Here we provide a timeline introducing Sysmex’s history of seeking out new aspects of healthcare, pursuing world-first technologies and proprietary R&D, and consistently expanding the possibilities.
CC-1001 automated hematology analyzer, the first commercialized blood cell counter in Japan.
- 1961 Jun.
- TOA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (presently TOA CORPORATION) entered the medical electronics market. The company founded a new laboratory, where three engineers began research in this field.
- 1963 Dec.
- Successfully commercialized the CC-1001 automated hematology analyzer, the first blood cell counter in Japan.
- 1966 Jan.
- Launched the CC-1002 automated hematology analyzer.
- 1967 Jul.
- Launched Cellkit, a diluent solution, and Saponin S, a hemolytic agent. These were the first reagents developed by an electrical equipment manufacturer.
- 1968 Feb.
- Established TOA MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (presently Sysmex Corporation) for the purpose of marketing electronic medical equipment (automatic blood cell counters) manufactured by TOA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (presently TOA CORPORATION).