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Application Handbook: Clinical

Shimadzu has released the first Application Handbook “Clinical”. It contains most advanced technologies and solutions such as chromatography, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy and life sciences instruments. With nearly 140 pages, the Application Handbook “Clinical” covers 47 real life applications related to hot subjects such as Vitamin D, steroids, immunosuppressants, catecholamines and amino acids analysis. The book is free of charge and can be downloaded (17 MB) at:

Analytical Tools for The Clinical World
In clinical applications, analytical instruments unfold a multitude of benefits:

  • They support the quality of human life. The concentration of medications in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), is assured, even though this may change ac-cording to age and health conditions and is dependent on gender, genetic constitution or interferences with other drugs.
  • 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 sport, 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 applications benefit from Shimadzu’s complete portfolio covering

  • chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC, GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, HPLC, UHPLC, LC-MS, LC-MS/MS)
  • spectroscopy (UV-Vis, FTIR, AAS, EDX, ICP-OES)
  • life sciences (MALDI-(TOF)-MS)
  • microchip-electrophoresis
  • biopharmaceutical (aggregate sizer)
  • observation of medical microbubbles in targeted drug delivery using the
    HPV-X2 ultra high-speed camera.

Shimadzu breaks new grounds by rethinking the use of mature technologies to develop new unique systems such as the iMScope TRIO. It combines an optical microscope with a mass spectrometer for insights on the molecular level.

For next-generation brain science, Shimadzu provides LABNIRS, an imaging technology for visualization of brain functions by functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).