• IONICON Celebrates Historic Milestone: 300 PTR-MS Instruments Sold
    The IONICON team celebrating its 300th sold PTR-MS instrument. (Picture: IONICON)

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IONICON Celebrates Historic Milestone: 300 PTR-MS Instruments Sold

Nov 07 2016

IONICON Analytik (Austria) manufacturer of real-time trace VOC analysers, based on the unique PTR-MS technology, has sold its 300th instrument. The analyzer, a PTR-TOF 1000 system, was shipped abroad in September 2016 and will be used for analyzing chemical pollutants in industrial areas.

The whole IONICON team with currently more than 30 employees celebrates this achievement.

Taking a look back

Everything started in 1998 where a small group of scientists had a visionary idea and decided to commercialize a technology that was unheard of before: PTR-MS. It allowed to analyze tiny concentrations of VOCs in real-time, without sample preparation. Time-consuming and thus expensive traditional chemical analysis methods became obsolete for many of IONICON’s PTR-MS users since then.

Back in 1998 the company started its business with one part-time employee and the sale of the first PTR-MS instrument. Immediate and sustainable success lead to growth and the diversification of IONICON’s products and services portfolio during the last 18 years.

300 PTR-MS instruments sold

Nowadays, IONICON produces a variety of trace gas analyzers based on time-of-flight mass spectrometers (TOF-MS) which offer many additional benefits to the user compared to traditional quadrupole mass filters. PTR-TOF-MS allows for much faster analysis of complex samples and features a higher mass resolution for an enhanced identification capability of substances.

From very affordable systems for automated routine VOC monitoring to high-end analytical instruments fulfilling the needs of some of the world’s most acclaimed scientific institutions, IONICON continuously develops new technologies and analyzers. The company also experiences rapid growth in analytical testing services, leasing of instruments and the industrial VOC monitoring solutions businesses.

“Our striving for innovation and excellence is common to all products and services we have delivered through the last 18 years, from the first to the 300th instrument.” IONICON CEO Lukas MÄRK says and adds: “we will continue to surprise our customers with products that are ahead of its time, for top-notch research and hassle-free routine VOC analysis.”

Corporate Milestones

Join IONICON on a journey through time and have a look at their corporate milestones, from the first instrument sold to the 300th PTR-MS: https://ilmt.co/PL/Wplk

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