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Magritek Announce the Use of Their Spinsolve Benchtop NMR System at Temple University for Chemical Education and Advanced Research



9/3/2013 10:21:48 AM

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Wellington, New Zealand, 3rd September 2013: Magritek, a leading provider of compact NMR and MRI instruments, have installed the new Spinsolve compact NMR spectrometer at the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research, part of the Temple University School of Pharmacy.

The Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research is home to a talented and enthusiastic group of scientists. The team is dedicated to facilitating collaborative research efforts to support the discovery and development of novel therapeutic agents to improve the health and life of patients. The Moulder Center serves as a multidisciplinary research hub for the further development of scientific discoveries identified by Temple University faculty and scientists, enabling their research to move beyond the lab and into the broader research community.

As part of the Temple University School of Pharmacy, the Moulder Center has recently acquired a Magritek Spinsolveā„¢ NMR Spectrometer; a cryogen-free benchtop NMR system ideally suited for chemical education and advanced research. "The addition of this system will greatly enhance our capacity to train future generation of drug discovery scientists," said Professor Magid Abou-Gharbia, director of the Moulder Center and Associate Dean of Research of Temple School of Pharmacy. "In order to ensure that our students are fully prepared to tackle the most pressing research problems of the next generation, we must ensure that they have the most advanced technology possible. The arrival of the Magritek Spinsolvein our institution is yet another example of Temple's commitment to its students and high quality research."

Continuing, Professor Abou-Gharbia said "the sleek benchtop design of this instrument will greatly simplify its integration into the existing laboratory space of the school of pharmacy. Its ease of use is expected to significantly enhance productivity of students and faculty, providing them with greater opportunity to pursue advanced research on a highly competitive level. Students, post-doctoral scientists, and visiting faculty will all have access to the benchtop SpinsolveNMR Spectrometer, allowing rapid, hands-on acquisition of critical program data, enabling them to solve complex research problems in a more efficient manner. The system will be a center piece of the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research's analytical technology suite." The Spinsolve compact NMR spectrometer is controlled by easy-to-use software designed to enable users to operate the system with very little training. Traditional NMR complexities are hidden and automated. The system uses a fast automatic lock, giving the user the choice of whether or not to use deuterated solvents. Once the spectrum is acquired, it can be viewed immediately, printed, or quickly sent via email or network to another location for further analysis. For example, data is easily opened in third party NMR software with a license for the Mestrelab Mnova NMR package included with each purchase. To obtain full details of the Spinsolve benchtop NMR spectrometer and the full range of analytical products from Magritek, visit, http://www.magritek.com/.

About Magritek

Magritek provides complete NMR and MRI solutions and applications for Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas, Food and Construction Industries as well as components and subsystems suitable for Research Laboratories and Academic Education. Magritek has offices in Aachen, Germany, San Diego, USA, and Wellington, New Zealand and a global network of distributors and agents to support customers. The initial NMR technology and IP used in Magritek products grew out of decades of world-class research by Ampere prize winner Professor Bernhard Bluemich's group at RWTH Aachen University, and Gunther Laukien prize winner Paul Callaghan's team at Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington.

For details on Magritek and all its products & solutions, visit http://www.magritek.com/.

For further information:

Please contact Magritek direct or their marketing agency, Talking Science:

Magritek

32 Salamanca Road

PO Box 25252

Wellington, New Zealand

T +64 (4) 920 7671

F +64 (4) 471 4665

www.magritek.com

mailto:andrew.coy@magritek.com

Talking Science Limited

39 de Bohun Court

Saffron Walden

Essex CB10 2BA UK

T +44(0)1799 521881

M +44(0)7843 012997

www.talking-science.com

jezz@talking-science.com

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