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Major Company Milestones

2018
  • Development of the OR Head Holder LUCY.
2017
  • Development of the Breast Biopsy 7-Channel Coil BI 7.
2016
  • Development of the Mandibula 15-Channel Dental Coil as well as project start of HYPMED.
2015
  • Development of the Endocavity 2-Channel Coil and advanced USA market entry.
2014
  • Development of the 16Ch Uni-Belt and Uni-Lift for diagnostics, biopsy and therapy of the prostate and other internal organs.
2013
  • Development of a 16Ch Multipurpose-Array.
2012
  • Development of a new version of the OR Head Holder, MR guided prostate biopsy devices.
2011
  • Development of a 4Ch Orbit-Array and an 8Ch Elbow-Array.
2010
  • Development of an improved OR Head Holder.
  • Development of a 4Ch Dental Coil. Adaption of the OR Head Coil to Philips 1.5T systems.
  • Hiring of a field representative for the U.S. market.
2009
  • NORAS becomes vendor for the Siemens Healthcare AG.
  • Development of a transfer solution for the Philips Neurosurgery concept.
  • Adaption of the OR Head Coil to Philips 3T systems.
2008
  • Focus on the core competence MRI products and therefore shutdown of the Suhl branch.
  • Complete rebranding to NORAS MRI products GmbH.
  • Development of a 3T Breast Coil for integration with the Patient Rest.
2007
  • Development of an 1.5T MR Breast Coil for integration with the Patient Rest.
  • Development of a positioning unit and fixation device for MR biopsy with the GE 8Ch Breast Coil.
2006
  • Development of a Patient Rest for MR breast examination and breast biopsy.
2005
  • Development of an 8Ch OR Head Coil 3T, together with RAPID Biomedical GmbH in Rimpar near Wuerzburg, Germany, for integration with the OR Head Holder.
  • Development of an 8Ch (2×4) CPC coil, rotatable in 2 axes for parallel imaging.
  • Internal restructuring and establishment of the business sector MRI products.
2004
  • Development of an 8Ch OR Head Coil 1.5T, together with RAPID Biomedical GmbH in Rimpar near Wuerzburg, Germany, for integration with the OR Head Holder.
  • Relocation to a new office, including production facilities, in Hoechberg near Wuerzburg, Germany.
2003
  • Development and production of an OR Head Holder for SIEMENS, Erlangen, Germany, with an interface to Brainsuite® from the BrainLab AG, Munich, Germany.
2002
  • MRI Devices Europe GmbH (later Invivo) was established, for which Hubert Noras was the managing director until 2005, besides administrating his own companies.
2001
  • Production of an OR Head Holder for integration with a SIEMENS head coil.
1998
  • Development and production of a flexible OR head coil for the 0.2T Vertical Field Concerto from SIEMENS.
1995
  • Start of developing a fixation unit and positioning system for MR-guided biopsy, which was patented 1996 under DE19626286C2.
1993
  • General agent for MRI Devices Corporation, USA.
1990
  • Establishment of a branch office in Suhl, Germany.
1985
  • Founding of the Noras Roentgen- und Medizintechnik GmbH.
  • Initially, the company worked on improving the MR imaging of surface coils. NORAS became well known to MRI users thanks to its inhouse development of an adjustable spine coil in cooperation with SIEMENS and the Institute for Imaging Diagnostic in Wuerzburg, Germany (“Institut für bildgebende Diagnostik – Dr.Wolfgang Keil”). This was followed by the development of 40 different surface coils.