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New IONICON Corporate, Product & Technologies Brochure

Welcome to Our World of Real-Time Trace Gas & Aerosol Analysis

We proudly present our new corporate overview brochure. It will take you from an introduction to the business, our main products & services, to the core technology of our solutions: genuine PTR-MS with TRU-E/N and patented ion-chemistry quality for real-time trace VOC analysis.

Click to download our new Corporate Portfolio Brochure

Learn about our quality promises, USPs of our products and accept our invitation to get in touch. Let us solve your analytical challenge!

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Also, do not hesitate to contact us for a demo analysis of your samples in our lab and to experience yourself the many advantages of our real-time direct VOC and organic particle monitoring instruments.

COVID-19: IONICONs are Teleworking and Continuing to Support You

We are monitoring Innsbruck’s air for changes due to Austria’s “shutdown”

IONICON reacted quickly to help containing the Corona virus spread. From day one after the Austrian government has ordered a de facto shutdown including restrictions on the movement of people, most IONICONs work from home to keep our renowned customer support available to you on a real-time basis. Please use email as the preferred way to contact us and allow remote access to your instrument.

Production continues during COVID-19 outbreak – behind closed doors

We are currently taking all required and recommended precautions and continue our production processes with limited and specially briefed staff.

CHARON PTR-TOF 6000 X2 analyzes Innsbruck’s air during the shutdown

Witnessing the shutdown and aiming to document its impact on the environment, we have started analyzing Innsbruck’s air with a CHARON PTR-TOF 6000 X2.

So does the University of Innsbruck, deploying the same type of analyzer at their site. Our goal is to quantify the effects of the shutdown on traffic emissions and the urban air quality.

Stay healthy and take care!

 

Extreme Performance now also for the PTR-TOF 4000 thanks to X2

Up to 10,000 cps/ppbv with the most versatile high-resolution PTR-TOF

After announcing a new industry benchmark in PTR-MS sensitivity for the PTR-TOF 1000 ultra just weeks ago, today it’s time to shine a spotlight on the PTR-TOF 4000 and its new X2 performance option.

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PTR-TOF 1000 ULTRA – 2020 Performance Boost and new X2 Option

The “ULTRA” and “X2” effects push instrument sensitivity beyond 20,000

2020 starts with a considerable performance upgrade of the PTR-TOF 1000 ultra. New and improved hardware components increase the instrument’s sensitivity dramatically. Moreover, the PTR-TOF 1000 series now also features a higher mass resolution of > 2,000.

The PTR-TOF 1000 ultra was initially launched in 2016 and with its ION-BOOSTER funnel a considerably more performing instrument than the entry-level PTR-TOF 1000. Now our engineers have revised the ION-BOOSTER and new PTR-TOF 1000 ultra instruments come with 3x higher sensitivity of around 1,500-3,000 cps/ppbv as the new standard configuration. But that’s not the end of the story… Read the rest of this entry »

ioniAPi-TOF Application Articles Out Now

Two new papers on research conducted with the ioni APi-TOF 1000&6000

The last year ended with the publication of two relevant articles where the ioni APi-TOF platform has been used for:

Two ioni APi-TOFs for parallel negative & positive ion detection

We’re glad to share this impressive work and to start into 2020 with our powerful range of IONICON TOF-MS instruments for industry, research and OEM.

Prepare for 2020 with Pittcon, Analytica, EGU and ASMS coming up

Showcasing PTR-TOF innovations and ioniTOF products at major events

We’re getting closer to the end of 2019, which so far has been a great year for us. Growing business, many new colleagues in our team and an expansion of our headquarter’s office space in the pursuit of further increasing our outreach with analytical instrumentation for research and industry, TOF-MS systems and analytical services.

Before we will go into a short holiday break over XMAS, we would like to point out a few major events in 2020 which you should consider visiting:

Pittcon 2020: booth #1718 at Pittcon 2020, 1. – 5. March 2020, Chicago, USA

Analytica 2020booth #530B in hall A2, 31. March – 3. April 2020, Munich, Germany
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Breath Summit 2019 Review and Crowd Breath Analysis Experiment

IONICON PTR-TOFMS illustrates indoor air chemistry and crowd breath

In September the International Association for Breath Research (IABR)’s Breath Summit 2019 took place in Leicestershire, UK. IONICON participated as an exhibitor and with scientific contributions, also conducting a crowd breath experiment. Numerous excellent talks covered the whole spectrum of breath analysis could be enjoyed by the attendees.

PTR-TOF 6000 X2 with dedicated BET breath sampling inlet system

Several presented PTR-TOF as their main tool for research, such as VOC analysis – a trailblazer in translational research, by Wolfram Miekisch, Beyond PTR – Additional ionization modes in PTR-TOFMS and their use in breath gas analysis, by Jens Herbig and Real‐time breath analysis during exhaustive exercise on a cycle ergometer, by Giovanni Pugliese.

IONICON PTR-TOF were not only presented on slides but also live at the IONICON booth. On a PTR-TOF 6000X2 with a BET breath sampling inlet participants could test their breath and experience the vast amount of data real-time breath analysis can reveal from a single exhalation with high resolution and sensitivity.

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