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Acertara R&D Team Partners with Johns Hopkins for Ultrasound Study

LONGMONT, CO April 9, 2018.  Acertara, an independent ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited medical ultrasound acoustic measurement, testing, and calibration laboratory, and ISO13485:2003 certified probe repair and new product development facility, announces that their R&D team has partnered with Johns Hopkins University through a research grant from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.

The study will determine if focused ultrasound can be used to increase drug delivery to the bladder wall.  Commenting on the study, Nicholas Ellens, Ph.D., of Acertara, who was instrumental in securing the research grant said, “If effective, this technology could be used to treat a variety of bladder diseases, including bladder cancer, with minimal side effects to the patient.  Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer among men and this technology has the potential to improve the survival rate of many thousands of people throughout the world.” This early stage research is being conducted on rats by the research team at Johns Hopkins and Acertara, but the team is hopeful to translate the technology to humans quickly.  Updates will be published on the Focused Ultrasound Foundation website throughout the year.


About Acertara:

Acertara Acoustic Laboratories, located in Longmont, Colorado is an independent ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited advanced acoustic measurement, testing, and calibration facility providing diagnostic and therapeutic acoustic power testing and measurement services to ultrasound OEMs, researchers, and regulatory bodies around the world. Acertara also manufactures and sells a complete line of acoustic power testing products; including its industry standard Acoustic Power Lab Suite and AMS software. Acertara also manufactures and sells probe testing devices; Aureon™, AmpSafe™ and ATLAS™. Acertara offers contract-based advanced ultrasound research and product development and engineering design services. Acertara is also ISO9001:2008 and ISO13485:2003 certified for ultrasound probe repair. Additional information for Acertara is available on its website at, or contact Acertara Acoustic Laboratories, LLC is a Veteran owned and operated business.

Acertara Acoustic Laboratories
1900 S. Sunset St., Unit F
Longmont, CO 80501

Acertara Contact: Dave Dallaire

April 9, 2018 Uncategorized