IonSense Introduces the DART®-EDU Program to Provide Educational Institutions with an Economical Path to Ownership of Its State-of-the-Art Mass Spectrometry Technology

Educational Leasing Program will enable chemistry departments to lower operating costs while providing students access to Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry. To be exhibited at the 62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics in Baltimore, MD, June 15-19, 2014, Booth 120.

Saugus, MA, June 10, 2014 --( IonSense, Inc. today announced the DART-EDU Program, designed to provide educational institutions with access to its Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART®) Mass Spectrometry technology. The program enables a low cost path to providing students with a safe and economical means to use mass spectrometry in undergraduate and graduate level chemical education. The favorable terms of this program will allow institutions to reduce costs by replacing lengthy LC/MS measurements with DART-MS, eliminating significant operational cost by reducing solvent consumption and its related disposal costs. This savings can be used to pay down the short-term lease extended by IonSense.

This Program will offer a semester length 4-month lease of the ID-CUBE® Source, which uses OpenSpot™ Sample Cards so that laboratory classes can leverage the system for easy sampling of liquids or solids such as reaction products, raw materials, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, and novel nanotechnology materials. The ID-CUBE source used for this program is very safe with no exposed voltages or sharp needles, and uses little to no solvents. The program is offered for installation on mass spectrometers from major manufacturers including ThermoFisher, Agilent and JEOL.

“Researchers in government and industry have been adopting the DART technology at an increasing pace, and we felt that the undergraduate and graduate students would benefit greatly by enjoying access to the rapid sampling capability of DART,” according to Dr. Brian Musselman, IonSense CEO, himself once a manager of the Michigan State University Core Mass Spectrometry Facility. According to Musselman. “Our hope is that that teaching universities in particular, with limited access to grants for capital instrumentation, will be able to use their tight budgets more effectively with this technology.”

In addition to the new DART-EDU Program, IonSense is also sponsoring the Annual DART Forum at ASMS on June 15. This program will feature a number of leaders in the fields of forensic science, food safety, pharmaceuticals, and space exploration presenting their latest results. The Forum is open to all conference attendees and more information can be seen at

In the technical sessions of ASMS, DART-MS technology will be highlighted in over 30 conference presentations from leading laboratories. They encompass a broad array of current problems that are addressed by DART such as:
· Chemical Attribution Signatures from Smokeless Powders
· Screening and Confirmation Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
· Determination of the Mycotoxin T2 from Oats
· Profiling Beer with Solid Phase Micro-Extraction (SPME)
· Exhaled Breath Condensate Metabolomics
· Rapid Determination of Clenbuterol in Pig’s Urine
· Screen for Adulterants in Herbal Dietary Supplements
· Forensics Determination of Designer Drugs
· Assessment of Imported Olive Oil

IonSense will be exhibiting the new DART-QS, DART-SVP, and ID-CUBE Sources in its Exhibition Booth #120 on Monday through Thursday.

About IonSense
IonSense, Inc. provides Mass Spectrometry solutions to the fields of food safety, forensics, drug development, and chemical analysis. They manufacture and develop Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) and Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP™) technology. The company provides sources and accessories for JEOL, ThermoFisher, Agilent, AB SCIEX, Bruker, Shimadzu, and Waters mass spectrometers. IonSense products are distributed in Europe by KR Analytical Ltd, in China by ASPEC Technologies, in Japan by AMR Inc., in India by Orochem India, in Korea by Omics Biotech, in Canada by VBM Science, Ltd., and in Singapore by International Laboratory Supplies Pte.
IonSense, Inc.
Brian Musselman
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