Products: Sherlock Chromatographic Analysis System (CAS): Supports Shimadzu GC-2010/2030

Complex Chromatographic Solutions for Shimadzu's GC Customers

In 2017, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) and MIDI, Inc. formed a strategic partnership to develop and market automated chromatographic solutions for agri-biotech, biodefense, dietary supplement, food science, forensics and renewable energy laboratories. These automated testing solutions will save analysis time, reduce labor costs, while providing unprecedented analytical accuracy over the "manual" chromatography approaches used in these industries.

These solutions are now available for Shimadzu Corporation's GC-2010/2030 hardware and LabSolutions™ software.

The Sherlock CAS is now in use in The USA, Europe and South Korea.


MIDI Sherlock Chromatographic Analysis System (CAS)

Soil Microbial Community Analysis by Fatty Acid Profiling


Multiple different Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) methods and instrument types have been used to determine soil lipid profiles. However, most of this analysis is performed manually, is time consuming and error-prone. The Sherlock™ PLFA Analysis System in conjunction with a high-throuput PLFA method co-developed between MIDI, Inc. and the USDA-ARS (Buyer and Sasser, 2012) automatically names all the PLFAs and NLFAs in a sample, categorizes them by microbial origin (e.g. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi) and performs biomass calculations and ratios (e.g. Fungi/Bacteria).

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