Learn About the Technology Behind Our Xenon-129 Hyperpolarizer Device

In our new series of posts, we highlight key scientific advances that have led to the development of our batch-mode fully automated Xenon-129 hyperpolarizer. Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 can be used as a functional contrast agent in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In 2013's peer-reviewed paper, it was demonstrated that clinical-scale production of hyperpolarized Xenon-129 can be accomplished at a near unity nuclear spin polarization of Xenon-129, i.e. reaching near maximum potency. Moreover, it was shown that the entire process of Spin Exchange Optical Pumping (SEOP) hyperpolarization of Xenon-129 can be accomplished without the use of liquid nitrogen, typically required for cryo-collection of produced hyperpolarized Xenon-129 contrast agent. This paper was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read the entire story in the article PDF available in the open access at the PNAS web site: http://www.pnas.org/content/110/35/14150.full.pdf

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