Introduction

Cutting Edge Superconductors is producing MgB2 bulk samples, powders, wires and tapes for the next generation cryogen-free 1.5T MRI based on our patented technology. This next generation MRI is designed to reduce the patient's MRI scan cost by about 40%, significantly enhancing public health services. We are in the process of establishing a manufacturing facility of MgB2 wires in Puerto Rico, which could create high tech jobs for the community. On September 28, 2023, CES discovered a Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023 for the first time in the world. CES is investigating CES-2023 for application.

The primary customer is MRI companies, such as GE HealthCare [GE support letter] and ASG Superconductors, and potential customers including Siemens, Phillips, Toshiba, Hitachi. NMR manufacturing companies, such as Bruker and Jeol, are also potential customers, because NMR has the same helium shortage issues. In particular, Bruker wants to test our long length MgB2 wires for their NMR, in order to replace the current NbTi wires by our MgB2 wires.

The end user (the patients/insurance companies) have the opportunity to see the benefits of lower cost MRI imaging.

Deal Highlights

  1. A global leader in Next Generation Cryogen-free 1.5T MRI
  2. Patented technology registered in 7 countries: US, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, China, and Korea
  3. Frost and Sullivan North America Innovation Leadership Award for MRI Technology
  4. Experienced management team in Science, Technology, and Industry
  5. Collaborating with major MRI companies and Superconducting wire companies to bring Cryogen-free 1.5T MRI to market
  6. Inventor of Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023

Success To Date

  • EnterPrize Business Plan competition – 1st Prize by Guayacan Group, $25,000, Dec. 2011.
  • InnoVenture Technology based Business Plan Competition – 2nd Prize by PR SBTDC, $15,000, June 2012.
  • Frost and Sullivan North America Innovation Leadership Award, Dec. 2013
  • NSF SBIR Phase I and Phase IB Awards, $180,000 for manufacturing MgB2 wires for cryogen-free 1.5T MRI in collaboration with LUVATA and GE Global Research, Matching funds from PR Science Trust, $210,000, June 2013 - June 2014.
  • NSF Innovation Corps Award for conductive polymeric material, $50,000, PI: Dr. Yong-Jihn Kim, June, 2016.
  • Small Business Innovation Incentive from Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) in collaboration with LUVATA and GE Global Research, $50,000, March, 2019 - March, 2023.
  • Job Creation Incentive and Equipment Purchase Incentive from Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce, $80,000, March, 2023.
  • Discovery of Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023, September 28, 2023.

Problem

Liquid helium is a cryogenic liquid for the operation of MRI at 4K. In recent years we have seen the global helium supply crisis impacting the MRI industry [1, 2] and Scientific community [3]. For instance, in October and November 2022, NBC News and Forbes reported that it may lead to a medical crisis, because the future of MRI is uncertain [1, 2]. On June 24, 2022, Harvard Crimson also reported that Harvard Physics labs were forced to shut down equipment and suspend projects due to the Helium shortage [3]. About 30% of Helium is consumed for MRI, whereas about 14% of Helium is consumed for laboratory applications in the US.

An MRI needs about 1,700 liters of liquid Helium to operate at 4K [1]. In the US, over 12,000 MRIs are operating. The price of helium was about $5 per liter a decade ago, however it is over $20 per liter now and fluctuating [4].

We believe Cutting Edge Superconductors (CES) is a leader in helium cryogen-free 1.5T MRI and cryogen-free NMR, based on its patent on MgB2 superconductor technology. Dr. Kim, CEO of CES, identified the superconducting mechanism of MgB2, the most important scientific problem in MgB2 research, by inventing the Testardi correlation technique, spotlighted in a review paper on MgB2 [5] in 2001. Furthermore, he invented the world's best patented technique for producing the highest critical current density of MgB2 wires and founded CES in 2011.

CES also discovered a Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023 on September 28, 2023 [10] and this material and its manufacturing method are patent pending.

Solution

Cutting Edge Superconductors (CES) has an international patent for increasing critical currents of MgB2 wires and tapes, enabling cryogen-free 1.5T MRI and cryogen-free NMR. The patent is registered in 7 countries, such as US (7,791,343), EU (2,173,247, registered in Germany, Netherlands, and Italy), Japan (5,792,462), China (1,258,335), and Korea (10-1092345). This next generation MRI is designed to reduce the patient's MRI scan cost by about 40%, significantly enhancing public health services.

