IonSense Announces the Greening of DART® Ion Source Technology

iPod Enabled Controller Facilitates Analysis with Nitrogen Gas, Simplifying Operation and Reducing Generation of Waste Products.

Saugus, MA, March 08, 2009 --( IonSense, Inc. today announced the availability of the DART SVP Controller, offering an unprecedented level of simplicity for ion source operation of its direct analysis in real time technology. The new iPod enabled controller permits simple touch screen control for more reliable chemical analysis. In addition, the company is releasing its new Green technology cartridge which enables efficient DART ionization with nitrogen for lower operating cost.

Leveraging the power of the Apple iPod Touch, the new SVP controller lets you visualize your experiment for the first time in a laboratory instrument. The touch screen interface allows you to view the status of the source, set up change parameters, and view experiment setups using movies in the video manual – all from the palm of your hand.

“An advantage of using the new nitrogen enabled SVP controller is that it allows us to expand DART distribution into markets where the helium supply is limited,” according to Dr. Douglas Meinhart, CEO of the company. Utilizing nitrogen as the reagent gas also allows transition of DART from the laboratory to production facilities and homeland security where portability is desired according to Meinhart. The controller can be monitored using wireless technology to test and identify non-functional components making worldwide service more practical. The company already manufactures source interfaces for most commercial LC/MS instruments.

Addressing the Green power of DART as applied to analytical chemistry, SVP technology monitors the status of experiments and automatically switches between measurement and standby mode once experiments are completed, thus, limiting gas use. More significantly, according to Meinhart, transition of current LC/MS methods to solvent-free methods using DART will reduce or even eliminate the use of expensive $260 per gallon acetonitrile and other high purity LC solvents as well as their concurrent waste processing.

IonSense, Inc. will be exhibiting at Booth Number 3921 at the Pittcon Annual Conference in Chicago from March 9 through the March 12, 2009.

IonSense, Inc.
Brian Musselman
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