Phased Arrays for medical and non-medical applications
Focused Ultrasound (FUS) is a revolutionary, non-invasive, and fast-growing medical therapy. It sends harmless sound waves into body to create a therapeutic point, with no surgery. It treats over 150 medical conditions (this number has increased by 4x in the past 4 years) in Oncology, Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Cardiology, and more.
Focusing is done using a sophisticated device called Phased Array or BeamFormer. We have a highly cost-effective phased array, which is 10-20x lower cost. Our technology has the most optimum performance of signaling, where pure sine or harmonic free outputs (beneficial due to MRI compatibility and power efficiency to transducers) are controlled for fine phase/power control, in a scalable channel counts, with high amount of power, and compact size.
FUS is well compared with MRI started 40 years ago, which revolutionized medical diagnostics. A new revolution is happening now in medical therapy using FUS.
Our Story & Vision
We started as research at the University of California - Berkeley in 2015. We owned the complete IP from UC. YektaSonics was formed to introduce a focused ultrasound phased array in 2017. We achieved a novel scalable channel count phased array with sine outputs in highly cost-effective fashion. We received strong traction from industry & academia.
We plan to miniaturize our technology later to introduce ultrasound Deep Brain Stimulator (uDBS), to replace current severely invasive Deep Brain Stimulators (DBS). DBS is used for neurologic conditions such as Epilepsy, Parkinson, OCD, and Essential Tremor. DBS suffers from cases of death, coma, bleeding, stroke, and infections, to name a few issues.
Our patented ultrasound phased array technology is an order of magnitude lower cost and has special performance of producing pure sine or harmonic free outputs. The array capabilities are:
- fine phase control
- fine power control
- High power per channel
- removal of matching networks
- burst control
- wide frequency ranges
- compact size
- Highly low cost
- scalable in channel count
- dynamic programming
Featured in Focused Ultrasound Foundation State of the Field Report 2021
University of California-Berkeley Incubator Citris Foundry Company in residence.
University of California-Santa Cruz Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship member
NSF Innovation Corps San Francisco Bay Area Node recommended team.
University of California Big Ideas Finalist
Berkeley Tech Future Group Small Business Client