SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD. and KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC.,
integrated our medical device business, and start "SB-KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC." as the brand new company.
1st Oct 2021 SB-KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC.
Started Production/sales of "Heart Positioner for Off-Pump CABG" in the United States.
Became a group company of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. (First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Delisted from the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Obtained Japanese Medical Device Approval of "Esophageal Stent".
Started production/sale of "biliary stent".
Succeeded to the Manufacture and Sales rights of "Low-Pressure Drainage Unit" and "Billially Stent".
Started sales of "Monopolar ESD Knife" in the United States.
Started production/sale of "Plasma Separator".
Concluded the exclusive distribution agreement for "Steerable Microcatheter" (Overseas product name : SwiftNINJA) with the US distributor.
Opened European office at Sumitomo Bakelite Europe N.V., Expanded sales in European Market.
Acquired Vaupel Holdings, Inc. in the United States.
Started production/sale of "Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft".
Expanded the domestic sales branches.
Started production/sale of "Polysulfone membrane dialyzers".
Obtained Japanese Medical Device Approval of "Low-Pressure Suction Drain Bag".
Obtained trade rights of Therapeutic Apheresis by transfer.
Opened Chinese office in Shanghai. Entered the Chinese market.
Obtained Japanese Medical Device Approval of "Monopolar ESD Knife".
Launched the Medical device brand " sumius".
Started production/sale of "blood component collection systems with leukocyte reduction filters".
Started production/sales of "potassium adsorption filter".
Opened Plant in Dongguan (Guangdong Province), Started manufacture of Medical Devices in China.
Started overseas production/sale of "blood bags with leukocyte reduction filters".
Constructed Korat Plant of KAWASUMI LABORATORIES (THAILAND)CO., LTD. in Thailand.
Obtained Japanese Medical Device Approval of "Percutaneous Transesophageal Gastrostomy kit" .
Started production/sale of "Apheresis kits".
Obtained Japanese Medical Device Approval of "Flexible Overtube".
Started sale of "Pneumo-Activate EVL Device".
Started production/sale of "Blood Bag with New Additive MAP Solution".
Established KAWASUMI LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC. in USA.
Four subsidiaries in Akita area were merged to form Akita Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
Sumibe Medicalcare Co., Ltd. was established for maintenance of homecare medical equipment.
Obtained Japanese Medical Device Approval of "Balloon Catheter for vascular treatment" (Aortic occlusion Balloon Catheter).
Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Sumibe Medical Co., Ltd. was established for manufacture and research of Medical devices.
Obtained Japanese Medical Device Approval of " Portable Low-Pressure Suction Drain" and "Thoracic Drainage Bag Connectable to Suction Pumps".
Obtained Japanese Medical Device Approval of "Endotracheal Suction Kit" and " Urinary Drainage Bag".
Japan Red Cross started to use our Blood bag.
Medical Device Laboratory was opened in the Central Research Laboratory.
Established a joint venture, THAI KAWASUMI CO., LTD. in Thailand(present name : KAWASUMI LABORATORIES (THAILAND) CO., LTD.).
Developed Blood bags.
Set up the Medical Research Group in the Central Research Laboratory.
Set up the Medical Device development Department.
Started the medical device products business.
Developed the first Japanese Coil-type dialyzer"DC-7".
Winner of award of Japan Society of Plastics Technology at 15th Japan Plastics product competition.
Started production/sale of "Blood tubing lines" for hemodialysis.
Constructed Saiki Plant in Oita pref., Japan.
Central Research Laboratory was opened.
（Put on only the history of Medical Device Division.)
Established KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC. in Tokyo, Japan.
Founded Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
Started production of the first Japanese disposable plastic blood collection/transfusion sets.