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courtesy photos 14 June 9 - 15, 2014 | fwbusinesspress.com Startup resource Shimadzu Institute provides entrepreneurs with access to instruments, expertise n Robert Francis rfrancis@bizpress.net The Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies at the University of Texas at Arlington has been reaching out to several companies to serve as research partners – including many smaller startups and entrepreneurial ventures. “We have seven centers with different research areas, said Joe A. Barrera, director of the Shimadzu Institute. “We’re looking for research opportunities that can easily or quickly translate to market solutions. We have not only instrumentations, but companies can hire our own expertise and they can give a lot of research insight and drive some research insight for companies or small startups that don’t have that expertise.” Barrera, who earned his doctorate in cell and molecular biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2009, was named director of the Shimadzu Institute in February 2013. . The laboratory was established in 2012 through the support of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and the University of Texas at Arlington. The mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry research center includes a large number of mass spectrometers, as well as state-of-the-art supporting peripheries and other spectroscopy instrumentation. The institute was renamed Shimadzu in February to honor a $7.5 million monetary donation from Maryland-based Shimadzu The Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies at the University of Texas at Arlington looks for research opportunities that can translate to market solutions. Scien