Polarean’s lung diagnostic to be highlighted by leading researchers
Francesca Morgan
RNS Newswire
07:25, 30th July 2020

Polarean Imaging (AIM: POLX) FOLLOW said a number of presentations highlighting the use of its hyperpolarized Xenon 129 ("129Xe") will be made at the American Thoracic Society and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine ("ISMRM") virtual conference.

The medical-imaging technology company said over forty abstracts related to the use of the group’s MRI technology hyperpolarized 129Xe were accepted for presentation at ATS 2020.

The group’s 129Xe MRI technology visualises the small airways and pulmonary gas exchange tissues of the lung, offering a significantly higher functional resolution which is important in detecting early disease and subtle changes in the progression of disease.

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"We are pleased to see 129Xenon in MRI highlighted at these key scientific meetings,” said Richard Hullihen, Chief Executive Officer of Polarean.

He added, “It is a testament to the growing interest in exploring hyperpolarized 129Xenon as a way of advancing the use of MRI in a non-invasive, non-ionizing functional imaging platform to assist with the early diagnosis of respiratory diseases.”

29Xenon can also be used to monitor progression and therapeutic response in the patient.

The groups said the fact that several leading researchers have made use of Polarean's products highlights “the growing academic acceptance of the Company's technology.”

“We hope that the inclusion of so many sessions on 129Xenon will continue to showcase Polarean's important work in the field as we continue to progress discussions with the regulator regarding the clinical use of our drug-device system,” added Hullihen.

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