New FFC NMR applications booklet
January brings the breeze of science! and with it the new Stelar FFC NMR application booklet, in which you can find information about new FFC NMR instruments and the latest techniques regarding various application fields like MRI Contrast Agents, Therapeutic Proteins, Food, Polymers, Porous Materials and Oil Industry, Heteronuclei and new In-Vivo Applications. You can find our new booklet in Stelar site Download Area
Stelar NMR YouTube channel
Visit the Stelar YouTube channel "Stelar NMR" to find out more about FFC NMR relaxometry and more.
12th February 2016
12th February 2016
FAST FIELD CYCLING MAGNETIC RESONANCE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY STELAR SRL TO BE KEY PART OF MULTI-MILLION EU-FUNDED DEVELOPMENT OF NEW GENERATION OF MRI SCANNERS
Stelar Srl is part of a consortium of nine European partners, led by the University of Aberdeen, who have received 6.6 million Euro of funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research grant scheme for the development of next-generation MRI scanners designed to identify key diseases earlier and in more detail. The new scanners will be based on the Fast Field Cycling(FFC)-MRI method, thought to be the first of its type in the world for human studies, and will provide much more detailed information about diseases including osteoarthritis, cancer and dementia. Current standard MRI scanners work at just one fixed magnetic field, however FFC-MRI scanners will allow patients to undergo an MRI scan with thousands of possible variations in the magnetic field, giving considerably more information about tissues and organs in the body. Stelar Srl, based in Mede, Italy, has unique and world-leading expertise in the production of instrumentation for Fast Field Cycling magnetic resonance technologies, and will be a key industrial partner in the development of these new FFC-MRI scanners. Quote from Gianni Ferrante: “I am very proud that Stelar is a key partner in this EU project of high importance and value to future medical diagnostics. Stelar’s involvement in this project will aim to develop an improved version of Fast Field Cycling technology for clinical MRI. FFC-MRI involves measuring the dependency of the T1 relaxation time on the magnetic field strength which allows us to obtain a fingerprint which will vary for different disease states. This novel FFC-MRI technology will lead to the advent of a new generation of MRI scanners capable of covering continuously a wide range of magnetic field strengths which will allow, in particular, the acquisition of magnetic resonance images at very low magnetic fields where there is a wealth of untapped medical diagnostic information. I am indeed confident we will succeed in bringing this new FFC-MRI technology to the field of in vivo medical imaging technologies. The innovative FFC technology to be developed for the new generation FFC-MRI scanner during the course of this project will also mark a milestone in the development of FFC technology for the unique magnetic resonance relaxometry instrumentation manufactured and commercialized by Stelar. FFC magnetic resonance relaxometers are used for the analysis of a wide range of materials, such as MRI contrast agents for medical diagnostics, polymers for the plastics and car tyre industries, rock cores for the oil and gas industry, electrolytes for developing batteries, proteins for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and foodstuffs for defining shelf-life and fraud in the food industry, to name a few.” Quote from project coordinator, Prof. David Lurie, University of Aberdeen: “There is a whole range of diseases where FFC-MRI could benefit diagnosis and monitor the success of treatment – early tests show it can measure changes in cartilage in osteoarthritis and our research has also shown that there are changes visible in cancer. We believe there may be changes in many other conditions too. The signals measured by FFC-MRI are a function of what’s happening on a molecular level in tissues which is where disease begins but we’re not absolutely certain what is happening, and what’s causing these changes – that is what this new project will aim to explore, as well as developing techniques to improve the scanners and to provide better quality images of the body.” The 4-year project “Improving Diagnosis by Fast Field-Cycling MRI” (code named “IDentiFY”) kicked off in January 2016 and involves seven academic and two industrial partners from six EU countries.
YouTube link: MRI Scanners: The next generation
2014/ 13 March
Spin-Doc NMR Services now representing Stelar
Bert Heise, owner of Spin-Doc NMR Services will now be representing Stelar srl in Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. Stelar recognise Bert’s expertise and knowledge in NMR and are pleased to announce this new collaboration.
2014/ 12 March
2014/ 12 March
NEW 0.5 T WIDE BORE EDITION OF SPINMASTER NOW AVAILABLE
A new edition of SPINMASTER FFC2000 is now available with a wide bore 0.5T FFC magnet for rock core analysis, and other large samples, up to 1 inch diameter (1.5 inch probe also available on request). FFC measurements can provide a wealth of information on rock cores, such as porosity and wettability. For more information, please see our new product handout on the Download area page or contact Stelar for more information.
