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New portable GC-MS technology for 'on-site' analysis

Torion Technologies (USA) has appointed Milton Keynes based Quantitech to distribute a unique portable gas chromatograph toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (GC-TMS), in the UK and Ireland. The TRIDION-9 is the world's fastest and most portable GC-MS. Combining a high speed GC with a miniaturised TMS in a lightweight, field-portable instrument, the TRIDION -9 is designed to rapidly detect an enormous variety of chemical compounds in the field. The agreement provides Quantitech with exclusive rights to all non-security markets, which MD Keith Golding believes will provide opportunities in a wide variety of sectors: "The collection and distribution of environmental samples for laboratory analysis is an expensive, time-consuming activity which can incur substantial delays. So, the ability to conduct fast laboratory-grade analysis on-site, is a tremendous advantage and one which features highly in many of the new technologies that we are bringing to the market. "In addition to environmental applications, we believe that the TRIDION-9 will also provide unique advantages in any situation requiring fast, on-site, high quality analytical data - quality control in the food sector, for example." The TRIDION-9 is able to analyse gaseous, liquid or solid samples, and a range of CUSTODION solid phase microextraction (SPME) syringes have been developed to provide this flexibility. Simple to operate and able to produce results in under 3 minutes, the TRIDION -9 can be operated with the unit's touchscreen display, and CHROMION operating software facilitates configuration, data display and processing.

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For further information, please contact:
Quantitech Ltd
Unit 3
Old Wolverton Road
Milton Keynes
MK12 5NP
Tel: 01908 227722
Fax: 01908 227733
www.quantitech.co.uk

Note to editors:
Quantitech Ltd specialises in the provision of the world's leading environmental monitoring and occupational hygiene testing equipment. The company's success is built upon the world-leading products and customised systems that it is able to offer, coupled with outstanding levels of service.

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