At the Bruker booth

‘Live’ Imaging at WMIC 2012, Dublin

The World Molecular Imaging Congress brings together experts and researchers from all over the world with a view to exchanging new ideas, promoting innovation and providing educational opportunities.

Welcoming scientists to Dublin, the packed programme of great talks, key sessions, hundreds of abstracts, posters, and leading industry exhibitors attracted more than 2200 delegates.

Bruker in particular was keen to offer a warm Irish welcome to visitors under the banner of “An Eye on the Future of Imaging: Multi Modalities for Molecular Imaging”.

Our exclusive evening Industry workshop attracted over 250 attendees who enjoyed some very exciting talks, including New applications including multi-modal PET/MR imaging using the Bruker ICON™ Compact MRI system by Andreas Schmid from Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen.

The packed Bruker workshop at WMIC

A packed room enjoys the exciting workshop at WMIC

Other key talks included In vivo micro-CT imaging for longitudinal studies in basic and translational pre-clinical research by Francois Lassailly, of the Cancer Research UK team from the London Research Institute.

Nathalie Y.R. Agar, from Harvard Medical School & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute also delivered her exciting talk on Label-Free Imaging of Drug Permeability Through the Blood-Brain Barrier Using MALDI Mass Spectrometry.

All attendees were then able to enjoy a great buffet and refreshments while overlooking the city.

Welcome Mixer

Enjoying our welcome ‘mixer’

Welcoming visitors to its booth Bruker also offered a unique experience – the opportunity, for the first time at such an international conference, to witness ‘live’ imaging on the conference floor.

Thanks to the Icon, Bruker’s unqiue compact desktop MRI scanner with permanent 1 Tesla magnet, visitors were able to conduct ‘live’ scans being performed.

Live Imaging on the confrence floor with the Icon!

Live Imaging on the conference floor with the Icon!

Some of these live images were then used in Bruker’s daily guessing game. The Fruit & Veggie Quiz went down very well with everyone – and no, it’s not as easy as you think!

Everyone taking a guess at the object being imaged was able to enter our Prize Draw for an iPad 3. The object was changed daily so those with a keen eye could enter more than once and increase their chances of winning!

The happy winner was Caroline Jung from UKE Hamburg, Germany, who’s name was pulled from an amazing 500 entrants who clearly enjoyed the unique challenge!

Winner of the iPad at WMIC

Winner of the iPad at WMIC

Thanks for joining in the fun and the experiments, it was a great meeting – even the Irish weather was exceptionally ‘shiny’, though perhaps somewhat due to the vapors of Guinness still remaining in the cleaned city streets of the early morning!

We look forward to seeing you next year in Savannah!

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