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Discounted early-bird registration for hands-on PTR-MS 2013 now open

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IONICON hands-on PTR-MS 2013

Join us for the comprehensive biennial IONICON PTR-MS training seminar taking place in connection to the 6th International PTR-MS Conference!
Wednesday (check-in) 30 January
Saturday (check-out/transfer to conference venue) 2 February 2013.
Location: Alphotel Innsbruck, Austria


Training schedule of hands-on PTR-MS 2013:

31 January and 1 February

In the morning of both training days short theoretical refresher lectures by a selected IONICON specialist will be held.

Afterwards small groups will get training on different PTR-MS instruments covering maintenance issues, calibration, software and analytical topics.

You will be able to pick your favorite topics and create your own workshop schedule. The number of people per group headed by our experts is strictly limited in order for you to acquire in-depths knowledge of every topic and interact with your trainers.

Download the full preliminary program.

Sign-up now and save! (early-bird rate until 30 September 2012)

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world, get to know the IONICON team and experience an exciting two-days program full of expert advise in a relaxed atmosphere.


Dates for the 6th PTR-MS Conference and “hands-on PTR-MS” announced

Save the dates and get prepared for the 6th International PTR-MS Conference and IONICON “hands-on PTR-MS” training seminar

The International PTR-MS Conference will take place for the 6th time aiming to continue the success story of this event series. The conference is organized by the Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics of the University of Innsbruck and sponsored by IONICON and IONIMED. In connection to the 6th International PTR-MS Conference, the IONICON “hands-on PTR-MS” training seminar and workshop will be held, giving all participants the opportunity to combine a PTR-MS training with academic networking and new insights from research.

I am glad to announce that the preliminary dates for the PTR-MS Conference 2011 and hands-on PTR-MS 2011 are now set.

Please add these dates to your agenda:

hands-on PTR-MS: 30 January – 2 February 2013

PTR-MS Conference: 2 – 9 February 2013

More information such as the program, registration deadlines and prices will become available soon…

Unambiguous Real-Time Detection of TNT with PTR-MS

Article in ACS’ Analytical Chemistry journal: Discovery of a new dimension in selectivity for PTR-MS

We have already successfully demonstrated the ability of PTR-MS to detect common threat agents such as CWAs, TICs and Explosives in earlier studies. Using high-resolution IONICON PTR-TOFMS series instruments an unambiguous identification of most known substances has already been proven.

A new study shows that another potentially useful procedure for the elimination of false positives with regard to the detection of TNT using PTR-MS technology was found:


Detection of Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) with IONICON PTR-MS

Application case study and article in press: Isocyanates and Polychlorinated Biphenyls real-time detection using PTR-MS

Isocyanates are highly reactive species widely used in industry. They can cause irritation of the eyes, trigger asthma, etc. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were widely used in electrical equipment like capacitors and transformers in the last century and are still present in the environment today. PCBs are known to cause cancer and to affect the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems.

Therefore, there is a need for a simple, rapid and reliable analytical method for the detection of traces of isocyanates and of PCBs. IONICON PTR-MS technology seems to be an ideal method for rapid screening for TICs which we demonstrated in a recently published article:


Laborpraxis Fachartikel über IONICON PTR-MS: Aromadesign und Lebensmittelsicherheit

PTR-MS ist eine etablierte Technologie in der Lebensmittelanalytik und der Geschmacks- und Geruchsforschung

In den letzten Jahren ist PTR-MS zu einer Art “Goldstandard” in der Lebensmittelanalytik avanciert, wenn es darum geht quantitative Echtzeitdaten von Geruch und Geschmack, ohne aufwendige Probenvorbereitung direkt am Lebensmittel oder einer Testperson, die es zu sich nimmt, zu gewinnen. Lebensmittelkonzerne aber auch viele Forschungseinrichtungen setzen auf unsere Produkte um den Genuss für den Konsumenten zu erhöhen und gleichbleibende gute Qualität zu gewährleisten.

Ein neuer Fachartikel zum Thema PTR-MS als Technologie im Aroma-Design und der Lebensmittelsicherheit ist heute auf erschienen. Eine gute Zusammenfassung des aktuellen Einsatzgebiets unserer hoch-empfindlichen Echtzeit-Analysegeräte für organische Bestandteile der Luft, bietet der Artikel:
PTR-MS hilft beim Aroma-Design und der Lebensmittelsicherheit


IONICON is a proud sponsor of Gordon Research Conferences

We support young researchers at two GRCs in 2012

The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies.

Two GRCs closely related to our own scientific research and PTR-MS are now supported by IONICON in order to give young researchers the opportunity to present their work to the scientific community.

These days the GRC for Plant Volatiles takes place in Ventura, CA, January 29 – February 3, 2012 and has as topics: Ecology, Biosynthesis, Regulation and Animal Perception of Floral and Vegetative Volatiles, Plus their Roles in Human Flavor and Agriculture.


Ionimed Analytik is a partner in the EU project LCAOS

The focus of EU project LCAOS is the development of nano-sensors for medical breath analysis. Ionimed provides PTR-MS technology to complement the sensor information and develops a novel calibration device for sensor characterization.