Shimadzu Corporation is working to contribute to society through science and technology. From food safety to personal health, from improving the environment to developing industry, we are devising answers to the diverse challenges in society.
Why does drinking tea make you feel calm? The answer is an ingredient called theanine. The substance, found in tea leaves, causes the brain to relax and also is thought to help prevent dementia.*1 Shimadzu analysis technology is contributing to that research.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.*2 Therefore, detecting the disease early is of the utmost importance. Shimadzu Corporation has developed breast cancer examination technology that can detect even small breast cancers by simply lowering the breast into a detector hole. It contributes to women’s health using patient-friendly technology.
*1 Reference: Yosuky Kataoka et al., “Preventive effect of green tea containing theanine at a high concentration on dementia in aged volunteers,” The Journal of Japan Mibyou System Association, 15(1), 17-23, 2009
*2 Source: World Cancer Research Fund International