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IMRIS Advances Innovative MRI Surgical Theatres & Cryogen-Free SuperC Magnet Capabilities 

IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging, a developer of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging systems, has made significant advancements in its technical capabilities and market penetration lately. Recent moves include:

FDA clearance of an advanced neurosurgical theatre that incorporates its traveling magnet design.

Acquisition of Superconducting Systems, Inc. (SSI) which develops cryogen-free superconducting magnets for medical and research applications.

Relocation to a new facility custom-built with surgical suite labs for developing its unique technology.

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HTS Tape Manufacturers Scale Up for Magnetic Tokamak Growth for Fusion Energy 

The prospect of carbon-free energy from fusion has accelerated the development of tokamaks in recent years, driving the demand for high-temperature superconductor (HTS) tape, the technology at the heart of the extremely strong electromagnets used to confine plasma in magnetic-confinement fusion reactors. Now, manufacturers of HTS tape, notably Faraday Factory and Fujikara, both located in Japan, are ramping up their production capabilities and deliveries as the global demand for HTS tape is expected to grow tenfold in the next five years. Lasers from Coherent Corp. are playing a key role.  […]

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MagLab Hunts for Breakthroughs in Medical and Biotech Research; Philips Taps in via MagCorp 

Two programs involving MagLab, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory headquartered at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, illustrate one of its unique capabilities — as a center of cutting-edge research for advancements in medicine and biotechnology. One program involves renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health for several efforts in nuclear magnetic resonance; the other an agreement for collaboration between MagCorp, an innovative new commercial partner with the lab, and medical equipment maker Philips seeking new breakthroughs in reduced-helium magnetic resonance imaging.  […]