Koichi Tanaka with the latest mass spectrometer "AXIMA-QIT"
And On to The Nobel Prize in 2002
A few months on from the Takarazuka symposium,in January 1988 Shimadzu Corporation launched the world's first ever matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometer (MALDI MS) the LAMS-50K. So it was that the laser team's good work had rapidly taken the form of a product. And Tanaka, who had been a key person responsible in the yearlong product development, after transferring to the Scientific Equipment Division, now worked relentlessly together with sales personnel visiting research facilities and pharmaceutical companies in Japan to ardently explain the features of the new product.
The Prize Story Index
- '83: A Quintet Team Is Created
- '84: Encouraging Advice from the Boss paving the Way to Success for Him
- The Continuous Struggle Through The '80s
- February '85: Breakthrough Time
- Meeting The "World" In '87
- And On to The Nobel Prize in 2002
- Teamwork and Tanaka's Talent