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IONICON Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

Published: Monday, July 15, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013
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IONICON was founded in July 1998 with the intention to commercialize a technology developed by scientists at the university of Innsbruck, Austria.

The company now offers solutions for a broad range of markets covering environmental research, food & flavor science but also medical and biotechnological process monitoring where IONICON in its high-tech niche is considered as technology and market leader.

IONICON develops and manufactures ultra-sensitive real-time trace gas analyzers using the unique Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) and proprietary Selective Reagent Ionization – Mass Spectrometry (SRI-MS) technology. Besides this a portfolio of calibration devices for analytical trace gas analyzers has been successfully introduced.

When IONICON launched the first PTR-MS in 1998, it revolutionized the direct and online analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Before, scientists had to rely on cost and time consuming chemical methods that did neither provide such a high time-resolution nor sensitivity.

15 years
Founded on 14 July 1998, as a one-man operation, IONICON soon was to become an international success story with an approximate 90% export share of its steadily increasing turnover. Currently the company has a staff of close to 30 experts.

Over 250 leading scientists, institutions and multinational corporations are among IONICON’s customers. They rely on PTR-MS instruments for results in real-time, capable of detecting one out of a trillion parts (LoD < 1 pptv) without time consuming sample preparation procedures. 

Applications of IONICON instruments are ranging from atmospheric chemistry and environmental research to food and flavor science, real-time monitoring of industrial fermentation processes and of synthetic gas production processes in the petrochemical industry but also in toxic or illicit substances detection.

Worldwide reputation
Scientists at the University of Innsbruck’s Institute for Ion and Applied Physics deploy innovative IONICON PTR-TOFMS technology regularly on NASA atmospheric research aircrafts for measuring air pollution in the atmosphere. Their colleagues from the same institute use PTR-MS in experiments at CERN that recently resulted in a NATURE journal article. IONICON CEO Lukas MÄRK adds: “Aircraft companies but also car manufacturers monitor the quality of cabin air with our instruments. Large food companies such as espresso-capsules manufacturers or flavor & fragrance producers rely on PTR-MS for sensory analytics. Scientists aboard icebreakers, atmospheric chemists screening the air in Antarctica or in rainforests, biologists trying to understand relationships between insects and plants, there are countless applications for our instruments.”


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