A technology that recreates the effect of a jackhammer, this is what Martin Brouillette, Professor at the department of mechanical engineering, and his team have worked on for the past few years. Used for the first time on human in December 2016, the SoundBite’s technology has the particular feature of preserving the healthy arteries, while fracturing the calcified deposits without causing tissue damage.
The project began in 2006 in Professor Brouillette’s laboratory. During the various stages of development, TransferTech Sherbrooke provided financial support for the protection of the intellectual property of this technology.
Meanwhile, the first trials to unblock the coronary arteries on humans are planned for Spring 2018.
To learn more about SoundBite’s technology : https://www.usherbrooke.ca/actualites (article in French)
Video from: Université de Sherbrooke