Shimadzu Scientific Instruments



Volume 27
Issue 12

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Company Description

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the North American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. SSI was established in 1975 to provide analytical solutions to a wide range of laboratories in the Americas. With a vast installed base and preferred vendor status at many institutions, SSI's instruments are used by top researchers across the globe, customers who can count on the stability, experience, and support only Shimadzu offers.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV–vis

  • FT-IR

  • Fluorescence

  • Atomic (AA/ICP)

  • X-ray (EDX/XRD/XRF)

  • GC–MS-MS

  • LC–MS-MS

Markets Served

Shimadzu offers more spectroscopy instrumentation, with more software and accessory options, than any other company. This flexibility enables spectroscopists in virtually any laboratory, from biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and industrial to academic, forensic, and environmental, to select the instrument best suited to their application. Shimadzu provides free technical support for the life of the instruments and encourages customer alliances to further product development.

Major Products/Services

Shimadzu meets your needs for ruggedness, ease of use, validation, and applications with a variety of UV–vis spectrophotometers.

  • Compact, high-resolution UV-1800

  • Easy-to-use UVmini-1240

  • Bioscience-oriented BioSpec-mini

  • Micro-volume (1 µL to 2 µL samples) BioSpec-nano

  • Single monochromator UV-2600 with measurement capabilities to 1400 nm

  • Double monochromator UV-2700 with absorbance level to 8 Abs

  • Three-detector UV-3600 UV-VIS-NIR

  • SolidSpec-3700 UV-VIS-NIR

FT-IR: From research to routine tasks, our systems deliver stable, reliable, high-precision infrared analysis for a wide range of applications.

Fluorescence: High-performance spectrofluorophotometer handles a range of applications from routine analysis to high level R&D.

AA/ICP: Simultaneous ICP and our series of high-quality AA spectrometers offer superior reliability, precision, sensitivity, and throughput to deliver maximum performance and value.

X-ray: Our EDX/XRF/XRD systems are packed with powerful features to provide users with versatile, easy-to-use solutions.


Shimadzu's US headquarters includes customer service and technical support, as well as a customer training and education center. Ten regional facilities, strategically located around the US, provide customers with local sales, service, and technical support.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

7102 Riverwood Drive

Columbia, MD 21046


(800) 477-1227

(410) 381-1227


(410) 381-1222




US: 350

Worldwide: 10,100


Shimadzu Scientific

Instruments: 1975

Shimadzu Corporation: 1875