Nihon Kohden was established in 1951 by Dr Yoshio Ogino who developed the world’s first electroencephalograph (EEG) that was completely AC powered. Since then, the company has broadened its product range to include a variety of high technology medical equipment, such as patient monitors, electrocardiographs (ECGs), defibrillators, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), haematology analysers and other physiological measuring equipment and sensors. The company claims to be Japan's leading maker of EEGs, patient monitors, AEDs and medical electronic equipment.
Nihon Kohden also enters into strategic business relationships with international manufacturers of medical equipment to distribute their products. Its range of imported equipment includes cardiology, urology, respiratory care, anaesthesiology, emergency care, sports medicine and rehabilitation devices.
In November 2012, Nihon Kohden established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Resuscitation Solution, in the US. The company increased the capital of Resuscitation Solution to finance the acquisition of Defibtech, a US manufacturer of resuscitation equipment, which closed in November 2012. Defibtech became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Resuscitation Solution by means of a cash merger with a special purpose company established by Resuscitation Solution as the extinct company, and Defibtech as the surviving company.
The Nihon Kohden Medical Device Company Report provides a full review of the company's medical device activities, from its origins to its latest corporate activity, including mergers and acquisitions, agreements, divestitures and litigation. Sections are also included on products, corporate strategy and R&D.
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Key contact information Introduction to Nihon Kohden and its current activities Summary of its financial performance Key recent events in an “at a glance” format Strategic Focus
The company’s aims and its areas of focus Financial Review
Current year and annual financial data, including revenue breakdowns by product area and geographic region (if available) Table providing in-depth five-year financial analysis Employee data, including breakdown by company division and geographic location Product Overview
Core product areas, key brands, product approvals and launches Identifies the company’s major competitors Research and Development
How much has been invested in R&D? Where is the research based? What alliances and agreements does Nihon Kohden have and with whom? Manufacturing and Distribution
Identifying the company’s manufacturing locations Sales and marketing facilities Agreements
With whom has Nihon Kohden reached agreements and what do they involve? Key contracts awarded Mergers and Acquisitions
Key Corporate Events
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Table Of Contents
Nihon Kohden Medical Device Company Intelligence Report Table of Contents
OVERVIEW 2 STRATEGIC FOCUS 3 Long-Term Business Strategy 3 Mid-Term Business Strategy 5 Espicom View 5 FINANCIAL REVIEW 6 Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 6 Five-Year Financial Data 9 Outlook 10 Employees 10 PRODUCTS 11 Patient Monitors 11 Physiological Examination 13 ECGs 13 EEGs 14 Evoked Potential/EMG Measuring Systems 14 Haematology 14 Haemostasis 15 Emergency 15 Ventilation 16 Medical Supplies 16 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 17 RandD Expenses 17 RandD Facilities 17 Product Development Projects 17 Studies and Trials 18 MANUFACTURING AND SALES 19 Manufacturing 19 Sales 19 AGREEMENTS 20 LiDCO 20 Columbus Regional Hospital 20 VCM Medical 20 Metran 21 Z-Medica 21 Arrhythmia Research Technology 21 Cyberonics 22 Masimo 22 Vascular Solutions 22 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 23 Defibtech 23 Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma assets 23 Span Diagnostics assets 23 Neurotronics 23 Shanghai Kohden Medical Electronic Instrument Corporation 24 Nippon Biotest Laboratories 24 DIVESTITURES 25 TomTec Imaging Systems 25 DrÃ¤ger-Kohden 25 KEY CORPORATE EVENTS 26
List of Tables Recent Key Events 2 Nihon Kohden - Annual Financial Results, Fiscal Years 2007-2011 6 Nihon Kohden - Net Sales by Geographic Area, Fiscal Years 2007-2011 7 Nihon Kohden - Net Sales by Product Sector, Fiscal Years 2007-2011 7 Nihon Kohden - Five-Year Financial Summary 9 Nihon Kohden - Forecast FY2012 Financial Results 10 Nihon Kohden - Annual RandD Expenditure, Fiscal Years 2007-2011 17 Agreements Summary 20 Mergers and Acquisitions Summary 23
List of Charts Japanese Medical Device Market Forecast Change 5 Nihon Kohden - Annual Sales and Operating Income, Fiscal Years 2007-2011 6 Nihon Kohden - Net Sales by Geographic Area, Fiscal Years 2007-2011 7 Nihon Kohden - Net Sales by Business Area, Fiscal Years 2007-2011 8