The 2011 Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments recognizes the Autosorb iQ-C automated gas sorption analyzer as "One of the Best New Instruments of the Year 2010".

In front of more than 500 participants at the Beijing Jingyi Hotel, Quantachrome's Autosorb-iQ-C won the award "One of the Best New Instruments of the Year 2010" at the Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments, April 26, 2011. ACCSI, as it is known, was hosted by the China Instruments Manufacturers Association, the China Instrument Society Analytical Instrument Branch and, and was co-organized by the China Association for Instrument Analysis. The Autosorb-iQ was introduced by Quantachrome Instruments at the 2010 Pittcon Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. The particular model recognized at ACCSI, the Autosorb-iQ-C, uniquely combines manometric gas physisorption and static chemisorption capabilities in a single compact bench-top unit with options such as built-in flow chemisorption capabilities using TCD and/or mass spectrometer. The Autosorb-iQ-C represents the most comprehensive instrument for characterizing industrial catalysts in terms of both physical characteristics like surface area, micro- and mesopore size distribution and chemical characteristics like metal area, metal dispersion, nanocluster size, acid sites, and temperature programmed reactions like reduction (TPR), oxidation (TPO) and desorption (TPD). An optional second physisorption analysis port greatly enhanced analytical throughput for busy laboratories. Mr. Scott Lowell, Quantachrome's President and CEO commented "Recognition by ACCSI of the Autosorb-iQ as One of the Best New Products of 2010 is a strong testimony to the skills of Quantachrome’s engineering and scientific staff and their dedication to producing world-class gas sorption analyzers that serve the characterization needs of those developing the newest generation of advanced porous materials. The entire staff of Quantachrome Instruments is honored to be recognized by one of the leading organizations in the fastest growing analytical market in the world."