Blog posts by andrew

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



Reaction monitoring research in the Cronin Group at the University of Glasgow

February 10th, 2015, by

Magritek reports on reaction monitoring research using the Spinsolve benchtop NMR system in the Cronin Group at the University of Glasgow

Professor Lee Cronin holds the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. Research in the Cronin Group is motivated by the fascination for complex chemical systems and the desire to construct complex functional molecular architectures that are not based on biologically derived building blocks. They are developing a new approach to the chemical sciences which they call Chemical Cybernetics. This combines robotics, algorithms, flow chemistry and reaction programming. Over a number of years, Professor Cronin and his colleagues have used use a lot of integrated techniques to explore chemical reaction systems. For example, one networked flow and flow systems including mass spectrometry, IR, UV and NMR.

Magritek Spinsolve benchtop NMR shown in fume cupboard configured for reaction monitoring in the laboratories of Professor Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow


Celebrating 10 years

December 23rd, 2014, by

10 years ago we founded Magritek so we could reduce the size, cost and physical limitations NMR and MRI technology and by doing so make it available to a much wider and broader community of users and customers.  It has been an incredible journey so far, and with the products we have introduced, we can see our vision for NMR and MRI is now becoming reality.


Spinsolve Benchtop NMR at Long Beach City College

November 5th, 2014, by

Magritek reports on the use of their Spinsolve Benchtop NMR system in the undergraduate teaching program at Long Beach City College.

Dr Marlon Jones is an Instructor of Chemistry in the Physical Science Department at Long Beach City College (LBCC). The College has served the community for more than eighty years through exceptional educational and student support services opportunities to help them succeed including moving on to full time university education. His teaching goals for the Organic Chemistry course at LBCC are to ensure that students have a fundamental understanding of the basic aspects of NMR and have the ability to interpret basic NMR spectral data.


Rangatira invests in Magritek

October 6th, 2014, by

Wellington, New Zealand: Institutional investor Rangatira Limited (Rangatira) today announced that it has increased its stake in Magritek, world leading provider of benchtop NMR and MRI instruments.

Last year Rangatira, the Wellington-based investment company, acquired a 12% stake in Magritek for an undisclosed sum. As part of that transaction, Rangatira entered into a conditional undertaking to provide further capital and lift its stake to 18%, subject to Magritek hitting certain milestones.

Rangatira chief executive Phil Veal said, “This investment reflects our aim to invest in growing, internationally competitive New Zealand businesses. Magritek is a great New Zealand company with strong prospects for sustained growth.”


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.