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  Size really does matter when purchasing equipment for laboratories

Laboratories are nearly always short of space which means bulky or very heavy equipment can’t be accommodated or has to be housed away from the laboratory. The introduction of liquid helium free, pre-clinical, high field MRI scanners has been a boon to the world’s leading laboratories. The commercially available liquid helium free technology which was developed by MR Solutions is now available in a range of MRI, and multi-modality MRI scanners (with PET and SPECT modules) from 3T up to 9.4T....


  Size really does matter when purchasing equipment for laboratories

Laboratories are nearly always short of space which means bulky or very heavy equipment can’t be accommodated or has to be housed away from the laboratory.


  MR Solutions receives a Third Queen’s Award for innovative PET imaging technology in pre-clinical scanners

MR Solutions has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the company’s innovative PET imaging technology for use in pre-clinical research. MR Solutions already holds Queens Awards for innovation in 2016 and for export achievement in 2017.


  Helium Shortage and Escalating Price, 135%, is Threatening High Field MRI Scanners

Despite being the second most common element in the universe helium has an annoying habit of escaping into space. If this didn’t make things challenging enough, in 1996, the US government started selling off its holding of helium at low prices as it was no longer considered a strategic material. The knock-on effect was a high level of cheap helium on the market.....


  Amsterdam University Medical Center wins MR Solutions’ newly launched Image of the Year Award

20190611_1Preclinical image submissions came in from most of MR Solutions’ users across the world. The winners which were presented at the ISMRM conference in May were chosen by a panel of leading academics who examined images from MRI, PET or CT – or a combination of imaging modalities. The winning submission was carried out by Amsterdam PhD researcher, Gustav Strijkers. This technique was used in cardiac research to produce a high fidelity 3D tractography....


  MR Solutions’ multi-modality, cryogen free technology is recognised as the norm at the ISMRM meeting in Montreal

20190530_1MR Solutions’ high field simultaneous PET-MR systems and large bore, 7T cryogen free MRI technology were seen to be game-changers by leading molecular imaging researchers at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), in Montreal. The accuracy and speed of acquisition of PET combined with high field MRI imaging is now viewed as the norm by academic laboratories across the world.....


  MR Solutions’ PET/MRI scanner explores innovative magnetic nanoparticles as a bimodal imaging agent

20190514_1In a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal researchers from Bourgogne University showed that the use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) using multi modal – PET/MRI - showed promising improvements in imaging capabilities. Using an MR Solutions, cryogen free, 3T scanner with a PET clip on the sequential images were found to be highly beneficial...



  PET/MRI scanner explores innovative magnetic nanoparticles as a bimodal imaging agent.

In a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal researchers from Bourgogne University showed that the use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) using multi modal – PET/MRI - showed promising improvements in imaging capabilities. Using an MR Solutions, cryogen free, 3T scanner with a PET clip on the sequential images were found to be highly beneficial providing high spatial resolution, high sensitivity....


  Triple triumph for MR Solutions with third Queen’s Award win for Innovation in pre-clinical imaging technology

MR Solutions' preclinical clip-on PET imaging moduleMR Solutions is a world leader in preclinical imaging solutions involving MRI, PET, SPECT, and CT. This year’s award was for their ground breaking PET technology. The advanced PET scanner can be used as standalone unit, clipped on the front of any MR Solutions MRI or CT scanner for sequential imaging or inserted inside the bore of the magnet on an MRI scanner for simultaneous imaging....


  MR Solutions’ high-field multi-modality, cryogen-free MRI system on display at EMIM

Large bore clip-on PET with MRI systemMR Solutions’ latest compact preclinical, multi-modality MRI systems will be on display at the 14th European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM 2019). MR Solutions, the only company to have an installed base of cryogen-free MRI scanners, continues to both broaden their range and power – up to 9.4 Tesla – as well as developing a state of the art PET/SPECT/CT range with compatible cradles to speed-up and minimise handling....


  MR Solutions Shows new Bench top CT Preclinical Scanner at Nuclear Medicine Congress

MR Solutions continues to expand its range of preclinical scanners with the first showing of its elegant bench top CT scanner. The scanner which was displayed for the first time at the EANM congress in Dusseldorf in October can be fitted with either a PET or SPECT clip-on. MR Solutions now has four CT models from rodent imaging up to the newly announced Large Field of View with a 24cm field. The clip-on PET and SPECT scanners, which can also be used as standalone scanners, and...


  MR Solutions’ Founder Shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

MRI imaging scannersFounder and Chairman, Dr David Taylor, of Guildford based MR Solutions has been shortlisted as an Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year for London and the South East in the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The awards have had a record number of entries with businesses from across the south east vying for a place on the shortlist...


