Laser Society Announces Dr. Horace Furumoto Award Recipients

Laser Society Announces Dr. Horace Furumoto Award Recipients

CEO and Professor to Receive Prestigious Award in Name of Laser Technology Pioneer
Wausau, WI – The Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Awards will be presented to recipients Michael H. Slayton, Ph.D. and Ishan Barman, Ph.D. during the Plenary Session at Laser 2014, the 34th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), Friday, April 4, Phoenix, AZ.

Laser Society Announces Dr. Horace Furumoto Award Recipients

Mesa tech firm is still innovating 20 years on

Humans have been performing surgeries in the same basic way for more than 2,000 years, according to Michael Slayton. “We cut, open, cut and then sew it back up,” he said. “It’s invasive, and we’re still doing it.” Twenty years ago, the Tempe resident and founder of Mesa-based Guided Therapy Systems decided to use his diagnostic-imaging background to pursue an alternative.

Laser Society Announces Dr. Horace Furumoto Award Recipients

Guided Therapy Systems

Under Michael Slayton’s leadership as CEO and chief technical officer, Guided Therapy Systems has grown from a small, Arizona-based R&D company to a world leader in intense therapeutic ultrasound and imaging with technologies sold around the globe by corporate partners representing the most recognizable and respected names in medical devices.