health care

Bando Chemical Sets Sights on Expansion in Medical Equipment Business

Belt manufacturer Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) is focusing on growing its business for medical and health care equipment – a sector where demand is expected to grow going forward. As part of this approach, the company recently spent 10.55 billion yen ($96.48 million) on acquiring Aimedic MMT Co. Ltd., which handles production, sales and afterservice for plastic surgery equipment....

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Sumitomo Riko Continues Collaborative Efforts for Health With Itoshima City, Kyushu University

A three-party agreement between Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191), Itoshima City and Kyushu University has entered into its second term, which is set to span fiscal 2019–2021. Carried out at Itoshima City Hall, Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture, these joint efforts seek to build up a comprehensive regional care system while also making strides more broadly in the areas of health, medical...

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New Walking Trainer to Utilize Bridgestone’s Rubber Pneumatic Artificial Muscles

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has joined with Tokyo Medical and Dental University Professor Kenji Kawashima to develop a walking training machine aimed at helping improve the health of senior citizens. Looking toward commercialization, the company plans to begin verification testing for the machine in 2018. The walking training machine under development uses rubber pneumatic artificial muscles developed...

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