Using Sound Waves to Modify Propagation Characteristics of Biological Calcium Signaling

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This invention is a new method of interaction between sound waves and biological tissues, thus enabling regulation of biological activity.


Acoustic technology uses sound waves for sensing and therapeutic uses on tissues. Currently no sound wave therapy systems accurately target biological regulators of intercellular calcium signaling. This technology applies acoustic technology to sense and control intercellular calcium signals signals, affecting biological phenomena and diseases.



  • Sound-based biological sensors and therapies 


  • Sound irradiation controls calcium signals
  • Calcium signaling control in gap-junction-based cell to cell communications
  • Non-invasive with minimal risks
  • Novel
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Contact For More Information:
Brett Mortenson
Licensing Manager, College of Engineering
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Pierre Deymier
Keith Runge