Electro-optic manufacturer Photonis and mass spectrometry provider IonSense have signed a development partnership agreement.
With work expected to start soon, the goal is to enhance the sampling capabilities of IonSense's direct analysis in real-time (DART) source products. DART mass spectrometry is a technique that ionises samples in open air and projects the gas vapours into a mass spectrometer for analysis.
DART mass spectrometry is used for food safety, forensics, drug development and chemical analysis. IonSense has developed a series of DART source products aimed at routine or specific analysis. Photonis designs and manufactures a wide range of custom and standardised components and assemblies for mass spectrometry as well as other medical, bio-medical and scientific instruments.