March 26, 2012 – Ithaca, NY– Advion, Inc. announces that numerous orders have been received from North America, Europe and Asia for their new expression CMS single quadrupole mass spectrometer. Despite the official launch timed for Pittcon March 12-15, and ACS March 25-28, early commercial demand for the product from the market has exceeded all expectations. According to Dave Patteson, Advion’s President and CEO, “There have been few product launches in my 30 year career which have paralleled the inbound interest from both end users and OEM partners for this product. It seems as if we have truly opened a new market segment with an enabling price point, footprint, features and form factor. The original vision for this product dates back nearly ten years to discussions we held with leaders from major pharmaceutical accounts, and we have them to thank for this outcome.”
Advion has begun shipments of the expression CMS, and has exceeded the initial order rates and production forecasts expected for the product line. The company is expanding its production facilities to accommodate the demand and expects to be fully operational in the new site by mid-April. As noted in a press conference held last week at Pittcon, the favorable demand has consumed the company’s production capacity through May. Advion has responded to this by increasing capacity, building more units, and hiring additional staff to meet customer and partner requirements.
About Advion, Inc.
Advion is the partner of choice for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government researchers seeking to enhance their mass spectrometry and chemical synthesis workflows. Using our deep scientific and engineering expertise, we develop a broad portfolio of purpose-built mass spectrometers, nanoelectrospray ionization sources, and flow-chemistry synthesis systems and consumables characterized by their reliability, quality, flexibility and fit for purpose design. More about the company can be found at www.advion.com.
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