The center will focus on the development of solid-state NMR and develop 1.2 – 1.3 GHz NMR equipment using high-temperature superconducting magnets. Liquid Helium consumption will be strongly reduced, and a 4D Super Multimodal imaging technology will be developed, combining PET, MRI, ultrasound and optical spectroscopy. The aim is to dramatically improve Japan’s industrial competitiveness in the analytical instrument market.

RIKEN news release, Oct. 31, 2014