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Nov-06 Established with 400,000 JPY in capital (At the Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries/1955-1 Kurematsu-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi)
Started development of laser cutting device for hard tissue in living organisms
December Capital increased to 25.4 million JPY
Dec-07 Capital increased to 26.4 million JPY
Mar-08 Capital increased to 51.4 million JPY
April Started joint research of “osteotomy by laser light” with Hyogo College of Medicine
June Acquired Specially Controlled Medical Device Sales License (Hamamatsu City Health Department License No.: A 11-310)
September Started research on the interaction between laser light and living organisms
December Capital increased to 56.4 million JPY
Jul-09 Capital increased to 66.9 million JPY
September Started research of light and its passage through objects
December Capital increased to 76 million JPY
Apr-10 Capital increased to 83 million JPY
Started joint research of “Medical and biological applications of optical technology” with the Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries
June Capital increased to 86 million JPY
July Capital increased to 96 million JPY
October Approved as Business Innovation Plan of Shizuoka Prefecture (through September 2013)
(Business innovation theme: Development and sales of devices for using light to visualize the inside of objects)
Jan-11 Moved the main office to the Hamamatsu Photonics Co., Ltd. Industrial Development Institute/1820 Kurematsu-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
March Capital decreased to 48 million JPY (Capital reserve: 48 million JPY)
April Participated in Aichi Prefecture's "Knowledge Hub" project
August
  • Blood vessel viewing device “GL Mediviewer” received approval as a general medical device.
  • Started a project with Shizuoka New Industry Integrative Cluster Consortium Commercialization Assistance
  • (Theme: Development of near-infrared transmission high-precision observation systems)
Oct-12 Capital increased to 53 million JPY (Capital reserve: 53 million JPY)
November Acquired a Class 2 Medical Device Manufacturing and Sales License (License No.: 22B2X10011)
Mar-13
  • Capital increased to 58 million JPY (Capital reserve: 58 million JPY)
  • Capital increased to 62.95 million JPY (Capital reserve: 62.95 million JPY)
  • Started a Hamamatsu City project to create new business
  • (Project name: Development of an automated sorting device for small-volume blood specimens using optical technology)
July Started a Business Promotion Grant Program to promote research and development in new growth industries by the Shizuoka Industrial Foundation
(Project name: Development of an in vivo real-time imaging device using fluorescent markers using transmissive near-infrared light.)
August
  • Started a project with support grant for the development of prototypes by small and medium-sized manufacturers
  • (Project name : Development and verification of a laser head and fixed arm for a laser bone processing device)
  • Started the 2013 1st Medical Engineering Cooperative Startup Support Project - Hamamatsu Next-generation Light and Health Medical Industry Creation Steering Committee
  • (Project name : Development of a small real-time blood flow monitoring device using near-infrared light)
September Capital increased to 67.95 million JPY (Capital reserve: 67.95 million JPY)
Apr-14 Started a Regional Revitalization Project to promote Industry/Academic/Government collaborative research by the Shizuoka Industrial Foundation
(Research theme : Development of a laser marker device for high-stability osteotomy devices in orthopedic surgery)
August Capital increased to 72.95 million JPY (Capital reserve: 72.95 million JPY)
September Acquired US patent for a craniotomy device
Apr-15 Business alliance with Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (Ota-ku, Tokyo) announced for commercialization of bio-sensor modules.
May-16 Acquired US patent for in-vivo observation device (Genial Viewer)
Aug-16 Headquarters moved near Hamamatsu Station Mitsui Seimei Hamamatsu Building 8F, 145-1 Tokiwa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi)
Sep-16 Acquired Specially Controlled Medical Device Sales License (Hamamatsu City Health Department License No.: A 11-572)