In March 2020, State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine was officially established, with the approval from Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and Chongqing Municipal People’s Government. It is the first national key laboratory that established at colleges and universities in Chongqing. At present, We have State Key Laboratory, National Engineering Research Center and College of Biomedical Engineering to realize the integrated management of study, research and application. Our team mainly focuses on state-of-the-art ultrasonic treatment technologies and research fields including strong acoustics and acoustic effects, multimodal image monitoring and intelligent precision treatment, and clinical research on ultrasonic treatment as well as big data. We hope that, with the application of the state-of-the-art scientific and research technologies and the determination to fulfill the needs of national strategies and local economic development, and by carrying out interdisciplinary scientific research and insisting on serving people’s life and health with made-in-China medical equipment, we can help make contribution to the “Healthy China” strategy and keeping our ultrasonic treatment technologies always in the leading position around the world.
For the past 33 years, we have been insisting on original innovation in developing ultrasonic treatment technologies and have created a development mode that integrates study, research, production and application, achieving historical breakthroughs in basic research, technological development, equipment designing and so on. In recent years, our team as the chief unit has undertaken 1 national major instrument special project, 1 national 973 project, 1 national science and technology support program in the "12th Five-Year Plan", 2 national science and technology support program in the "11th Five-Year Plan" , 2 key program from the National Natural Science Foundation of China and 1 Outstanding Youth Project. In total, we have undertaken more than 100 national and local projects, with approved research funding of more than 100 million yuan.. In addition, we have won many national awards, such as the second prize of National Award for Progress in Science and Technology and the second prize of National Award for Technological Invention. Up to today, we have published more than 1500 academic papers on journals at home and abroad, with over 400 SCI papers. We also have published several books such as Uterine Myoma, Principle and Application of Medical Instruments. By the end of 2020, we have developed several ultrasonic equipment, for example the Model JC Focused Ultrasound Tumor Therapeutic System, that gained market access to 41 countries and areas and have been applied in most of the provinces (except Tibet) in China and 28 countries and regions, providing treatment for over 170,000 patients.
In May 2001, facing fierce competition among the United States, the United Kingdom, China and other countries, we managed to hold the first international workshop on the Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound in Medicine in the field of ultrasound therapy engineering. Since then, this workshop has become an annual event and has been held in Asia, Europe and America. In October 2009, we held the First International Summit of Noninvasive Ultrasound Treatment in Chongqing; the 1st to 4th Yangtze International Summit of Minimally-Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine from 2013 to 2019; the International Training Workshop on Ultrasound Therapy of Tumors in China, Egypt and South Africa for 8 years from the year of 2012 to 2016 and from 2018 to 2019; the “Dajia” Summer Forum for Ultrasound Therapy in Chongqing for consecutive 13 years, from 2007 to 2019. All those events mark that we have already played a leading role in terms of research on engineering technology and on basic and clinical research in the field of ultrasonic therapy.
College of Biomedical Engineering was approved to grant doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2003. The discipline, Biomedical Engineering, is the key discipline in the “Eleventh Five-year Plan” and “Twelfth Five-year Plan” in Chongqing, and the first-level discipline in the “Thirteenth Five-year Plan” in Chongqing.
Our team is made up of over 600 teachers whose major ranging from Theoretical Physics, Acoustics, Material Science to Biomedical Engineering. Because of the interdisciplinary characteristics and the combination of medical and non-medical staff, our team has complementary advantages.
2004, Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team approved by Ministry of Education
2010, Chongqing Teaching Team for Ultrasonic Therapy approved by Chongqing Municipal People’s Government
III. Talents Cultivation
In 1999, the College of Biomedical Engineering was approved to grant Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering;
In 2002, the College began to enroll students for a 5-year bachelor program of Biomedical Engineering (Medical Equipment)
In 2003, the College was approved to grant Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Engineering
In 2006, the College was approved to establish a Post-doctoral mobile station and working station in Biomedical Engineering
In 2014, the College was approved to grant Master’s Degree in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering Direction)
In 2019, the discipline, Biomedical Engineering for bachelor’s program, was recognized as the national First-level discipline.
In 1997, the Institute of Ultrasonic Engineering in Medicine was established at the University
In 2000, the Chongqing Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering was built at the University
In 2002, a co-founded State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine by the university and the Ministry of Science and Technologywas established
In 2003, the discipline, Biomedical Engineering, was constructed, which later developed into the College of Biomedical Engineering in 2011.
In 2005, the university built the National Engineering Research Center for Ultrasound Medicine with the approval from the National Development and Reform Commission
In 2012, our Collaborative Innovation Center for Minimally-invasive and Noninvasive Medicine was recognized as one of the pioneering Chongqing Collaborative Innovation Centers 2011
In 2020, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chongqing government officially granted us to run the State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine
V. Academic Awards in Science Research
In 2000, our High-intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment System won the second prize of National Technological Invention Award.
In 2010, our Development and Clinical Application of Ultrasonic therapeutic technologies for three common gynecological diseases won the second prize of the State Scientific and Technological Progress award.
In 2020, we won the National Innovation and Striving for Excellence Award
The Fourth Yangtze International Summit of Minimally-Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine, July 2019
Training of Focused Ultrasound Ablative Surgery for foriegn doctors from 13 countries in South Africa, September 2019
Unveiling Ceremony of State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine, June 2020
Export of HIFU Ultraound Tumor Therapeutic System to the United Mexican States and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, December 2020
The first original innovation equipment-- HIFU Ultraound Tumor Therapeutic System collected by the National Museum of China, December 2020