… from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
Dr. Dean Ta, Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering at Fudan University, has recently received a National Major Research and Development Projects of Scientific Instruments from the NSFC (7.25 million yuan, $ 1 million, approximately) to develop a ultrasound bone imaging method and device. This project involves Fudan University, Tongji University and Shanghai Institute of Ceramics of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Through 5 years study, ultrasound and photoacoustic modalities will be combined in the new bone experimental device, which will help researchers understand the relationship of different skeletal diseases, bone microstructure and function.
Further reading: http://blog.sciencenet.cn/blog-45-1129850.html (In Chinese)