CES manufactures its proprietary MgB2 bulk samples, Fig. 1, and Nickel sheathed MgB2 wires, Fig. 2. Our MgB2 wires show superb critical current behavior compared to other company’s wires, as shown below, Fig. 3.

On September 28, 2023, CES discovered a Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023, Fig. 4, and this material and its manufacturing method are patent pending. Fig. 5 shows the levitation of CES-2023 beside a 90 degree tilted magnet, called quantum locking, the fingerprint of superconductivity.

Fig. 1. CES’s proprietary MgB2 bulk samples
Fig. 2. CES’s Ni sheathed MgB2 wire
Fig. 3. Comparison of critical current densities of MgB2 wires from CES and Hypertech research
Fig. 4. Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023, patent pending.
Fig. 5. Levitation of CES-2023 beside a 90 degree tiled magnet, with thin edge, barely touching the magnet and thick part away from the magnet, showing quantum locking.

Business Model

CES is planning to supply its proprietary MgB2 material to superconducting wire companies and MRI companies to cover the global MRI market. Each MRI needs 20 km long MgB2 wires and tapes that require 20kg of MgB2 material.

CES plans to charge $100,000 for 20kg MgB2 material. CES is planning to produce tons of its proprietary MgB2 material per year, and is planning to also sell the licensing of its worldwide patented technology, for MgB2 bulk samples, powders, MgB2 wires and tapes, and related apparatus, including magnets, MRI, and NMR. Licensing deals are expected to contribute with an upfront fee and royalties of about 3%-5% of the gross sales.

The MRI market size in 2021 is estimated to be $7.26 Billion and is predicted to reach $12 Billion by 2030 with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 6.2%.
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Market

The MRI market size in 2021 is estimated to be $7.26 Billion and is predicted to reach $12 Billion by 2030 with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 6.2% [1]. Since the current market size figure needs subscription, we show the market size estimate up to 2016, $5.4 Billion in Fig. 1. The current shortage of Helium may lead to a medical crisis [2]. NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) can be regarded as a small scale MRI for materials study. It has a market size of $0.86 Billion in 2020 [3]. Our CES-2023 may impact global markets of over $1 Trillion value due to the following advantages:

  1. No energy loss, impacting electric power transmission and distribution, market size, $318 B, in 2022 [4]
  2. No heat, impacting PCB (Printed Circuit Board), market size, $87.8 B, in 2022 [5], impacting smartphone, market size, $485 B, in 2022 [6], impacting electric appliances, market size, $523 B, in 2022 [7].
  3. No cooling, impacting MRI and NMR, market size, $8 B, in 2022 [1,3].
Fig. 1. MRI Market size

Team

Yong-Jihn Kim, Ph. D.
President and CEO
Proven record of excellence in superconductivity. He identified the superconducting mechanism in MgB2, the most important scientific problem in MgB2 research. He also invented a patented technique to produce the highest critical current densities of MgB2 for next generation cryogen-free 1.5T MRI. Based on this technique, he founded Cutting Edge Superconductors (CES), Inc. on November 22, 2011, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. On September 28, 2023 he discovered the Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023, for one of the first times in the world.
Hem Kanithi, Ph. D.
Senior Technical Advisor
Former Business Development VP and Head of R&D at LUVATA, no.1 manufacturer of superconducting wires for MRI. He developed process technology for NbTi to exhibit some of the highest critical current densities available today while attaining long piece lengths on an industrial scale. As a result, LUVATA currently supplies NbTi products to produce over 1/3 of global MRI scanners.
Victor M. Rivera-Burgos
Senior Strategy Advisor
A seasoned Strategic Alliance Developer & Promoter of Collaborative Business Relationships, who has published several e-books on the Business Collaboration Process and has been a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals since 2013.
▪ Experience at the local, regional, and national level managing business and economic development programs/projects (New York Director and Regional Director of U.S. Small Business Administration and National Director of Minority Business Development Agency/U.S. Department of Commerce).
▪ International experience in economic development includes heading the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau at the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), administering its $1.5 billion economic assistance program. This position required U.S. Senate confirmation.
▪ SBA District Office of the Year Award and Arthur S. Flemming Award as “One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in Federal Service.”

