VUV Analaytics

We don't have anything against mass spectrometry.

We just think it's time for a worthy alternative.

What's so revolutionary about Vacuum Ultraviolet gas spectroscopy?

It's simple.

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VUV Analytics: Making Vacuum Ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy available to the general scientific community for the first time.
As in, ever.

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It brings gas analysis out of the dark ages.

  • Finally, a universal detector that's sensitive, selective, and headache-free.
  • 1 Universal detector for identification and quantification.
  • It's easy to use.
    We repeat: Easy. To. Use.
  • Uniquely identifies previously difficult compounds, including isomers.
The VGA-100 GC-VUV Detector

How does it work?
Easy. It's all about absorption spectroscopy.

  • Very fast sampling. (Up to 100Hz.)
  • Excellent temporal resolution.
  • No ionization means minimal sample degradation.
  • Kiss calibration hassles goodbye, with the unique ability to model and accurately predict detector response.
  • Resolve co-eluting analytes & quit worrying about trying to achieve baseline resolved chromatography.
  • Ethanol

  • Hexane

  • Iso-Octane

  • Benzene

  • Toluene

  • Naphthalene

  • Methanol

  • Carbon Dioxide

  • Nitrogen

  • Water

  • Oxygen

  • m-Xylene

  • Formaldehyde

  • o-Xylene

  • p-Xylene

  • 2-Naphthol

  • 1-Naphthol

  • Carbon Disulfide

  • Isopropyl Alcohol

  • Carbonyl Sulfide

  • Hydrogen Sulfide

  • Trans-2-Pentene

  • Acetonitrile

  • 1,2-Dicholorobenzene

The vacuum ultraviolet spectrum opens up a wide spectrum of advantages. Most vapors absorb little to none in the UV-VIS, while everything absorbs strongly in the VUV.

So who benefits from VUV Analytics technology?

Anyone who relies on gas chromatography and has had it up to here with poor quantification, ambiguous compound identification results, regular system maintenance and burdensome calibrations. Including, but not limited to, the good folks who work in:

The words you thought you'd never hear.
Powerful spectroscopy with functional simplicity.

Continuously and rapidly acquires full spectroscopic absorption data from ~120nm to 240nm.


Integrates data across the entire ~120nm to 240nm range and presents it as a single chromatographic response.



Data can be integrated across specific regions of interest, to enhance a compound response and reduce the impact of the background matrix.

Strong and unique absorption cross-sections of gas molecules in the VUV regime.


Easily integrates onto most any gas chromatography instrument. Compatible with all common carrier gases.


Minimal facilities, limited moving parts, easy maintenance and no vacuum pumps results in a very low cost of ownership.

Latest News

  • VGA-100 awarded "Best New Analytical Instrument" at GCC

    Posted: October 20, 2014

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  • VUV Analytics Closes $5.8 Million in Series A Funding

    Posted: May 19, 2014

    VUV Analytics announced today that it closed a $5.8 million Series A equity investment to fund the launch of its laboratory-scale molecular spectroscopy instruments business.

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  • VUV Analytics Announces VGA-100 Gas Chromatography Detector

    Posted: March 3, 2014

    VUV Analytics announced today that it is introducing the VGA-100 gas chromatography (GC) detector at the 2014 Pittcon Conference and Expo. The product represents the first ever laboratory-scale commercial VUV instrument.

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  • VUV Analytics Appoints Advisory Board Member

    Posted: November 5, 2012

    VUV Analytics has appointed Mr. Will Botts as the company's first Advisory Board Member. "I couldn't be more pleased to have Mr. Botts agree to join VUV Analytics," said Sean Jameson, VUV Analytics CEO. "He brings a tremendous amount of relevant experience in how to grow a successful business in our targeted markets. He has an excellent track record which serves as a nice model for much of what we want to accomplish."

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  • VUV Analytics, Inc. Selected as Texas Emerging Technology Fund Recipient

    Posted: August 3, 2012

    Governor Rick Perry announced that the State of Texas has chosen VUV Analytics, Inc. as a recipient of an investment through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. VUV Analytics, Inc. is an Austin based startup commercializing advanced analytical instrumentation for the life and environmental sciences.

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Visit Us

  • Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition

    Garden State Exhibit Center
    Somerset, NJ
    November 17–19, 2014
    Booth #432
    www.eas.org

Contact



VUV Analytics, Inc.
Austin, TX

(512) 333-0860



VUV Analytics, Inc. 2014