Automated re-collection with single thermal desorption (TD) autosampler – Patent granted to Markes International
Wednesday, 5 April 2006 at 10:15:AM
Markes International is proud to announce that its application for a UK patent on automated re-collection for thermal desorption using a single TD autosampler has been granted. The new patent has a priority date of 13/11/02 and is reference number GB2395785.
Pioneered by Markes International Limited in 1998, quantitative re-collection of TD samples (SecureTD-Q) has set a new benchmark for analytical thermal desorption technology. SecureTD-Q allows repeat analysis and validation of TD methods/data as referenced in international standard methods such as ASTM D 6196-03.
The new Markes patent covers both automated re-collection onto clean, conditioned tubes and re-collection back onto the original sample tube using the same TD autosampler.
Granting of this patent confirms Markes position as the world’s premier provider of innovative, high-performance concentration and thermal desorption technology. Markes systems are in use in key industrial, regulatory and research laboratories around the globe. Key applications include: air monitoring for environmental health and safety, monitoring trace level chemical warfare agents for defence and counter terrorism, food/flavour/fragrance profiling and materials quality control – including emissions testing.