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Fuji Systems Corporation manufactures a wide range of silicone medical devices, angiography-related products and para-medical products.

Since its establishment in 1963, our Phycon brand products have been highly praised by healthcare settings both in Japan and overseas. Phycon is the brand name for the silicone rubber medical devices manufactured by Fuji Systems Corporation.

We also introduce filtration devices from Whatman Inc. (formerly Arbor Technologies, Inc.) and plastic components from Qosina Corporation (New York, USA) to Japanese market.

Corporate Detail

Date of Establishment May 1, 1963
Head Office 23-14, Hongo 3-Chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5689-1913
FAX: +81-3-5689-1915
Board of Directors PresidentYoichiro Kawaguchi
Vice PresidentTakaaki Iinuma
Director of R & DFumikazu Watanabe
Director of SMUKenji Enoki
Director of PlantShingo Ueki
Director of Finance and MISYuichiro Kawaguchi
Outside DirectorSusumu Ueno
AuditorMitsugu Taguchi
Paid-in Capital JPY90,000,000 (Approx. US$900,000@US$1.00=JPY100)
Number of Employees 370

Corporate History

1963 Ohyama Chemical Corporation, predecessor of Fuji Systems, was founded.
Paid in capital: JPY2,000,000.
Started research, development and manufacturing of modified epoxy resin.
Started research, development, manufacturing and sales of liquid elastomer called Viscol.
1969 Capital increased to JPY8,000,000.
1970 Capital increased to JPY15,000,000.
Nippon Pelnox Corporation was founded by the joint venture with Nippon Sheet Glass.
Epoxy Manufacturing Division was separated.
Renamed to Fuji Systems Corporation. 
Headquarters were moved to Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
1971 Succeeded in development of "artificial gill".
Prototype of gas exchange module for use in the water was finished.
Research and Development of oxygenator was started based on this technology.
1972 Started manufacturing of "PHYCON" brand medical devices made of silicone.
Started manufacturing of dialyzer membrane called "Nose-Kiel Envelope" under license by research Corporation, USA.
1973 Developed comprehensive partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation in the medical field.
1974 Japan Artificial Organ R&D was established.
Nobuhisa Kawaguchi was designated as vice-president of the company.
Satellite office of the company was set in our office.
Started collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA, on oxygenator and silicone membrane.
Capital increased to JPY25,000,000.
1977 Became an agent of Gelman Sciences Inc. and started selling their filtration devices.
1979 Capital increased to JPY30,000,000.
1980 Capital increased to JPY40,000,000.
1981 Opened Osaka Office.
1982 Opened Yokohama Plant (with cleanrooms) No.2 in Yokohama.
1983 Opened Yokohama Plant No.1 in Yokohama.
1985 Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. put fund into Fuji Systems.
Capital increased to JPY60,000,000.
Headquarter moved to Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Hongo.
1986 Received bounty from the Tokyo Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Industry, on Hollow Fiber Project.
Started selling novel composite silicone sheet called Biotec.
Opened Sapporo Office.
1987 Held 25th Anniversary Ceremony.
1988 Opened Fukuoka Office.
Opened Omiya Office.
Opened Saitama Plant in Kazo, Saitama.
1989 Signed the contract with Gelman Sciences Inc. as the sole distributor of their filtration devices in Japan.
1990 Capital increased to JPY90,000,000.
Headquarter moved to Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Hongo.
1991 Opened brand-new Shirakawa Plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
1992 Received bounty from Yokohama City on R&D of Silicone mouth guard.
1993 Held 30th Anniversary Ceremony.
Opened Nagoya Office.
Received bounty from Yokohama City on R&D of Silicone mouth guard.
1994 Opened warehouse next to the Shirakawa Plant.
1995 Opened Sendai Office.
1996 Received bounty from Kanagawa Prefecture on R&D of silicone hollow fiber deoxygenators for water.
Started collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA, on development of oxygenator.
1997 Opened Yokohama Branch.
Enlargement on Shirakawa Plant.
1998 Acquired ISO 9001/EN 46001/CE Mark (Shirakawa Plant).
2000 Opened Hiroshima Branch.
Awarded for the excellent juridical person in six consecutive years by the Director of Hongo Tax Office of Tokyo.
2001 Renewal of Yokohama R&D Center
2003 Renewed ISO 9001 (2000).
2004 Renewed ISO 13485 (2003).
2008 Shifted From operating holding company, 'Fuji Systems Corporation' to pure holding company, 'Fuji Systems HD Corporation' and established a new operating company, 'Fuji Systems Corporation' through incorporation-type company split.
2010 Opened Kanazawa Branch.
2011 Renewed ISO 9001 (2008).