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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.

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PTR-TOF 1000 unveiled at Analytica 2014

Our smallest, lightest and most affordable PTR-TOF trace gas analyzer attracted the crowds.

IMG_1307_webAnalytica 2014 – with a 10% increase in attendance this year – turned out to be an ideal platform for launching our brand new PTR-TOF 1000 trace gas analyzer, the newest offspring from the IONICON engineers to complement our successful PTR-TOFMS series.

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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.

BET-med system

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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