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Guildford: MR Solutions receives second Queen's Award

By Dan Teuton
6 September 2017

MR Solutions has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise from the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey at its Guildford headquarters in recognition of outstanding success in growing international sales. It was only a year earlier that MR Solutions won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.

This dual success has been driven by MR Solutions’ strong investment in the development and commercialisation of ground-breaking cryogen-free preclinical MRI imaging technology which uniquely can be combined with other imaging capabilities such as PET or SPECT. 

Lord-Lieutenant Michael More-Molyneux presented the award to David Taylor, CEO and chairman, at MR Solutions, with Charles Fowler, deputy lieutenant, who read the citation. The lord-lieutenant remarked that ‘he didn’t know he would be back so soon’ after the Queen’s award presentation held the previous year. The award was formally conferred with a grant of appointment and presentation of a crystal bowl.

Taylor said: “This success is a real team effort. We are thrilled to receive the Queen’s Award for International Trade from the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey – this is particularly appreciated as we won the Queen’s Award for Innovation last year. The whole ethos of the company is to be at the forefront of technology and it is that that differentiates us so substantially from our competitors and has led to our success.”

MR Solutions is the only company in the world to offer a range of commercially available scanners from 3T to 9.4T (T is for Tesla - the power of the magnet) which does not require liquid helium. MR Solutions’ scanners, which are the size of a desk, can be wheeled into a lab compared to the helium cooled models which usually need their own room and substantial building modifications.

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