Tissue Elasticity Measurements

at your fingertips.

Our novel device brings Ultrasonic elasticity measurements to the point-of care, allowing physicians and dermatologists to tailor treatments and provide better care.

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What we Do

MicroElastic Ultrasound Systems is developing a handheld device that quantifies the elasticity of skin at the touch of a button. Our proprietary technology, developed at Duke University, uses ultrasound to locally vibrate tissue and measure the response in order to directly and noninvasively characterize tissue elastic properties. Skin elasticity is both important for planning, guiding, and evaluating procedures and treatments in aesthetic dermatology and crucial for tracking and managing life-threatening chronic conditions like Graft-Versus-Host-Disease, yet existing methods are subjective, qualitative, or unreliable, causing the NIH to declare that “there is an urgent need for the development of more quantifiable and reproducible measurements”. Early assessment and active feedback speeds and tailors treatments while reducing discomfort and other complications, reducing costs and improving outcomes. MicroElastic is taking its functional prototype into clinical testing and developing its first commercial product via funding from an NIH STTR grant and is negotiating a strategic partnership in the aesthetic space for application to anti-aging procedures. MicroElastic will be seeking funding in 2018 to complete development and regulatory approval as a class II device under the 510(k) pathway.

Case Studies

Dermatologists and physicians can use our handheld device to quantify skin elasticity at a touch of a button.

Chronic GVHD

Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) affects up to 70% of all stem cell recipients. Quantitative elasticity measurements can help clinicians track the progress of GVHD and it's responsiveness to treatment.

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

1 in 3 Americans has NAFLD, and 1 out of 20 of those patients will progress to Liver Cirhossis, the 8th leading cause of death in the U.S for adults 18-65.

Aging Skin

Tracking skin elasticity allows us to guide better treatments to take care of the largest organ in our body.


Management Team

Peter Hollender, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Ultrasound expert, passionate innovator. Founded MicroElastic to deliver customer-focused technology solutions to enable precision medicine.


Nick Bottenus, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Scientist, engineer, and innovator. Driven by bringing advanced ultrasound theory into practical application.

Suyash Kumar, BSE

Chief Technical Officer

Software and Biomedical Engineer. Cloud-computing evangelist. Passionate about delivering scalable software solutions for challenging healthcare problems.

Rich McGivney, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Results-oriented financial executive with more than 30 years of public accounting, corporate finance, and leadership experience

Advisory Board

William F. Walker, Ph.D.


Serial Entrepreneur and Ultrasound device commercialization expert. Founder of PocketSonics and HemoSonics. Director of Entrepreneurial Development for Pratt School of Engineering at Duke.

Mark Palmeri, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Advisor

Prolific researcher, ARFI Co-Inventor with 4000+ Citations and 13 patents. Professor of the Practice at Duke.

Fred Kornharens


Medical Device Entrepreneur and Executive. Raised over $35M in Venture Capital. CEO of both Cardiosolutions and Kspine.

Jesko von Windheim, Ph.D., MBA


Serial Entrepreneur and founder, Cronos Integrated Microsystems, Nexteme Thermal Solutions, Zenalux Biomedical. Professor of the Practice of Environmental Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Duke.

Clinical Advisors

Adela Cardones

Adela Rambi Cardones, MD


Leading GVHD Researcher

Manal Abdelmalek, MD


Leading NAFLD Researcher

Proven Collaboration

Contact Us

For general inquiries, please email info@microelastic.com

MicroElastic is always interested in exceptional talent. To inquire about joining the team, please email jobs@microelastic.com

NOTICE: The products described on this website are not cleared in the USA and are not intended for clinical diagnostic use.
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