Milestones and Achievements

 

To meet the needs of this new era, Fujifilm has evolved into a comprehensive healthcare company, offering products in the fields of prevention, diagnostics and treatment.

With its wide range of technologies and expansive vision, Fujifilm leverages the products, services, and hard-earned expertise that is rooted in the development of photographic products to enhance the quality of life of people worldwide. The schematic below shows our extraordinary progress so far and points towards emerging innovations ahead.

  • Digital Radiography
  • Women's Health
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Healthcare IT
  • Contract Development and Manufacturing
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • New Drug Development

Product Milestones

Corporate Milestones

1934

Fujifilm Established

1934
1936

Launched X-ray film

1936
1971

Launched first endoscope system

1983

Launched world's first digital radiography system: FCR

1985

Launched first commercially available flexible video endoscope

1985
1986

Acquired Pyne Corp., – becoming FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

1986
1999

Launched Synapse® Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS)

2004

Launched endoscope for the full length of small bowel

2004
2006

Acquired Daiichi Radioisotope Laboratories becoming FUJIFILM RI Pharma

2006
2007

Acquired ProSolv, a cardiology PACS vendor

2008

Launched Synapse® 3D

2008

Acquired Toyoma Chemical

2008

Acquired Empiric Systems, LLC, a RIS vendor

2009

Acquired Perceus Proteomics

2009

Established FUJIFILM Pharmaceutical Research Lab

2009
2011

Acquired Merck BioManufacturing Network – becoming FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

2011
2012

Established FUJIFILM Kyowa Kirin Biologics – Joint Venture for Biosimilar

2012

Acquired SonoSite, Inc. and VisualSonics, Inc. – becoming FUJIFILM SonoSite and FUJIFILM VisualSonics

2013

Launched SonoSite X-Porte

2014

Clinical trials for cancer drug and Alzheimer's disease drug with MD Andersen Cancer Center and Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study respectively begin in the US

2014

Launched Virtual Grid®, a new image processing tool

2014

Launched Apollo™ Mammalian Expression Platform

2014

Launched ASPIRE™ Cristalle digital mammography system

2014

Launched SonoSite iViz

2015
2014

Acquired Japan Tissue Engineering Co., Ltd.

2014

Acquired Kalon Biotherapeutics – becoming FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Texas

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2015

Launched Synapse® VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive)

2015

Launched FDR D-EVOTM II, digital radiography detector

2015

Acquired Cellular Dynamics International, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of iPSC derived cells 

2015

Acquired TeraMedica a leading provider of vendor neutral archive solutions

2015
2016

Established a Joint Venture with Opsis Therapeutics

2017

Launched Saturn mAb Platform™

2017

Launched BLI (Blue Light Imaging) Technologies for endoscopy

2017

Launched Dynamic Visualization™ II, an image processing technology

2017

Launched VisualSonics Vevo® MD, ultra-high frequency ultrasound

2017
2017

Launched ASPIRETM Cristalle digital mammography with digital breast tomosynthesis

2017

Launched Synapse® 5 PACS