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Aspect Imaging Launches New Family of Compact High-Performance MRI Systems at World Molecular Imaging Congress 2013

September 18, 2013

Two new “M”-series models of this novel compact MRI platform enable wide
variety of pre-clinical imaging applications and models

SAVANNAH, GA, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Aspect Imaging, the world leading
developer of compact high-performance MRI systems, today launched a
complete line of compact MRI systems for a wide variety of pre-clinical
applications. The three “M”-series compact MRI systems include the M10, a new compact MRI model for pre-clinical imaging of larger species and
the M3, a new compact MRI model for imaging of mice for phenotypic research.
The 2 new models complement the 3D MR-based Histology system for toxicology research as well as the current M2 platform, which is being used in the Bruker ICON(TM) compact MRI system, a leading compact MRI system for mouse and rat-based pre-clinical
research and drug development. The launch is taking place at the WMIC (World Molecular Imaging Congress) 2013 Annual Meeting, being held September 18 – 21, 2013 in Savannah, GA.

“We are thrilled to launch our new M10 and M3 compact, high-performance
MRI systems for pre-clinical research this week”, says Uri Rapoport,
Aspect Imaging’s Founder and CEO. “WMIC’s annual conference is where
the leading molecular imaging experts come to see the latest in
solutions and Aspect Imaging’s M2 system, the most pervasive compact
MRI system in the market, is now further complemented by two other
“M”-series models. These include the M10 for imaging larger species as
well as the M3 model which is perfectly suited for the researcher
interested exclusively in mouse models of research”.

The Aspect Imaging compact MRI platform, unlike conventional
superconducting MRI systems, does not require a shielded room,
cryogens, specialty plumbing or high-capacity electrical power.  The
“M”-series platform features an innovative self-shielded, permanent
magnet that can be placed in most settings as it does not require
special infrastructure. As such, it provides the researcher or core
imaging facility manager with the power of MRI but at a fraction of the
cost and without the complexity and ongoing maintenance of
superconducting and cryogen-free MRI installations.

The three “M”-series compact MRI systems will be on display in Aspect
Imaging’s booth #422 at the WMIC Exhibition Hall at the Savannah
International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, GA from
September 18 – 21, 2013. As an illustration of the ease of installation
and placement of the Aspect MRI platform, a live ICON compact
high-performance MRI system (powered by the Aspect Imaging M2 platform)
will also be demonstrating pre-clinical phenotyping in the Bruker booth

About Aspect Imaging:

Aspect Imaging (www.aspectimaging.com) is the world’s leader in the design and development of high-performance
compact MR imaging and NMR systems for pre-clinical, clinical and
advanced industrial applications. In the clinical market, Aspect Imaging has multiple clinical programs underway including its
system to provide highly efficient just-in-place compact MRI for
imaging of the wrist. The system allows clinicians to harness the power
and insights of MRI but without the cost, complexity and technical
burden of traditional MRI systems.  In the pre-clinical research
market, the M-series of compact MRI systems, including the M3 and M10
systems enable a wide variety of in vivo applications and research models. Aspect also supplies its M2(TM) magnet,
gradients and handling systems to Bruker for use in its leading ICON(TM) compact MRI platform.  Due to its high-performance M2 permanent magnet and suite of related
products, the ICON enables academic researchers and pharmaceutical
companies to harness the power and insights of MRI but without the
cost, complexity and technical burden of traditional MRI systems.
Pre-clinically, Aspect’s M2 system is also used for providing 3D MR-based Histology to complement and direct pathology and histology-based analysis, as
well as providing the M2 platform to Mediso Medical Systems for use in
its nanoScan® integrated PET/MRI and SPECT/MRI systems. Aspect Imaging’s novel
permanent magnets are also used in advanced industrial applications
including rheology where its FlowScan(TM) platform can operate in-line, on-line or near-line on large-scale
production lines for food processing, consumer products, oil and gas,
biofuels and other applications providing real-time, non-invasive and
quantitative read-outs for process and quality control.

SOURCE Aspect Imaging

Image with caption: “The new “M”-series of compact, high-performance MRI systems for pre-clinical in vivo imaging from Aspect Imaging. The M2 (for MR-based histology), M3 and M10 compact MRI systems allows researchers to harness the power and insights of MRI but without the cost, complexity and technical burden of traditional superconducting MRI installations. (CNW Group/Aspect Imaging)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130918_C8355_PHOTO_EN_31000.jpg

Image with caption: “The new M3 compact, high-performance MRI system for mouse models of pre-clinical in vivo imaging from Aspect Imaging. The smallest, most powerful compact MRI available, the M3 compact desktop MRI gives the biological researcher the power of MRI with the utmost in simplicity of use. (CNW Group/Aspect Imaging)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130918_C8355_PHOTO_EN_30999.jpg

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