Mageleka was formally established in 2016 by six experienced entrepeneurs, engineers, and scientists. Their mutual frustration was with the lack of current devices that enable scientists to measure and quantify nanoparticle surfaces as they are formulated and subsequently manufactured, at any industrially-relevant concentration. Mageleka's objective is to address that need.
A provisional patent was filed in July of 2017. A prototype instrument debuted in 2018; and the full patent was filed the same year. The commercial version of the MagnoMeter XRS™ relaxometer was introduced in January of 2019.
Since its inception, Mageleka has grown significantly. Our mission is to produce exceptional low-field NMR instruments, not only for particle characterization and surface analysis of dispersions, but also emulsions. Our staff has a combined 150+ years of professional experience, and includes leading experts in the fields of colloid and surface chemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, electrical engineering, process control, and technology entrepreneurship. Their collective vision merges technical expertise with proven business talent to produce a uniquely innovative company that truly understands client needs and provides expert advice on all aspects of NMR and its applications.
The MagnoMeter XRS™ relaxometer has a worldwide network of licensed distributors and global personnel in the USA, UK, and Australia.
Terry’s pioneering work in colloid and polymer science has made him an internationally-recognized expert. His research interests include the application of polymers, surfactants, and colloids, in a wide variety of systems of practical interest. His work on non-adhesive polymers, including creating a non-stick chewing gum, transitioned into a start-up company!
Entrepreneurship has always been in Roger’s blood. He has worked for, or founded, a variety of companies aimed at using science and technology to improve industrial processes, including taking a company public on the NASDAQ. Throughout his career, Roger has honed a skill set centered on translating science into value and securing investment for science and technology start-ups.
Keith has worked in the process control and computer engineering sector for more than 30 years. His career has spanned positions in sales, marketing, and engineering, including roles at the director level. During the little free time that Keith has, he spends it with his family and two young grandchildren, and he is also a long suffering fan of EPL’s Everton FC.
Stuart works with NMR instrumentation as part of his research into the science and engineering of formulations. He has developed software to run and analyze NMR experiments and has helped both big consumer products companies and small specialty chemical companies understand how to design and improve polymer and nanoparticle-based products.
Ravi Sharma leads programs developing characterization methods for colloidal particles and dispersions. Ravi has held senior research and development positions with top imaging, printing, biomaterials, and specialty chemicals companies, and has presented his work at many international and national meetings. Ravi is an accomplished inventor (with 94 US patents and patent applications) and prolific author.
As a customer solution-oriented sales and marketing director, Lily brings 20+ years of experience with in-depth particle characterization technical knowledge and business acumen to the team. She is both an innovative engineer for nanoparticle characterization instruments and a highly successful business development director in the industry.
John spent 24+ years in the pharmaceutical industry, applying his expertise in colloid science to the development and manufacture of many products. He has extensive experience conceiving and developing instruments for the characterization of dry powders and liquid suspensions. the inventor of Phase Analysis Light Scattering, he is a leading authority on the use of light scattering techniques. John's in depth knowledge of the science, the instrument, and the needs (and frustrations!) of the users give him a unique combination of skills.
Youssef has 30 years of experience in NMR research, characterization and applications in both the private sector (oil industry) and the Universities of Bristol and Greenwich (UK). His extensive knowledge of, and familiarity with, liquid, solid and NMR imaging techniques at both high and low magnetic fields has been used to investigate problems in a very diverse range of practical systems including complex polar samples from crude oil, colloidal systems in general, pulp/paper and solid-dosage pharmaceutics.