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Vacancy from the PTR-MS Community

Full-time experienced PTR-MS technician/scientist at the University of Antwerp

Technicians or scientists with experience in PTR-MS are high in demand!
Below you’ll find an interesting opening at our colleagues at the University of Antwerp. The PLECO research group has got two of IONICON’s  proton transfer reaction mass spectrometers (PTR-QMS and PTR-TOF-MS). PLECO’s PTR-TOF 8000 can be used to measure not only BVOC concentrations, but also BVOC fluxes in the field.

Find all details of this vacancy here: Full-time experienced PTR-MS technician/scientist to join the PLECO research group, University of Antwerp, Belgium.


New IONICON website

Welcome the new!

Our presence in the world wide web has always been important for us and we consider it the interface of interaction with you and all interested surfers on the web. Our first website revision dates back to 2002.

In 2006 we created the you have been used to for many years. It was engineered completely in-house. In 2010 we moved from to and launched the IONICON blog – the site you’re on now.

In summer 2012 we decided to create a new web presence and this time we wanted to go real pro. And we did: over the last couple of months we were creating, feeding and polishing our new website.

Now we proudly present our brand new


Our 15th anniversary today – thank you!

15 years ago, on July 14, 1998 IONICON Analytik GmbH was founded with one employee and the sale of our first PTR-MS.

Over the years we have grown to a team of close to 30 experts and have served more than 200 customers with one or more of our solutions.


Today, we are celebrating our 15th anniversary and 15 years of PTR-MS Community thanks to your ongoing trust and support.

Celebrate this day with us!

This landmark in our company’s history would not have been possible without your continuous trust over the past 15 years.

Therefore we would like to say thank you!

RJ Lee Group selected as exclusive IONICON U.S. Distributor

RJ Lee Group, Inc. materials characterization laboratory and industrial forensics consulting firm has become the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for IONICON’s Trace Gas Analysis products including the Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometer (PTR-MS) trace gas analyzer.

RJ Lee Group_logoRJ Lee Group has been providing analytical services both in the laboratory and in the field for over 30 years, and since 2012, the company has used an IONICON PTR-MS system, installed in a mobile laboratory, to sample a variety of organic compounds at locations around the country. RJ Lee Group will distribute the instrument as well as offer analysis services, training, consultation, and application development support to owners and prospective users.


PTR-MS at the Breath2013

The BREATH2013, the summit of the International Association for Breath Research (IABR), has taken place between 9-12 June 2013 in Saarbrucken/Wallerfangen, Germany. 130609_workshop_ptrmsDuring the conference and in the adjacent satellite workshops around 170 participants have presented their latest results. IONICON, as a company with active research in breath gas analysis, has contributed an invited talk on the latest developments in PTR-technology and a poster on the new trace gas calibration system LCU.


IONICON – IONIMED – benefit from the best of both worlds

“Now we are one – IONICON”

Dear customers, partners and colleagues,

Portrait_Lukas-Maerk_2013It’s an honor and pleasure for me as CEO of IONICON Analytik Ges.m.b.H. to announce the merger of IONICON and IONIMED as of May 23, 2013.

The integration of both companies lets us capitalize on synergies and the joint forces of our teams yield enormous potential for product developments and market diversification.

All relations and contracts are transferred to IONICON and remain in place. Your points of contacts will continue to serve you but from now on in the name of IONICON. IONICON took over all responsibilities from the former company IONIMED Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

Please amend the company’s name, address, contact details and bank account information you have on file if you dealt with IONIMED before (see “Letter Merger IONIMED-IONICON 23052013“).

Thank you for your support and the business!

Best regards,

Lukas Märk

Verschmelzung IONICON – IONIMED – in Zukunft das Beste aus beiden Welten

Liebe KundInnen, GeschäftspartnerInnen und KollegInnen,

Es ist mir als Geschäftsführer der IONICON Analytik Ges.m.b.H. eine Ehre und besondere Freude Ihnen mitteilen zu dürfen, dass die beiden Firmen IONICON und IONIMED am 23. Mai 2013 verschmolzen wurden.

Die Integration beider Firmen ergibt mehr als die Summe der einzelnen Teile und lässt uns nun Synergieeffekte optimal nutzen. Die Zusammenführung des Teams bringt uns zusätzliche Entwicklungs- und Diversifizierungspotentiale für eine erfolgreiche gemeinsame Zukunft, die wir in der neuen Konstellation erreichen wollen.