2014 / 13 March
Fast Field Cycling makes the cover of the scientific journal ChemPhysChem
The most recent article to be published on biological applications of Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry has also made the front cover of the scientific journal ChemPhysChem (Wiley). The article entitled "The Effect of Cholesterol on Membrane Dynamics on Different Timescales in Lipid Bilayers from Fast Field-Cycling NMR Relaxometry Studies of Unilamellar Vesicles" by Esteban Anoardo (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina), Dermot Brougham (Dublin City University, Ireland) and co-workers can be read on the journal website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cphc.v15.3/issuetoc
2013/ 6 June
2013/ 6 June
Stelar and HTS-110 formalize international partnership in magnetic resonance technology development
The collaboration announcement between Stelar and HTS-110 made at the EMIM 2013 conference was introduced by Clare Louise Wilson, the New Zealand Consul General and Trade Commissioner (Milan, Italy), who has a role in facilitating trade between businesses in Italy and New Zealand. Clare commented "It is a pleasure to see that two small, highly specialized companies at opposite ends of the globe are able to work well together to offer an integrated, unique product with a worldwide sales potential."
2013 / 23-25 May
Professor Robert Bryant receives special recognition for his work in FFC at the 8th Conference on Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry
The scientific committee of the 8th Conference on Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry held in Turin, 23-25 May 2013, gave special recognition to Prof. Robert G. Bryant, of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (VA), USA, for his outstanding contribution to advancement of the Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry technique.
25-28 September 2017
39th FGMR Annual Discussion Meeting, Bayreuth, Germany
Stelar is a sponsor of the FGMR meeting and will be holding live demos of the SMARtracer bench-top FFC relaxometer in Bayreuth. Come and visit our booth with your own sample to run or for information on FFC instruments and applications. Don't miss the plenary lecture by Prof. J.-P. Korb on "Applications of FFC NMR relaxometry for probing molecular dynamics of complex liquids in confinement"
27-29 September 2017
GIDRM National Congress on Magnetic Resonance, Salerno, Italy
Stelar is a sponsor of the GIDRM congress and proudly brings a high level speaker to the conference in the form of Prof. David Lurie who will outline the new advances in combining FFC NMR relaxometry with MR Imaging for groundbreaking new methods of clinical diagnoses.
5-7 June 2017
10th Conference on FFC NMR Relaxometry
The perfect opportunity to meet FFC NMR Relaxometry experts from around the globe and find out about the latest applications of the technique and new evolutions of the technology. This special event in the calendar of FFC researchers is held every second year and the next appointment is coming very soon. Stelar is a proud spnosor of this event and will be holding a special evening presentation and round-table discussion during the conference. There is still time to register (please contact the organizers, information on the website www.ffcrelax.com).
26 - 31 March 2017
58th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference March 26 - 31, 2017 Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California
PANIC 2017 Conference Hilton Head Island SC- USA: Don’t PANIC, there is more to NMR than just spectroscopy!
The PANIC 2017 conference is just a few days away and we are looking forward to meeting you in Hilton Head Island ! Come and visit STELAR at booth to find out more about applications of Fast Field Cycling (FFC) relaxometry in industrial applications. In particular, Stelar’s tailored FFC relaxometry solution for polymer industry and chemistry of MRI CA will be presented. This year, renowned FFC expert Prof. Ernst Roessler University of Bayreuth (D) will be giving on Monday a presentation on ‘Field-Cycling NMR Relaxometry as a Versatile Tool of Molecular Rheology’. Prof. Roessler will also be available to answer particular questions on how FFC can be applied polymer rheology. Also showcasing in the poster sessions are applications of FFC relaxometry for MRI-Constrast Agent and preclinical MRI (poster title the first ” T1 FFC-NMRD Profile of a Tumour Bearing Mouse”) and for industrial polymers (poster title “Potential of Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry to Address Issues in Polymer Melt “). If all this isn’t enough to tempt you to pass by and have a chat with us, then come along and take advantage of the Italian sweet treats we will be offering.
13th INTERNATIONAL BOLOGNA CONFERENCE ON MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN POROUS MEDIA
Don’t miss Magnetic Resonance and Porous Media conference at the University of Bologna! From 4th to 8th September STELAR staff will be there to welcome you and present a bunch of exciting news about FFC and much more! Our latest works of Fast Field Cycling NMR relaxometry applied to proteins, polymers, and rock cores will be presented. A new bench-top FFCNMR relaxometer for large samples will be demonstrated and available for real measurements. We look forward to welcoming you at our booth and starting new challenging conversations. Don’t miss this opportunity!
27 July 2015
9th Conference on Fast Field Cycling relaxometry
Stelar is proud to sponsor the 9th edition of the FFC Relax conference which will be held at the University of Aberdeen, UK, from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th July 2015. The conference is a forum for people with active interests in nuclear and electron spin relaxation, fast magnetic field switching experiments, low-field magnetic resonance, nuclear quadrupole resonance and magnetic resonance imaging. Stelar staff will be in attendance and pleased to answer any questions on instrumentation, including Stelar’s new products.