IONICON Analytik has announced that 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.
PTR-MS, when launched by IONICON in 1998 revolutionized direct and online analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Before that cost and time consuming chemical methods were applied that did not provide such a high time-resolution nor sensitivity.
This highly sensitive analyzer allows real-time monitoring of trace gases and VOCs at the parts per trillion levels.
Though PTR-MS has been sold in the U.S. for several years, RJ Lee Group will be the first domestic distributor providing sales, service, training and application support.
RJ 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.
“We are very excited about this new partnership with RJ Lee Group,” stated Lukas Märk, CEO of IONICON Analytik GmbH.
Märk continued, “The U.S. represents one of our largest installed user groups, and with this partnership, some of the world’s leading trace gas analysis experts at RJ Lee Group are joining our team. I am looking forward to supporting and growing our user community and developing new application areas for our technology with RJ Lee Group.”