Academic Relationships

The University of Utah

In July 2007, we entered into a research agreement with The University of Utah.  Under the agreement, Utah personnel conducted research activities and experiments to develop knowledge, techniques, methods and technologies related to MRI-guided cardiac ablation, including a specific focus on MRI-guided cardiac ablation to treat atrial fibrillation. Those research activities were performed through Utah’s Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management (CARMA) Center, the mission of which is to redefine the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. We continue to maintain a relationship with the University of Utah researchers.

The Johns Hopkins University

Shortly following our formation in 1998, we entered into a license agreement with Johns Hopkins pursuant to which we obtained an exclusive, worldwide license to a number of technologies owned by Johns Hopkins relating to devices, systems and methods for performing MRI-guided interventions. Since that time, we have entered into additional licensing agreements, and we have enjoyed a close collaboration with Johns Hopkins, an internationally recognized leader in the field of advanced MRI technologies.

UCSF

Over the last five years, we have maintained a close working relationship with UCSF in the area of interventional MRI guidance for the performance of certain minimally invasive neurological procedures.  UCSF is a well-established thought leader in this field.  Through this relationship, we have gained valuable insights and important clinical feedback from physicians and researchers at UCSF related to our ClearPoint system.