Mass spectrometers for vacuum, gas, plasma and surface science

A integrated mass spectrometer and selector valve system for multi-stream analysis

The Hiden QIC BioStream is a complete, multi-stream gas composition monitoring system.Capable of analysing gas streams at flow rates from 4 ml/min up to 10 L/min. The system is suited to a range of applications including fermentation off-gas analysis, biogas production monitoring and bio-enzyme production.

QIC Biostream


High purity gas analysis


Fuel cells

Gas production and storage

Environmental monitoring

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The system features Hiden’s state-of-the-art “Proteus” Multi-stream selector valve coupled with a precision, ultra-stable triple filter mass analyser. Fast data acquisition and low internal dead volume allows switching times of less than 10 seconds per stream. 

Hiden’s QGA Professional quantitative gas analysis software features automatic calibration routines for accurate quantitative analysis. Gas/vapour mass spectral libraries and automatic subtraction of spectral overlaps allow for precise fragmentation pattern recording.



- 20, 40 and 80 way sample configurations, Integral thermocouple / heater up to 120°C

- Robust, flexible, heated QIC direct inlet <500ms response to gases / vapours

- Gas flows from 0.01 - 10 l / min from 10 mbar to 2 bar, 100 amu profile in 2.5s

- High Sensitivity (to 5 ppb) and Stability (< ±0.5% height variation, 24 h), to 510 amu

- Zero ‘crosstalk’ for low memory effects, Low dead volume for fast response

- Novel face sealing technology provides effective seal with long life (>6x106 events)

- Direct drive, high torque microstepping motor with incremental rotary encoder for home z-position and closed loop motion

- Motion management including: Bi-directional travel for shortest path, Intelligent acceleration / deceleration, Position maintenance, Error annunciation

- Soft Ionisation for the analysis of complex organics

- Windows™ - MASsoft control via RS232, RS485 or Ethernet LAN


The system is supplied with QGA Professional and MASsoft 7 software.

This Windows 8 compatible software allows control of the instrument via USB 2.0, RS232 or Ethernet. Provides comprehensive I/O for data output and for reading data from external devices for integration and display with mass spectrometer data.