About Sercon

Sercon are dedicated to the design, manufacture and support of Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers and their associated sample preparation systems.

Backed by a wealth of experience in isotope ratio instrumentation, we provide a full range of services specific to isotope ratio scientists and their applications. We are committed to the continuous development of our instrumentation and support services to ensure that ground breaking research needs are met. As the only truly collaborative IRMS company, based in the north west of England where mass spectrometry was first born, we are proud to carry on the tradition of working closely with our customers to develop novel solutions to research questions.

Sercon make a range of different IRMS analysers and inlets to meet your instrumentation needs. The ABCA2 is an IRMS breath analyser, the main application of which is the measurement of carbon isotope ratios in breath samples to detect gastrointestinal diseases. The Integra2 is the world’s only combined EA-IRMS, this cost effective robust analyser is easy to use, semi-portable and is a true workhouse for C and N. The 20-22 is the flexible IRMS needed by most isotope research scientists. Available in dual inlet or continuous flow mode, the 20-22 can be connected to an EA, HPLC or GC system. Our autosamplers can be used for gas, solid and liquid sampling, and headspace equilibration measurements.

Many applications are covered with this range of instruments. From the medical research applications of the ABCA2, to the traditional EA applications of the Integra2 such as honey adulteration, soil science and environmental monitoring, to the huge range of isotopic questions that the 20-22 can answer, we have a analyser to meet your research needs.

More information on our research and diagnostic systems can be found using the menu at the top of this page. Applications notes and brochures can be downloaded, and our range of consumables and isotopic standards can be found in our catalogue. If you can’t find the information you need, please use the form below to contact us, and someone will be in touch.