  MR Solutions Installs Hawaii’s First Preclinical MRI Imaging System

MR Solution's preclinical 7T MRI systemMR Solutions has installed Hawaii’s first preclinical cryogen-free MRI imaging system to help researchers improve the rate of kidney disease detection through research. This is very good news for Hawaii which has a very high incidence of kidney disease - one in seven residents on the island has chronic kidney disease....


  Preclinical PET-MR Workshop brings multi-modality imaging to life

An interactive preclinical PET-MR workshop with demonstrations of a new 7T integrated PET-MR multi-modality imaging system from MR Solutions and presentations from participants was held in Dijon. The Cancer Center Georges François Leclerc (CGFL) organised the event in partnership with the UK based PET-MR supplier MR Solutions to launch a new user group...


  MR Solutions introduces a continuous PET detection system to provide better imaging

Clip-on PETTraditionally PET imaging has been offered with one, two, three or even four rings of detectors with gaps between the rings. MR Solutions, the independent world leader in preclinical imaging, is now offering continuous PET detection thus avoiding any artefacts caused by the gaps between the rings....


  MR Solutions expands preclinical scanner range with state of the art CT scanners

MR Solutions is broadening its range of preclinical scanners with the launch of four CT models. This new range of CT scanners is designed to operate alone or with the clip on PET and SPECT imaging systems developed by MR Solutions for their range of MRI scanners. The MR Solutions family now includes six cryogen free MRI scanners with a range between 3T to 9.4T, five PET which include clip-on and within the bore and two SPECT....



  2017 Saw Record Sales for MR Solutions’ Preclinical Scanners

cryogen-free MRI scannersMR Solutions’ sales of 3T to 9.4T preclinical, cryogen-free multi-modality, MRI imaging technology are gaining ground across the globe in the world’s leading research institutes. These high-end systems not only provide researchers with superior imaging quality but do so at a reduced cost....


  MR Solutions launches the most advanced Spectrometer for clinical MRI manufacturers

EVO2+ spectrometerMR Solutions’ latest EVO2+ spectrometer now offers the most advanced levels of functionality and user control for constructors of clinical MRI scanners. This, the electronic brains of the scanner, provides superior imaging results using multi-channel transmission. The EVO2+ spectrometer, the tenth generation technology, has been designed with the latest digital technology for the widest range of features of any spectrometer on offer to MRI manufacturers and suppliers....


  MR Solutions Receives Scientific Recognition with Institute of Physics Award

MR Solutions, of Guildford has won an Innovation Award from the Institute of Physics in recognition of the company’s development of the world’s first commercially available preclinical, helium-free high-field MRI imaging system.

MR SolutionsThe award was presented by the President of the Institute, Professor Dame Julia Higgins at a formal awards dinner presentation held on 7 November, 2017. Dame Julia Higgins said: “This year’s winners serve as tremendous examples of the many different ways in which physics can improve, save or protect lives.....


  When Magnet Size Makes all the Difference

MR Solutions’ 9.4T dry magnet MRI system is around seven times lighter

magnet MRI systemWhen it comes to choosing a preclinical MRI imaging system there is no need to compromise – MR Solutions’ 9.4T cryogen free, or dry magnet system provides state of the art high resolution imaging within a compact footprint....


  MR Solutions brings preclinical MRI to World Preclinical Congress in Boston

MR Solutions will be showing their latest state of the art 3T to 9.4T superconducting, cryogen-free MRI imaging technology with optional PET and SPECT imaging modalities at the 16th annual World Preclinical Congress in Boston.

MRS 9400 – 9.4T Preclinical MRIThe congress focusses on the very latest trends and technologies impacting the preclinical drug discovery and development world. MR Solutions’ preclinical imaging systems are revolutionising drug discovery by providing better scanners with a more viable footprint by doing away with all the equipment and building modifications required for liquid helium cooled machines....


  MR Solutions wins second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

MR Solutions, of Guildford has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

These awards are announced on the Queen’s birthday, 21April and are one of the UK’s highest accolades recognising business achievement. Last year MR Solutions won the Queen’s Award for Innovation. This has been achieved in recognition of MR Solutions’ outstanding business success with strong export sales growth of 119% over the last three years....


  MR Solutions Introduces 9.4T Preclinical MRI Imaging Solution to Cardiovascular Sector

MR Solutions’ new 9.4 tesla cryogen free preclinical scanners created great interest from cardiologists at the 20th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR).

9.4T preclinical MRI imaging solution to cardiovascular sectorAs well as being extremely powerful this new scanner can be multi-modality, incorporating PET and/or SPECT capabilities. MR Solutions’ helium free scanners offer a compact scanner with a small stray field at a very competitive price. SCMR has worldwide attendance amongst top healthcare professionals who are committed to cardiovascular development and their clinical application....


