Product History

The industrial manufacturing of the first optical analytical measuring devices worldwide originates from the optical workshop of Carl Zeiss. It was founded in Jena in 1846.

Up to the present day, we feel closely connected to the historical achievements of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe. Our premium products "Made in Germany" stand for highest standards of quality.

 

1874

  • Carl Zeiss introduced the first spectrometer worldwide — Ernst Abbe had delivered the basic scientific principles for effective production of optical measurement instruments

1924

  • First Pulfrich photometer produced at Carl Zeiss Jena — this laid the foundation for the development of spectral photometry at Jena

First flame photometer
First flame photometer

1937

  • First flame photometer — Carl Zeiss Jena created the methodical fundamentals for flame photometry

Electrolytic unit
Electrolytic unit

1945

  • Manufacture of the first equipment which is regarded as the origin of today's titration technology and elemental analysis

First SPEKOL
First SPEKOL

1963

  • SPEKOL® and SPECORD® – developed by Carl Zeiss Jena – appeared as successors of the Pulfrich photometer in Jena

First AAS
First AAS

1971

  • Introduction on the market of the first flame AAS, the AAS 1 from Carl Zeiss Jena

1982

  • Market introduction of the new AAS generation AAS 3 – with automated data handling/device control and hydride technique

1989

  • AAS 4: new PC-controlled AAS with softkeys, cookbook and temperature recalibration 

First TOC analyzer
First TOC analyzer

1991

  • multi N/C® – first simultaneous TOC/TN analyzer worldwide, manufactured by IDC in Langewiesen/Thuringia (since 2000 a wholly owned subsidiary of Analytik Jena)
  • AAS 5 – represented a revolutionary step in AAS development (transverse heating of the graphite furnace)

1995

  • Analytik Jena acquired the product section of lab analysis technology of Carl Zeiss Jena

1997

  • AAS 5 solid – first completely automatic solid autosampler in the AAS

First multi EA®
First multi EA®

2002

  • Double furnace – first innovative concept for the combustion analysis of very varied matrices and introduction of the first elemental analyzer
    multi EA®

First multi EA®
AAS ZEEnit 50

2002

  • AAS ZEEnit 60 – compact spectrometer with transversely heated graphite furnace and Zeeman background correction

contrAA®
contrAA®

2004

  • contrAA® – the first high-resolution continuum source AAS for flame, graphite furnace and hydride techniques in a single device

multi EA® – new generation
multi EA® – new generation

2008

  • multi EA® – a new generation of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and chlorine elemental analyzers from liquid, paste and gaseous samples and TOC, EOX or AOX/TOX analysis in one device

MobiLab – mobile Detection

2009

  • Global Innovation for Mobile Detection: With the new product MobiLab, several established laboratory technologies are for the first time combined very efficiently in a flexible system.

qTOWER –
Real-time PCR

2011

  • Real time PCR: Analytik Jena launches two brand new products for real time PCR – qTOWER and TOptical

PlasmaQuant®
PQ 9000 – ICP-OES

2013

  • With the high-resolution array ICP-OES PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000 Analytik Jena expands its product portfolio with a further technology in the optical spectroscopy, the ICP-OES technology

PlasmaQuant® MS Elite

2015

  • With the introduction of the PlasmaQuant® MS, Analytik Jena extends its portfolio with an ICP-MS