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INTERMAGNETICS GENERAL CORP.'S SUPERCONDUCTORS CONTRIBUTE TO SUCCESSFUL RESULTS IN MAJOR TEST OF SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER MAGNETS

INTERMAGNETICS GENERAL CORP.'S SUPERCONDUCTORS CONTRIBUTE TO SUCCESSFUL
 RESULTS IN MAJOR TEST OF SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER MAGNETS
 GUILDERLAND, N.Y., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermagnetics General Corporation (NASDAQ: INMA) announced today that the successful test of a string of superconducting magnets announced by Secretary of Energy, Admiral Watkins, of the Department of Energy (DOE) on Aug. 14, 1992 included magnets using superconductive wire supplied by Intermagnetics General Corporation's-ASI division (IGC-ASI). The test, conducted six weeks ahead of schedule, is a significant accomplishment, for it is the successful demonstration of a basic building block for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) now being built in Waxahachie, Texas.
 The string of magnets involved in the test included five dipole magnets, each 50 feet long, built by General Dynamics Corporation. Three of these magnets contain a total of 319,000 meters of superconducting wire (nearly 200 miles) which was entirely manufactured by IGC-ASI in Waterbury, Conn.
 In congratulating the SSC team, Watkins stated, "The achievement demonstrates the competence of our SSC management team and the strength of the scientific and industrial personnel associated with the project."
 Carl H. Rosner, president of IGC, commented, "We are delighted to have been a major U.S. industry supplier of such vital components -- superconducting wires -- in this very significant test. As one of the participants under further qualification contracts from DOE, we have continued to implement improvements in our manufacturing process by the installation of new equipment and training programs for our employees. This program is geared towards providing the needed large scale quantities of almost $500 million worth of superconductive cables for over 10,000 magnets. We are determined to assure that our superconductors meet the strict quality standards and low production costs required of participants in the SSC program."
 Intermagnetics, as a leading manufacturer of superconducting magnets, wire and associated ultra-low temperature refrigeration equipment, the combination of which is especially useful in medical diagnostic imaging (MRI) systems, is dedicated to the development and commercialization of applied superconducting systems. The company also produces permanent magnet systems and materials separation equipment.
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 /CONTACT: Carl H. Rosner, president of Intermagnetics General Corporation, 518-456-5456/
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