Markes hailed as Welsh innovation success story
Friday, 22 March 2019 at 2:08:PM
Markes International has been featured as a success story by Business Wales, the Welsh Government’s service that gives impartial, independent support and advice to those starting, running and growing a business in Wales.
Markes’ most recent success has been chronicled in a case study published by the innovation arm of Business Wales as an example of excellence, and to encourage other Welsh businesses to become more competitive, increase sales and enter new markets.
The case study focuses on Centri®, Markes International’s breakthrough sample preparation platform that incorporates market-leading robotics to completely automate the process of sample preparation and analysis in various injection modes. Centri® allows high-sensitivity unattended sampling and preconcentration of VOCs and SVOCs in liquid, solid and gaseous samples.
Centri® was developed with support from Welsh Government innovation funding, and made its global market debut in April 2018 at Analytica, a key industry trade show that takes place biennially in Munich, Germany. As a result, Markes received several customer orders and late last year was given an innovation award by sector-leading magazine The Analytical Scientist in its ‘Innovation Awards 2018: Strokes of Genius’ review. The judges said: “It is often not immediately clear upfront which of the different sample preparation techniques for the analysis of volatiles will give the best results – this instrument simply combines them all.”
Dr Massimo Santoro, Business Unit Director at Markes International, commented: “Growth through innovation is our company life-blood. We fully intend to continue our rapid growth and new market development through our ongoing R&D programme.”
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Markes International is a specialist manufacturer of instrumentation for the detection of trace-level VOCs and SVOCs in liquids, solids and gases. Established in 1997, Markes has a well-deserved reputation as the world’s leading authority in analytical thermal desorption, manufacturing and selling a comprehensive range of instruments, sampling equipment and supplies that enhance the analytical capability of GC–MS. Markes has a strong history of innovation in thermal desorption, now complemented by expertise in other sample preparation techniques including high-capacity sorptive extraction, SPME and headspace. In recent years Markes has also gained recognition for its innovative, high-performance time-of-flight mass spectrometers for GC, which are available through its sister company, SepSolve Analytical.
Markes International is a company of the Schauenburg International Group.
Business Wales’ Markes International, Success Story: Specialist manufacturer prompts step-change in efficiency for analytical laboratories worldwide with the help of Welsh Government innovation support.
Further information from: https://businesswales.gov.wales/innovation/