Shimadzu’s investments and commitment for developing new analytical and medical technologies for tomorrow

In the year of its 50th anniversary in Europe, Shimadzu has been awarded the NRW.INVEST Award 2018 for outstanding investments and commitment to the location. This prestigious award is presented by North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany’s industrial heartland and most populated federal state. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economics and Digitalization, presented the award in Düsseldorf at the end of June. Founded in 1968 with five employees, Shimadzu today supervises more than 700 employees across Europe from its European headquarters in Duisburg. The city is also home to Shimadzu’s European Innovation Center, a think tank that combines academic and scientific know-how from universities with Shimadzu's high-quality analytical technologies to design new solutions for tomorrow. "Merging analytical and medical technology methods breaks new grounds in diagnosis and treatment, especially of endocrine disorders, cancer and dementia," says Jürgen Kwass, Managing Director Shimadzu Europe. "These include, for example, chromatography/mass spectrometry combined with angiography or near-infrared photoimmunotherapy."