Milestone Inc.



Volume 32
Issue 12
Pages: 52

Company Description

Laboratories performing trace metals analysis today are challenged to process more samples at lower detection levels with fewer resources. Often, the limitations of existing sample preparation approaches for metals analysis such as large consumption of acids, safety and handling problems, inconsistent recoveries, and limited throughput create a "bottleneck" in productivity. To help break these bottlenecks, Milestone offers a complete suite of microwave sample prep and clean chemistry productivity tools, backed by over 30 years of industry experience and an unmatched portfolio of over 50 patents. As a world leader in microwave technology, Milestone is known for providing safe, reliable, and flexible platforms that enhance the productivity of metals testing labs. The key to this technological leadership lies in bringing together individuals from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines to solve real world problems with innovative microwave instrumentation.

Over 20,000 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

  • ICP mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  • Inductively coupled plasma (ICP-OES)

  • Atomic absorption (AA)

  • Mercury analysis

Markets Served

  • Academic

  • Cannabis Testing

  • Clinical

  • Commercial Testing

  • Consumer Products

  • Environmental

  • Food Testing

  • Metals & Mining

  • Petrochemical

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Polymers

  • Specialty Chemicals

Major Products/Services

Ethos UP: The most advanced closed vessel microwave digestion system offering Wi-Fi enabled extended control

UltraWAVE: Single reaction chamber microwave digestion in a benchtop package for unmatched capabilities

UltraCLAVE: Single reaction chamber microwave digestion offering ultimate throughput

DMA-80: Direct mercury analysis with results in 5 minutes per sample

DuoPUR: On-demand acid purification

TraceCLEAN: Acid steam cleaning system for trace metal analysis accessories

PYRO: Fast microwave ashing


Milestone's global headquarters are 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 over 70 countries. Milestone's North American headquarters are located in Shelton, Connecticut, to provide applications, technical, and customer service support to our clients. We stock a full range of 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 full service, support, and field sales team, Milestone can quickly respond to customer needs.

Milestone Inc.
25 Controls Drive
Shelton, CT 06484

(866) 995-5100

(203) 925-4241


30 (in the US)
100 (outside the US)


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