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. This award is announced on the Queen’s birthday, 21 April and is one of the UK’s highest accolades recognizing 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 temperature (minus 269 degrees centigrade) to achieve superconductivity. Until now this was only possible by immersing the magnet in liquid helium. This approach is very cumbersome, expensive and can pose a safety risk.