Establish and maintain a leading role for the UK research community in therapeutic ultrasound.
Clinicians are involved with the Network from the outset to ensure their direct input into defining a UK-wide strategy for research.
Early clinical application of outcomes leading to more efficacious treatments could produce significant cost-savings for the NHS.

Therapy Ultrasound Network for Drug Delivery & Ablation Research (ThUNDDAR)

ThUNDDAR is multi-disciplinary network of therapeutic ultrasound experts. Our aim is to promote clinical use of therapeutic ultrasound. Therapeutic ultrasound (ThUS) has enormous potential as a minimally invasive treatment modality with applications ranging from the treatment of cancer and stroke, to fracture healing and neuromodulation.  

What is Therapy Ultrasound?

ThUNDDAR's Objectives

  • Academic

    A leading role for the research community

  • Clinic

    Define strategy for research

  • Industry

    Early application leading to cost savings

ThUNDDAR is a network that facilitates the creation of innovative solutions in healthcare. It brings together scientists and engineers and promotes collaborative research beyond barriers. My group develops thermosensitive liposomes for focused ultrasound drug delivery. When we decided to prepare nanosized cavitation agents we found scientific and technical support through the ThUNDDAR members, immediately! Three separate groups collaborated and performed investigations for our novel chemical entities validating our original hypothesis. ThUNDDAR made possible this cross disciplinary research supporting innovation. It is hard to collaborate through scientific disciplines, but when it happens it is FUNtastic!!
Maya Thanou
Reader Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, King’s College London

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