The work of former students of Prof. Ergin Atalar, Axel Krieger and late Robert Susil was filed as patent application in 2003. After a long process, a US patent was issued with patent number of 8,244,327. The patent was licensed to Sentinelle Medical which is acquired by Hologic, Inc. In this work, Axel and Robert developed a MR guided needle insertion system.
In addition, the work by Perry Karmarkar and Ergin Atalar received a US patent with patent number of 8, 260,399. In this patent, a catheter that can be placed inside heart to inject therapeutic agents to the heart muscle with the aim of repairing the damage in the muscle was described. This novel design is visible under Magnetic Resonance Imaging.