Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

ZOLL Establishes Japanese Subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Zoll Medical

CHELMSFORD, Mass. — ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions and a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Asahi Kasei, has established Asahi Kasei ZOLL Medical Corporation (AZM) as its Japanese subsidiary effective November 5.  AZM will advance the expansion and development of ZOLL’s critical care business in Japan, the second largest medical market in the world.

The new Tokyo-based subsidiary is wholly owned by ZOLL. Seiji Sakano, PhD, will serve as president of AZM, reporting directly to Richard A. Packer, CEO of ZOLL.

Targeting growth in the field of resuscitation and critical care, Asahi Kasei acquired full ownership of ZOLL in April 2012.  As a member company of the Asahi Kasei Group, ZOLL is accelerating the expansion of operations beyond the US and Europe, with a focus on Japan and other major Asian markets. 

The ZOLL AED Plus® automated external defibrillator has been marketed in Japan since August 2011 through Asahi Kasei subsidiary, Admis, Inc.  To further expand its Japanese business, ZOLL is working to obtain regulatory approval as quickly as possible for products currently sold in the US and Europe, while reinforcing its sales infrastructure in the country. 

"This subsidiary, headed by Dr. Sakano, who previously held the position of general manager of Asahi Kasei’s Advanced Medical Device Center, represents a solid opportunity to enter a high-growth market,” said Mr. Packer. “AZM will leverage the resources of the Asahi Kasei Group to facilitate these developments for the swift expansion of ZOLL’s business in Japan.” 

AZM will work to increase sales of the AED Plus while advancing preparations for the sale of other approved products such as ZOLL’s Intravascular Temperature Management  (IVTM™) system and the ZOLL AED Pro® automated external defibrillators for use by professional rescuers.  Applications have been filed for Japanese regulatory approval of the X Series™ monitor/defibrillator and the LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator, and preparations for selling these products will be advanced upon approval.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

About Asahi Kasei
The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the chemicals and fibers, homes and construction materials, electronics, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals, diagnostic reagents, and nutritional products. With more than 25,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.

RELATED ARTICLES

General Devices Is Now GD

GD is a medical technology company specializing in innovative telemedicine and communications solutions, for hospitals, EMS & public safety.

Washington State Signs Community Paramedicine Bill into Law

With a lot of passion and perseverance, it’s possible to change the history of EMS.

Nasco Releases New 2015-2016 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog

The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality.

Delivering a Miracle

The Oregon River Safety Program, provided by American Medical Response as a service to communities it serves in Northwest Oregon, realized a decrease in drow...

Verizon Ignites Innovation with Kickoff of 2015 Powerful Answers Award

Third annual award challenge open for submissions, and will award $6M to powerful technology solutions in Transportation, Emergency Response, and Internet of...

Updated National 9-1-1 Report Addresses System Demographics and NG911 Implementation Progress

The National 911 Program today announced the release of the “2014 National 911 Progress Report,” which provides detailed reporting and analysis o...

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers