Drug Metabolism (ADME, DMPK)

Shimadzu offers many innovative application and data management solutions to help you accelerate your drug development process while fulfilling regulatory compliance needs.


Ultra-Fast LC front-end system for high throughput screening MS

Ultra-Fast LC front-end system for high throughput screening MS

As the demand for higher throughput increases, shorter run times and higher sensitivity analyses become increasingly important. The use of Nexera UHPLC can improve both analysis efficiency and sensitivity. The lowest sample carry-over on the market is another highly advantageous feature. It contributes cost-savings to the lab and therefore reduces investment.


Automated on-line sample pretreatment LC system

Co-Sense for Bio Analysis is an on-line sample pretreatment system for biological samples. Deproteinization and concentration followed by dilution processes improve efficiency, reduce cost and increase sensitivity.

Automated on-line sample pretreatment LC system
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Multi-vendor software control compatibility

The Prominence HPLC series are universally compatible with multi-vendor software for LC/MS and LC/MS/MS, including Analyst® (Applied Biosystems), Xcalibur®(Thermo Scientific).
This can accelerate bioanalysis studies using MS and MSMS systems with extremely near-zero sample carry-over.

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System Lineup

Data Systems Informatics
In the pharmaceutical industry, compliance to regulations and guidelines, such as CSV and PIC/S GMP and U.S. FDA 21 CFR Part 11, and the proper, efficient management of instrumentation and analytical data is required. Shimadzu's LabSolutions network-compatible analysis data system provides a fast and efficient management of instruments. Review our lineup of Data Management Software tools: LabSolutions LC/GC, LabSolutions DB, LabSolutions CS, LabSolutions GPC, LabSolutions IR, LabSolutions RF and C-R8A Integrator.
With the fastest multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) transition times available today, high-speed multi-analyte detection with 500 MRM transitions in one second, and unsurpassed polarity switching speed, the LCMS-8060, LCMS-8050, LCMS-8040 and LCMS-8045 triple quadrupole LC/MS/MS systems delivers speed beyond compare. Combining these advanced mass spectrometry technologies with Shimadzu's world-leading Nexera UHPLC performance creates a unique system approach to ultra fast mass spectrometry detection.
Dried Plasma Spots Dried Plasma Spots
NoviplexTM cards are a simple, powerful tool used to collect a volumetric sample of plasma (2.5 µL) from a non-volumetric application of whole blood in just minutes.
LC/HPLC Liquid Chromatography
For over 40 years Shimadzu has been recognized as a leader in innovative and robust Liquid Chromatography instrumentation. Liquid chromatography has become an integral analytical tool for researchers and analysts across the entire workflow of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical analysis from Drug Discovery through Clinical Trials and into production and Quality Assurance. Whether your requirements are for a stand-a-lone HPLC/UHPLC or as a front-end to Mass Spectrometry Shimadzu's line of liquid chromatography products will meet or extend your application needs. Review our comprehensive lineup of instruments: Nexera X2 UHPLC, Nexera SR UHPLC, Nexera MP Front End UHPLC, Nexera UC SFE-SFCNexera-i Integrated UHPLC, Nexera HPLC/UHPLC Method Scouting, Prominence HPLCProminence-I Integrated HPLC, Prominence nano LC, Prep LC.
Prep-scale liquid chromatography Prep-scale liquid chromatography
Shimadzu has installed more than 2000 preparative HPLC systems throughout the world, and remains committed to improving the purity and speed of separation and making this technique more cost effective. Using our broad experience and technologies at various scales and in diverse fields, we have significantly enhanced the performance that can be obtained from preparative HPLC.
Automated Protein Seperation Automated Protein Seperation
Perfinity technology, through automation and patented immobilized enzyme reactor columns, accelerates protein sample preparation workflows and provides reproducibility to proteolysis which cannot be obtained through traditional methods.
Gas Chromatography Mass Spetrometry Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
For over 30 years Shimadzu has been a leader in design innovations, such as our front access ion source, high efficiency ion optics, 20,000 µ/second scan speed, and post-quadrupole focusing lenses. Shimadzu is a market leader in system ruggedness combined with exceptional performance, simplified operation, and maintenance. Review our comprehensive lineup of instruments: the GCMS-TQ8050, GCMS-QP2020, and the GCMS-QP2010 SE.
