Mobisante raises $4.2M for smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system

Mobisante, the Redmond-based company that makes ultrasound technology viewable on a smartphone or tablet, just pulled in $4.2 million in fresh funding to continue providing customers with a low-cost alternative to other expensive high-end portable ultrasound systems. Founded in 2009 by Sailesh Chutani — a former Microsoft mobile exec — and David Zar — a researcher at Washington… Read More


Fishing with a smartphone: ReelSonar helps you catch fish

Say goodbye to going home after a long day of fishing with nothing to show for it. A sweet new system called ReelSonar just made catching fish a whole lot easier with a little help from your smartphone. ReelSonar is a Bluetooth-enabled portable sonar fishfinder for your smartphone or tablet. It essentially tells you exactly… Read More


Can ultrasound reduce blood pressure? Kona Medical lands $30M to find out

The Seattle area continues to be a hotbed of innovation in the field of ultrasound technology, with news today that Kona Medical has attracted a $30 million round of venture capital financing. The Bellevue company, which is developing methods to reduce high blood pressure using ultrasound, is backed by Essex Woodlands, Domain Associates, Morgenthaler Ventures and… Read More


Fujufilm paying $995M to acquire SonoSite medical device company

SonoSite, the publicly traded ultrasound device company headquartered near Seattle, will be acquired by Tokyo-based Fujifilm Holdings Corp. for $995 million under a deal announced by the companies this morning. The agreement calls for SonoSite to become a wholly owned Fujifilm subsidiary, maintaining its existing management team and its current operations in Bothell. SonoSite’s management… Read More