Congratulations to SonoVol on its recent $225,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant from the National Science Foundation! Co-founded by BME Core faculty member Paul Dayton and BME alumnus Dr. Ryan Gessner (Ph.D., 2013), SonoVol has close ties to Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NCSU. The funded project, titled “An ultrasonic device for rapid tomographic rodent tissue and vasculature imaging,” will enable company president Dr. Gessner and his team to develop and test a prototype preclinical ultrasound imaging system. By creating an ultrasonic device that will provide tomographic images to researchers, the team at SonoVol aims to reduce or eliminate the typical need to utilize expensive MR or CT scans in certain research areas. Their hope is that this technology will allow researchers to obtain tomographic images quickly and at a reduced cost.