UV-Vis analysis on the next level

UV-Vis analysis on the next level

Six new UV-i Selection UV-VIS spectrophotometer models 

Multi-faceted increase in efficiency 

UV-1900i: awarded system with new functionalities


Shimadzu, one of the world leaders in analytical instrumentation, has released six new UV-VIS spectrophotometer models under a new UV-i Selection brand. These instruments are equipped as standard with the LabSolutions UV-Vis analytical data system for UV-VIS spectrophotometers. The UV-i Selection systems are well-suited for use in a wide range of fields, including academia, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. They offer a highly user-friendly operability, automated analysis of multiple samples and other features to satisfy a broad spectrum of customer needs.

The six models in the UV-i Selection series are the UV-1900i, UV-2600i, UV-2700i, UV-3600i Plus, SolidSpec-3700i and SolidSpec-3700i DUV. The letter “i” stands for

  • the “intelligence” to determine automatically whether samples pass or fail criteria, relieving users from the tedium of repetitive quality control steps
  • “innovation” covering automatic measurement to improve operating efficiency
  • “informatics” meaning improved data analysis efficiency and stronger data management functionality.

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Shimadzu’s New GC/MS Forensic Toxicological Database V2

Screening for Forensic Chemicals for the Purpose of Specifying the Causes of Intoxication and Verifying Drug-Related Crimes
Shimadzu’s New GC/MS Forensic Toxicological Database Ver.2

Oxford – Introducing new range of SEM-EDS detector with Xplore

Oxford Instruments, the global leader in microanalysis systems, is proud to announce that its NanoAnalysis division has launched the compact Xplore Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) for the electron microscope

Oxford – AZtecTEM: The next generation of EDS for TEM

Oxford Instruments, the global leader in nanoanalysis systems, is proud to introduce AZtecTEM with Ultim® Max for TEM, to once again transform the capability and use of EDS on the transmission electron microscope.

AZtecTEM, powered by Ultim Max, delivers unparalleled EDS performance on the transmission electron microscope (TEM). Ultim Max delivers up to a 3x increase in sensitivity compared to previous generation SDD detectors. This combined with a 4x increase in detector speed opens up new applications for EDS in the TEM including biology and in situ live chemical analysis.

High sensitivity, and high-speed Ultim Max EDS detectors allow the use of AZtecLive in a TEM for the first time. AZtecLive combines live X-ray maps, electron images and X-ray spectra allowing real-time feedback of chemistry changes when specimens are exposed to heat, liquids, gases or electrical fields. This enhanced functionality will change the way in situ experiments in the TEM are performed. This will allow users to re-evaluate the way they design advanced materials and understand the reactions that underpin clean energy.

AZtecTEM uniquely quantifies elemental composition by mass thickness. This delivers more accurate quantification across the entire range of specimens analysed in a TEM and critically allows users to measure the thickness of their specimens using EDS alone, opening up an entire new dimension of measurement.

According to TEM Product Manager, Dr. Samuel Marks, the new range of detectors will offer new capability and productivity for currently challenging fields of analysis. “The sensitivity of Ultim Max detectors for TEM combined with new AZtecLive technology will transform the way customers understand chemistry as it happens in the TEM. This will open up a new range of applications for elemental analysis.”

SHIMADZU – NEW Nexera Series

Shimadzu’s New Nexera UHPLC Series with AI and IoT Enhancements Sets Industry Standard for Intelligence, Efficiency and Design

Shimadzu Corporation announces the release of the Nexera Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph series, incorporating artificial intelligence as Analytical Intelligence, allowing systems to detect and resolve issues automatically. The Nexera series makes lab management simple by integrating IoT and device networking, enabling users to easily review instrument status, optimize resource allocation, and achieve higher throughput.

The Nexera UHPLC series maximizes reliability and uptime with fully unattended workflows that span from startup to shut-down. Operators can set the Nexera to start up at a specified time, so that it can complete auto-purge, equilibration, baseline checks and system suitability in advance, and be ready for analysis before they arrive at the lab. In addition, FlowPilot ramps up the flow rate gradually, reducing the possibility of damage to columns. The Nexera also has auto-diagnostics and auto-recovery capabilities that allow it to monitor pressure fluctuations to check for anomalies.

With remote mobile phase monitoring and integrated consumables management, the system maximizes uptime and reliability. Real-time monitoring of mobile phase levels allows lab personnel to efficiently run batches and respond accordingly if there isn’t enough mobile phase before starting a run. In addition, Nexera tracks consumable usage and sends alerts when parts need replacing, allowing users to keep the system running at peak performance. The Nexera UHPLC series allows analysts to confirm parameters and monitor chromatograms in real time directly from a web browser on their smart device.

The Nexera’s elegant, compact design saves valuable bench space. Because it uses over 80% less electricity when on standby, it significantly reduces running costs and supports an environmentally-friendly lab.

Key components of the Nexera UHPLC series include:

  • Mobile Phase Monitor MPM-40
  • System Controller SCL-40, CBM-40
  • Absorbance Detector SPD-40 / SPD-40V and Photodiode Detector SPD-M40
  • Solvent Delivery Unit LC-40 series
  • Autosampler SIL-40 series / PLATE CHANGER
  • Column Oven CTO-40 series

For more details, visit Nexeraseries.com

Shimadzu – Νέος Αναλυτικός Ζυγός “AP225W” Semi-micro

Shimadzu announces the release of its “AP225W” semi-micro analytical balance. While being capable of measuring up to 220 g, it also features a minimum reading of 0.01 mg (1/100,000th of a gram).

This high-end model completes measurements in approximately two seconds, and can measure up to 220 g on the order of 0.01 mg. Using the standard attachment “AP holder”, a measuring flask or test tube can be held in a tilted position. Moreover, incorporating the optional “STABLO-AP” ionizer on the main unit will quickly eliminate static electricity charged on the container and sample, thus enhancing the reliability of measurements. Connecting the AP225W to the “LabSolutions Balance” measurement data management system enables an environment that complies with various standards.