Shimadzu Corporation

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Shimadzu Corporation
Type Incorporated
Industry Laboratory equipment
Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 1 Nishinokyo-Kuwabara-cho,
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Employees 9,819[1]

Shimadzu Corporation develops, manufacturers, and markets a wide variety of laboratory instruments. Shimadzu also develops and distributes a variety of laboratory informatics software solutions.


Technology and products

LIMSsolution and LabSolutions

LIMSsolution is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that has been optimized to be "directly linked to analytical and measuring instruments."[2][3] (The product may not be available in all markets; it was removed from the main Shimadzu page in 2016 or '17 but is still found on the Australasia and Japan sites.)

LabSolutions is a suite of chromatography data systems (CDS) that "features an innovative operating environment and provides complete data management to ensure secure information in networked laboratories."[4] The three LabSolutions CDS solutions are:

LabSolutions LC/GC: "[E]nables simultaneous control and analysis of LC/GC systems and data for a more user-friendly environment"; optimal for labs with only a few users and instruments.[5]

LabSolutions DB: "[I]ntegrates a data management function with LabSolutions LC/GC and is compliant with the ER/ES Regulations"; optimal for labs with only a few instruments and no networking needs.[5]

LabSolutions CS: "[C]an read data from any personal computer on a network"; "analysis directions and instrument monitoring and control can be performed from a personal computer (client PC) not connected to the instruments"; optimal for large labs with many instruments and networking needs.[5]

A feature comparison of the versions can be found on the Shimadzu site.


Product: LIMSsolution
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[2]
Sample tracking?Y[2]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[2]
Task and event scheduling?Y[2]
Option for manual result entry?Y[2]
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[2]
Data and trend analysis?Y[2]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?Y[2]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[2]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[2]
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[2]
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[2]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[2]
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[2]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[2]
Report printing?Y[2]
Label support?Y[2]
Barcode support?Y[2]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?Y[2]
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[2]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?Y[2]
Web client or portal?Y[2]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served


Demonstration videos and other media

The following demonstration videos exist for the CDS LabSolutions CS:

Additional information


  1. "Corporate Profile - Shimadzu". Shimadzu Corporation. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 "LIMSsolution". Shimadzu Oceania. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  3. "LIMSsolution". Shimadzu Corporation. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  4. "LabSolutions". Shimadzu Corporation. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "LabSolutions Lineup". Shimadzu Corporation.