ALAMEDA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetic Insight, Inc., the leader in magnetic particle imaging (MPI) solutions, will debut the RELAX toolkit at the 2018 World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in Seattle, Washington. MPI is a non-invasive imaging technology that directly detects and quantitates magnetic tracers with exceptional contrast and sensitivity.
The breadth of applications for MPI relies on the flexibility of magnetic tracers to target biological events, carry therapeutic payloads, and treat diseases with hyperthermia. The tracer's magnetic properties strongly influence the resulting image quality, sensitivity and resolution. The introduction of the RELAX tracer development toolkit supports researchers producing the next generation of nanoparticle tracers that could enable breakthroughs in cancer, stroke, and inflammation research.
"Since the launch of the MOMENTUM MPI system last year, scientists have been developing new MPI tracers at an incredible rate," said Anna Christensen, President and CEO of Magnetic Insight. "Now, with the RELAX toolkit, researchers can obtain clear metrics of a tracer's resolution, sensitivity, and relaxation behavior. This technology closes the loop between a particle's synthesis approach and how it behaves in the imager, giving researchers the right tool to optimize MPI nanoparticle performance."
RELAX includes software, hardware enablements, and a calibration kit. The RELAX toolbox is part of Magnetic Insight's growing set of solutions for MPI, which include the MOMENTUM imaging system and VivoTrax imaging tracer.
About Magnetic Insight
Magnetic Insight is an early stage diagnostic imaging company accelerating preclinical research with direct translation into the clinic. Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an ultrasensitive, safe and quantitative technology, harnessing high contrast detection of iron oxide nanoparticles. MPI will provide faster, safer and more accurate detection of cells, blood flow and targeted biological events. www.magneticinsight.com
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