfe, founder and CEO of NEO.LIFE
  • Presented as part of the Geschke Lecture Series
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >

Detecting, Mapping, and Quantifying Bubble Activity in Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Every Friday, September 24 – October 29, 2021, at 10:00 am Eastern
  • Hosted by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Future Fund
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >



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Upcoming Events
September 25-26, 2021 European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) Annual Meeting 2021| VIRTUAL MEETING ​​​​

September 25-28, 2021 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2021| VIRTUAL MEETING ​​​​

September 27-30, 2021 AdvaMed The Digital MedTech Conference 2021| Washington, DC, Minneapolis, MN, and VIRTUAL MEETING 

October 4-5, 2021 IEEE Latin America Ultrasonics Symposium | VIRTUAL MEETING ​​​​

October 15-16, 2021 AANS/CNS Tumor Section Satellite Symposium, Austin, TX

November 18-21, 2021 26th Annual Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), Boston, MA 

 

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