Who we are
Nihon Kohden is Japan's leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment with subsidiaries in the USA, Europe and Asia and distributors in nearly every country in the world. Nihon Kohden is a publicly held company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
What we do
Supplying hospitals around the world with advanced medical equipment
Our major product lines are patient monitors, defibrillators, ECGs, EEGs, EP/EMGs, hematology analyzers and other medical electronic equipment. Nihon Kohden equipment is well known for its quality and ease of use.
Contributing to medical technology
In addition to designing medical equipment for hospital and clinical use, Nihon Kohden actively contributes to the advance of medical technology and papers by Nihon Kohden researchers have appeared in a variety of medical journals.
Noninvasive measurement of SpO2 (saturated blood oxygen) is a fundamental parameter in modern medicine, and it was made possible by the invention of pulse oximetry by Dr. Takuo Aoyagi, a Nihon Kohden scientist. Nihon Kohden has also developed special sensors, an infrared telemetry system and other physiological equipment for experiments on the space shuttle.
Founded in 1951 under the motto "Fighting Disease with Electronics," our mission is to improve the quality of life through advanced medical technology.
Commitment to Quality and Reliability
Nihon Kohden products have earned a reputation for quality and long life. One reason is that all products and major components are manufactured in-house in our ISO-9001, EN 46001 certified factories in Japan.
Commitment to the Environment
In October 2001, we received ISO 14001 certification for production sites in Japan. This is the internationally recognized standard for environmental management systems. ISO 14001 certification is a measurable result of our commitment to good environmental practice.