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  • Pittcon week 2017: Real-Time Air Analysis with PTR-MS

    An exciting program around IONICON’s PTR-TOFMS technology Pittcon 2017 attracted thousands of scientists and industry decision makers who discovered the latest trends in laboratory instruments, one of which being the new PTR-TOF 4000. We showcased our new real-time trace VOC analyzer at our booth and attracted the crowds. Our team was supported by our US ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • IONICON PTR-TOF instruments deployed for COVID-19 detection in breath

    There is a high probability that this disease can be detected in the exhaled breath but also monitoring the impact of treatment or medication is highly relevant. Sampling exhaled breath is non-invasive and simple. But the analysis is the challenge: Several hundred volatile compounds have so far been identified in exhaled breath and their range of concentrations, typically in the parts-per-billion ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Shrader & Associates Recognizes A Potential New Screening Test For Early Detection of Mesothelioma

    A development in early mesothelioma detection has the potential to improve the diagnosis process for patients. In support of its clients who are affected by this disease, Shrader & Associates, LLP is excited about the “electronic nose,”—a test developed by researchers in Italy and the Netherlands that analyzes breath samples to detect compounds ...


    By Shrader & Associates

  • Analysing C02 levels to detect stowaways

    In addition to safety and security issues posed by stowaways, drivers are now faced with fines of £2000 for each stowaway carried into the country, as well as potential fines for the vehicle's owner. Companies have an ongoing need for a portable, quick and effective way to detect unwanted travellers inside containers or any other confined space. Geotech's  ...

  • Analysing C02 levels to detect stowaways

    In addition to safety and security issues posed by stowaways, drivers are now faced with fines of £2000 for each stowaway carried into the country, as well as potential fines for the vehicle's owner. Companies have an ongoing need for a portable, quick and effective way to detect unwanted travellers inside containers or any other confined space. Geotech's ...

  • Owlstone Secures Share of £12.7m SBRI Healthcare Funding to Develop Lung Cancer Diagnostic Technology

    Owlstone have been awarded an SBRI Healthcare development contract, which will fund in-house development and testing of Owlstone’s Lonestar Analyzer, for use in the diagnosis of lung cancer. Following the Nokia Sensing XChallenge distinguished award secured in 2013, this funding will further efforts to apply Owlstone’s chemical ...


    By Owlstone Nanotech, Inc.

  • Analysing CO2 levels to detect stowaways

    In addition to safety and security issues posed by stowaways, drivers are now faced with fines of £2000 for each stowaway carried into the country, as well as potential fines for the vehicle's owner. Companies have an ongoing need for a portable, quick and effective way to detect unwanted travellers inside containers or any other confined space. Geotech's  ...

  • PTR-TOF in the spotlight at IABR Breath Summit 2016

    The International Association for Breath Research (IABR) held its annual summit conference at the renowned ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Between September 14 – 16, 2016, the latest scientific results in breath research were presented. In 12 talks researchers featured PTR-MS as their tool of choice for real-time breath gas analysis. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Live demonstrations at Pittcon 2013 – a huge interest in IONICON PTR-MS

    Visitors were curious to test their breath in real-time and get some insight on the air they inhale at the show floor Pittcon 2013 took place in Philadelphia for the very first time and attracted more than 18,000 attendees, 1,011 exhibiting companies from 28 countries and of course also us. We at IONICON showcased our most recent products such as the ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Overview Article on Biotech and Medical Applications

    After several years of intense research in close collaboration international partners from both, medical research and biopharmaceutical companies, Ionimed Analytik has released an overview articel, summarizing this work. This technical article Applications of PTR-MS in Medicine and Biotechnology has been published in American Laboratory (Tuesday, June 14, 2011) and is available online via this ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • PTR-MS breath test shows potential for detecting liver disease

    Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published results that suggest a non-invasive breath test for liver disease using an IONICON PTR-MS. Elevated levels of limonene in patients have been found to be indicative of a diseased liver. Especially in the UK liver disease has risen sharply over the past few decades and is the third biggest cause of premature ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Just one in 10 new diesel cars is clean as the legal limit, report finds

    Every major car manufacturer is selling diesel cars that fail to meet EU air pollution limits on the road in Europe, according to data obtained by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E). All new diesel cars should have met the Euro 6 auto emissions standard from 1 September ...

  • Green spaces linked to improved cognitive development in schoolchildren

    Exposure of primary schoolchildren to outdoor green spaces is linked to an improvement in their cognitive development, finds a new study, which is the first of its kind. The association may be partly explained by reductions in traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) near green areas. Approximately half of the global population live in cities, and it is projected that by 2030, three of every five ...

  • Ionicon PTR-TOF instruments deployed for COVID-19 detection in breath

    SARS-CoV-2 currently has the world in its grasp. A quick, non-invasive test to identify an infection would be a tremendous step forward. There is a high probability that this disease can be detected in the exhaled breath but also monitoring the impact of treatment or medication in exhaled breath is highly relevant. IONICON PTR-TOF systems have become the de-facto standard for real-time breath ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • DEEPSEA CHALLENGE - CO2 analysis seven miles deep

    At almost seven miles down, carbon dioxide management is critical for life support. On 26th March 2012, with James Cameron at 35,756 feet under the waves on the seabed of the Mariana Trench, he and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE team needed real-time live data on the levels of oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), air temperature and humidity in the sub. Those four readings from a specially modified Geotech ...

  • 7 Million Deaths Annually Linked to Air Pollution-WHO Report Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    In new estimates released today, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives. In ...

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