  The Compact Preclinical MRI Imaging Solution – when Size Really Matters!

Size really does matter when laboratories specify preclinical MRI imaging technology – in fact space is at such a premium that insufficient floor area often precludes purchase.

MR SolutionsThe high field Flexiscan and Powerscan cryogen-free systems from MR Solutions have a compact design and are simply wheeled in and connected to the mains and other services whilst providing state of the art imaging. And - to please the finance team - the capital and running costs of this system are substantially less than a larger, wet magnet system....


  MR Solutions Receives World-Wide Recognition with R&D 100 Award

UK based MR Solutions’, revolutionary pre-clinical scanner MRS 7000, is an award winner at the US-based R&D 100 Awards.

RD100_2016Winner_LogoThe 54th annual awards, held in Washington in November 2016, recognise the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. The compact MRS 7000 series is the world’s first 7.0T (T is for tesla, the power of the magnet), helium-free, preclinical MRI system, which can be combined with PET (photon emission computed tomography) and SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging modules....


  MR Solutions’ 3T MRI Preclinical Imaging System Aids Oncology Research at Luxembourg

The NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory, an international research center which is part of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) has installed MR Solution’s - MRS 3017 - 3T cryogen-free MRI preclinical scanner to further cancer research with a particular focus on malignant brain tumours.

Dr Olivier KeunenNot only does this 17 cm bore scanner provide state of the art images but its small footprint –  the size of a desk - means it can easily be accommodated while the integrity of the specific pathogen free (SPF) environment remains intact as there is no need for an emergency liquid helium venting system. It is also the only 3T scanning system which has the ability to operate at various clinical field strengths allowing easy translation of the researchers’ applications to the clinic. Further...


  MR Solutions to supply cryogen-free 7T simultaneous PET-MR preclinical imaging system for the study of Alzheimer’s and stroke at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

MR Solutions has received an order for a high-powered 7T, cryogen-free, preclinical PET-MRI multi-modality imaging system from the newly formed pre-clinical imaging resource at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).

Zilkha Neurogenetic InstituteThe simultaneous acquisition of PET and MR images marries the exquisite sensitivity of PET with the high spatial resolution and soft tissue contrast of MRI. MR Solutions is the only company in the world to be able to deliver this ground breaking cryogen free technology. Dr. Russell Jacobs, Professor of Research Physiology and Biophysics at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute commented...


  MR Solutions Offers Choice of Two Preclinical Cryogen-Free MRI Scanner Ranges

MR Solutions, which introduced cryogen-free MRI scanners in 2012, is now offering a choice of two cryogen-free preclinical scanner ranges – the Flexiscan and Powerscan.

cryogen-free preclinical scannerThe Flexiscan range is available with multi-modality accessories which can be mixed and matched according to research requirements. It is a flexible MRI system as it can incorporate integrated multi-modality options such as PET or SPECT. The Flexiscan system requires no specialist knowledge and can be operated simply by running pre-defined settings....


  MR Solutions wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

MR Solutions, of Guildford has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category.

MR solutionsThis award is announced on the Queen’s birthday, 21April and is one of the UK’s highest accolades recognising business achievement. This has been achieved in recognition of MR Solutions’ development of a preclinical multi-modality MRI scanner which does away with the need for liquid helium cooling. In order for high powered MRI scanners to operate the magnet needs to be cooled to a very low...


  MR Solutions Brings New 3D, 1000 X Magnification Imaging Modality to Preclinical Research

MR Solutions’ new 3D in vivo confocal microscope for use in preclinical research provides a magnification range of up to 1000 times, allowing researchers to examine cellular details within a live small animal eliminating the need for a surgical biopsy - saving time and substantially reducing costs.

CellLiveMR Solutions, the world leader in preclinical scanning, has partnered with Optiscan1 to introduce CellLiveTM, their second generation endomicroscopy platform to the preclinical market. The handheld Optiscan probe which is less than 3.6 mm in diameter delivers micron – smaller than a millionth of a metre - resolution. The Optiscan uses a fluorescence2, confocal3 imaging system to achieve this...


  MR Solutions Partners with Summit Pharmaceuticals International to Bring Preclinical Imaging to Japan

MR Solutions and Summit Pharmaceuticals have reached an agreement where Summit Pharmaceuticals will be the sole supplier for MR Solutions’ preclinical, multi-modality cryogen free MRI imaging systems to the Japanese market.

