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April 25, 2019

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

MR Solutions, of Guildford has achieved a third Queen’s Award. This follows their win in 2016 with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation), while in 2017 the company was recognised for their excellent performance in International Trade. MR 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. Using the latest SiPM (silicon photomultipliers) technology the MR Solutions PET scanner is also more robust, requires only low operating voltage and very compact.

The combination of MRI which provides soft tissue imaging with PET which reveals metabolic changes in an organ or tissue at the cellular level provides researchers with a much more detailed image for quantification and translational studies. The improvements in imaging, combined with reductions in cost and physical footprint, has made their multi modular range of scanners the world leaders in pre-clinical imaging.

MR Solutions remains the only company in the world to have an installed base of cryogen free superconducting magnet, scanners which reduces the weight and size of the scanner from tons to a few hundred pounds and from a room to the size of a desk.

Dr David Taylor, physicist and Chairman of MR Solutions said, “Achieving our third Queen’s Award win underlines our mission to be at the forefront of imaging technology. We work closely with the world’s leading academic research laboratories and listen to their needs in pushing the boundaries to provide better imaging solutions.”

MR Solutions has over 30 years’ experience and in excess of 2000 installations across the world, including their state of the art MRI spectrometers. To support this large customer base MR has offices in the US and a highly trained network of global distributors.

MR Solutions has its headquarters at Ashbourne House, The Guildway, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1LR; tel: + 44 1483 532146;;

June 14, 2018

7T PET-MR workshop Simultaneous Imaging

Organized by the CGFL within the IMAPPI, Pharmimage, Pharmaco-imaging consortiums and MR Solutions, the workshop has been designed to be highly interactive with demonstrations of the new 7T integrated PET/MR system of MR Solutions. Three roundtables will be organized in order to present topics such as PET/MR imaging in the field of preclinical oncology, neurology, cardiovascular diseases and multimodal probes design. It will be also the opportunity to launch the MR Solutions users group.


May 17, 2017

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 on stand 407 at the 16th annual World Preclinical Congress in Boston on June 13th to 15th. The congress focusses on the very latest trends and technologies impacting the preclinical drug discovery and development world.

March 13, 2017

MR Solutions introduces 9.4T preclinical MRI imaging solution to cardiovascular sector

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). As 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.

February 3, 2017

MR Solutions wins Surrey Business Award – another one to add to the collection

MR Solutions wins Surrey Business Award – another one to add to the collection

January 12, 2017

The compact preclinical MRI imaging solution – when size really matters!

The compact preclinical MRI imaging solution – when size really matters!


December 5, 2016

MR Solutions won the SME Surrey Business Award for Business of the Year less than 50, 2016

MR Solutions won the SME Surrey Business Award for Business of the Year less than 50, 2016.

December 5, 2016

MR Solutions wins Made in the South East Award for Innovation

MR Solutions won the Innovation Award at the Insider's Made in the South East Awards 2016.

November 10, 2016

MR Solutions receives worldwide recognition with R&D 100 Award

MR Solutions’, revolutionary preclinical scanner MRS 7000, is an award winner at the US-based R&D 100 Awards. The 54th annual awards, held in Washington in November 2016, recognise the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year.

November 2, 2016

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.

September 16, 2016

Cryogen-free 7T simultaneous PET-MR preclinical imaging system at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

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.

September 6, 2016

MR Solutions accelerates sales of its preclinical multimodality, high field, cryogen free scanners

MR Solutions continues to grow sales of its cryogen free, preclinical range of scanners including its PET-MR and high field MR systems.

July 25, 2016

Imaging Technology Partnership Accelerates Biomedical Research in Australia

The University of Sydney is preparing to acquire advanced MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology that will expedite their preclinical and translational medicine research capabilities. The University’s core research facility in biomedical imaging, known as Sydney Imaging, will soon receive the first of two preclinical MRI systems.

July 25, 2016

MR Solutions receives Queen’s Award from Lord Lieutenant of Surrey

Following an audience with the Queen on July 14, 2016 at Buckingham Palace, MR Solutions officially received the Queens Award for Innovation during the visit of the Queens representative, the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Micheal More Molyneux with his assistants.

July 15, 2016

MR Solutions receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise at Buckingham Palace

MR Solutions, the Surrey-based preclinical imaging company, received royal approval when attending a reception at Buckingham Palace to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation). This was achieved in recognition of their development of the world’s first commercial range of cryogen-free preclinical MRI scanners, which do not require liquid helium cooling, and the commercial success which has followed.

June 22, 2016

MR Solutions offers choice of two preclinical cryogen-free MRI scanner ranges

MR Solutions is now offering a choice of two cryogen-free preclinical scanner ranges – the Flexiscan and Powerscan. The 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. There is no need to materially alter the parameters of the machine.

