In 1973 Quality Machining began doing business in Cranford, NJ as a job shop making precision machine parts. At about the same time, Crown Glass in Somerville, NJ added diffusion cells to its line of laboratory glassware. In the early 1980s Quality Machining changed its name to AMIE Systems and began to make machine parts and electromechanical devices for Crown Glass.
In 1994, AMIE Systems became PermeGear and began manufacturing and marketing its own glass diffusion cells and introduced the In-Line Cell, a flow type diffusion cell accurately machined from polychlorotrifluoroethylene. In-Line Cells are used in PermeGear’s ILC07 Automated System.
PermeGear is recognized as a leader in the diffusion cell industry and continues to make hundreds of varieties of Franz Cells, Side-Bi-Side Cells, and In-Line Cells for the global research community. Custom diffusion cells are a specialty. There are PermeGear distributors in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey.
PermeGear also offers basic non GLP compliant laboratory services ideal for companies who would like to outsource short term projects or who prefer feasibility testing prior to investing in one of our diffusion systems. Our lab is equipped with the full range of PermeGear cells, stirrers, automated sampling systems, and an HPLC for routine analysis of permeation samples. If you would like a proof of concept of a formulation or an evaluation of a compound’s diffusion through a membrane, we can help.