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Shimadzu gives major gift to University of Texas

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc., of Columbia, the American arm of Japanese analytical instruments manufacturer Shimadzu Corp., is giving $7.5 million to the University of Texas at Arlington, it was announced Thursday by the university. The Shimadzu commitment is the largest philanthropic gift in the history of UT Arlington.

In honor of the gift, the university will change the name of the Institute for Research Technologies at UT Arlington to the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies. The institute will house $25.2 million in equipment from Shimadzu, bringing advanced scientific equipment to Texas, including some instruments that will debut in the U.S.