May 9, 2016

MR Solutions At ISMRM 2016 In Singapore

MR Solutions will be displaying its latest ground-breaking preclinical cryogen-free MRI imaging systems at ISMRM 2016 in Singapore from May 7 to 13. This includes details of a new 9.4T cryogen-free scanner and a compact 3T system with a 12cm bore which are coming soon.

April 21, 2016

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.

April 14, 2016

MR Solutions: New partner for Phase II and III of the IMAPPI project

MR Solutions, partner of the Integrated Magnetic resonance and Positron emission tomography in Preclinical Imaging (IMAPPI) consortium takes over the completion of phase 2 for sequential PET/MR imager, and phase 3 for simultaneous PET/MR imager.

February 23, 2016

New 3D, 1000X magnification imaging modality for preclinical research

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.

February 9, 2016

MR Solutions brings preclinical MRI imaging solutions to the Netherlands – EMIM 2016

MR Solutions will be displaying its latest cryogen free 3T and 7T preclinical, multi-modality MRI models to the imaging science community at the 11th European Molecular Imaging Meeting on March 8 – 10, 2016 in Utrecht, in the Netherlands. (EMIM 2016)

January 16, 2016

MR Solutions partners with Green Imaging to bring better rock core imaging solution to oil and gas sector

A new 3D MRI solution, the ImaCore 3017, is being introduced to the oil and gas sector for high resolution rock core imaging.


December 1, 2015

MR Solutions partners with Summit Pharmaceuticals International

MR Solutions partners with Summit Pharmaceuticals International to bring preclinical imaging to Japan.

November 3, 2015

MR Solutions appoints financial director to help manage expansion

MR Solutions has appointed Ben Withinshaw as financial director to help manage the company’s ongoing expansion.

October 14, 2015

MR Solutions introduce the world’s first commercial range of simultaneous PET/MRI preclinical scanners

PET and MRI preclinical imaging systems can now be operated simultaneously for the first time by researchers. This follows the introduction of MR Solutions’ commercially available MRS-PET system which is inserted within the cryogen free 3T, 4.7T, or 7T MRI magnet.

September 3, 2015

MR Solutions at the WMIC 2015

MR Solutions are inviting delegates to see future developments in the preclinical MRI sector at the annual 2015 World Molecular Imaging Congress (#WMIC2015) in Honolulu, from 2 to 5 September, 2015.

July 22, 2015

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.

July 9, 2015

MR Solutions displays world-leading cryogen-free magnet technology at ISMRM and SNMMI Conferences

Delegates visiting MR Solutions’ new exhibition stand at ISMRM 2015 and SNMMI 2015, in June 2015, were thrilled to see the company’s 3T, 4.7T and 7T MRI cryogen-free magnet technology for preclinical imaging.

June 10, 2015

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. The 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.

May 21, 2015

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. The 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.

May 1, 2015

MR Solutions demonstrates preclinical multi-modality imaging systems in Toronto-ISMRM 2015

UK-based MR Solutions will be demonstrating 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)[i]. This is being held in Toronto from 30 May to 5 June, 2015. The preclinical range, which is commercially available, includes the cryogen-free 3T, 4.7T and 7T MRI systems.

April 14, 2015

MR Solutions brings preclinical MRI technology to Class 3 and 4 laboratories

MR Solutions enables 3T, 4.7T or 7T preclinical benchtop MRI scanner to be placed inside a Class 3 or 4 laboratory providing superior soft tissue contrast and high spatial resolution. This is because the revolutionary new high powered MRI scanners from MR Solutions, which are cryogen free, no longer need any external venting.

April 2, 2015

MR Solutions offers to maintain MRI scanners from Agilent (Featured in Instrument News)

MR Solutions offers to maintain MRI scanners from Agilent - as featured in Instrument News.
MR Solutions Ltd (Guildford, Surrey), a developer of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology based on cryogen-free superconducting magnets, has developed “a package of maintenance and upgrade solutions” for existing MRI preclinical imaging equipment from Agilent Technologies Inc (Santa Clara, CA) following the company phasing out the production of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and MRI products over the last two years (see IN 6 (11) 6; online 16/10/14), coming to Agilent with the acquisition of Varian in 2010.

March 30, 2015

A View to Succeed

The preclinical imaging market is undergoing a transformation new, compact scanning systems allow for simplicity of use, a more effective workflow and seamless integration of multiple imaging modalities. With the latest technology offering advanced capability, the future looks bright for researchers.

March 19, 2015

MR Solutions now provides maintenance and upgrade support for Agilent and other preclinical systems

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

February 25, 2015

MR Solutions’ preclinical cryogen-free MRI family grows with new 4.7T system

A new addition to the cryogen-free, preclinical MRI imaging family, the 4.7T model, is now available to order. It joins the 3T and 7T systems for superior soft tissue contrast and molecular imaging research. This has been brought to the market by MR Solutions, the world’s largest independent developer and manufacturer of commercially available MRI technology. MR Solutions, which pioneered the cryogen free technology in 2013, is the only company to have delivered this technology to customers across the world.

