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The new ETHOS™ UP is simply the most advanced yet easy to use system for microwave sample preparation we have ever manufactured. It offers a perfect integration between microwave hardware, user interface, digestion sensors and pressure vessels.  Microwave digestion oven ETHOS UP covers the whole range of samples from routine to high-end applications including US EPA method 3052 for sediments, soils and US EPA method.

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Excellent equipment, functional and practical


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Analysis of food, soil and environmental samples

The equipment is very user-friendly, also compatible with other rotors or accessories that expand our range of services. It should be noted that two springs arrived that are not compatible with the tubes that have a slope.

Review Date: 30 May 2024 | Milestone

Very good instrument!


Average Rating 4.0

Application Area:

Food safety

The instrument works perfectly and effectively. We have only one issue with thermocouple. We change it very often, and it is an expensive consumable!

Review Date: 8 Mar 2024 | Milestone

Imperative Need proven


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Microwave digestion


Review Date: 20 Feb 2024 | Milestone

Ottimo strumento ottima assistenza Great tool, great support


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Waste Analysis - Research

Ethos UP è uno strumento facile da usate, affidabile , i risultati ottenuti sono riproducibili. Ottima l'assistenza post vendita. Utilizzato per metodi ufficiali e grazie al supporto del post vendita viene utilizzato ampiamente per il nostro settore ricerca. Ottimo rapporto qualità / prezzo Ethos UP is an easy to use, reliable tool, the results obtained are reproducible. Excellent after-sales assistance. Used for official methods and thanks to after-sales support it is used extensively for our research sector. Excellent value for money

Review Date: 16 Oct 2023 | Milestone

Very powerful equipment for microwave decomposition of samples


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

heavy metals and other elements in samples of food and feed

Very powerful equipment for microwave decomposition of samples. We are using SK15 rotor, which is the best solution for our samples, which are food, feed and food supplements of very various origin (organic, mineral, ...).

Review Date: 13 Oct 2023 | Milestone

Very useful for digestion of different formulations of drug products.


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Pharmaceutical Samples

Milestone Ethos up Digestor is very rugged instruments, which is given reproducible results after digestion. Also it is easy to operate due to the terminal available with instruments. It is compiling regulatory requirements in line with 21 CFR.

Review Date: 12 Oct 2023 | Milestone

Repeatability, easy use.


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Analysis of soil

Very good equipment, save my time and it is easy to use.

Review Date: 8 Sept 2023 | Milestone

Highly recommended for closed vessel digestion.


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Analysis of minerals in animal feeds

The milestone microwave digestor is easy to use. Digestion is fast and not messy. Cleaning of parts/ consumables is easy. It's low maintenance. My only concern is that after digestion, the digest is still colored. I was expecting that it will be clear. Nonetheless, the results/ recovery is still good in terms of passing the acceptance criteria.

Review Date: 29 Aug 2023 | Milestone

Robust equipment but large preparations times


Average Rating 3.3

Application Area:

Analyze elemental impurities

The product is very robust and offers high confidence in use. We have used HF applications and no problems have been found. The only drawback is the long time needed to prepare each of the vessels

Review Date: 2 Nov 2022 | Milestone

Overall a great product


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Sample microwave prepration

Ethos Up is easy to use, high safety, short run, low chemical use and low contamination.

Review Date: 22 Jul 2022 | Milestone

Microwave digestion is the first important step for a successful analysis. The new Milestone ETHOS UP is equipped with the most advanced yet easy to use reaction sensors for complete quality control of the digestion conditions. In combination with our ‘vent-and-reseal’ vessel technology, the sensors ensure complete and safe digestions without any loss of volatile compounds. Three completely new rotors offering high pressure, high sample throughput and high productivity are available for the ETHOS UP. The SK-15 is a high-pressure and high-temperature rotor with a capacity of up to 15 PTFE-TFM vessels of 100 mL and suitable for all applications.The MAXI-44, featuring up to 44 PTFE-TFM vessels of 100 ml, perfectly matches these requirements, providing high productivity and suitable for a wide range of samples including environmental and all organics. The MAXI-24 High Performance rotor doubles pressure limits and improves capacity, increasing volumes of sample and a wide variety of matrices within a single rotor-based platform. Quick-assembly vessels are closed with a simple hand-tightening, improving your daily productivity.


  • Safety and reliability. Best microwave hardware, temperature and pressure sensors
  • Performance and throughput. easyTEMP temperature control and advanced rotor technology
  • Ease of use and control. EasyCONTROL operating software
  • Expertise and know-how. 30-years experience at your lab with the Milestone Connect
  • Flexibility. Rotor-based digestion system for hundreds of applications.

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