Milestone, Inc.


Special Issues

LCGC SupplementsSpecial Issues-12-01-2014
Volume 32
Issue 12

Laboratories performing organic extractions today are challenged to process more samples at lower detection levels with fewer resources.

Company Description

Laboratories performing organic extractions today are challenged to process more samples at lower detection levels with fewer resources. Often, the limitations of existing extraction approaches such as Soxhlet and sonication - long run times, high solvent consumption, large operating costs, exposure to solvents, and low 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 25 years of industry experience and an unmatched portfolio of over 50 patents. As a world leader in microwave technology, Milestone has built a reputation for safe, reliable, and flexible platforms that enhance the productivity of organics 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 organic extractions, metals digestions, mercury analysis, and synthetic chemistry processes. We partner with our customers to meet their challenges now and well into the future.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • GC

  • GC–MS

  • LC

  • LC–MS

Markets Served

  • Environmental

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Polymer

  • Consumer products

  • Food testing

Major Products/Services

  • Ethos UP – The most advanced closed-vessel microwave extraction system

  • Ethos HY – The most advanced closed-vessel microwave hydrolysis system

  • NEOS – Rapid solvent-free microwave extraction

  • START: Microwave assisted organic synthesis

  • SynthWAVE: High scale microwave assisted organic synthesis


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)