Shimadzu Scientific Instruments


Special Issues

LCGC SupplementsSpecial Issues-12-01-2013
Volume 31
Issue 12

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the North American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

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 Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • Ultra high-pressure LC

  • Ultra-fast LC

  • Analytical/prep HPLC

  • Nano LC

  • 2D LC

  • High temperature LC

  • LC–MS-MS

  • GC

  • GC–MS-MS

Markets Served

Shimadzu's product line flexibility enables chromatographers in any environment to select the instrument best suited to their application. Shimadzu instruments are found in a wide range of labs, including academic research, pharmaceutical, forensic, food and beverages, biofuels, life sciences, and environmental. Shimadzu provides free technical support for the life of the instruments and encourages customer alliances to further product development.

Major Products/Services

Shimadzu offers a wide range of advanced UHPLC/HPLC, GC, and mass spectrometry systems and components. Key systems include:

  • Nexera UHPLC — At 19,000 psi, the modular Nexera achieves world-leading sensitivity and superior separation across the entire HPLC/UHPLC range.

  • Prominence UFLC/HPLC — Raises total system productivity to new levels by generating high-quality, reproducible data without sacrificing performance, reliability, or ruggedness.

  • Integrated HPLC — Demonstrates near-zero carryover and exceptional injector reproducibility.

  • LCMS-2020/8030/8040/8050 — User-friendly single-quad and triple quad LC-MS-MS systems deliver unprecedented speed, outstanding sensitivity, and high reliability.

  • GC-2010 Plus — Delivers precise, high-speed trace level analysis.

  • System GC — Fully applicated GC systems based on industry-standard methods.

  • Comprehensive GC — Provides separations of complex mixtures not possible with conventional GC.

  • GCMS-QP2010 Ultra — Single-quad GC–MS features best-in-class speed and excellent sensitivity for the ultimate in GC–MS performance.

  • GCMS-TQ8030 — Triple quad GC–MS-MS provides speed, sensitivity, and selectivity beyond comparison.


Shimadzu's US headquarters includes customer service and technical support, as well as a customer training and education center and an application laboratory. 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: 365

Worldwide: 10,350


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments: 1975

Shimadzu Corporation: 1875