A New Zealand Research Commercialisation Success Story

Magritek is a business which grew out of a decade of world-class research at both Victoria and Massey universities.

With venture capital from both universities, Magritek was incorporated through Viclink in 2004 to manufacture products based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology

NMR uses radio waves to investigate the make-up of materials and is a technology which has revolutionised science and medicine, most notably in the use of MRI scanning. Magritek manufactures and exports specialised, low-cost NMR products such as a small-scale machine used in universities to teach the technology behind MRI.

The science may be complex but the applications of Magritek products help explain what the technology is capable of. Magritek devices have been used for environmental research in Antarctica, non-invasive humidity measurements and understanding the dynamics of polymers and food on a molecular level.

Prof Sir Paul Callaghan
Prof Sir Paul Callaghan