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 November 2020

Second patent is issued for SPion™ 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. 10,840,077 entitled “Reconfigurable Sequentially-Packed Ion (SPion) Transfer Device.”  

 October 2020

SPion™ wins $100,000 prize from NASA's SMD challenge

SPion™ has been chosen as a winner of the $100,000 prize award from NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Entrepreneurs Challenge. 

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 July 2020

SPion™ selected for NASA Entrepreneurs Challenge

SPion™ has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for NASA Science Mission Directorate Entrepreneurs Challenge to compete for a $1,000,000 prize pool under the advanced mass spectrometry category.

 July 2020

Key patent is issued for SPion™ 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. 10,720,315 entitled “Reconfigurable Sequentially-Packed Ion (SPion) Transfer Device.”  

February 2020

Trace Matters Scientific introduces SPion™ technology to enable in vivo mass spectrometry.

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June 2018

NASA PICASSO award

NASA, UMD, and Trace Matters team receive NASA award to develop mini ICP-MS system. 

 June 2017

NASA STTR award

Trace Matters receives NASA STTR award to develop ambinet ion source for Mars.