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Company Founder

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  • Mr. Yao Jinzhong, born in 1937, is a Chinese expert in ultrasonic instrumentation. Throughout his career he was the director of the Shantou Institute of Ultrasonic Instruments, vice president and the chief engineer of Shantou Institute of Ultrasonic Instruments Co., Ltd. and the founder of SonoScape Medical Corp. He was awarded the National Advanced Scientific and Technical Worker, National Model Worker, Top Model Worker of Guangdong and National Expert with Outstanding contribution by the Chinese Government, which entitled him to be one of the first to enjoy the state council special allowance. He was also elected to be a deputy of the 5th, 6th and 7th National People’s Congresses.

 

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  • Mr. Yao started his career in ultrasonic instrumentation in the late 1950s. As a pioneer in the Chinese Ultrasonic Industry, Mr. Yao created dozens of ultrasound designs while working on ultrasonic inspection and diagnostic machines, which were widely used in both domestic and oversea markets. Meanwhile, being an industry expert, Mr. Yao led the Chinese delegation to join the international conference on NDT several times and published many papers. In 1996, he was the first Chinese to get the Ishii Achievement Award from JSNI (Japanese Society for Non-Destructive Inspection) for his significant contribution in the development of Chinese Ultrasonic Instrument Industry and ultrasonic non-destructive testing technology.

 

  • What Mr. Yao Jinzhong pursued throughout his life time was the goal to popularize and improve the ultrasound technology in China to a new level. Motivated by this goal, in 1978 Mr. Yao established SIUI (Shantou Institute of Ultrasonic Instruments Co., Ltd.) which was the earliest ultrasound development and research center in China. Mr. Yao developed and produced many different models of B-mode ultrasound machines, which had broken up the technical monopoly by oversea manufacturers in Chinese ultrasound markets enabling domestic competition to lower ultrasound prices to a reasonable level. Contributing enormously for the popularization of B-mode and greatly benefited doctors and patients in China.

 

  • With the development of color Doppler ultrasound technology, black & white ultrasound systems, when possible were replaced by Color Doppler systems, which represented the beginning of a new era in Chinese Ultrasound Industry. At that time the Color Doppler Ultrasound market was almost completely occupied by foreign manufacturers. Due to the very expensive price of a Color Doppler Ultrasound System, only large hospitals could afford the system. Hospitals in remote and rural areas could not afford the expensive market price of a color Doppler ultrasound unit. Under this circumstance, after Mr. Yao retired from SIUI in 2002, and he came to Shenzhen and started his second career by devoting himself to create a color Doppler ultrasound system independently. Within the same year Mr. Yao established SonoScape Medical Corp. in Shenzhen, to continue pursuing his lofty ambition. Under the leadership of Mr. Yao, SonoScape released a number of color Doppler systems. With the outstanding performance of the color Doppler systems, SonoScape’s ultrasound technology had become highly regarded in China and abroad. We are now exporting to more than 200 regions and countries. SonoScape was also listed as one of the top 10 international ultrasound manufactures and is a respected leader for Chinese high-end digital ultrasound equipment.
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