SonoVol is excited to announce the receipt of their first extramural grant. This infusion of $225,000 in non-dilutive funding was received through the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant program of the National Science Foundation. The funded project, titled “An ultrasonic device for rapid tomographic rodent tissue and vasculature imaging,” (PI: Gessner, Co-PI: Dayton) will enable the SonoVol team to develop prototype preclinical ultrasound imaging system and test it though a collaborative subcontract with UNC’s Biomedical Engineering department. 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.