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analytica 2018 with a new visitor-record and an award for IONICON

Laborpraxis application award 2018 goes to CHARON for PTR-TOFMS

Last week the 26th analytica trade show and conference attracted some 35,800 international visitors to Munich, breaking all previous attendance records.

IONICON analytica 2018 booth

Exactly 50 years after analytica was launched, the anniversary event was again a perfect stage for IONICON to show-case our latest innovations, especially since this year we also have an anniversary: we will soon celebrate 20 years IONICON!

IONICON PTR-TOF 6000 X2 with CHARON – and LABORPRAXIS application award trophy

analytica 2018 held yet another very positive surprise for us. On Tuesday, in the evening of the first bustling show day, we were invited for an award ceremony of the LABORPRAXIS application awards 2018. We knew that we were shortlisted together with our colleagues from Pfeiffer Vacuum and Thermo Fisher Scientific for the category of water- and environmental analytics, but that we would be leaving the party as winner we would’t have ever dreamed of.  (more…)

Join us as Early Stage Researcher for the CLOUD-MOTION project

Do your PhD in Environmental Physics (CLOUD Experiment)

Happy New Year! We start into 2018 with a new interesting job offer: join us as Early Stage Researcher (ESR)!

You will be employed for 36 months at IONICON and enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Innsbruck as part of the CLOUD-MOTION MSCA-ITNETN project with the aim to investigate the formation of aerosol particles and ice under precisely controlled conditions that closely simulate atmospheric conditions.

For all details and the application: click here!

What you ever wanted to know about PTR-MS: new on-demand webinar

Watch: Introduction to PTR-MS – VOC Analyzers – Applications – Demo

A good 15 minutes of your valuable time make this a worthwhile and entertaining experience, moderated by our applied science team. Philipp and Simone will introduce you to PTR-MS, present the advantages of time-of-flight mass spectrometry, show our products and some applications. They will also take you to our lab where we demonstrate the benefits of highly sensitive real-time VOC analysis at two real application showcases.

We hope you enjoyed the webinar. We had fun creating it for you. Feel free to share.

Want to know more? Review our comprehensive PTR-MS documentation.

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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