FiRe 2010 to Showcase Mobile Ultrasound Pioneer Mobisante Inc.
FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington
Strategic News Service is proud to announce that Mobisante Inc. has been selected as a 2010 FiReStarter company, to be featured at its annual Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference. FiReStarter companies are selected based on their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased during the conference, both at an exclusive investor reception and in panels throughout the conference.
Mobisante Inc., a privately held company, is building the world’s first cell phone-based, low-cost, easy-to-use, portable Ultrasound imaging systems, which can be used by non-experts to practice better medicine. These systems are based on technology developed by a top university research lab and partially funded by Microsoft Research. The basic systems, which are expected to be extremely affordable, will open up the market of primary care physicians, physician extenders, field workers in telemedicine settings, veterinarians, and cost-sensitive medical institutions in rural and emerging markets. Mobisante has the potential to disrupt established players that sell significantly more expensive devices through direct sales with high margins and overheads.
“Inexpensive and accurate diagnostics is key to reducing the cost of healthcare. At scale our systems could enable an ultrasound exam for less than a dollar,” said Sailesh Chutani, CEO and Co-Founder of Mobisante and scheduled speaker at FiRe 2010.
Future in Review is an annual gathering of world-class thought leaders in technology and economics. Now in its eighth year, Future in Review 2010 will take place May 11-14th at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California. The Economist has called FiRe “The best technology conference in the world.” This year’s FiRe will feature keynote speaker Nathan Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, on the key issue of “Scaling Alternative Energies.”
“Mobisante has taken one of the critical non-invasive medical technologies used today, and put it within reach of every person on the planet. Yesterday, this was impossible. Tomorrow, ultrasound imaging will be an important medical tool, for people of all incomes,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and SNS CEO.
Other speakers at FiRe 2010 will include Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft; Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO, NVIDIA; Paul Jacobs, CEO, Qualcomm; Steve Squyres, Principal Investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) and Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University, on “Finding Life on Mars”; John Cramer, Science Fiction Author and Professor Emeritus, Physics, University of Washington on “Quantum Time Reversal”; John Delaney, Professor of Oceanography and Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks and Director, Regional Scale Nodes Program, University of Washington, on building the world’s first broadband ocean-floor remote sensing network; and many more.
To register, and to see the draft agenda, go to www.futureinreview.com.