News | March 12, 2024

Hyperfine, Inc. Collaborates with King’s College London to Demonstrate the Swoop® System and UNITY Project to The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal was introduced to the first FDA-cleared portable MR brain imaging system being used to test the disparities in MR access in low- and medium-resource countries

GUILFORD, Conn – March 12, 2024 – Hyperfine, Inc. (Nasdaq: HYPR), the developer of the first FDA-cleared portable magnetic resonance (MR) brain imaging system–the Swoop® system, today announced an exclusive demonstration of the Swoop® system and UNITY (Ultra low-field Neuroimaging In The Young) project to The Princess Royal at the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, King’s College London.

Her Royal Highness (HRH) met researchers and collaborators from King’s College London and Maria Sainz, president and CEO of Hyperfine, Inc., to learn about the deployment of noninvasive, accessible Hyperfine portable MR brain imaging systems to sub-Saharan African and South Asian countries as a key element of the UNITY project led by King’s College London. Her Royal Highness was shown a demonstration of the Swoop® system to see first-hand the device’s ease of use. She spoke to researchers and clinicians who currently use the device in different clinical settings, including settings beyond the confines of a typical radiology department.

“It is a great pleasure for us to introduce HRH Princess Royal to the UNITY project. We hope that these portable MRI scanners will revolutionize neuroscience, providing global access to brain imaging,” said Professor Steve Williams, Head of the Centre and Professor of Imaging Sciences at King's College London. “This collaborative project has a common goal—to improve the quality of life for mothers and their children across the world.”

The UNITY project is an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which allows leading researchers to study environmental factors affecting early brain development, focusing on neurodevelopment patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The project is led by Professor Steve William, who oversees 25 portable MRI systems distributed across fifteen countries to assess brain health and development in infants and young children.

“Since 2021, the Hyperfine, Inc. collaboration with King’s College London has further enabled our vision of making brain MRI accessible anywhere in the world to become a reality at UNITY project sites,” said Ms. Sainz. “The collaboration with global luminaries in the field of MR has augmented our portable brain MRI technology and, most importantly, has given us the incredibly rewarding experience of helping hundreds of children, their families, and clinicians in low- and medium-resource settings.”

The Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, King’s College London, is home to the Department of Neuroimaging in the School of Neuroscience. The center also provides National Health Service (NHS) services under the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

About Hyperfine, Inc. and the Swoop® Portable MR Imaging® System
Hyperfine, Inc. (Nasdaq: HYPR) is the groundbreaking health technology company that has redefined brain imaging with the Swoop® system—the first FDA-cleared, portable, ultra-low-field, magnetic resonance brain imaging system capable of providing imaging at multiple points of care. The Swoop® system received initial U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in 2020. It is a portable, ultra-low-field magnetic resonance imaging device for producing images that display the internal structure of the head where full diagnostic examination is not clinically practical. When interpreted by a trained physician, these images provide information that can be useful in determining a diagnosis. The Swoop® system has been approved for brain imaging in several countries, including Canada and Australia, has UKCA certification in the United Kingdom, CE certification in the European Union, and is also available in New Zealand.

The mission of Hyperfine, Inc. is to revolutionize patient care globally through transformational, accessible, clinically relevant diagnostic imaging. Founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg in a technology-based incubator called 4Catalyzer, Hyperfine, Inc. scientists, engineers, and physicists developed the Swoop® system out of a passion for redefining brain imaging methodology and how clinicians can apply accessible diagnostic imaging to patient care. Traditionally, access to costly, stationary, conventional MRI technology can be inconvenient or not available when needed most. With the portable, ultra-low-field Swoop® system, Hyperfine, Inc. is redefining the neuroimaging workflow by bringing brain imaging to the patient’s bedside. For more information, visit

Hyperfine, Swoop, and Portable MR Imaging are registered trademarks of Hyperfine, Inc.

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