Markes and ALMSCO International to jointly showcase high-sensitivity technology for trace-level aroma and fragrance profiling at Analytica 2012

February 21, 2012 - Markes International Ltd (Llantrisant, UK) together with its mass spectrometry division, ALMSCO International, have jointly announced that they will be showcasing their latest suite of products for trace-level organic chemical analysis at Analytica 2012, in Munich, Germany, from April 17th – 20th. These market-leading technologies for sample preparation, thermal desorption (TD) and time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry for gas chromatography will be exhibited on Stand #A2.125 / A2.126.

Offering reference-quality full spectral information at traditional SIM detection limits ALMSCO’s high-performance TOF mass spectrometer, BenchTOF-dx™, promises to be a highlight of the show. Combining selectivity, stability and speed with full spectral sensitivity, the unique instrument delivers high-definition mass spectrometry and outstanding performance for every GC application. Rugged and robust for routine operation, BenchTOF-dx, is also more than equal to the challenges of advanced research. It offers identification and measurement of both target compounds and unknowns in highly complex matrices and at the lowest possible levels.

Added to this, the stand will feature Markes’ increasingly popular Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor™ (μ-CTE™) sample preparation accessory to complement its TD range. The μ-CTE provides a versatile quick screening tool for volatile and semi-volatile organic chemicals (VOCs and SVOCs) emitted from manufactured goods and raw materials and is also used extensively for fragrance and aroma profiling.

Also on show will be a range of Markes’ cutting-edge thermal desorption instrumentation and technologies including the industry-renowned UNITY 2™ and TD-100™ systems.

Completing the suite of products on display will be ALMSCO’s pioneering data mining software, TargetView™, for automated identification and measurement of trace target compounds in highly complex GC/MS profiles.

“The combination of these technologies is particularly useful to those involved in the GC analysis of trace level components in highly complex mixtures,” says Alun Cole, Markes’ CEO. “By using Markes and ALMSCO technologies side-by-side, we’re able to provide ‘multi-hyphenated’ solutions for a wide range of GC/MS applications.”

For further information on Markes’ thermal desorption products, accessories, consumables or technologies, or ALMSCO’s time-of-flight mass spectrometer or software, visit Stand # A2.125 / A2.126 at Analytica 2012. Alternatively, please visit either or, or call +44 (0)1443 230935 (Markes) or +44 (0)1443 233920 (ALMSCO).

For information on Markes’ or ALMSCO’s business in general, please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1443 230935.