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 overleaf, shows our extraordinary progress so far, and points towards emerging innovations ahead.

  • Digital radiography
  • Women's health
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Healthcare IT
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals

Product Milestones

Corporate Milestones

1934

Fujifilm Established

1934
1936

Released X-ray film

1936
1983

Pioneered the world's first digital X-ray system: FCR

1985

First commercially available flexible video endoscope

1985
1986

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

1986
1999

Synapse PACS revolutionized the market with the first web-based image management solution

2004

First endoscopic system capable of providing therapeutic access for the full length of the small bowel

2004
2006

Acquired Perceus Proteomics and radiopharmaceutical manufacturer

2006
2007

SonoSite M-Turbo and S Series launched

2007
2008

Acquired Toyoma Chemical

2009

Established FUJIFILM Pharmaceutical Research Lab

2009
2011

Acquired Merck BioManufacturing Network – becoming FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

2012

Established FUJIFILM Kyowa Kirin Biologics

2012

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

2013

SonoSite X-Porte launched

2014

ASPIRE™ Cristalle, digital mammography system launched

2014

Launched Apollo™ Mammalian Expression

2014

Acquired J-TEC

2014

Acquired Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC - becoming FUJIFILM

2015

SonoSite iViz launched

2015
2015

Acquired TeraMedica, Inc., a global healthcare informatics company and a leading provider of vendor neutral archive solutions 

2015
2015

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

2015–2016

Pharmaceutical clinical trials begin in the US

2016

Opsis Therapeutics Joint Venture formed with Cellular Dynamics International, Inc 

2016
2016

VisualSonics VevoMD launched – world’s first ultra-high frequency ultrasound