Shimadzu celebrates in 2020 its 50th anniversary in mass spectrometry. The company offers a comprehensive range of products and has significantly driven this technology in recent years.
50 years of MS at Shimadzu
Shimadzu celebrates in 2020 its 50th anniversary in mass spectrometry. The company offers a comprehensive range of products and has significantly driven this technology in recent years. It is a method that determines the mass of atoms or molecules and is generally suitable for complex samples, e.g. in food analysis. But the method is also used for the quality control in pharmaceutics, for research, and contract laboratories in science and industry.
The development of Shimadzu’s first GC-MS is the result of cooperation with the Swedish LKB company: In 1970, the GCMS-9000 was introduced and launched on the international market. Further milestones followed; here are just a few examples out of 50 years of MS history:
From single-quadrupole instruments for routine measurements, to triple-quadrupole systems for highest sensitivity in quantification, and up to high-resolution TOF instruments, mass spectrometry is ideal for the analysis of unknown substances. Shimadzu offers a wide range of products for various requirements:
Shimadzu supports laboratories and scientists with a variety of highly precise, fast, fully automated and environmentally friendly methods that can detect multiple parameters at lowest doses. Trends and future topics are also a major part. In addition to instrument miniaturization and automation, these are coupling technologies that drive the sensitivity and accuracy of analysis and measurements. Coupling technologies enable new applications that will be at the forefront of scientific research, but will also move into health centers - including projections of everyday applications in food retailing or the home environment as a technology that provides accurate data on personal health and food safety.
In combination with digital change as another powerful driving force of the future, coupling technologies are making ever more seamless processes possible and provide more accurate and faster measurements. These technologies are complementing each other as a catalyst for creativity and future possibilities.
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