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Burgener Nebulizer History Timeline
15 billion B.C. Universe Created
4.5 billion B.C. Earth created
65 million B.C. Mammals replace Dinosaurs
1 million B.C. First ancestors of humans
5 thousand B.C. Recorded Human History begins
1800 - 1900 A.D. Burgener ancestors arrive in Canada
1946 A.D. Jack Burgener starts first commercial spectrographic lab in Canada
1977 A.D. John Burgener begins work on ICP whole rock analysis
1978 Development of high temp Lithium Metaborate Fusion for whole rock ICP analysis
1985 John Burgener and Guy Legere develop Burgener Legere Nebulizer - The first commercial Teflon Nebulizer, and the first Babington V groove type nebulizer in one, non-adjustable piece.
1986 Trulogic Spectrometer upgrade developed
1986 Spectrometer Operating System software written by John Burgener for Trulogic spectrometer.
1989 Technical Solutions unLimited created to sell nebulizers and software
1991 Commercial Lab sold, John Burgener begins to work full time on Nebulizers and software
1992 Lambda III (DOS version) spectral wavelength tables introduced.
1993 Introduction of the BTF, the first commercial parallel path nebulizer.
1993 TCR-1: First Teflon Chamber introduced
1993 Introduction of the BTS 30, BTS 50 and BTS 100.
1994 T2000 long nose parallel path nebulizer developed
1995 Parallel Path Nebulizer patent awarded.
1995 TJA Trace Parallel Path nebulizer developed
1995 T2002 nebulizer introduced
1995 Q5000 Automatic Microwave Digestion system developed with Questron
1995 Burgener Research Incorporated
1996 Begin work on new design that will eventually become the Mira Mist
1996 DCP Teflon nebulizer produced
1997 TCR 97 Teflon Chamber introduced
1997 1000th nebulizer produced
1997 Lambda III for Windows introduced
1998 SPIF for Windows introduced
1999 Micro 1 - First of our low flow Micro series nebulizers developed
2000 Micro 3 introduced
2001 Teflon Mira Mist introduced
2001 LB 30 high flow industrial nebulizer introduced
2001 PEEK Mira Mist introduced
2001 Mira Mist CE introduced
2001 Ari Mist introduced
2001 Mini Teflon chamber introduced
2002 Applied for Enhanced parallel path method patent.
2002 Graphite Mira Mist HS introduced
2002 SS 50 - Stainless Steel nebulizers introduced
2002 Flex 50 - Flexible Nylon and Stainless Steel nebulizers introduced
2002 Micro 3 discontinued
2003 US Patent # 6,634,572 issued Oct. 21, 2003 - Enhanced Parallel Path Nebulizer Method
2003 Opening of new offices in England.
2003 Scott Double Pass Teflon Chamber introduced
2003, March: 5000th nebulizer produced
2003 Cyclonic Teflon Chamber introduced
2004 Canadian Patent # 2,384,201 issued Nov. 30, 2004 - Enhanced Parallel Path Nebulizer Method
2006 T2100 Introduced - 750 micron ID - probably the largest ID of any ICP nebulizer ever made.
2006 BTS 50 officially discontinued.
2007, Jan: 10,000 nebulizer produced
2008 Trace Officially discontinued and replaced with T2100.
2008 Burgener Legere officially discontinued.
2009 Enya Mist introduced - 200 nanoliter/minute to 50 microliter/min sample flows
2009, May: 15,000 nebulizer produced
2010 T2002 officially discontinued, but plan to have them still available for those who want them for many years.
2011 LB 80: 10 - 100 ml/min nebulizer - Introduced in April 2011
2011, July: 20,000 nebulizer produced
2012 Burgener PFA Nebulizer introduced
2013, May: 25,000 nebulizer produced
2014 Burgener X-175 and NX-175 ICP/MS nebulizers introduced
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