Nihon Kohden is Japan's leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment with subsidiaries in the USA, Europe and Asia and distributors in nearly every country in the world.
Our major product lines for export are patient monitors, electroencephalographs, evoked potential and electromyograph systems, electrocardiographs, defibrillators, and hematology analyzers. Nihon Kohden equipment is well known for its quality and ease of use.
Nihon Kohden actively contributes to the advance of medical technology. Nihon Kohden researchers have published valuable research in some of the world's most prestigious medical, engineering and scientific journals. Nihon Kohden has significantly contributed to the advancement of modern medical treatment with many innovative products and technologies. Pulse oximetry, the technology to noninvasive measure oxygen in the blood, was invented by Dr. Takuo Aoyagi, a Nihon Kohden scientist.
In addition to supplying the world with our own high quality medical equipment, Nihon Kohden imports outstanding overseas products into Japan. Our wide range of imported equipment includes cardiology, urology, respiratory care, anesthesiology, emergency care, sports medicine and rehabilitation. Our extensive domestic sales network consists of over 1,000 direct sales staff with over 120 offices throughout the country.
Founded in 1951, our mission is to improve the quality of life through advanced medical technology.