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Global Medical Discovery features Ionimed’s biotech research

The prestigious Global Medical Discovery website has selected to feature a cutting edge PTR-MS application in biotechnology.

IONICON is conducting research to develop novel solutions for the monitoring of fermentation processes in biotechnology based on PTR-MS. This is done under the auspices of the Austrian center of industrial biotechnology (ACIB), with academic partners (BOKU, Vienna) as well as large biopharmaceutical companies, such as Sandoz and Böhringer Ingelheim.

A break-through in biotech research has been published recently – as we have earlier reported on this blog. Several national Austrian and German media have reported on this story (in German):  not only in the scientific media, such as the blog Medizin-Aspekte, but also the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard.

Now this publication has attracted more international attention and has been selected by Global Medical Discovery; a website which selects and features breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries in this field.

Moreover, the idea of “advanced on-line process monitoring” using PTR-MS has recently been recognized with the INiTS Award for Dr. Markus Luchner, the lead author of the original article, for the business idea with the greatest industrial potential in the category life science.


  • Luchner et alImplementation of proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) for advanced bioprocess monitoring, Biotechnol Bioeng. 2012 Jun 18. doi: 10.1002/bit.24579
  • more information on IONICON’s research in Biotechnology