Corporate Message

Representative Director, Chairman of the Board & CEO
Takashi Kobayashi

Representative Director, President & COO
Saino Takeshi

SB-KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC. was founded October 1, 2021, through a merger between KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC. and the medical equipment business of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.

On the occasion when its medical equipment development division was newly created in 1975, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. expanded its portfolio of products into the areas of surgical drainage devices, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal surgery and the like. Meanwhile, in 1957, KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC. undertook the development and sales of disposable tools for blood sampling and transfusion for the first time in Japan to launch its business focused on the domestic and overseas blood donation and transfusion technologies as well as the dialysis area. In October 2020, the company joined the Sumitomo Bakelite Group.

Up to now, we have proactively expanded our business into the promising minimum invasive treatment areas such as endovascular intervention, endoscopic treatment and others in an attempt to develop our business by upgrading and amplifying our portfolio of products, sophisticating the functions and features offered to our clients through cooperation and collaboration with our external partners.

Via the business integration, we at the newly-born SB-KAWASUMI LABORATORIES INC. are resolved cordially and diligently to engage in the development of products like no other, which will contribute to the improvement of the Quality of Life (QOL) of patients, and the supply of safe and secure quality products by enhancing our development potential and increasing our business efficiency.

We are determined continuously to dedicate ourselves to the creation of innovations which will lead to the future of medicine, moving hand-in-hand with patients and their families as well as healthcare workers and all the persons who wish for health. We will keep on working together to achieve sustainable growth as a more valuable company for all the stakeholders

We thank you for being our customer and look forward to your continuous support and cooperation.

Takashi Kobayashi, Representative Director, Chairman of the Board & CEO
Saino Takeshi, 
Representative Director, President & COO