Milestone Inc.

Special Issues

Special Issues, Special Issues-12-01-2013, Volume 31, Issue 12

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

Company Description

Laboratories performing organic extractions today are challenged to process more samples at lower detection levels with fewer available resources. Often the limitations of existing extraction approaches like soxhlet and sonication like long run times, high solvent consumption, large operating costs, exposure to solvents and low throughput create a "bottleneck" in productivity. In this light, 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 an organics 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 18,000 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 EX – The most advanced closed vessel microwave assisted extraction

  • Ethos HY - The most advanced closed vessel microwave assisted hydrolysis

  • NEOS – Rapid solvent-free microwave extraction

  • START: Microwave assisted organic synthesis

  • SynthWAVE: High scale microwave assisted organic synthesis

Facilities

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