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IONICON Analytik Launch Affordable, Compact PTR-TOF Mass Spectrometer

IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of PTR-MS real-time trace gas VOC analyzers, complements its successful PTR-TOFMS series with an affordable compact instrument that is the smallest, lightest and fastest system ever constructed by its engineers.

The PTR-TOF 1000 has already been successfully deployed on NASA flight measurement campaigns.



Since 2007 when IONICON first launched a high-resolution PTR-TOFMS instrument (PTR-TOF 8000), the company had tremendous success with its PTR-TOFMS series, selling more than 50 units to leading scientists, institutions and multinational corporations.

Continuous innovation and engineering has now culminated in the new PTR-TOF 1000, by far the most affordable, smallest and most lightweight system available on the market.

Prototypes of the PTR-TOF 1000 have been extensively tested by leading scientists in the field. Among other missions, a system modified for use on aircraft was deployed by a team of the University of Innsbruck’s Institute for Ion and Applied Physics on NASA atmospheric research aircrafts for measuring air pollution in the atmosphere.

The instrument demonstrated its reliability and robustness but also its remarkable technical abilities and speed during various international campaigns and is ideally suited for analysis of VOCs at a very high time resolution.

The PTR-TOF 1000 is an IONICON PTR-TOFMS instrument with dimensions, weight and price usually restricted to high-end quadrupole PTR-MS, but having all the advantages of the more powerful time of flight based solutions: the entire mass range in split-seconds and higher resolution for better separation and identification.

Visit IONICON’s booth at PITTCON and Analytica to learn more:

  • Pittcon, Chicago 2. – 6. March, booth # 1619
  • Analytica, Munich, 1. – 4. April, booth # A2.508B – official launch event of PTR-TOF 1000


IONICON Analytik GmbH was founded in 1998 to commercialize the unique Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS), recently adding the proprietary Selective Reagent Ionization – Mass Spectrometry (SRI-MS) technology.

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

The development of the new high-tech instrument was supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) within the Austrian Space Application Programme (ASAP 8).


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