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ION Science receives award for innovation

Oct 07 2022

ION Science was recently presented with one of the UK’s most prestigious business excellence awards, affirming the company’s commercial success for their cutting-edge sensor technology.

ION Science formally received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category, was formally awarded to ION Science at a corporate ceremony on 5th October attended by local luminaries, at its global headquarters near Cambridge, UK.

The award was announced in April, before the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. The accolade was awarded to ION Science in recognition of the quality, dependability, and success of their MiniPID Sensor and dedication to the development and production of new technologies that provide unsurpassed VOC detection and help to protect both the environment and human life.

VOC sensors are ubiquitous in applications where the quick and precise detection of hazardous gases is vital for safeguarding personnel, the local community and its environment. ION Science’s sensors are widely used in a wide variety of applications such as oil rigs, gas refineries, air quality monitoring, pharmaceutical plants, semiconductor fabrication plants, labs and nuclear facilities to name just a few.

The MiniPID sensor range can withstand relative humidity of up to 99% (non-condensing), temperatures of -40 to +65 °C and, with an anti-contamination design, provides 10,000 hours of dependable operation, so it is perfect for long-term monitoring. Theses sensors also have the widest detection range available, from as low as 0.5 parts per billion up to 10,000 parts per million, making them the ideal choice for almost any application. MiniPID sensors are used for detecting over 950 different compounds, many of these are a significant threat to human health. 

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence OBE QPM; the Deputy Lieutenant, Christopher Walkinshaw DL; the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Jennifer Crompton; Lord-Lieutenant Cadet, Georgia Pescod; and South Cambridgeshire local MP, Anthony Browne were among the dignitaries at the event.

Duncan Johns, Managing Director of ION Science commented, “To receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognises the unrelenting efforts of our team in developing the now award-winning PID gas sensors, offering the market high quality and reliable results. We never stop innovating and our team continues to push the boundaries in sensing technology”.


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