Milestone, Inc.

December 1, 2012
Spectroscopy

Volume 27, Issue 12

Milestone Inc.

Company Description

Laboratories performing trace metals analysis today are challenged to process more samples at lower detection levels with fewer available resources. Often the limitations of existing sample preparation approaches for metals analysis like excess use of acids, safety and handling problems, inconsistent recoveries, and limited throughput create a "bottleneck" in productivity. Milestone offers a complete suite of microwave sample prep productivity tools, backed by 20 years of industry experience and an unmatched portfolio of over 50 patents to break these bottlenecks. Milestone, a world leader in microwave technology, is known for providing safe, reliable, and flexible platforms that enhance the productivity of a metals testing lab. The key to Milestone's technological leadership lies in bringing together individuals from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines to solve real world problems with innovative microwave instrumentation.

Over 15,000 customers worldwide look to Milestone to improve their metals digestions, organic extractions, mercury analysis, and synthetic chemistry processes. We partner with our customers to meet their challenges now and well into the future.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  • Inductively coupled plasma–optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

  • Atomic absorption ( AA)

  • Mercury analysis

Markets Served

Pharmaceutical, clinical, food testing, commercial testing, petrochemical, environmental, and

academic.

Major Products/Services

  • Ethos EZ — The most advanced closed vessel microwave digestion system

  • UltraWAVE — Single reaction chamber microwave digestion in a benchtop package

  • UltraCLAVE — Single reaction chamber microwave digestion — ultimate throughput

  • DMA-80 — Direct mercury analysis with results in 6 min

  • DuoPUR — On demand acid purification

  • TraceCLEAN — Automated acid reflux cleaning system

  • PYRO — Fast microwave ashing

Facility

Milestone's global HQ is based in Bergamo, Italy with manufacturing and R&D facilities in Germany and Switzerland. We support our global customers through direct offices in China, Japan, and Korea as well as distributor networks in 70 countries.

Milestone's North American Headquarters are located in Shelton, Connecticut, to provide applications, technical, and customer service support to our clients. Our stocking facilities are managed for immediate turn around for consumables, accessories, and service parts. Our applications lab is equipped with a full range of productivity tools and a team of application chemists to provide customer demonstrations as well as method development. With a service and support team to complement our field sales team, Milestone can look after customer needs locally.

Milestone Inc.

25 Controls Drive

Shelton, CT 06484

TELEPHONE

(866) 995-5100

FAX

(203) 925-4241

E-MAIL

mwave@milestonesci.com

WEB SITE

www.milestonesci.com

www.milestonesrl.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

30 (in the US)

100 (outside the US)

YEAR FOUNDED

1988