Istran was founded in 1995 to develop and produce chemical analysers for laboratories and outdoor applications as well as for online monitoring of waters and technological liquids.

The analysers of Istran have found numerous applications in environmental analysis, food chemistry, process analysis (microelectronics, chemistry, metallurgy, water resources, etc.).

Most applications make use of flow-through electrochemical coulometry and in electrode coulometric titrations - methods developed or improved by Istran in cooperation with Slovak, Czech and German universities.

Some typical applications involve the determination of metals, semi-metals such as As, Ag, Bi, Cd, Cu, Cr, Fe, Hg, Mn, Pb, Sb, Se, Sn, Tl, Zn, etc., in an extremely wide concentration range beginning at the low ppb (µg/L) levels. Moreover, the systems enable the measurement of some non-metals such as chlorides, chlorites, bromides, bromates, iodides, sulphides, sulphites, ammonia, hydrazine, phosphates, acids, bases, EDTA, etc.

Istran's main products, the EcaSystem instrument family comprises portable analysers (PCA), laboratory instruments (EcaFlow) and on-line analysers (EcaMon), all employing the same measurement principle: flow-through coulometry. Each instrument is equipped with proved applications, mostly specially tailored to the needs of our customers.