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Agilent–Plasmion: ionisation technology, 202301– collab co-marketing of SICRIT ion source with Agilent Ultivo LC/TQ + LC/MSD iQ MS systems


Period Period 2023-01-18
Organisations Partner, 1st Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A)
  Partner, 2nd Plasmion GmbH
  Group Plasmion (Group)
Products Product SICRIT® ionisation technology
  Product 2 Ultivo triple quad LC/MS system (Ultivo LC/TQ)
Person Person Gushue, Jennifer (Agilent 202301 Associate VP Marketing at Mass Spec Division)

Plasmion GmbH. (1/18/23). "Press Release: Plasmion and Agilent Technologies Announce Co-marketing Agreement to Provide Solutions for Life Sciences and Applied Chemical Markets". Augsburg.

SICRIT ion source compatible with Agilent LC/MS systems

Plasmion and Agilent Technologies announce their collaboration in marketing and promotional activities beginning January 2023. For both partners, this agreement means an even closer cooperation. Agilent Ultivo LC/TQ and LC/MSD iQ are compatible with the SICRIT ion source and will be jointly marketed and presented for non-traditional applications, such as the detection of volatile analytes without a chromatograph. The partnership strengthens both sides in advancing the applicability and recognition of mass spectrometry.

“I am glad to see that our technology and products are recognized by such a strong partner like Agilent. The combination of the SICRIT ionization technology with Agilent mass spectrometers enables customers from lab and research to boost their efficiency, flexibility, and overall performance,” said Dr. Thomas Wolf, CEO of Plasmion. “Bringing mass spectrometry solutions to customers from other industrial and medical research fields, together we will take mass spectrometry to the next level and push beyond the borders of its traditional application environment.”

“Direct mass spectrometry, achieved by coupling the Plasmion SICRIT direct ionization source with our compact, robust and reliable mass spectrometers, enables highly sensitive point-of-origin detection in applied chemical analyses,” said Jennifer Gushue, Associate Vice President of Marketing of Agilent’s Mass Spectrometry Division.  “This collaboration enables exploration of new and exciting opportunities for direct mass spectrometry using the unique Plasmion SICRIT ionization technology with our compact and powerful Ultivo LC/TQ and LC/MSD iQ mass spectrometers.”

Plasmion’s innovative and unique ionization technology SICRIT® enables users to simplify chemical analysis and has the potential to make mass spectrometry more accessible. SICRIT can interface with the Ultivo LC/TQ or the MSD/iQ using a standard mounting bracket that interfaces with the atmospheric pressure inlet of this instrument. It enables users to do direct mass spectrometry in a quantitative manner, which can significantly speed up analysis processes. Likewise, if samples require to do so, it enables users to couple any kind of chromatography (GC, LC, SFC, etc.) to the mass spectrometer, providing the customer with ultimate flexibility. At the same time, this unique flow through ionization technology features analysis with higher sensitivity, detect a broad spectrum of analytes, and with little to no fragmentation.

Technical partnership with Agilent invites new opportunity for advanced chemical detection when SICRIT is coupled to Agilent’s transformative mass spectrometers such as the Ultivo LC/TQ or the LC/MSD iQ. These innovative instruments provide compact size and portability without sacrificing the system’s performance or reliability.

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About Plasmion

Plasmion is a young company, headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, that strives to simplify chemical analysis based on mass spectrometry and make it more accessible. After introducing it to the market in 2018, their SICRIT® technology not only revolutionizes chemical analysis in the lab, but also makes it possible to use mass spectrometers as automated VOC sensors in industrial environments.

For more information about Plasmion, please refer to Alternatively, please call +49 821 2071 3355 (GER) or +1 908 864 1551 (US), e-mail:

Am Mittleren Moos 48,
86167 Augsburg
Tel.: +49 8212071 3355

400 Route 518
Skillman, NJ 08558
Tel.: +1 908 864 1551


Record changed: 2023-01-19


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