• 50 Years in the Analytical Instrument Marketplace


50 Years in the Analytical Instrument Marketplace

Jan 28 2008

This year Jasco celebrates its 50th anniversary in the analytical instrumentation market. Founded in 1958 by a group of researchers at the Institute of Optics of Tsukuba University, the company has gone from a small, local company to a global corporation now located in over 57 countries. Today, JASCO manufactures both spectroscopy and chromatography instruments and continues to meet the needs of its customers with quality products and a pro-active service and support team. The company’s line-up of products includes: UV-Vis/NIR, Dispersive Raman, FT-Raman, FT-IR, Polarimetry, Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism (CD), Dissolution, NSOM, HPLC, SFC/SFE, and Extreme Speed X-LC®

Over the years Jasco have achieved many milestones. Some of these can be seen here below:

1958 : DS-101 is first JASCO’s Prism Infrared Spectrophotometer
1962 : CD and ORD measurements introduced
1971 : UV-Vis spectrophotometers with digital readout
1972 : UVIDEC-100 world's first variable wavelength UV-Vis HPLC detector
1976 : Tri-Rotar world's first single-pump low-pressure mixing gradient system
1985 : Supercritical Fluid Chromatography introduced
1987 : LC-800 HPLC module series with individual microprocessor control
1997 : Spectra Manager is JASCO's unique Cross-Platform Software
2005 : Introduction of X-LC® Extreme Speed LC
2007 : Latest product enrichment with P-2000 Multi-option polarimeter and Preparative SFC

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