Use of Proceeds


If the offering's maximum amount of $598,212 is raised:

UseValue% of Proceeds
Compensation for Managers$100,00016.7%
Equipment$100,00016.7%
Materials and Inventory$100,00016.7%
Research and Development$163,90027.4%
Intellectual Property ("IP") Expense$30,0005.0%
Travel$50,0008.4%
Rent and Utilities$25,0004.2%
Intermediary fees$29,3124.9%

Terms

This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Cutting Edge Superconductors, Inc. . This offering must raise at least $10,000 by April 5, 2024 at 11:59pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Cutting Edge Superconductors may issue additional securities to raise up to $598,212, the offering’s maximum.

If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company’s implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:

128,757,663 shares
×
$0.10 per share
$12,875,766implied valuation

Financials

These financial statements have been reviewed by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

SEC Filings

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More Info

Updates

  • Feb 27, 2024
    Another levitation video is posted on our...

    Another levitation video is posted on our Youtube website,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRHNZfrzHjQ

    It shows the flux pinning, clear evidence of room temperature superconductivity, although the response is slow, presumably due to the sample quality.

    Read more
  • Feb 26, 2024
    Our NSF SBIR Project Pitch was accepted in one...

    Our NSF SBIR Project Pitch was accepted in one business day, whereas the acceptance can take up to 1 month.
    I attached the NSF SBIR timeline.

    It shows that the NSF SBIR Program Director is very much interested in our CES-2023 NSF SBIR proposal.

    Read moreNSF SBIR Timeline.jpg
  • Feb 25, 2024
    Some expert informed me that device physicists...

    Some expert informed me that device physicists can measure the resistance of small samples like our current CES-2023,

    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Center for functional nanomaterials, https://www.bnl.gov/cfn/equipment/details.php?q=300090

    Prof. Khondaker at Univ. of Central Florida, https://physics.ucf.edu/~khondaker/facilities.htm.

    We can contact them for resistance measurement of our CES-2023 within this March. Stay tuned!

    Read more
  • Feb 22, 2024
    Only CES-2023 shows Levitation, Quantum...

    Only CES-2023 shows Levitation, Quantum locking, and Diamagnetism in one sample, 100% Proof of the Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor! #lk99 #science.

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/yong-jihn-kim-35004422_lk99-science-activity-7166439004035366912-ZRhK?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

    Read more
  • Feb 13, 2024
    Cutting Edge Superconductors, invited to submit...

    Cutting Edge Superconductors, invited to submit a Full Proposal on CES-2023 to NSF SBIR, Phase I, $275,000, Phase II, $1M. Submission of a Full Proposal to NSF SBIR is Invitation Only.

    Collaborators: UPRM (Prof. Suarez), College of William and Mary (Prof. Mumtaz Qazilbash, Prof. Hyun-Tak Kim).

    Prof. Hyun-Tak Kim is our company’s Senior Consultant (자문 위원).

    Read more
  • Feb 5, 2024
  • Jan 31, 2024
    Netcapital equity crowdfunding video for...

    Netcapital equity crowdfunding video for discovery of Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023.

    read more
  • Jan 31, 2024
    Press Release on the discovery of Room...

    Press Release on the discovery of Room Temperature Ambient Pressure Superconductor, named CES-2023, on September 28, 2023.

    Read morePress Release - Room Tempertaure Ambient Superconductor - CES-2023 - January 7 2024.pdf
  • Jan 31, 2024
    Primary offering of 5,982,120 shares at $0.10
  • Jan 31, 2024
  • Aug 31, 2023
    Primary offering finalized, selling 275,543 shares
    Sold 275,543 shares at $0.07 for a total of $19,288.01
    See offering
  • Aug 30, 2023
    Dear shareholders, We appreciate your support...

    Dear shareholders,

    We appreciate your support by participating in our crowdfunding campaign on Netcapital.

    Currently we are restructuring our company by recruiting several professionals. In addition, we are working hard testing our proprietary MgB2 wire technology with our business partners, to prove its effectiveness and superiority in the superconductor market.

