GE SPINlab
Wi Medical Device Development

GE SPINlab™

GE SPINlab™

GE SPINlab™ was first introduced to Wi by a hardware partner.  GE presented what may be the most technically challenging project ever undertaken by a medical consumable design firm.  GE was commercializing a new modality in cancer cell detection.  The method required subjecting a consumable to several extremes: temperatures ranging from 0.8 ˚K to 130 ˚C and a pH of 1.7.  This program required many new processes and test system development.  The SPINlab™ is the newest product released by the GE spinoff group Research Circle Technology. SPINlab™ is the first high-throughput, fully-automated hyperpolarizer requiring minimal helium.  It has an integrated fluid path, quality control system and simultaneously hyperpolarizes multiple samples of pyruvate to produce imaging agents.  SPINlab™ is currently being commercialized and the contributions of Wi, along with our partners and GE will lead to a new standard in cancer diagnostics and therapy.

SPINlab™ Features:

  • Consumable capable of withstanding temperatures ranging from 0.8 ˚K to 130 ˚C
  • Multiple integral system valves
  • Micro-bore tubing interfaces
  • Several unique seal designs
  • Biocompatibility testing
  • In-situ (clinical) fixture design
  • Clinical install of laser welder
  • Clinical team interface
  • System packaging