STURBRIDGE, Mass., July 2, 2012 — Photosensor and electro-optic technologies company Photonis USA signed a development partnership agreement with IonSense Inc. of Saugus to enhance the sampling capabilities in IonSense’s direct analysis in real time (DART) source products. The agreement will protect the applicable patents of both companies.
DART-MS is a technique that ionizes samples in open air and projects the gas vapors into a mass spectrometer for analysis. IonSense developed a series of simple, low-cost DART sources aimed at routine or specific analysis.
Photonis USA holds various patents on its resistive glass inlet tubes, which enhance sample throughput, and recently released a new IMS analyzer platform for use with analytical instruments.
The companies expect to begin joint development work in the summer of 2012.
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