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  • IONICON PTR-MS: Proton transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry system monitors GMP biotech processes

    IONICON is a partner in the Austrian Center for Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB) for the development of novel tools for real-time process monitoring of biotechnological fermentations. After the successful implementation in a laboratory environment, the IONICON PTR-technology could now make another important step and has been utilized for real-time process monitoring in an industrial, GMP (Good ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • The Proton Ionization Molecular Mass Spectrometry project “PIMMS”

    By the end of 2015, 15 young scientists will become available for the job market all of whom have unique portfolios of interdisciplinary and intersectoral technical, business and personal skills, making them highly employable within the growing knowledge-based job market in Europe. According to the project coordinator Dr. Chris Mayhew from the University of Birmingham, this is the major ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Multiple reagent ions with new IONICON PTR+SRI-MS technology

    IONICON, the worlds’ leading PTR-MS company, is entering a new dimension in on-line mass spectrometry launching its new PTR+SRI-MS technology.SRI stands for Switchable Reagent Ions and describes a new feature where instead of the single precursor ion (H3O+) used so far in PTR-MS systems also NO+ and O2+ can be used to chemically ionize trace constituents in gas samples. The benefits are ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • New overview article on IONICON PTR-MS and its Applications in “American Laboratory”

    Technical Advances in Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometry and New Fields of Application. In 1998 IONICON was founded and we were able to sell the first commercial instrument. Since then, after years of dedicated research, passionate development and intensively working together with our partners and customers, we sold more than 200 units. Learn more on the recent advances of the PTR-MS ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • PTR-TOF technology contributes to CLOUD experiment at CERN

    The PTR-TOF-MS technology, developed in Innsbruck, Austria and successfully commercialized by IONICON, is part of the large-scale experiment “CLOUD” at CERN in Switzerland. IONICON CEO Lukas Märk reports that highly sensitive “PTR-TOF-MS” (Proton-Transfer-Reaction Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry) instruments contributed to a better understanding of new ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • IONICON Trace Gas Analysis Experts at the 63rd ASMS meeting

    63rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, St. Louis Missouri, 31. May – 4. June. Visit our booth #163! Prepare for the conference and our contributions as corporate ASMS member at our ASMS event website. You will ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Innovative IONICON PTR-ToF-MS technology deployed on NASA atmospheric research aircraft

    What is the quality of the air we breathe? NASA is trying to answer this question using satellite-based Earth observations. By the end of the century, satellite data shall be used for monitoring and predicting air quality, much the same as now for weather forecasting. To understand how air pollutants are distributed within the Earth’s atmosphere, NASA makes use of a new high-tech ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • New IONICON PTR-TOFMS series for high-resolution VOC quantification in the single-digit pptv-range

    IONICON, the worlds’ leading PTR-MS company presents the new PTR-TOFMS series, taking online mass spectrometry for trace VOC analysis another step ahead. The new PTR-TOFMS series offers to the scientific market two very attractive variants: the IONICON PTR-TOF 8000 and the IONICON PTR-TOF 2000. Both instruments combine the legendary features of Proton Transfer Reaction (PTR) technology that is ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • IONICON celebrates 200 sold PTR-MS instruments

    Since its incorporation in 1998 IONICON built more than 200 units of trace gas analyzers and just shipped the 200th PTR-MS to an overseas customer: a high-resolution, ultra-sensitive PTR-TOF 8000. In the 1990s, a handful of dedicated scientists from the University of Innsbruck, Austria had a brilliant idea: after many years of ion molecule reaction studies at the Institute for Ionphysics and a ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • IONICON Analytik celebrates its 10th anniversary

    This year IONICON Analytik celebrates its 10th anniversary! Coinciding with this milestone, IONICON is launching a new high-resolution, high-sensitivity PTR-TOF-MS for applications in on-line analytical applications, e.g. atmospheric chemistry and environmental research. The PTR-TOF-MS enables users to obtain a broad mass spectrum (> 10.000 amu) in a fraction of a second, with a mass ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Ionicon at 6th future security, security research conference

    IONICON science manager, Dr. Philipp Sulzer will co-chair the session A3 Detection of hazardous Material and give a lecture. Terrorism, organized crime and sabotage, but also natural disasters and technological accidents can cause serious damage and disruption with long-lasting consequences for economies and the quality of life. The ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Contributions to the 5th PTR-MS conference – now online

    The book of abstracts of the 5th International PTR-MS Conference is now available as a free download The biennial PTR-MS Conference hosted by the university of Innsbruck in January 2011 attracted more than 100 scientists and PTR-MS users from all over the world to present their latest scientific results and emerging PTR-MS applications. The topics of this conference were PTR-MS ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Ultra-sensitive and fast detection of BVOC emissions with IONICON PTR-TOF

    Detection of Plant Volatiles after Leaf Wounding and Darkening by Proton Transfer Reaction ‘‘Time-of-Flight’’Mass Spectrometry (PTR-TOF) A new study published yesterday, where IONICON PTR-TOFMS was used to detect biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) induced by leaf wounding and darkening, shows the huge potential of PTR-MS for monitoring and quantification of  ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • New sub pptv-level limit of detection for VOC analysis with IONICON PTR-MS

    IONICON, the worlds’ leading PTR-MS company, is setting a new benchmark for on-line VOC monitoring / real-time mass spectrometry, for the first time touching a ppqv-range (parts per quadrillion) detection limit.IONICON PTR-MS technology is trusted by scientists all over the world with good reason and is known for a market-leading single-digit pptv-level detection limit for most VOCs. With the new ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • IONICON launches the new ultra-sensitive PTR-QiTOF trace VOC analyzer

    IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of PTR-MS real-time trace gas VOC analyzers, unveils its new PTR-TOFMS series flagship instrument: the PTR-QiTOF. Featuring a Quadrupole ion guide (Qi), the PTR-QiTOF achieves a ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • IONICON launches the PTR-QMS 500 series

    IONICON is presenting the new PTR-QMS-500 series to the analytical and laboratory market: highest performance and lowest detection limits (< 1 pptv) for VOCs detection and monitoring based on Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry. The PTR-QMS 500 series is the 4th generation of PTR-MS systems developed and commercialized by IONICON Analytik GmbH, Innsbruck Austria. The ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Press conference: Successful implementation of PTR-MS into bioprocess monitoring

    The Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB) with Ionimed Analytik as company partner will present the success story  “ A breathtaking approach “ – Successful implementation of proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) into bioprocess monitoring on a press ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • IONICON announces new distribution partner for Australia and New Zealand

    IONICON Analytik, the world’s leading PTR-MS company, specialized in ultra-sensitive and high-resolution online mass spectrometry for trace gas analysis, and Ecotech, a leading company for environmental monitoring instruments and services in Australia and New Zealand are teaming up. “We were looking for a strong international partner in the environmental monitoring market to continue ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • IONICON US, Inc. starts its operations in North America

    IONICON US, Inc. is a totally-owned subsidiary of Austrian-based IONICON Analytik GmbH, the world’s leading PTR-MS company since 1998. The new US subsidiary takes over the marketing and after-sales-support for the United States and Canada. IONICON, a manufacturer of highest performance online mass spectrometers for VOC analysis based on the unique Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • IONICON announces research alliance for e-cigarette aerosol analytics with Fontem Ventures

    Fontem Ventures, parent company of blu, the number one e-cigarette brand in the United States and a market leader in the United Kingdom, is partnering with IONICON to conduct pioneering research into e-cigarette aerosols. With Fontem Ventures a strategic research alliance has been formed where the latest analytical tools are applied to the new consumer product category of e-cigarettes. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

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