UV-VIS Spectrophotometer has USB operation, 1 nm resolution.

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Occupying 45 x 49 cm footprint, UV-1800 functions as standalone instrument or can be PC-controlled with USB memory. There are multiple modes of operation, and LO-RAY-LIGHT low stray light diffraction grating minimizes stray light and noise levels. While included UVProbe data processing software lets users drag and drop data from optional USB memory stick onto PC, included USB interface gives users advantage of macros and graph functions available with commercial spreadsheet software.

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New UV Spectrophotometer Features USB Operation, Powerful Functionality and Small Footprint for Enhanced User Experience

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 4, 2007 - Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduces the UV-1800, its latest UV-VIS spectrophotometer. While still maintaining the highest level of wavelength resolution in its class (1 nm), the UV-1800 functions as a standalone instrument or can be PC-controlled with USB memory.

UVProbe data processing software comes standard with the UV-1800 so users can drag and drop data from an optional USB memory stick onto a PC. The USB interface gives users the advantage of macros and graph functions available with commercial spreadsheet software to reduce effort and enhance efficiency. USB memory saves spectral data, quantitation values and measurement parameters. In addition, it saves parameter settings so multiple users can share one instrument.

With the UV-1800, stray light and noise levels are reduced. Shimadzu's LO-RAY-LIGHT low stray light diffraction grating restricts stray light to half that of the UV-1700. A brighter optical system reduces the noise level (at 700 nm) to 25 percent of the previous model.

Multiple modes, including photometric, spectrum, quantitation, kinetics, time-scan, multi-component quantitation and biomethod, come standard on the UV-1800. The UV-1800 also offers automated security, and enhanced instrument validation and maintenance functions.

"By utilizing the UV-1800, users can start measurements just 30 minutes after installation," said John Monti, PhD, Shimadzu's spectroscopy product manager. "Its functional design and many powerful modes, combined with the ease of operation offered by UVProbe, make it simple to install and use directly out of the box."

The new design includes a 15-percent smaller footprint (45 cm W x 49 cm D) than the UV-1700 for placement close to other equipment; fewer keys that are spaced farther apart for trouble-free operation; and three display screens - parameter settings, progress status and results display - for clear information and ease of use.

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $2 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Instruments division is one of the world's largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. In 1975, SSI corporate headquarters was established in Columbia, Md., to provide analytical solutions to laboratories in North, Central, and parts of South America. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service and technical support. Visit www.ssi.shimadzu.com/ for more information.

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