SAUGUS, Mass., March 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IonSense, Inc. has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Government Scientific Source (GSS), the leading dedicated supplier of laboratory products and equipment to federal, state, and local governments.  The agreement will enable GSS to provide Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) products to government agencies in the United States and internationally, facilitating the purchasing process for many researchers.

“We are looking forward to broadening our reach within the government marketplace,” said Brian Musselman, IonSense President and CEO.  “Though we have had successful placements in a number of agencies, such as FBI, FDA, DEA, and state laboratories, the experienced network of GSS should help us further serve this important segment.” 

The rapid identification capabilities of DART-MS will be highlighted during the scientific program at the upcoming Pittcon Conference in Philadelphia, PA, March 17-21.   IonSense will present the following posters:

  • Developing DART-MS Spectral Libraries for the General Unknown Screening of Drugs
  • Thermal Desorption Ambient Ionization Screening with High Throughput Mass Analysis

Additionally other researchers are presenting on topics of:

  • Combating the Opioid Crisis with Portable DART-MS
  • Identification of New Psychoactive Substances
  • Establishing Exposure to Organic Explosives
  • Analyses of Ancient Textiles and Paint Samples
  • Portable Detection of Adulteration in Supplements

About IonSense Corporation (

IonSense Inc., established in 2005, is the leading provider of Open Air/Ambient Ionization sources, systems and integrated solutions for the $4B Mass Spectrometry marketplace. Headquartered in Saugus, MA the company manufactures, sells and markets the DART® (Direct Analysis in Real Time) ionization source, the first open air ionization product to be patented and sold commercially.   DART is a trademark of JEOL USA.  

About Government Scientific Source Inc. (

Established in December 1991 as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), GSS’s mission has always been to promote laboratory research and educational excellence.  GSS brings the widest range of products in all commodity areas at the best negotiated prices through the largest number of procurement channels.

Contact: Brian Musselman CEO, IonSense, Inc.  781-780-3218