Shimadzu Corp.


Shimadzu Corp.

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name = Shimadzu Corp.

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foundation = 1875
location_city = Kyoto
location_country = flag|Japan
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products = Scientific instruments
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slogan = Solutions for Science
homepage =http://www.shimadzu.com/
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Nihongo|Shimadzu Corporation|株式会社島津製作所|Kabushiki-gaisha Shimazu Seisakusho (tyo|7701) is a manufacturer of precision instruments, measuring instruments and medical equipment, based in Kyoto, Japan.

The company was established by Genzo Shimadzu (島津 源蔵 "Shimazu Genzō") in 1875. X-ray devices, the spectrum camera, the electron microscope, and the gas chromatograph were developed and commercialized in advance of other Japanese companies. In 2002, Koichi Tanaka, a longstanding employee, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a method of mass spectrometric analysis of biological macromolecules. The company also developed an ultra-high speed video camera, HyperVision HPV-1, which is capable of recording at 1,000,000 FPS. [ [http://www1.shimadzu.com/products/test/hsvc.html A page about HyperVision HPV-1 on official site] ] [ [http://www.engadget.com/2005/03/29/shimadzus-million-frame-per-second-video-camera/ Engadget article about camera] ]

Other products developed by Shimadzu include head-mounted displays [ [http://www.shimadzu.co.jp/hmd/dg-a.html Shimadzu Data Glass 3/A] ] .

Shimadzu is the worlds only producer of a "Direct-Conversion" Flat Panel Detector for Cardiac, Angiography and General Radiography examinations. [http://www.shimadzu.com/products/medical/oh80jt0000001x50.html Safire FPD technology]

External links

*en icon [http://www.shimadzu.com/ Shimadzu Corporation Global]

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