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The Company

Founded in 2004, Magritek is the global leader in manufacturing cryogen-free benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers for the analytical instrument market. Magritek’s revolutionary 80 MHz, 60 MHz and 43 MHz Spinsolve family of benchtop NMR models offer the highest sensitivity and resolution available in the market. These portable systems are robust and easy to use, allowing modern NMR methods to be performed on the chemistry lab bench or inside the fume hood next to a reactor. Spinsolve NMR spectrometers are used daily by scientists in research labs to quantify and identify sample compositions, confirm reaction completions and elucidate unknown molecular structures.

Magritek customers include the top universities and chemistry research groups in the world, as well as leading companies in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, petrochemical, forensics, food and polymer industries, amongst others. Decades of world-class research by the teams of Ampere prize winner Professor Bernhard Bluemich at RWTH Aachen University, and Gunther Laukien prize winner Paul Callaghan at Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington led to the exceptional technology found at the core of Magritek’s products. Magritek has offices in Germany, USA and New Zealand, as well as a worldwide network of partners to help support its customers.

Background

Founded in 2004, Magritek is an advanced technology company exporting from Germany and New Zealand to customers all over the world.

Where to buy

Find your nearest Magritek office or distributor

Our People

Magritek’s strength is the calibre of our people, who bring the expertise of many years’ experience of working on our technology.

Positions Available

Magritek is always looking for talented people with experience in sales and marketing, or research and development, particularly in the area of  compact, portable and robust analytical instruments.

The Technology

Most of us are familiar with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, through the medical imaging systems seen in hospitals. These powerful systems take high resolution images of the internal structures of the body and provide invaluable information for patient diagnosis. The related term, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, NMR, refers to the broader field of physics that underpins MRI. NMR is the name used for more general spectroscopy applications where imaging is not involved.

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Magritek designs and builds compact instruments that use the same sophisticated NMR and MRI methods to look at the make up of materials such as chemicals, plants, paintings and foods like chocolate or seeds.

 

The Magritek single sided NMR-MOUSE allows us to look inside paintings at the layers beneath the surface.

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Our compact and robust instruments are ideal for making measurements in harsh environments.

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Teaching labs around the world use the Magritek Terranova-MRI teaching system as a practical, hands-on approach to teaching new generations of students the fundamentals of NMR and MRI.

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Our set of ten short tutorial videos by Paul Callaghan is an excellent starting point for learning the basics of NMR and MRI. For further detail and links on NMR and MRI, go to our Science Page.