February 11, 2015

MR Solution’s preclinical imaging systems now available within AXT portfolio

MR Solutions, an independent world leader in the development of innovative preclinical imaging systems, has appointed a new distributor, AXT, for the supply of preclinical imaging systems to the Australian market. This partnership coincided with the Lorne Cancer conference which was held in Victoria, Australia in February 2015.


December 1, 2014

MR Solutions announces the first installations of its second generation cryogen free magnet technology for increased scientific capabilities in preclinical MRI

MR Solutions has introduced its second generation MRI magnet technology to its range of ground breaking 3T and 7T, cryogen free, preclinical scanners.

November 25, 2014

MR Solutions featured in LabOutlook: November 2014

MR Solutions is featured in LabOutlook: November 2014 -
Magnifying Results: Preclinical Tech Advances Disease Understanding
Advances in MRI equipment are increasing the quality and range of preclinical research in laboratories.

October 10, 2014

MR Solutions displays a range of cutting edge preclinical MRI imaging solutions at WMIC 2014

MR Solutions has demonstrated its worldwide presence in the preclinical MRI imaging sector at the 2014 World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in Seoul, Korea in September 2014. Being shown for the first time was MR Solutions new in vivo optical imaging technology, the MRS CellLIVE system that can examine the interior of a sedated animal down to cellular level at up to 1000 times magnification. This system, including scientific analysis software, facilitates optical microscopy of small animal subjects for preclinical research without having to carry out a dissection.

September 12, 2014

MRS at British Chapter of ISMRM 2014 in Edinburgh

MR Solutions showed their ground-breaking, cryogen free 3T and 7T preclinical MRI imaging solutions to British magnetic resonance imaging researchers at the 20th Annual Scientific Meeting held by the British Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

September 5, 2014

Increased EVO MRI Spectrometer sales for MR SOLUTIONS

Sales of the most advanced spectrometers for MRI scanners have now reached 300 units being sold annually world-wide, for UK based MRI preclinical technology company, MR Solutions.

August 20, 2014

Advances in preclinical MRI technology

Preclinical imaging is an increasingly vital research tool for observing organ, tissue, cell or even molecular changes, and is often used while animals respond to physiological or environmental stimuli. Recent advances in preclinical MRI scanning technologies have escalated the quality and extent of preclinical research that can now be undertaken by university and industry researchers, as well as lowering the cost of new equipment.

June 23, 2014

MR Solutions overwhelmed by interest in their cryogen free, 7T preclinical MRI scanner

Delegates from academia and industry flocked to see the world’s first commercial, cryogen free, 7.0T, preclinical MRI imaging system, which went on display for the first time at the recent joint ISMRM/ESMRMB meeting in Milan, Italy and the SNMMI meeting in St Louis, United States.

February 10, 2014

MR Solutions announces the world’s first 7T cryogen free pre clinical MRI scanner

MR Solutions is launching the world's first cryogen free 7 Tesla, cryogen free, preclinical MRI system. The initial system, which has a bore of 17cm, will be followed later in the year with a range of scanners with larger bore sizes.


September 17, 2013

MR Solutions to launch two world firsts in preclinical imaging at the World Molecular Imaging Conference in Savannah this week.

UK based MR Solutions continues to lead the technology revolution in preclinical scanning with the launch of the first combined cryogen free, 3T, MR/PET and the first 3T, MR/ SPECT scanners at the World Molecular Imaging Conference (WMIC) in Savannah this week (Sept 18-21st).

June 20, 2013

MR Solutions’ new preclinical MRI systems overcome helium shortage

MR Solutions, a world leader in the development of preclinical MRI systems, has developed the world’s first range of high-performance, 3T, using super-conducting magnets, which eliminate the need for liquid helium cooling.

May 9, 2013

New helium free, benchtop, MRI system causes a stir at US meetings

MR Solutions’ booths at the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) annual meeting in Washington DC on April 6th- 10th and the ISMRM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) annual meeting in Salt Lake City on April 20th -26th caused a real stir as they showed off their ultra compact new helium free, preclinical, benchtop MRI system.

April 16, 2013

MR Solutions launches complete range of preclinical helium free MRI systems

A whole range of helium free, preclinical MRI systems has been announced by, UK based, MR Solutions following the successful launch of the world’s first commercial helium free machine late last year.

February 19, 2013

Research units across the world go for the first 3 tesla, cryogen free MRI benchtop scanners

Since the launch of its ground breaking helium free, 3T, bench top MRI scanner late last year, MR Solutions has taken orders for the installation of five of these revolutionary machines from university and hospital research units across the world.


December 17, 2012

UK Company makes double breakthrough with powerful new benchtop MRI scanner

UK-based MR Solutions has announced two major breakthroughs that will make its ground-breaking new benchtop 3 Tesla MRI scanners the perfect fit, both in terms of cost and space, for preclinical research laboratories.