About us

About Us

When data matters we apply out of the box problem solving abilities to help you reach a confident conclusion on your drug characterization challenges.

Pion is a science-based company providing innovative technology, solutions, support and scientific expertise to the drug development industry. Pion empowers the pharmaceutical research community to use trusted data for the development of new and unique products that make a difference to people’s lives.

Pion traces its origins back to 1989. Our founders were working for a US company that was involved in in developing of ion selective electrodes, automated pH meters and titrators. They realized that automated titration could be used in the pharmaceutical industry for pKa and logP measurements and could help scientists achieve answers for their drug characterization questions. So, they quit their jobs and moved to the UK to co-found a company called Sirius Analytical Instruments. In 1996 one of the founders returned back to the US to co-found Pion Inc (spelled pION at the time).

Pion and Sirius maintained a close mutual distributorship relationship and both continued to add new instruments and services in their portfolios. In 2002 Pion had acquired company called Delphian Technologies that opened its access to the in situ fiber optic UV measurements that is currently one of Pion’s core technology.

In 2003 Pion and Sirius parted ways. In 2011 new owners acquired the Pion business in the US. Pion acquired equipment service company Vortex, in 2016, before finally acquiring Sirius in 2017 and re-uniting the complementary set of technologies developed by the two companies under the Pion name once more.

 

ISO 9001:2015

Pion Inc. provides scientific leadership in the areas of pharmaceutical laboratory instrumentation, field service, and analysis in order to deliver our customers exceptional quality and value. We are committed to meeting customer and regulatory requirements and continual improvement of our products, services, and processes.

 

Our centre of excellence for production in the US is thrilled to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures our products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management system.

Pion is a company that provides products for drug research, especially the physical chemical characterization of drugs, and now also of biologics. Pion is really for me the leader of physical chemical characterization of small molecules, pKa etc


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Products at a glance

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Analytical Services

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