    We want to pause our equity crowdfunding campaign for a few months. We will announce when we resume the equity crowdfunding campaign.

    Once again, thank you for your support and stay tuned.

    If you have any questions, you can contact me through LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/yong-jihn-kim-35004422/, or send me an email at kim@ceswire.com.

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  • Aug 24, 2023
  • Aug 22, 2023
    LK-99, the 1st sample, test results: electrical...

    LK-99, the 1st sample, test results: electrical resistivity ~ 1.77X10^-1 ohm cm, and ferromagnetic. The 2nd sample will be made during this week to reduce the resistivity and induce the diamagnetic behavior. Resistance = 2.65 ohm. Stay tuned. #lk99

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  • Aug 18, 2023
    Cutting Edge Superconductors is ready to...

    Cutting Edge Superconductors is ready to produce lk-99, modified Lead-Apatite. The first sample will be available early next week. We will figure out whether it is a Room Temperature Superconductor or not. Stay tuned. #LK99

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  • Aug 17, 2023
    Recently we have got $100,000 for equipment...

    Recently we have got $100,000 for equipment purchases from Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC) and Department of Housing. We will order the necessary equipment to produce our proprietary MgB2 wire soon. Our manufacturing facility can be fully up until the end of this year, and we can produce our proprietary MgB2 wires and tapes early next year.

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  • Aug 16, 2023
    Leadforce just engaged in our equity...

    Leadforce just engaged in our equity crowdfunding campaign. I hope we can get more investors.

    Read more
  • Aug 9, 2023
    Cutting Edge Superconductors will make LK-99 by...

    Cutting Edge Superconductors will make LK-99 by pellet technique and powder-in-tube (PIT) technique during August. We will measure electrical resistance and check quantum locking to figure out whether LK-99 is a room temperature superconductor or not. Stay tuned!

    read more
  • Aug 6, 2023
    Room temperature...

    Room temperature superconductors? https://lnkd.in/gn8yNZr8

    Dr. Yong-Jihn Kim has an idea to make a possible room temperature superconductor, improving high Tc cuprates. Invest in Cutting Edge Superconductors, a global leader in superconductor technology.

    Read more
  • Jul 19, 2023
    Helium-free MRI is possible, Facebook...

    Helium-free MRI is possible, Facebook ad,

    https://www.facebook.com/reel/1460785188038208

    Watch now
  • Jul 14, 2023
    Exit Strategy, Our exit strategies are the...

    Exit Strategy,

    Our exit strategies are the following.

    1. IPO (Initial Public Offering) through NASDAQ

    2. Strategic Acquisition or Merger with a major MRI company or a major Superconducting wire company

  • Jul 13, 2023
    Business model, Our business model consists of...

    Business model,

    Our business model consists of selling licenses for cryogen-free 1.5T MRI based on our proprietary MgB2 wires. Non-exclusive licensing is preferred for our business model; however, we could consider an exclusive licensing deal.

    Licensing our proprietary technology will provide us with the cash flow needed to achieve our goal of establishing a manufacturing facility to produce MgB2 wires in Puerto Rico. When the facility is completed, we will produce and sell our proprietary MgB2 wires for cryogen-free 1.5T MRI and cryogen-free NMR directly to prospective clients.

  • Jul 12, 2023
    Dividend Policy The longest-established...

    Dividend Policy

    The longest-established companies where they have reached their growth cap are the ones that typically tend to pay dividends. Companies that are in a growth stage, like ours, generally reinvest any excess capital in their operations in order to reach their optimal production level.

    When our company has enough profits, dividends can be paid out to shareholders.

  • Jul 6, 2023
    Cutting Edge Plastics is a separate company in...

    Cutting Edge Plastics is a separate company in collaboration with Cutting Edge Superconductors (CES), fully owned by our founder Dr. Yong-Jinh Kim. Any merger or acquisition by CES in the future will be properly announced to our shareholders by press release or in our quarterly report, as soon as we start the process.

    For now, we are focusing on our crowdfunding campaign for Cutting Edge Superconductor and our enhanced MgB2 products.

    Thank You

    Read more
  • Jun 30, 2023
    Primary offering of 14,285,715 shares at $0.07

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