The wait was over! After two long years during which numerous trade fairs could only take place virtually – or even had to be canceled – due to COVID-19, Shimadzu’s trade fair calendar is now completely full again. A big highlight on that calendar was analytica 2022 in Munich, one of the largest leading trade fairs in the world for innovative laboratory technology and pioneering biotechnology. Several Shimadzu product innovations celebrated their European premieres at analytica 2022.
For over 50 years, the analytica trade fair in Munich has been a fixture in the diaries of people interested in analytics all over Europe. For Shimadzu, analytica is an absolute highlight of the trade fair schedule. This year, the theme permeating over 190 square meters of exhibition space will be: Faster. Higher. Further.
Innovations and product premieres
The urge to discover something new and push beyond previous boundaries is what drives both science in general and instrumental analytics. This is reflected in the exhibited products. Visitors can learn about new highlights and current systems in chromatography, spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, TOC and material testing, which includes several European premieres as well as systems never before exhibited in Europe.
At the Shimadzu press conference on June 21, the highlights and new products where presented to the European public for the first time.
Four new products for improved performance in the laboratory
After a long period of absence, Shimadzu is once again looking forward to presenting new products and software live at. Four of these highlights were
LCMS-2050: High-end performance in a compact form
With the LCMS-2050, Shimadzu introduces a new single quadrupole LCMS detector that is impressive not only due to its compact size, but also because of its long service life and ease of use – without compromising on key specifications such as sensitivity, flexibility or speed. The LCMS-2050 combines high-performance liquid chromatography (LC) with the qualitative possibilities of mass spectrometry (MS). With an extensive range of features such as a dual ion source (HESI/APCI), high sensitivity, and the MASS-IT function, it provides reliable analysis with high-end results. Thanks to this combination, it is possible to record all the compounds in a sample in one go. During the development of the LCMS-2050, Shimadzu focused on providing an intelligent system that will keep pace with technology over the next decade.
LabSolutions MD – new software
The new LabSolutions MD software provides additional support for the established “Method Scouting” functionality for automated column and solvent screening using “Analytical Quality by Design” (AQbD). Thanks to a multifactorial design, only a reduced number of experiments are thus required to capture a set analytical space. Computer simulations of the retention behavior of the substances being analyzed within this space enable fast, statistically sound decisions about suitable, robust separation conditions, while also reducing the risk of error. In combination with the Shimadzu LabSolutions software, LabSolutions MD provides data management, analysis and intuitive reporting, all in one database, and ensuring data integrity.
MALDI-8030 – sophisticated technology for the laboratory bench
The MALDI-8030 is the latest in a long line of MALDI-TOF products from Shimadzu. Compared with the MALDI-8020, the performance data of the MALDI-8030 have been extended to capture compounds that are best suited to analysis in the negative ion mode. This benchtop, linear MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer with dual-polarity provides outstanding performance in a compact housing, and is thus the ideal choice for today’s increasingly sophisticated laboratories.
TOC-1000e – analysis in miniature
TOC-1000e is the first instrument of the eTOC series of online TOC analyzers designed for pure water applications. TOC-1000e provides highly-sensitive detection in the smallest and lightest housing on the market. This makes it ideal for fields requiring high-purity water applications, such as precision manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and semiconductors. Thanks to its minimal space requirements of less than an A4 piece of paper, the TOC-1000e can be installed flexibly – either as a benchtop, wall-mounted, or pole-mounted unit. The system complies with the requirements of major pharmacopeias such as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the European Pharmacopeia (EP). Shimadzu looks back on a 50-year tradition in providing highly innovative and reliable TOC instrumentation. Looking into the history of the development of these products, it becomes clear why Shimadzu is today the world market leader in this field.