The analysis of whole blood, plasma, serum and urine is a most insightful method in clinical research. Since the sensitivity of analytical instrumentations systems has improved steadily in recent years, research results and reliability have increased as well.


In clinical applications, analytical instruments unfold a multitude of benefits:

  • They support quality of life. Analytical instruments help to elucidate efficiency and toxicity of pharmaceuticals. Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics study by using them is inevitable in drug research and development.
  • They help to save lives, particularly when it comes to time-critical situations, e.g. through acute intoxication, medical or drug abuse.
  • They analyze over- and undersupply of vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
  • They are applied in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
  • They uncover fraud in sports, particularly in animal or human doping. At the same time, analytical systems support health protection of animals and humans, even in the long-term.

Clinical Research

Clinical research encompasses a number of application areas, from therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and endocrinology to clinical toxicology, with the analysis of whole blood, plasma, serum and urine being a cornerstone application. This research requires innovative solutions and high-sensitivity analytical instruments to ensure high-quality, reliable results you can trust.


Medical Devices

A shift in medicine is occurring, and the future of healthcare is moving toward preventative medicine and maintaining proper health. This paradigm shift will rely on advanced screening platforms detecting disease in its infancy, or prior to onset. As the only major analytical solutions provider that operates in both analytical and medical instrument manufacturing businesses, Shimadzu is well-suited to meet  the challenges of this changing landscape.

Medical Devices

Examples of medical devices include: