Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

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Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy-12-01-2016, Volume 31, Issue 12

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-MS)

  • 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

UV-vis: Shimadzu has been developing UV-vis spectrophotometers for over 60 years, and continues to manufacture instruments that meet scientists' needs for ruggedness, ease of use, validation, and applications. Key instruments include the micro-volume BioSpec-nano, compact, high-resolution UV-1800, high-performance UV-2600/2700, and three-detector UV-3600/3700.

FT-IR: From research to routine tasks, our systems, including the fast, sensitive IRTracer-100 and fully automated AIM-9000 microscope, deliver stable, reliable, high-precision infrared analysis for a wide range of applications.

Fluorescence: Delivering outstanding speed, stability, and sensitivity, and incorporating intuitive software, the high-performance RF-6000 spectrofluorophotometer offers ultimate performance for challenging applications in such markets as chemicals, environmental, pharmaceutical, and foods.

AA/ICP-MS: New ICPMS-2030 offers an exceptional combination of ease of use, high sensitivity, and low running costs while simultaneous ICPE and AA spectrometers 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 a customer service and training center, a solution center to showcase technologies, and a new innovation center that will house a team of engineers and scientists whose goal will be to develop close collaborations with universities, government agencies, and industry centers. Shimadzu's 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: 420

Worldwide: 11,050

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments: 1975
Shimadzu Corporation: 1875