Lunchlecture: MR Coils 2018

MR Coils BV is a spinoff company of the University Medical Center Utrecht that can provide specialized and innovative Magnetic Resonance Coils for MRI systems. Since september 2009 the team has experience in building 7 Tesla MR coils for imaging and spectroscopy. With MR Coils BV this experience can be shared to other MR research groups by providing coils for a custom specific research on humans or animals.

In addition to custom specific RF coil designs, MR Coils BV has several products including multi transmit and multi nuclei coils, combined with a high density of receiver elements tuned for the human head, neck and breast.

To incorporate the latest state of the art RF coil technology in the designs, MR Coils BV is based on a close collaboration between the high field research group of the UMC Utrecht. Our development department started out located at the UMC Utrecht. Due to growth of the group we moved to a bigger location in Zaltbommel. Now we are situated in a beautiful 2000m2 work/ office space.

We developed the following spin off companies to support MR Coils: IE Components, MR Mechanics, MR Code, MR Installation & Testing, MR Production& Service and MR Focus.

Non-members fee: €3,-

When unsubscribing 48 hours prior to the lunch lecture, a fee of €5,- will be instated.

Beneficiary Drink 2018

All members are invited for a drink, where our beneficiaries will attend. They can tell you everything about the Care & Cure field, and their working experiences. 

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MIRA Institute UT – 11 Oktober 2018

We are going to the new medical centre of the UT at Enschede, Netherlands. Below you will find the program and information about the centre itself.

Departure @ 11:00

13:30 – Reception with coffee + short introduction about Technical Medical Centre
14:00 – Tour at Biomedical Signals & Systems (https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/bss/)
14:45 – Tour at Surgical Robotics Lab (http://www.surgicalroboticslab.nl/)
15:30 – Tour at Biomedical Photonic Imaging (https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/bmpi/)
16:00 – Tour at Magnetic Detection and Imaging (https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/mdi/)
16:30 – Closing drink

Costs for Non-Members: €3

Review: Demcon Lunchlecture

Demcon came over for a lunch lecture, during which they gave a presentation about their company. First, a former Thor Board member told us what it’s like to work at Demcon. The company is a fast growing engineering company and the vast majority of employees has a technical background, which makes communicating with colleagues easy. Their main business is working on projects from other companies: solving their problems or realizing their ideas. This makes that there is a lot of diversity in the projects they work on. As an employee, you have some freedom to choose projects in the field of your liking.

Next was a more in-depth presentation of a medical project, outlining the different phases a project goes through and the challenges that come with it. For a hospital, they improved a common surgical tool, used to grasp tissue during surgeries. The problem was that surgeons often have no idea how much force they exert on tissue, and they don’t know whether they’re grasping pulsating tissue, such as an artery. Demcon designed an improved tool with force feedback that passes the requirements of the user and the strict medical regulations. This will likely cause a decrease in complications during surgeries.

It was a really interesting lunch lecture and we got a good insight in what working at Demcon feels like.

>> Tom van Nunen

Demcon Medical Devices – Lunchlecture 28-may-18

We will organise a lunch lecture on the 28th of may, provided by Demcon. This presentation is about their Medical Devices department. In this department they develop and realise medical systems for care, cure and selfcare. Applications are i.e. in  surgery, therapy and diagnostics. Examples are a operation system for eye surgery, a handscanner for rheumatoid arthritis, a breath module and a hearing aid. The presentation will be given by a former Thor board member Tom Geelen and his colleague Astrid van den Broek. They will tell you all the ins-and-outs about the EFI project. This Endoscopic Force-reflecting instrument is a plier that uses haptic feedback during minimal-invasive surgery. More information can already be found on http://efinstruments.com/.

The exact subject of the presentation will be announced later here.

Cost for Non-Members €5,-