ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA), a pioneer of Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS®), announces that the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration has issued two new patents to ENDRA, Chinese Patent No. ZL 2020 8 00151255 (the ‘255 patent) titled “Systems and Methods for Thermoacoustic Transducer Optimization” and Chinese Patent No. ZL 2020 8 00151433 (the ‘433 patent) titled “Method and System for Reconstructing a Thermoacoustic Image.”
“We are delighted to announce our 14th and 15th issued patents in China, which provide intellectual property protection through 2040. These patents demonstrate our commitment to protecting the novel technology used in our TAEUS System in Asia’s largest healthcare market with an estimated 350 million people affected by NAFLD-NASH," stated ENDRA's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Francois Michelon. "Our global intellectual property portfolio has increased to 50 issued patents as we expand protection of our core technology in priority global markets.”
The ‘255 patent relates to characterizing a given system by placing a small, high-contrast object called an impulse in a field of view, and using the resulting impulse data to optimize transducer functionality. Examples of transducer functionality are transducer geometry, an arrangement of transducer elements and a distribution of transducer elements. The ‘255 parent patent is U.S. Patent No. 10993624. The ‘433 patent utilizes a view and position-specific kernel to correct for differences in the relative relationship between a transducer element array and an object within a region of interest to be imaged. The ‘433 parent patent is U.S. Patent No. 10687789.
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 over 500,000 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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