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IONICON Analytik was founded 1998 as a spin-off company of the University of Innsbruck, Austria in order to make commercially available highly sensitive trace gas analysis instruments which are based on an innovative technology called Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry.

Since then we have been improving this leading-edge technology resulting in the development of several types of ultra sensitive high resolution online mass spectrometers. Our product range includes quadrupole MS and time of flight MS based instruments.

Today we are the world’s leading producer of trace gas detectors using PTR-MS technology. THE online mass spectrometry technology allowing for monitoring and quantification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in concentrations < 1 pptv. We manufacture our precision instruments at our company site located in Innsbruck, Austria.

For more than a decade, we are serving leading scientists in universities and global corporations with VOC detection and quantification instruments in many different areas including atmospheric chemistry, environmental research and trace gas analysis (e.g. emissions in urban and remote areas, indoor spaces, vehicles), food and flavour science (e.g. analysis of coffee, olive oil, butter, cheese, wine, herbal extracts and aromas), industrial VOC monitoring (e.g. in waste incineration plant, chemical factories and production sites) and illicit substances detection (Explosives, CWAs, TICs).

In 2013 we have integrated our former subsidiary company IONIMED Analytik GmbH. Now we also offer customized solutions for medical breath gas analysis and process monitoring for biotechnology and the petrochemical industry, as well as  instruments for the flexible calibration of VOC trace gas analyzers, using gas or liquid standards.

Learn more on our corporate homepage.

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