Blog posts by andrew

The NEW Spinsolve ULTRA – best resolution and lineshape

March 28th, 2017, by

Thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Spinsolve ULTRA Benchtop NMR system. The Spinsolve ULTRA has the field homogeneity of a superconducting NMR magnet (0.2 Hz / 6 Hz / 12 Hz) in a compact and robust benchtop unit.

The Spinsolve ULTRA brochure can be downloaded here.

When combined with solvent suppression it allows users to resolve compounds dissolved at sub-millimolar concentrations in protonated solvents, such as water. The example below shows how effective the suppression of the very large water signal is. This enables metabolites at concentrations down to a few hundred micromolars to be detected in an 8 minute measurement.

Please contact us to discuss if Spinsolve ULTRA is useful for your application.


The Chemistry Department of the University of Helsinki uses a Magritek Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectrometer

December 14th, 2016, by

Dr Leena Kaisalo heads up the Organic Chemistry student laboratory at the University of Helsinki. While the Laboratory’s research focuses on organic synthesis, Dr Kaisalo’s role is to lead the teaching of bachelor and masters students in various analytical techniques including NMR.


Dr Leena Kaisalo uses her Magritek Spinsolve Benchtop NMR Spectrometer at the University of Helsinki Chemistry Department


Karel de Grote University College in Antwerp uses Spinsolve for research and teaching

November 1st, 2016, by

Dr Jeroen Geuens is a member of the Centre of Expertise on Sustainable Chemistry (CESC) based in Antwerp at the Karel de Grote University College. The Centre specialises in research and services related to chemical and production processes together with offering professional degree courses.

Before discovering the Spinsolve benchtop NMR from Magritek they could only get access to NMR measurements by taking their samples to the University of Antwerp. The Spinsolve is now used continuously for both teaching and research in the CESC. Dr Geuens takes up the story.


Stream the Webinar: Uncover the Potential of Benchtop NMR in Forensics Labs

July 13th, 2016, by

Click the red button below to stream a replay of our webinar held on 12th July 2016: Uncover the potential of Benchtop NMR in Forensics Labs

Stream the forensics webinar

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Analytical properties of benchtop NMR uniquely suited to drug identification and quantification.
  • How to distinguish related compounds, including isomers, using benchtop NMR.
  • The potential for benchtop NMR to become a standard technique in forensics laboratories.


Learn about the latest Spinsolve developments at ENC

April 7th, 2016, by

Magritek CEO Dr Andrew Coy will be announcing the latest Spinsolve benchtop NMR features at ENC during the Mestelab Users Meeting on Sunday 10th April at 1.30pm.  The talk will show how modern high-field NMR experiments and techniques, such as Non-Uniform Sampling (NUS) and Pureshift protocols can be implemented and run on the Spinsolve benchtop NMR Spectrometer. Included in the presentation will be details on the new Spinsolve 60 launched at the ACS meeting in San Diego a few weeks ago.


Benchtop NMR Workshop 15th March at ACS

March 1st, 2016, by

Join the Spinsolve Benchtop NMR Workshop being held Tuesday 15th March from 10am-noon at ACS Spring meeting. Please use the link below to register.

Register for the Workshop

  • Learn how chemistry students are applying Spinsolve benchtop NMR to everyday problems, in both the class room and research lab.
  • Discover the latest applications of Spinsolve NMR that are fundamentally changing how Industry is using NMR for QA/QC
  • Hear about the new Spinsolve benchtop NMR being launched at ACS.
  • See how benchtop NMR can be used for reaction monitoring and to determine reaction endpoints in real time



About andrew

Andrew is the CEO of Magritek and has led the company from its foundation as a University spin out company to its current position as a fast-growing, profitable exporter. He brings both commercial and technical experience to the company having worked in senior management roles for companies in Sydney and London. Andrew has a PhD in Physics from Massey University, is a 2011 Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader and was a member of the team that won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Science Prize.