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History

1921 Sep. The Sekisen Ken-onki Corporation is founded by a group of several medical scientists led by Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato, with the intention of manufacturing the most reliable clinical thermometer possible in Japan.
1922 Feb. The company introduces "Jintan Taionkei", our first clinical thermometer, for sale on the Japanese market.
1963 Jan. We start production and sale of disposable syringes, the first ever production in Japan, entering into the field of disposable medical devices and equipment.
1964 Jan. We start production and sale of disposable hypodermic needles, the first ever produced in Japan.
1969 Jul. We start production and sale of blood bags, the first ever produced in Japan.
1971 Apr. Terumo America Inc. (currently Terumo Americas Holdings, Inc.) is founded.
May Terumo Europe S.A. is founded in Belgium.
1973 Jul. We start production and sale of intravenous solutions in soft plastic bags, the first ever produced in Japan.
1974 Oct. We change our company name to Terumo Corporation.
1980 Feb. We start production and sale of parenteral nutrient solution in soft plastic bags, the first ever produced in Japan.
1982 Apr. We start production and sale of hollow-fiber oxygenators, the first of their kind in the world.
Jun. We are listed in the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1983 Dec. We introduce our digital thermometer, the first ever produced in Japan, onto the market. This event is followed by the complete temination of mercury thermometer production.
1985 Sep. We introduce our angiographic catheter system onto the market.
May We are designated for listing on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1988 Feb. We introduce our peritoneal dialysis system onto the market, entering in to the field of home healthcare.
1995 Dec. Terumo Medical Products (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. is founded in China.
1996 Jul. Changchun Terumo Medical Products Co., Ltd. is founded in China.
1999 Jun. We establish Terumo Penpol Ltd. in India as a joint venture, expanding our business in blood transfusion products.
Jul. We acquire the cardiovascular division of 3M Company ,and establish Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corp. in the US.
  We start production and sale of plastic prefilled syringes, the first ever produced in Japan.
2000 Apr. We start production at Terumo (Philippines) Corp. in the Philippines.
2001 Sep. We acquire the home oxygen division of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., and establish Terumo Medical Care K.K..
Sep. We acquire Ikiken Co., Ltd. (Japan)
2002 May Transfer of dialyzer marketing operations from Terumo to Asahi Medical.
Jun. We construct Terumo Medical Pranex.
Oct. We acquire Vascutek Ltd. in the U.K., entering into the vascular prostheses business.
2006 Mar. We acquire MicroVention Inc. in the US., entering into the field of endovascular coils for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms.
2007 Feb. We open the east wing of Terumo Medical Pranex.
Mar. We acquire the tissue heart valve division of Kohler Chemine GmbH, expanding our operations related to vascular prostheses.
Apr. We establish Olympus Terumo Biomaterials Corp. in Japan, a joint venture with Olympus Corporation
Aug. We release magnetically levitated centrifugal left ventricular assist systems in Europe.
2008 Feb. We release drug-eluting stents in Europe.
Apr. We start production at Terumo Vietnam Co., Ltd. in Vietnam.
Jun. We acquire Clinical Supply Co., Ltd. (Japan) to enhance our interventional systems business in the field of radiotherapy.
2010 Jan. Terumo Americas Holding, Inc. is founded.
2011 Apr. We release magnetically levitated centrifugal left ventricular assist systems in Japan.
Apr. We acquire CaridianBCT Holding Corp., a leading global provider in the blood transfusion industry.
Apr. We acquire Harvest Technologies Corporation, a leader in the development of point-of-care cell therapy.
Aug. Terumo (China) Holding Co., Ltd. is founded.
Nov. Terumo Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd. is founded.
2012 Jan. We acquire Onset Medical Corp., a leader in innovative sheath technology designed for multiple, minimally invasive clinical applications.
Apr. We establish a sales branch in Austria. Terumo Deutschland GmbH, Austria Branch.
Aug. Terumo joins the United Nations Global Compact.
Dec. Weigo Terumo JV is founded for Peritoneal Dialysis Business.
2013 Jan. Terumo BCT Vietnam Co., Ltd. is founded.
Feb. Terumo Russia LLC is founded.
Mar. We acquire Medservice Sp. Z.o.o. (Poland).
Jul. Terumo India Private Ltd. is founded.
2014 Jan. Terumo Medical Innovation is founded.

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