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Biophan signs letter of intent for MRI-enabled stent technology:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Biophan has signed a letter of intent with two German biomedical researchers for a worldwide exclusive licence to a cardiovascular stent technology that enables MRI angiography of the interior of vascular stents. Developed by Drs Arno Bucker and Alexander Ruebben through the University of Aachen, the alloy metal-based technology adds to Biophan's current portfolio of resonant circuit technologies for making stents MRI-visible. The Rochester, New York firm said that conventional metallic stents prevent the use of MRI angiography due the "Faraday cage effect" - a process whereby electric charge sits on the outer surface of a conductor. The company also has the option to sub-license the technology to third parties.

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