|[January 28, 2013]
Dr. Peter N. Burns Receives SuperSonic Imagine's 3rd Aixplorer Achievement Award
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
SuperSonic Imagine, the ultrasound company that pioneered breakthrough
ShearWave™ Elastography technology (SWE™), and UltraFast™ Doppler, today
announced that Dr. Peter N. Burns, Ph.D. has received the company's 2012
Aixplorer Achievement Award. Dr. Burns follows past recipients, Dr.
Nancy Cappello, Are You Dense founder and Sherry Lansing, cancer
research philanthropist and former Paramount Pictures (News - Alert) CEO who received
the first award in 2010. The SuperSonic Imagine Aixplorer Achievement
Award was created to recognize, honor and celebrate the outstanding
contribution of time, leadership or financial support made by
individuals, companies or associations, to advance cancer research and
Dr. Burns is a professor in the departments of Medical Biophysics and
Radiology at the University of Toronto, and a Senior Scientist, Imaging
Research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. He specializes in the
detection of blood flow using Doppler techniques and has pioneered the
development of ultrasound contrast agents for the detection of
microvascular blood flow, as well as harmonic and pulse inversion
imaging. Among many honors, Dr. Burns is recognized for being the first
to report ultrasonic detection of blood flow in cancer, for whic he
received the Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Prize.
"Dr. Burns has consistently made significant strides in his ultrasound
research which has had a profound impact on where the technology is
today. His contributions can not be overstated," said Jacques Souquet,
Ph.D. and CEO of SuperSonic Imagine. "Much of his innovative ultrasound
research has been widely commercialized and has therefore had a
significant influence on patient care. Like previous honorees Nancy
Cappello and Sherry Lansing, he is extremely passionate about his work
to advance patient well-being. "
Dr. Burns commented, "Receiving the Aixplorer Achievement Award is
indeed an honor, particularly as it comes from a company of scientists
which contains great innovators who themselves continue to advance
diagnostic ultrasound. They are now clearly committed to rapid
translation of the newest technology into the hands of physicians, which
once again will transform ultrasound diagnosis."
About SuperSonic Imagine
Founded in 2005 and based in Aix-en-Provence (France), SuperSonic
Imagine is an innovative, international company specializing in
ultrasound medical imaging. The company designs, develops, and markets a
revolutionary ultrasound system, Aixplorer®, with a unique ultrasound
imaging technology, called MultiWave™ Technology. This technology allows
Aixplorer® to be the only ultrasound system that images two types of
waves to better characterize tissue; an ultrasound wave to ensure
impeccable image quality and a shear wave, ShearWave™ Elastography, to
compute and display true tissue stiffness in real time by acquiring
images nearly 200 times faster than conventional systems.
In 2009, the Aixplorer® received 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug
Administration in the United States and CE mark in Europe.
Distribution agreements have been signed with prestigious companies such
as Hologic (Nasdaq : HOLX) for the breast market in the U.S.A. and Canon (News - Alert)
(NYSE : CAJ) for Japan. SuperSonic Imagine's distribution network has
now more than 35 partners worldwide.
For more information about SuperSonic Imagine, please go to www.supersonicimagine.us
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