One of our business policies at Takatori Corporation includes our entry into the medical device market. With the support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), our aim is to develop and introduce medical devices to market, through cooperative R&D with Tokushima University.
We renovated part of our existing plant in the early spring of 2015 to start up a manufacturing institute for medical devices. In addition, we registered as the manufacturer of medical devices in June of the same year, and certified as the first-Class Medical Device Marketing Authorization Holder.
In the summer of 2016, we got the government approval for “T-CART” (CART; Cell-free and Concentrated Ascites Reinfusion Therapy), and further certified as the specially controlled medical devices distributor or leaser.
In October 2016, we also acquired ISO 13485 certification for quality management system for medical devices.
We are taking steps in this direction in order to enter the medical device market, and we are also reorganizing our personnel to this end. We will continue pouring our full efforts into the goal of putting a smile on the faces of patients through Takatori Corporation’s technology, in order to be of assistance to people.
October 31, 2016