Applications

Besides adding a new level of simplicity to current laboratory analysis, our technology opens up a whole new field of applications for applying mass spectrometry. We offer plug & play ionization technology for scientific and industrial applications.

Quality Control

Quality control is one of the most important fields in industrial production in e.g. pharmaceutics. Here SICRIT® can replace lengthy screening or random sampling procedures by contactless online measurements. Saving costs and increasing the quality by controling every single product (e.g. pill).

Industry 4.0

Industry is rapidly changing due to an increasing level of automatisation. With increasing speed of the production lines, faster and more reliable sensors have to be implemented to control and pilot these processes. SICRIT® offers you the most advanced chemical sensor information at highest analysis speed combined with the robustness for 24/7 operation.

Food Safety

With the demand for faster and cheaper production, the increasing use of fertilizer, pesticides, fungicides and antibiotics is starting to affect consumers' health. Therefore there is a clear need for "clean" food. SICRIT® can detect e.g. pesticides at lowest concentrations enabling manufacturers to screen their vegetables and fruits before selling them and certify that they are e.g. pesticide free.

Aroma Sensing

Coffee is known to contain more than 300 different aromas, making it hard for the human nose to differentiate. SICRIT®, however, can detect, identify and quantify these compounds in just a single coffee bean in mere seconds! Giving e.g. coffee roasters all information they need to produce individually tailored coffees.

App Note SICRIT® Coffee Aroma Profiling

Medical Diagnosis

Non invasive diagnosis based on e.g. breath analysis is an upcoming topic in medicine. By identifying specific biomarkers in the exhaled air, screenings for e.g. lung cancer, metabolic disease or infections may be realised. The superior sensitivity of SICRIT®, the possibility to ionize very unpolar compounds and the possible combination with portable MS systems makes it the ideal technology in this area.

Security & Forensics

Counterterrorism technology is increasingly important, especially in areas with a huge density of people like airports or train stations. Our technology enables the contactless real time detection of explosives, narcotics and chemical warfare agents, on persons or luggage just walking by.   

App Note SICRIT® CWA Analysis

Scientific Applications

The superior sensitivity of the SICRIT® technology enables the online monitoring of volatile chemical compounds out of a broad variety of matrices. Possible applications could be plant transmitters, soil contaminants or microbial metabolites, where conventional methods need lengthy sample preparation.   

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Laboratory Applications

Routine lab analysis often involves lengthy sampling and sample preparation procedures. Here SICRIT® offers fast sample screening and analysis without any sample preparation. Additionally SICRIT® can be combined with SPME, GC, and nano-LC, enhancing detection limits of existing methods and enabling the detection of new analytes while maintaining a soft ionization. 

App Note SICRIT®-MS: New Workflows

Emission Monitoring

The anthropogenic entry of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC) into earth's atmosphere causes many diseases and allergies to humans. The sensitive SICRIT® ionization technique allows for identification and online-quantification of a broad variety of VOCs and is therefore dedicated to monitor indoor air pollution as well as exhaust emissions, e.g. in automotive test bench measurements.      

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