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hands-on PTR-MS 2017 for IMPACT ESR students

A week of training and experts’ lectures at “the home of PTR-MS”

IMPACT “hands-on” PTR-MS training

Our team prepared intensively for a week of training that we proudly hosted at IONICON a couple of days ago. We conceived lectures and workshops, prepared documentation and polished up our PTR-TOFMS instruments for Early-Stage-Researchers (ESRs) from the Horizon 2020 ITN project “IMPACT”. The ESRs were visiting us for an intensive training on PTR-MS, since it is one of the leading SCIMS (soft chemical-ionisation mass-spectrometry) technologies and we are the market leader in this field.

IMPACT ESR hands-on PTR-MS 2017 training week at IONICON

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300 PTR-MS instruments sold – a historic milestone

We at IONICON are proudly celebrating this achievement

ionicon-no300-logo-website-418x278pxDuring the last days of September 2016 we finished the construction of PTR-MS instrument No. 300. It’s a PTR-TOF 1000 that we built for an overseas customer who will use it for analyzing chemical pollutants in industrial areas. Our team took some pride and special care when loading it into its flightcase packaging. Then it was ready for being shipped to one of the many spots all over the world where 299 IONICON instruments got to before and are by now the industry’s benchmark for ultra-sensitive real-time trace VOC analysis. (more…)

hands-on PTR-MS 2016 and the 2nd IONICON User-Day – a review

Attendance at an all-time high for the two major PTR-MS community events

hands-on-PTR-MS_logo2016In the second week of February 2016, the comprehensive PTR-MS learning & training event “hands-on PTR-MS” attracted nearly 50 participants from all over the world. We were unable to accept all applications due to our strict policy for small training group size in the workshops, our customers could choose from. Nevertheless, we are glad that we could attract and accommodate a record-breaking number of attendees to our PTR-MS events 2016.

Users at all levels, from beginners to experts, working at different PTR-MS instruments gathered at the “home of PTR-MS”, IONICON’s hometown Innsbruck, Austria for an intensive two-days seminar. A combination of lectures and “hands-on” program was provided where an interaction with the IONICON team and among PTR-MS users was facilitated, covering various highly relevant topics. (more…)

New Job Opening at IONICON


Marie Curie 
Early Stage Researcher position

Join our successful team at IONICON and become an “Early Stage Researcher” for 36 months!

IMPACT_logoIn the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015) named “Ion-Molecule Processes for Analytical Chemistry Technologies – IMPACT” we are looking for a motivated and committed Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for a 36 months fellowship (equivalent to a PhD position).

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The Proton Ionization Molecular Mass Spectrometry project “PIMMS”

A four year intersectoral and interdisciplinary training programme for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in analytical chemistry from 2012 to 2016

By early 2016, 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 and most important outcome of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “PIMMS”. We asked Chris to look back at PIMMS but also to tell us what’s coming up after this very successful ITN project.

Dr. Chis Mayhew, PIMMS coordinator

Dr. Chis Mayhew, PIMMS coordinator

“When I was preparing an application to the EU for training Early Stage Researchers in the technique of Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) the quote Nothing tends so much to the advancement of knowledge as the application of a new instrument by Sir Humphrey Davy came to my mind. PTR-MS has truly advanced our understanding of bioscience, atmospheric chemistry and food sciences, to name but a few areas of application. It is a unique instrument and thus the resulting increase in the use of PTR-MS technology and the growth in its applications was outstripping the supply of suitably qualified scientists. (more…)

hands-on PTR-MS 2016 & 7th International PTR-MS Conference 2016

The successful PTR-MS events series continues: 11. – 20. February 2016

We’re glad to announce the next IONICON PTR-MS training seminar from the “hands-on PTR-MS” series and the 7th International PTR-MS Conference 2016.

hands-on-PTR-MS_logo2016 Taking place in Innsbruck from Thursday 11th February 2016 (check-in, dinner and start of program) through Friday (workshops) until Saturday (workshops) 13th February 2016 (program ends in the evening).

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IONICON fastGC is the 2015 “Golden Gas Award” winner

We’re proud to receive this recognition, honoring the ability to solve an important challenge to the gas industry.

2015 Golden Gas Award Winner Certificate

2015 Golden Gas Award Winner

The IONICON fastGC is the winner of the Gases & Instrumentation International Magazine’s 2015 Golden Gas Award in the category Gas Chromatography.

From being G&I’s product of the month last December it took our new fastGC only a couple of months to score again.

The Golden Gas Awards are conducted by G&I each year as a tribute to the technology of gases.

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