Fabrice Chaumard Yoshiki TerawakiSummit Pharmaceuticals, part of the Sumitomo Corporation, is a leading Japanese provider of drug discovery instruments and through this partnership, both companies will be able to offer a complete imaging portfolio of high field preclinical multi-modality MRI solutions including PET/MR and SPECT/MR, plus CT, optical systems, and bioresource materials. Based in Surrey, UK, MR Solutions pioneered the development of the world’s...


  New Technology from MR Solutions Could Mean that our Children can still have Helium Party Balloons in the Future

Helium filled party balloons could be relegated to the past if the supply of helium dwindles, but MR Solutions, the world technology leader in preclinical MRI systems could be riding to the rescue with scanners that do not require liquid helium.

MR SolutionsLast month, anaesthetist, Dr Tom Dolphin of the British Medical Association’s junior doctors’ committee, called for a ban in using helium in balloons as there is a shortage for MRI scanners. British based MR Solutions produced the world's first commercial, superconducting, preclinical, MRI scanner in 2013 that does not require the traditional liquid helium cooling jacket. Dr David Taylor, physicist and CEO of MR Solutions predicts that “within five years...


  MR Solutions Provides Advanced Preclinical Imaging Solution at Manchester University

Manchester University has chosen MR Solutions’ 3T MRI preclinical, cryogen free imaging solution for superior soft tissue contrast and molecular imaging research at the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre.

mr solutionsThe scanner will be used in their Regenerative Medicine research programme which aims to develop a clearer understanding of the potential risks and hazards of therapies and to develop new methodologies to assess their risk. The aim of this research is to gain faster access to new medicines for patients. This new state of the art preclinical imaging system was developed, supplied and installed by MR Solutions of Guildford, Surrey and supported...


  MR Solutions’ Conversion Kit Transforms Clinical MRI System into a Preclinical Scanner

A clinical MRI scanner can be transformed into an effective preclinical system using a simple to fit conversion kit from MR Solutions of Guildford, Surrey.

clinical MRI systemsThe transformation, which can be undertaken in around ten minutes, involves sliding in a carrier system linked to a separate state of the art EVO spectrometer providing superior soft tissue contrast and molecular imaging capabilities. This is a major breakthrough for clinical facilities which also conduct their own research as it enables existing technology to be utilised without the need for extensive investment in a separate system...


  MR Solutions Demonstrates Preclinical Multi-Modality Imaging Systems in Toronto

UK-based MR Solutions demonstrate its latest commercially available cryogen-free multi-modality preclinical MRI imaging systems at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

mr solutions imagingThe preclinical range, which is commercially available, includes the cryogen-free 3T, 4.7T and 7T MRI systems. MR Solutions has developed multi-modality preclinical imaging systems so the need for separate systems is no longer necessary. PET-MRI and SPECT-MRI imaging modules can either be inserted or clipped-on according to system configuration. PET-MRI and SPECT-MRI imaging can be carried out with independent acquisition of data, or sequential acquisition, or simultaneous acquisition.


  MR Solutions Brings Preclinical MRI Technology to Class 3 and 4 Laboratories

For the first time a 3T, 4.7T or 7T preclinical bench top MRI scanner can be placed inside a Class 3 or 4 laboratory providing superior soft tissue contrast and high spatial resolution.

MR solutionsThis is because the revolutionary new high powered MRI scanners from MR Solutions, which are cryogen free, no longer need any external venting. Laboratory facilities are designated ‘levels’ dependent upon the risk of the various chemical agents they work with. Regulation stipulates that Class 3 and 4 laboratories are required to adhere to strict isolation and ventilation requirements which make the use of all other high powered MRI scanners...


  MR Solutions Now Provides Maintenance and Upgrade Support for Agilent and Other Preclinical Scanners

A new maintenance and upgrade service is available for existing Agilent MRI preclinical imaging equipment, by MR Solutions Ltd, based in Guildford, Surrey.

MR SolutionsFollowing Agilent’s withdrawal from this market, a package of maintenance and upgrade solutions has been developed to ensure that these machines stay abreast of modern technology. MR Solutions with its world leading EVO spectrometer and cryogen free superconducting magnet technology can provide this service for MRI systems designed by Agilent or other manufacturers. Earlier technology can be enhanced by installing not only the...


  Helium shortage no longer an issue for researchers as new kind of MRI is launched


MRI Technology

UK-based MR Solutions, a world leader in the development and manufacture of pre clinical MRI scanners, has developed the world’s first range of high-performance, 3T, scanners using super-conducting magnets which eliminate the need for liquid helium cooling. This advance has significant benefits for the scientific community as the global shortage of helium has been risking research projects across the world with experts predicting that the second most common element in the universe may be depleted by the middle of the century[1][1]. MR Solutions Chief Executive Dr David Taylor commented: “At MR Solutions we have developed a range of pre clinical MRI scanners which eliminate the need for helium...





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