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Extrel Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Fifty years ago, two professors at the University of Pittsburgh changed the landscape of mass spectrometry by developing innovative power supplies.



Their discoveries became the foundation of Extrel—the world’s leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art research and process mass spectrometers, residual gas analyzers, and quadrupole mass spectrometry components.

“Since 1964, our top priority has been to manufacture the best instrumentation to help our customers achieve accurate results that support and further their objectives whether in industry, the laboratory or research,” notes Luke Kephart, Extrel’s CEO. “Over the last 50 years, we’ve seen the need for our mass spectrometers grow so we continue to innovate, anticipating exciting areas for new application.”

Extrel’s instruments have been recognized for their exceptional performance, reliability and flexibility, and are complemented by the most comprehensive application, technical and on-site support in the industry. The company’s analytical and process products have been employed in both research and industry—used by Nobel Laureates and thousands of others in a broad range of applications worldwide.

To learn more about Extrel’s gas analysis systems, quadrupole mass spectrometers or custom systems and components, visit  


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