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PTR-TOF in the spotlight at IABR Breath Summit 2016

IONICON’s PTR-TOFMS technology has become the leading method for real-time breath gas analysis.

The International Association for Breath Research (IABR) held its annual summit conference at the renowned ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Between September 14 – 16, 2016, the latest scientific results in breath research were presented. In 12 talks researchers featured PTR-MS as their tool of choice for real-time breath gas analysis.

IONICON life PTR-TOF demonstration at the Breath Summit 2016 in Zuerich.

IONICON life PTR-TOF demonstration at the IABR Breath Summit 2016 in Zurich.

The popularity of PTR-MS, and especially PTR-TOF, reflects the various advantages these instruments offer for breath gas research. The Time-of-Flight (TOF) system analyses the complete ionized spectrum in a fraction of a second with a resolution sufficient to resolve isobaric compounds. The high sensitivity allows the detection of ppt-concentrations from a single exhalation. (more…)

Visit us at “IABR” and “IGAC” in September 2016

A breath summit and an atmospheric chemistry conference – both communities benefit from PTR-TOFMS and are supported by IONICON

logo_IABR_2016Visit us at the IABR breath summit 2016, at the ETH Zurich in two weeks and experience ultra-sensitive, high-resolution breath gas analysis by PTR-TOFMS! This in combination with the IONICON BET-med sampling interface that is ISO 60601 certified and ready for use in a clinical setting, make our instrument the preferred solution for real-time breath gas analysis.

We’re a proud sponsor for the IABR series of events and will offer live demos during the conference.

logo_igac2016The next major event will be the IGAC Atmospheric Chemistry conference 2016, taking place in Breckenridge, CO, 26. – 30. September 2016.

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PTR-MS breath test shows potential for detecting liver disease

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published results that suggest a non-invasive breath test for liver disease using an IONICON PTR-MS. Elevated levels of limonene in patients have been found to be indicative of a diseased liver.

Especially in the UK liver disease has risen sharply over the past few decades and is the third biggest cause of premature mortality. Patients do not often present with symptoms until the disease is advanced. Even then diagnosis is difficult and the symptoms are often general and can be mistaken for other pathologies.

Breath gas analysis is a non-invasive method to collect information on the state of an individual by monitoring the concentration of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the exhaled breath, which are directly correlate to their concentrations in blood.

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Pittcon 2014 – before, during and after the show

Visit our booth #1619 March 3-6 in Chicago and our free 2-day PTR-MS workshop March 10-11 in Pasco

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Pittcon, the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science, is just around the corner and this is the moment to prepare for before, during and after the show!

BEFORE

If you got a flight, a hotel room and registered for Pittcon, you have the most important assets in your pocket. But did you already plan your days on the show floor? Now is’s time to start thinking about companies to visit, make appointments with exhibitors and check the online exhibitor planner for booth numbers (ours is # 1619).

Pittcon is also hosting a noteworthy technical program. More than 2,000 technical sessions provide easy access to updates on the latest research and developments in your field by leading scientists. Use the Pittcon agenda builder to create your individual schedule, but don’t forget to conduct a search for “PTR-MS” when you develop yours.

Have a look at our Pittcon event website to learn more about our offer, the scientific program and how we contribute to it. We summed it all up for you on one page!

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Breath Analysis with PTR-MS has been certified for clinical use

IONICON launches the BET-med, a PTR-MS inlet system for real-time breath analysis approved for clinical use.

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Breath gas analysis is a fast growing field of research with many potential applications that are being or are still waiting to be explored. Most instruments analyze samples offline, where samples collected into bags or onto traps can suffer from partial degradation of breath metabolites or manifestation of artifacts. IONICON PTR-MS instruments offer the possibility to analyze breath directly and in real-time with many advantages: A whole breath cycle can be monitored and both the end-tidal breath and the room-air concentrations can be extracted. IONICON developed a special sampling inlet for breath analysis that is based on Buffered-End-Tidal (BET) Sampling, which extends the time for the analysis of the end-tidal breath fraction and allows for LODs in the low pptv range from a single exhalation (see Winkler et al. 2013).  This device has now been approved for clinical use.

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Live demonstrations at Pittcon 2013 – a huge interest in IONICON PTR-MS

Visitors were curious to test their breath in real-time and get some insight on the air they inhale at the show floor

Pittcon 2013 took place in Philadelphia for the very first time and attracted  more than 18,000 attendees, 1,011 exhibiting companies from 28 countries and of course also us. We at IONICON showcased our most recent products such as the Liquid Calibration Unit (LCU), the IONIMED BET-med breath sampling inlet, and a full range of  Trace Gas Analyzers based on PTR-MS and SRI-MS technology.

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We feel that a live demonstration of our PTR-MS instruments is the best way to show their outstanding capabilities. Many visitors were attracted by the chance of doing real-time breath analysis and experienced the benefits of a quantitative and fast response, having a PTR-QMS 300 instrument connected to a special BET-med breath sampling inlet.

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New IONICON event website for Pittcon 2012

Find all information and details of our participation at Pittcon on a single page

Pittcon® is less than two months away and we’re in the middle of our preparations for the most important laboratory science US show. Looking at the success we had last year in Atlanta at Pittcon, we decided to double our exhibit space and this year we will present you more innovations than ever in a larger booth.

Be sure to visit us at booth # 3703 where you can get in touch with our experts and experience the IONICON PTR-QMS 300, N.A.S.E., the new IONIMED BET sampler and much more as individual live demonstrations. We also have scientific contributions such as posters and talks in special sessions.

You can now find more detailed information about our Pittcon program on our new dedicated event Website: schedule and appointment with us, visit our poster presentations, talks and our booth. Bookmark the site and enjoy exclusive downloads after the show such as reprints of our scientific poster presentations and other useful material.

Click here to visit our event website for Pittcon 2012.