BioChromato had a poster session at the American Academy of Forensic Scientists in Seattle, Washington, where we presented the use of our ionRocket device in the forensic laboratory setting.

The ionRocket is a thermal desorption and pyrolysis device for use with DART Mass Spectrometry. It’s a unique instrument that eliminates sample prep allowing direct analysis of samples by heating up to 600°C at a specific rate of heating. Data can be obtained using the ionRocket in minutes that is similar or complementary to pyrolysis with GC-MS, but in a fraction of the time. Thus, the ionRocket shows gaining strong support in the forensic science field, especially among those already familiar with DART-MS.