Olympus Corp

Rank: 23
2015 Rank19
R&D Spend:$424,575,200
Fiscal year ending:03-31-16
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Olympus made a name for itself in medical devices by staking out a 70% corner of the endoscopic camera market. About 70% of medical production takes place in Japan and 30% elsewhere. The company expects Chito become the world’s largest market and so intends to devote considerable effort there. The company told us that it plans to strengthen its surgical business with a "significant investment toward growth and training of the sales force" and will also turn its eye toward ENT and gynecology and "other advanced technologies." In early 2015, a new iteration of 1 of its duodenoscopes was implicated in a string of deadly "superbug" outbreaks, drawing a probe from the U.S. Justice Dept.

Completion of New Building at Aomori Olympus' Medical Equipment Manufacturing Plant. Launch of Single Use Aspiration Needle. Endoscopic ultrasound: Olympus and Hitachi continue strategic partnership. Launch of BX53M/BXFM System Microscope for Ease-of-Use with an Extensive Range of Units. Newly Designed Ergonomic Units for SZX Series Stereo Microscopes. Launch of CKX53 Culture Microscope. Launch of Single-Use Electrosurgical Knife with Fluid Injection Function. Launch of Ultra-HD Surgical Endoscopy System Incorporating 4K Technology. Cell Counter model R1 for Accurate Cell Counting and Efficient Culturing. Two New Systems for FLUOVIEW FVMPE-RS Multi Photon Laser Scanning Microscope.

2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors Key Personnel: Hiroyuki Sasa, CEO & President; Yasuo Takeuchi, VP & CFO; Akihiro Taguchi, Senior Executive Managing Officer & Head of Sales for Medical Business; Shigeo Hayashi, Senior Executive Managing Officer & Head of Manufacturing Group; Haruo Ogawa, Senior Executive Managing Officer & Head of R&D; Yasushi Sakai, Executive Managing Officer & Chief Improvement Officer; Akira Kubota, Executive Managing Officer & Head of Medical Affairs & CSR Office; Nobuhiro Abe, Executive Managing Officer & Chief al Representative Officer, Asia Pacific; Kiichi Hirata, Executive Managing Officer & CAO; Hitoshi Kawada, Executive Officer & Representative Director & President, Olympus Software Technology Corporation; Naohiko Kawamata, Executive Officer & Manager, Solution Technology, Manufacturing Group Manager, Procurement; Nobuyuki Koga, Executive Officer & Manager, Service Directors: Shiro Hiruta, Sumitaka Fujita, Keiko Unotoro, Takayuki Katayama, Susumu Kaminaga, & Michijiro Kikawa;

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