Longmont, Colo.-based Acertara, an independent ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited medical ultrasound acoustic measurement, testing, and calibration laboratory, as well as an ISO13485:2003-certified probe repair and new product development facility, has hired former Johns Hopkins physicist Nicholas Ellens, PhD. In his new role, Ellens will oversee the expanding Acoustic Power Testing lab and will build upon the capabilities of Acertara’s R&D team.
“I’m excited to join such a highly accomplished team like Acertara and for the opportunity to grow the Acoustic Power Measurement laboratory the same way the company continues to strengthen its reputation—through a steadfast dedication to providing the healthcare market with best-in-class services and advanced technological solutions,” says Ellens.
Ellens joins Acertara directly from the Johns Hopkins University Department of Radiology-Division of MR Research faculty. His research at Johns Hopkins University included projects such as focused ultrasound used to deliver medications across the blood-brain-barrier, and MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound.
Ellens earned his PhD from the University of Toronto where his thesis was on electronically steered phased arrays for focused ultrasound surgery applications. Prior research includes work conducted at various prestigious institutions, including Sunnybrook Research Institute, Harvard University, and the Department of National Defense. Additionally, Ellens is a widely published author on focused ultrasound.
“We continue to add to our world-class team at Acertara and I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Nick to our team,” says G. Wayne Moore, President and CEO of Acertara. “The addition of Nick further underscores Acertara as the premier supplier of acoustic testing services and products.”