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Ionicon Analytik GmbH. (10/7/16). "Press Release: Ionicon Celebrates Historic Milestone. 300 PTR-MS Instruments Sold". Innsbruck.

Organisation Organisation Ionicon Analytik GmbH
  Group Ionicon (Group)
Products Product PTR-TOF 1000 trace gas analyser
  Product 2 PTR-MS (Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometry)
Person Person Märk, Lukas (Ionicon 201106– CEO before Marketing + Sales joined 2005)

Continuous success with innovative solutions for real-time trace VOC analysis since 1998

IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of real-time trace VOC analyzers, based on the unique PTR-MS technology, has sold its 300th instrument. The analyzer, a PTR-TOF 1000 system, was shipped abroad in September 2016 and will be used for analyzing chemical pollutants in industrial areas.

The whole IONICON team with currently more than 30 employees celebrates this achievement.

Taking a look back

Everything started in 1998 where a small group of scientists had a visionary idea and decided to commercialize a technology that was unheard of before: PTR-MS. It allowed to analyze tiny concentrations of VOCs in real-time, without sample preparation. Time-consuming and thus expensive traditional chemical analysis methods became obsolete for many of IONICON’s PTR-MS users since then.

Back in 1998 the company started its business with one part-time employee and the sale of the first PTR-MS instrument. Immediate and sustainable success lead to growth and the diversification of IONICON’s products and services portfolio during the last 18 years.

300 PTR-MS instruments sold

Nowadays IONICON produces a variety of trace gas analyzers based on time-of-flight mass spectrometers (TOF-MS) which offer many additional benefits to the user compared to traditional quadrupole mass filters. PTR-TOF-MS allows for much faster analysis of complex samples and features a higher mass resolution for an enhanced identification capability of substances.

From very affordable systems for automated routine VOC monitoring to high-end analytical instruments fulfilling the needs of some of the world’s most acclaimed scientific institutions, IONICON continuously develops new technologies and analyzers. The company also experiences rapid growth in analytical testing services, leasing of instruments and the industrial VOC monitoring solutions businesses.

“Our striving for innovation and excellence is common to all products and services we have delivered through the last 18 years, from the first to the 300th instrument.” IONICON CEO Lukas MÄRK says and adds: “we will continue to surprise our customers with products that are ahead of its time, for top-notch research and hassle-free routine VOC analysis.”

Corporate Milestones

Join us on a journey through time and have a look at IONICON’s corporate milestones, from the first instrument sold to the 300th PTR-MS:

Ionicon Analytik Gesellschaft m.b.H. Tel: +43 (0)512 214 800
Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 3 Fax: +43 (0)512 214 800-099
6020 Innsbruck email:
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Record changed: 2016-11-01


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