UV-Vis Spectrophotometers

Shimadzu has been developing UV-Vis spectrophotometers for more than 60 years, and continues to manufacture instruments that meet scientists' needs for ruggedness, ease of use, validation and applications. Our current lineup features the technologically advanced double-beam UV-1900, which enhances usability, performance, and compliance, the 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.

The research-grade UV-Vis-NIR systems, UV-3600 Plus and SolidSpec-3700, incorporate three detectors, which help to achieve excellent sensitivity during transmittance and reflectance, even in the switchover range, while significantly reducing noise.

Additional models include the versatile single-beam UV-1280 and the low-maintenance, micro-volume BioSpec-nano. Designed for the modern life science laboratory, the BioSpec-nano provides quick, easy nucleic acid quantitation and protein analysis with 1µL to 2µL samples.

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Product Lineup


Shimadzu’s SolidSpec-3700/3700DUV spectrophotometers are top-of-the-line systems offering high sensitivity, deep UV measurement and large sample compartments.

UV-3600 Plus

Incorporating the latest technology to achieve high sensitivity, high resolution, and an ultra-low stray light level, leading the way to new solutions.

UV-2600, UV-2700

The compact UV-2600/2700 is a universal, research-grade spectrophotometer that can be used in a wide range of fields, and easily expanded to suit the measurement objective.


The UV-1900 is a double-beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer using Shimadzu's original LO-RAY-LIGH™ diffraction grating technology.


Boasting the highest resolution (1 nm) and the smallest footprint of all compact standalone UVs in its class, the UV-1800 Spectrophotometer delivers better performance and ease of use with powerful functionality and UVProbe software, supplied as standard.


Designed by the leaders in UV-Visible Spectroscopy for molecular absorption quantitative analysis, the UV-1280 Multipurpose UV-Visible Spectrophotometer offers wavelength scanning from 190-1100nm.

Options for the Water Lab

The Water Analysis Package offers an easy to use and convenient “User Defined” option for the included 39 analytes.


The BioSpec-nano is a spectrophotometer suitable for carrying out concentration checks for DNA and R...

LabSolutions UV-Vis

Analytical Data System for UV-Vis Spectrophotometers


UVProbe is multifunctional, easy-to-use software supplied as standard with Shimadzu UV-VIS Spectrophotometers.

Beer Analyzer Software for Shimadzu UV-1800

User-friendly software coupled with Shimadzu UV-1800 measures: Bitterness, Color, Polyphenols, and Diacetyl Content.

Accessories & Components

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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