Valco Instruments Co., Inc. (VICI)


Special Issues

LCGC SupplementsSpecial Issues-12-01-2017
Volume 35
Issue 12
Pages: 48

Company Description

Founded in 1968, VICI is an international group of companies. Our products can be found in nearly every national lab, military facility, and university research department around the globe. For 50 years VICI has driven the field of chromatography with valves, fittings, detectors and instruments for precision analytical, biomedical, and biocompatible applications. We also customize components and complete systems to improve chromatographic analyses.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

  • Liquid Chromatography

  • Gas Chromatography

  • Flow Injection Analysis

  • Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

  • Gas Permeation Chromatography

  • Process Gas Chromatography

Major Products/Services

VICI produces a complete line of valves for analytical chemistry. We specialize in zero dead volume fittings and filters for the separation sciences and are the original creators of the pulse discharge dectector (PDD). Our miniPDD consumes less than one-fifth the amount of helium required by the PDDs used on complete GC systems. It has similar sensitivity to the original PDD with a slightly lower dynamic range.

Our VICI Metronics division produces PEEK, FEP, PFA, and ETFE tubing, ambient temperature gas purifiers, ValcoBond GC capillary columns, and Dynacal gas calibration standards. VICI Precision Sampling manufactures analytical quality syringes, sampling probes, as well as standard and custom formed stainless and special alloy tubing. VICI AG International produces some Valco products as well as the Jour line of HPLC fittings and lab safety products. VICI DBS builds our new line of laboratory hydrogen, nitrogen and zero air gas generators.

Our newest products include the C82 line of UHPLC valves, fittings that permit direct connection of 360 µm tubing, the Universal valve actuator, and the C52 platform integrated HPLC injectors and selectors.


With over 150 state-of-the-art CNC machines, our instruments and components are manufactured to exacting standards at our facilities in Houston, USA and Schenkon, Switzerland. Our other manufacturing facilities include VICI Metronics in Washington, VICI Precision Sampling in Louisiana and VICI DBS located in Italy. VICI Canada serves our neighbor to the north from its offices in Brockville, Ontario.

Valco Instruments Co., Inc. (VICI)
P.O. Box 55603
Houston, TX 77255

(800) 367-8424

(713) 688-8106


US: 365
Europe: 135