ICPE-9800 ICPE-9800 Series
The new Shimadzu ICPE-9800 series is designed to help you meet the latest regulatory sensitivity guidelines for metal impurities in pharmaceuticals using ICPE. Support for the management of electronic data in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 is available.
X-ray X-Ray Instruments
Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) fluorescence spectrometry is used to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of samples by measuring re-emitted characteristic X-rays from elements. The ideal tool for non-destructive applications, EDX allows measurement of a wide variety of sample types, such as solids, powders, and thin films, in many different applications areas, including electronics, chemicals, and foods.
Micro-volume UV-Visible Spectrophotometers Micro-volume UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
The Shimadzu BioSpec-nano is a low-maintenance micro-volume spectrophotometer designed for the modern life science laboratory. It offers superior detection limits compared to comparable competitive systems, making it the perfect instrument for quantitation of DNA, RNA, protein analysis, and photometric measurements. Quantitation can be rapidly and simply measured required volumes of only 1µL. And, with dedicated functions, such as automated sample mounting and wiping, the BioSpec-nano offers a rapid 3-second analysis time and a 10-second cycle time between samples.
UV-Visible Spectrophotometers UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
Shimadzu has been developing UV-Vis spectrophotometers for 60 years, and continues to manufacture instruments that meet scientists' needs for ruggedness, ease of use, validation and applications. Our current lineup features the general, all-purpose UV-1900i with best-in-class resolution and built-in biological software, introductory research-grade UV-2600, with an extended range to 1400nm, and the double monochromator UV-2700, which is capable of high Abs measurements. These compact systems are equipped with proprietary low-ray-ligh gratings, offer USB connectivity, and come with the full-featured UVProbe software.
Particle Analyzers Particle Analyzers
From dense to super-fine particles, Shimadzu has the high-performance Particle Size Analyzer for applications in pharmaceuticals, metals, minerals, cosmetics, food, civil engineering, the environment and more.
Nexera UC Nexera UC SFE-SFC
Supercritical fluid enables highly efficient sample extraction and chromatographic analysis. The Nexera UC uniquely combines supercritical fluid extraction and supercritical fluid chromatography to provide the industries’ first online Unified Chromatography system. Various configurations are available including on-line SFE-SFC-MS, SFC-MS, SFC Chiral Screening System, and SFC-UV.
LC-MS Nexera Comprehensive 2D-LC
Nexera-e enables the separation of even the most complex mixtures, providing a new level of knowledge and understanding of sample analytes. This is especially beneficial for the identification and quantitation of analytes in pharmaceutical impurities, peptides, lipids, and proteolytic digests.
Edman Chemistry Protein Sequencer Edman Chemistry Protein Sequencer
Protein sequencing via automated Edman degradation chemistry remains a simple and robust solution for many labs, delivering unambiguous data that is much less complex than the data obtained through mass spectrometry-based techniques.
Fluorescnce Fluorescence
Fluorescence is typically 100 to 1000 times more sensitive than traditional absorption techniques. Providing enhanced sensitivity and dynamic range the RF-6000 Spectrofluorometerenables a wide-range of Luminescence measurement techniques including Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Bioluminescence, Chemiluminescence, and Electro-Luminescence. Application areas include Pharmaceuticals, Life Science research, Chemicals, Environmental, Foods, and Electrical/Electronics.
Balances Balances
Shimadzu has introduced user-friendly instruments and features to the market, such as: the temperature-based fully-automatic calibration in 1985, the first one-piece force cell (OPF, later renamed UniBloc) in 1989, the high-sensitivity AEM-5200 Micro Balance in 1993, and the unique Windows® Direct feature perfectly suited for the computerized laboratory of the 21st Century. Moving forward, Shimadzu is committed to providing innovative products for the analytical marketplace. Learn more now.

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