About MMR Technologies

MMR Technologies, Inc., was founded in June 1980 to capitalize on the development at Stanford University of micro-miniature refrigerators invented by Professor William A. Little. In December, 1981 and in a later offering in 1984, $3.2 million was raised from the venture capital community to finance the company. MMR has become recognized as the expert in variable temperature solid state characterization instrumentation for research and development groups around the world.

In the mid-1980s the company began development of a new type of refrigeration system for cryo-electronics involving the use of multi-component, mixed gas refrigerants as the cooling agent. In 1994 MMR was awarded a major contract under a nationwide (USA) Broad Agency Announcement from the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington for the development of a low-cost cryo-cooler for cryo-electronics. This program was successful. A major portion of MMR's revenue is now derived from the manufacture of these "Kleemenko Cycle" coolers.

In a joint development with FemRx, MMR developed a cryosurgical device, using similar cooling technology, for the treatment of endometrial bleeding in women. FDA, 510(k) approval was obtained for the device for general surgery, dermatology, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery and other areas of medicine. FemRx was later acquired by Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company. MMR has obtained a far reaching patent on the device.

Based on the development of the Kleemenko coolers, in 2003 MMR exhibited an office liquid nitrogen generator at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatologists in San Francisco. This stand-alone liquefier, designated the "ELAN-2" is now in production. The unit, about the size of an office water chiller, produces 6-8 liters/day of liquid nitrogen from the air.

MMR is located at 41 Daggett Dr, San Jose, CA in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

 
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