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ultraWAVE has already revolutionized and enhanced the way analytical chemists think to sample preparation for trace metal analysis in hundreds of laboratories all over the world. ultraWAVE is based on the SRC (Single Reaction Chamber technology), invented by Milestone several years ago ( EP0728038B1 ). SRC technology achieves extraordinary performance capabilities combining microwave heating with a high-pressure reactor which…

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Average Rating 5.0

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Food and feed digestion

Easy to use, accuracy of results of MRC

Review Date: 27 Nov 2023 | Milestone

Reduce sample prep times


Average Rating 5.0

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Digestion of food samples for heavy metals analysis

Really easy to use, improve the time consumption on sample prep, reliable and reproducible results with every digestion

Review Date: 28 Aug 2023 | Milestone

Great results Easy to use


Average Rating 4.0

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food digestion

Easy to use Expensive

Review Date: 13 Dec 2022 | Milestone

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to know that you are satisfied with the ultraWAVE and that it brought ease of use to your lab. At the core of the ultraWAVE is a valuable construction that involves sophisticated technology and premium quality materials. The outcome of this unique design is greater usability, enhanced safety of operation and optimum digestion workflow.

Great performance on the digestion of samples.


Average Rating 4.3

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Digestion of a wide variety of samples

Excellent digestion system that can break down the most difficult matrix. The performance is unmatched by other microwave digestion systems around. Easy to use. The cost of ownership is high but worth the cost for the performance.

Review Date: 7 Dec 2022 | Milestone

State-of-the-art machine. the machine delivers excellent quality and quantity work.


Average Rating 5.0

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Digestion of different materials using multi acids choices of different concentration including Hf,

Taking into account that this kind of work requires a skilled and trained person, The machine is easy and safe to use, The out come of digestion achieved excellent recovery for analytes that includes the digestion of Zircones and REE elements in different matrixes. the Use of Hf and HCl is required add to that the use of HNO3. all done at elevated Temperatures. The blank value is also excellent and no source of contamination of cross of contamination was seen.

Review Date: 6 Dec 2022 | Milestone

Best microwave available on the market! The SRC technology is the future


Average Rating 5.0

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Microwave assisted acid digestion of biostimulants, fertilizers, sludges and waste waters

The ultraWAVE allowed me to digest at the same time a completely different sample matrix, weights, and mix of acids inside each sample (hydrofluoric acid included). With the single reaction chamber technology you have complete control of temperature and pressure and all the sample reach the same target temperature and much more important you can reach an extremely high temperature 270°C maintaining a relatively low pressure <150 bar. My productivity raised up by 4 to 5 times saving time, acid quantity (ultraWAVE useless compared to another microwave), and improving the quality of my data, less dilution, less contamination. Very easy to use and fully supported.

Review Date: 29 Oct 2021 | Milestone

Essential product for our lab.


Average Rating 5.0

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Pharmaceutical product

Very useful and efficient product, our pharmaceutical products (tablets, capsules) are totally mineralized with a mixture of acids. The volatile elements (As, Hg...) are not lost within the closed vessel system and the initial 40 bars N2 pressure allows to increase heating temperature without exceeding acid boiling point. It is possible also to mix different matrices or product in the same run.

Review Date: 31 Mar 2021 | Milestone

Easy to use, good efficiency and recovery.


Average Rating 4.7

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Easy to use, good efficiency and recovery.

Review Date: 19 Mar 2021 | Milestone

Excellent result achieved with no loss of elements.


Average Rating 5.0

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Microwave assisted digestion of food, feed, pharmaceuticals, etc. samples for mineral analysis

Completely break down samples such as animal feeds and animal source foods so they are ready for heavy metal and essential elemental analysis. ultraWAVE microwave digestion system decreased digestion times, due to the use of closed vessels made of chemically inert materials and direct heating of sample solution, resulted in significantly higher sample throughput from our recent trends.

Review Date: 15 Mar 2021 | Milestone

Great instrument, easy to use it!


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Biological samples, food samples

The instrument is really easy to use. You can digest much lower volumes of samples compared to e.g. Ethos 1. It will spare you time for digestion. We really like to use it for blood, urine, hair samples.

Review Date: 4 Feb 2021 | Milestone

Microwave Digestion System. Milestone’s unique Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) technology overcomes the limitations of traditional microwave sample preparation. At the heart of the system is a large sample chamber that is pre-pressurized with inert gas and heated with microwave energy. With higher performance, higher sample throughput, improved workflow, lower labor and consumables costs when compared to conventional closed vessel systems, the ultraWAVE is a true game changer in microwave acid digestion.

Features & Benefits:

  • High performance. The highest temperatures & pressure capabilities and the fastest cooling time
  • Increased throughput. Double throughput of traditional microwave acid digestion instruments
  • No batching required. Simultaneous digestion of any sample type combination
  • Ease of use. Cleaning of digestion vials is not necessary. No vessel assembly/disassembly
  • Expertise and Support. 30-years experience at your lab with the Milestone Connect
  • Compliance. USP 232/233 Chapters, ICH Q3D Guidelines and FDA regulation 21 CFR part 11


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