A little of what we've been up to. 

February 2022

Trace Matters introduces Super Mass Spec™ and SPion Link™

Trace Matters today introduced two new technologies, SUPER Mass Spec™ and SPion Link™, both category-defining mass spectrometry technologies that allow scientist to have a quantum leap in the study of complex clinical samples. 

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January 2022

Trace Matters selected for a NASA DALI grant

The NASA Goddard, UMD, and Trace Matters team receive a $3.2M NASA grant under the Development and Advancement of Lunar Instrumentation (DALI) program to develop a flight-qualified mass spectrometer.

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January 2022

Trace Matters secures two more patents on SPion®

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued two new patents on SPion®: Patent No. 11,219,393 entitled "Mass spectrometry system and method for analyzing biological samples" and Patent No. 11,222,776 entitled "Ion analysis system and method with multiple ionization sources and analyzers." 

October 2021

Trace Matters showcases SPion® for the first time at the ASMS

Trace Matters showcases SPion for the first time at the 69th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics. Trace Matters also presented the proof-of-principle results as an oral presentation. 

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June 2021

Trace Matters demonstrates proof-of-principle for SPion® technology

Trace Matters Scientific in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific successfully demonstrated the proof-of-principle for SPion™ Technology for mass spectrometry. The results for the proof-of-principle demonstration have been made available via a technical note published by Trace Matters Scientific.

 

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November 2020

Second patent 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 Entrepreneurs 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 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 introduces SPion®

Trace Matters Scientific introduces SPion™ technology that defines a new architecture for the front end of a mass spectrometer. 

 

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June 2018

Trace Matters selected for NASA PICASSO grant

The NASA Goddard, UMD, and Trace Matters team receive a $1.3M NASA grant under the Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Observations (PICASSO) Program.

June 2017

Trace Matters selected for NASA STTR award

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