Shimadzu and MIDI, Inc. Partner to Launch Automated Chromatographic Data Analysis Solutions
8 Mar 2017
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. and MIDI, Inc. have joined forces to develop and market automated chromatographic solutions for agri-biotech, biodefence, dietary supplement, food science, forensics and renewable energy laboratories.
The automated testing solutions are designed to save analysis time and reduce labour costs, while providing unprecedented analytical accuracy.
Under the terms of the agreement, Shimadzu is combining its 2010 GC, i-Series UHPLC, GCMS chromatography systems and LabSolutions software with MIDI, Inc.’s expert system software. Sherlock chromatography analysis software is a comprehensive and powerful data analysis platform, which precisely names compounds, performs complex pattern recognition and gives customers the ability to visually analyse their data in many different ways. Results are delivered automatically, reproducibly and objectively.
The first product launch will be for automated microbial identification and soil phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis on Shimadzu’s 2010 GC product line, followed by solutions for the UHPLC and GCMS instruments. The integrated products will be exhibited at the 2017 Pittsburgh Conference and Expo - booth #4112.
Gary Jackoway, MIDI Inc.'s Vice President and Director of Software Development, said: “We are delighted to partner with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and have been impressed by their technology, team and customer support philosophy. This partnership will make automated and precise chromatography available to more customers than ever before and allow those customers to achieve maximum efficiency, reduce the learning curve and lower their labor costs.”
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. Marketing Manager, Mark Janeczko, added: “Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. is pleased to establish this important partnership. MIDI, Inc. has a long history of expertise in successfully automating and analyzing complex chromatographic data in growth markets. By combining their Sherlock software platform with state-of-the- art Shimadzu analytical instrumentation, along with our breadth of sales and support, we can offer even more customer-focused solutions.”