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Vizma Life Sciences, Inc.
Award Date
Award Amount
Program Name
Small Business Research Loan
Program Category
Business Financing
Principal Investigator
Carlos Dedesma
Fiscal Year
Research Triangle
Project Description:

Vizma Life Sciences is developing an automated benchtop hyperpolarization instrument and its first accompanying hyperpolarized injectable agent, pyruvate, that will enable existing magnetic resonance imaging scanners (MRI) to also image metabolic function. The company has received a$ 250,000 SRL to fund development of the hyperpolarized injectable contrast agent signal into a readable MRI image.

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