The IoN 100 is our latest advancement in vacuum plasma technology. Gas plasma is fast becoming the technology of choice for surface modification of materials in the life sciences, electronic and industrial arenas due to its versatility and low impact to our environment. For example, the trend towards miniaturization in medical diagnostics requires precision cleaning, and selective chemical functionalization. Plasma removes organic contamination several orders of magnitude more efficiently than wet chemical processing and can chemically functionalize surfaces at the nano-scale. As a result, plasma is replacing older types of treatments that are no longer practical or economical.