Located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Polarean Imaging plc. designs and manufactures equipment for production of hyperpolarized xenon or helium gas.
When used in conjunction with MRI, these gases offer a fundamentally new and non-invasive functional imaging platform. Current investigational uses include identifying early diagnoses of respiratory diseases as well as monitoring progression and therapeutic response. In addition, xenon gas exhibits solubility and signal properties that enable it to be imaged within other tissues and organs.