Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) Expands Role of Mass Spectrometry in Industrial Processes

  • In the chemical manufacturing industry, innovative uses of mass spectrometry are a game-changer by ensuring quality control, increased yields, and increased profits
  • Astrotech subsidiary, Pro-Control Inc., has positioned its product line between the need for the chemical manufacturers to offset lower prices with efficiency gains that could offset potential losses
  • The Pro-Control Maximum Value Processing(TM) can perform in-situ process tests every 5 minutes greatly increasing efficiency across a wide range of chemical manufacturing processes

Mass spectrometry (“MS”) is becoming a transformative analytical technique that has revolutionized how materials are tested and processed in various industries, such as petrochemical. The supreme accuracy of MS in analyzing the molecular structure, purity, and potency of a substance has made it an indispensable part of several key sectors. In manufacturing settings, MS is a game-changer, as it is able to enhance the production processes with higher purity and yields. A key benefit is the ability to make these determinations directly in the production process making near-real-time adjustments, versus the delays traditionally incurred by sending the samples to the lab.

The global mass spectrometry market was valued at $5.4 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow to $7.8 billion by 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 7.5% ( The technology’s capability to provide rapid, accurate, and detailed analysis makes it a growing preference for industries looking to…

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