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Two WARF Accelerator Licenses from UW MRI Research

Posted on May 31, 2017

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Accelerator Program ended the fiscal year 2016 with three new commercial licensees for our supported technologies, two of which came from UW Radiology’s MRI work. This adds three to the Accelerator Program’s previous 12 commercial licenses for its supported technologies.

One of the licenses is to a UK-based company, Perspectum Diagnostics, to commercialize the technology developed by UW Department of Radiology’s Professor Scott Reeder, MD, PhD, and Assistant Professor and Director of Quantitative Imaging Diego Hernando, PhD, to measure iron overload in the liver using MRI. Perspectum Diagnostics specializes in the use of MRI for diagnosis and monitoring of liver disease.

Learn more at Perspectum Diagnostics.

Departments of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Professor Walter Block, PhD, startup TherVoyant/inseRT MRI also received a license. TherVoyant’s new technology, called GuideRT, allows surgeons to observe the brain using real-time magnetic resonance imaging during surgery. Previously, surgeons had to rely on MR images taken before surgery. The goal of GuideRT is to give surgeons a tool to improve accuracy.

Learn more at and see the recent article from the Wisconsin Technology Council.

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Last updated: 9/22/2017
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