Volume 95 Issue 16 | pp. 23-25
Issue Date: April 17, 2017

Applying Japanese quality to life sciences materials

Chemical makers in Japan see opportunity to develop new markets
Department: Business
Keywords: materials, Japan, life science, healthcare, Fujifilm, Hitachi, Mitsui, JSR

Fixing the eyes of patients who are going blind and the knees of those about to lose their ability to walk. Both are goals of two venerable Japanese firms, Fujifilm and Hitachi Chemical, which hope to turn regenerative medicine into a viable, mass-market business.

Meanwhile, Japanese petrochemical maker Mitsui Chemicals aims to become a global player in materials for dental care. And JSR, a company formerly known as Japan Synthetic Rubber, wants to build a . . .

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