What do we do?
YektaSonics is developing a scalable focused ultrasound system with pure sine outputs, which works in a broad frequency range with fine phase and power control. We have the vision of non-invasive medicine using therapeutics ultrasound.
We started as university research at the University of California - Berkeley, and we continued towards the introduction of a novel focused ultrasound system as a company
We have the vision of non-invasive medicine using therapeutics ultrasound. Our technology is applicable to a wide range of medical applications such as Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Gynecology, and more.
Our device is an ultrasound phased array, with pure sine outputs, in ultrasound frequency range, with fine phase and power control, in scalable channel count fashion.
What is HIFU?
HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, which is the only pure non-invasive or incisionless medical therapy with a wide range of applications in medicine.
We are developing ultrasound phased array system which consists of a beam-former and power array. The beam-former controls pure sine outputs, with fine phase and power resolution. The power array generates high power signals to end transducers. The technology is scalable to large channel counts, and still be harmonic free outputs. The technology has user defined burst control, and works in ultrasound frequency range of sub MHz to few MHz.
The power behind our novel device is its single tone pure sine outputs. This harmonic-free output makes our technology MRI compatible. Also the lack of harmonics reduces power waste in transducers by ~40%, which reduces heating by patient contacts, and eliminates transducer polarization, which damages transducers.
Focused ultrasound has a wide range of therapeutics applications in medicine.
The usage of this technology is in many medical domains. For the case of radiation oncology, the focused energy elevates temperature at the tumor cells to kill them non-invasively, with no chemotherapy or surgery required. In the case of neurology, mechanical vibration causes neurons firing with no need for insertion of neural probes into the brain or spinal cord.