Sarvazyan A. presents an invited departmental lecture " Biomedical Applications of Acoustics" at the University of Texas, Austin, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
US patent on a device for assessment of skeletal system is issued to Artann. US patent on a device for assessment of in pelvic organ conditions is issued to Artann.
US patent on a device for assessment of colonoscope manipulation is issued to Artann.
Tomasz Wojtera, Artann’s biomedical engineer, is performing Colonoscopy Force Monitor (CFM) aided simulation in a collaborative study at the Chevy Chase Clinical Research (Chevy Chase, DC).
Sarvazyan A. presents an invited talk “Acoustic waves in characterizing biological materials: from molecules to soft tissue and bone” at the Acoustical Society of America meeting, Kansas City, MO.
Egorov V. gave a talk “Tissue elasticity as a marker of pelvic floor conditions: Clinical results.” at the 11th International Tissue Elasticity Conference, Deauville, France.
US patent on a method for assessment of pelvic organ conditions is issued to Artann.
Drs. Sarvazyan and Egorov coauthored a chapter “Tactile Sensing and Tactile Imaging in Detection of Cancer” in “Biosensors and Molecular Technologies for Cancer Diagnostics” book published by CRC Press.
Colonoscopy Force Monitor (CFM) work is presented at the Digestive Disease Week in San Diego, CADr. Louis Korman presented new findings in the Colonoscopy Force Monitor (CFM) project at the Digestive Disease Week, the world's largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepathology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. The following papers were presented: "Modeling Endoscopist Technique Using Linear Predictive Coding: Analysis of Colonoscopy Force Application Signals" and "Effect of Body Mass Index (BMI) and Procedure Difficulty on Force Applied During Colonoscopy".
Artann Laboratories receives U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Prostate Mechanical Imaging device.The Prostate Mechanical Imaging technology was developed with the support of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to provide real-time 2D and 3D tactile elasticity images or prostate and prostate abnormalities. ProUroCare Medical (OCTBB: PUMD), Minnesota based provider of proprietary medical imaging products and Artann’s commercialization partner, will pursue manufacturing and introduction of the technology in commercial markets.
Sarvazyan A. presents an invited talk "Shear waves as a probe for tissue structure and its changes" at American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012 Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ.
US patent on a method of characterization and differentiation of tissue is issued to Artann.
Sarvazyan A. presents an invited departmental lecture "Selected hot topics in biomedical engineering and medical biophysics" at Columbia University Department of Biomedical Engineering, NY.
Results of clinical testing of the Vaginal Tactile Imager published in the International Urogynecology Journal have been featured in the Research Highlights section of Nature Reviews Urology 9, 60 (March 2012).