Break Through: Time Medical Systems Awarded Core Innovation Patents on MRI Ultra-High-Field Superconducting Magnet

China, June 15, 2018 – Time Medical Systems has recently been awarded two core innovation patents: an ultra-high-field superconducting magnet used in whole body MRI imaging, and an ultra-high-field superconducting magnet with high homogeneity used for MRI imaging of small animals. The patents awarded include multiple core techniques on the design and manufacture of 4.7T-or-above ultra-high-field superconducting magnet.

The manufacturing of ultra-high-field superconducting magnet involves techniques from a number of scientific areas including vacuum, thermology, mechanics, electromagnetism, mechanical engineering, large equipment manufacturing and fine machining. The level of difficulty is second only to manufacturing of engines of large aircrafts. At present, only two international corporations can manage all techniques on ultra-high-field superconducting magnets for MRI imaging. The details of design method and manufacturing process have always been highly confidential.

Time Medical continues to devote itself to the development of superconducting magnet for many years. During the “12th Five-Year Plan” period, Time Medical involved in the national superconducting magnet major project; in 2016, Time Medical designed and successfully manufactured the first 7T superconducting magnet product in Asia; in 2017, the company further overcame difficulties in 9T cryogen-free superconducting magnet. All key components of the 7T superconducting magnet and the 9T cryogen-free superconducting magnet are developed by Time Medical and are designed independently and manufactured in China. The performances of the magnets match with international leading standards, and in some aspects even exceed those developed by international competitors. In 2018 Time Medical’s 7T veterinary MRI system has already entered the biological and medical development market, with orders received from first-class universities and hospitals.

The award of patents not only demonstrates that Time Medical has mastered the core techniques in manufacturing of superconducting magnets, it also implies the company has completely possessed independent intellectual property rights, and has broken the monopoly of core technology on ultra-high-field superconducting magnet by international corporations. With the “Chinese Core” in ultra-high-field superconducting MRI sector, China is capable of competing in global market.

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Time Medical Unveiled Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Chengdu, China, May 31 – Time Medical Systems exhibited its first mobile diagnostic imaging system in the 2017 Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair opened on May 10, 2017.

Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

This mobile diagnostic imaging system combines a digital x-ray machine with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system to form a system with advantages from both imaging techniques: the fast, convenient and affordable from X-ray for preliminary screening, and the high soft tissue contrast resolution, high spatial resolution, freedom of slices at arbitrary orientations, free from ionization radiation, specific techniques on blood and water imaging from MRI, resulting in a wide range of clinical applications. Combined with the remote diagnosis function, the system can serve duties such as performing regular mobile patrol diagnosis, providing emergency rescue services, offering training for basic medical personnel, etc. The system is aimed at alleviating the lack of medical resources problem at the remote areas and in Mid-West China, and at the same time helps to achieve the goal of strengthening primary medical services and provide targeted medical treatment for the unfortunates.

The system can not only be deployed for mobile diagnosis, but can also be fixed on the ground independently as a semi-mobile imaging center. Moreover, options such as portable electrocardiograph machine and B-scan ultrasound system are also available. These highly extensible features allow applications at various situations. The China-made high-end medical equipment can be exported to countries and regions along the routes of The Belt and Road – benefiting more people in different countries.

Internal Structure of Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Internal Structure of Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Time Medical’s mobile diagnostic imaging system has aroused wide attention at the Fair. Li Yin, Governor of Sichuan Provincial People's Government, Qiang Luo, Mayor of Chengdu Municipal People's Government and other officials visited the booth.

Li Yin, Governor of Sichuan Provincial People's Government Visited Time Medical’s Booth

Li Yin, Governor of Sichuan Provincial People's Government Visited Time Medical’s Booth

Professor Qiyuan Ma, President of China Association for Science and Technology Returnee Entrepreneurship Association and CEO of Time Medical Systems introduced the mobile diagnostic imaging system from Time Medical Systems to leaders of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City. Governor Yin asked about the details of the system such as type of machine equipped, weights of the mobile system, and the expected service price in remote areas. Governor Yin highly praised Time Medical for its spirit of innovation and showed recognition to the project. He believed the system can practically solve the hierarchical medical treatment problem in Mid-West China and remote areas.

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Introduced Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System to Governor Yin

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Introduced Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System to Governor Yin

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Received European Client

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Received European Client

Two Clients from America Visiting the Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Vehicle

Two Clients from America Visiting the Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Vehicle

He, District Mayor of Pidu District Visits Time Medical’s Booth

He, District Mayor of Pidu District Visits Time Medical’s Booth

Dr.Panuwan from Chiang Mai University of Thailand (Middle) Inquiring Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Dr.Panuwan from Chiang Mai University of Thailand (Middle) Inquiring Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Inventions Geneva 2016 - Time Medical won the Prix de l’Etat de Genève award

Geneva, Switzerland, 15th April 2016 – Time Medical participated in the Inventions Geneva 2016 with the NEONA - World’s First Neonatal MRI System and won the Prix de l’Etat de Genève award which is also the highest award among the medical class on 15th April 2016.

Co-founder sIMON yEUNG, cHIEF OF CLINICAL SERVICE, dR. lIgENG AND INTERNATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR aLEC lEUNG RECEIVED THE PRIZE FROM JUDGE DANIEL LOEFFLER

Co-founder sIMON yEUNG, cHIEF OF CLINICAL SERVICE, dR. lIgENG AND INTERNATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR aLEC lEUNG RECEIVED THE PRIZE FROM JUDGE DANIEL LOEFFLER

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Inventions Geneva is the world most important IP convention.  It is organized by Swiss Federal Government, The State of Geneva and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  2016 Inventions Geneva has 752 exhibitors from 48 counties with over thousand inventions and products.  The event attracted over 59,000 people and over 650 media reporters.

Time Medical Systems successfully energized the 7T magnet for preclinical MRI

Today, Time Medical successfully energized to full field its first - 7T Horizontal Bore Magnet, in its China Medical City facility. This is an important milestone in the development and manufacturing process of Time Medical's overall MR program and marks the birth of the first Asian-made Ultra-High Field 7T magnet.

Intended for the preclinical, small animal MR research market, this 7T magnet was specially designed with several critical factors: zero liquid helium boil-off; stable magnetic field decay; and high homogeneity. This successful 7T magnet development further demonstrates that Time Medical is an Innovation leader with great potential in many MR areas, such as the ultra-high field MR market. In addition, Time Medical's HTS (High Temperature Superconducting) RF coil technology will greatly enhance the imaging quality of the 7T MR system and surely benefit its client partners working in many diverse - R&D areas.

Ultra high field MR equipment provides MRI, MRS and NMR capabilities for many areas of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical research, commercial and academic. This is a multi-billion US dollar global market.

Received CFDA Approval for its first DR product

Designed and developed by Anhui Time Medical Imaging Technology Co., Ltd., the digital radiography (DR) x-ray imaging system -- RORA 3000, is targeted to higher level and more demanding x-ray applications and clinical users. 

RORA 3000’s large-capacity, high-quality x-ray tube ensures low dosage x-ray exposure, yet offers highest level image quality even under heavy workload requirements, satisfying clinical applications for mid- and high-end hospitals. 

The R & D team developed TM’s first DR product at an accelerated pace. The CFDA approval of RORA 3000 within a year from start is a noteworthy accomplishment and milestone for Time Medical. This new DR product advances TM’s product portfolio as a leading medical imaging equipment player, and also satisfies the demand of many customers both in China and other Global markets.