Shimadzu celebrates 130 years

Shimadzu is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1875 by Genzo Shimadzu and initially produced physical and chemical apparatus for educational purposes. Milestones in the company’s history include: 1896: Shimadzu take the first radiographs one year after the discovery of X-rays; 1934: Shimadzu develop Japan’s first spectrograph; 1952: launch of first UV/vis spectrophotometer; 1953: first GC system was developed in Japan; 1988: world’s first MALDI-ToF-MS system was released.
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