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HOYA Acquires Endoscope Reprocessing Company Wassenburg Group

HOYA will acquire the majority stake in the automated endoscope reprocessing company Wassenburg Group, based in the Netherlands, according to an A to Z Optics/Photonics report.

The PENTAX Medical division of HOYA will now be able to provide its customers with access to an even wider endoscopy portfolio from a rapidly growing market. The acquisition is slated to close this month.

HOYA CORPORATION : PENTAX Medical Singapore signed Distribution Agreement with Wassenburg Medical Devices for Asia Pacific Region

PENTAX Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd. signed Distribution Agreement with Wassenburg Medical Devices for Asia Pacific Region
Shanghai, April 16th, 2013 – PENTAX Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japan Public Company, HOYA Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange, stock code 7741), announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Wassenburg Medical Devices B.V., a European-based manufacturer of medical devices that has specialized in endoscope reprocessing for more than 25 years. The agreement encompasses the distribution of Wassenburg Medical Devices’ product portfolio that includes endoscope washer disinfectors, drying cabinets and dedicated endoscope traceability and management software for Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan.
According to the agreement, PENTAX Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd. will be the exclusive distributor of Wassenburg Medical Devices’ products for Asia Pacific region excluding Japan, for 5 years starting from the date the agreement was officially signed. PENTAX Medical will handle the sales promotion & distribution, equipment installation and maintenance services of the WASSENBURG® product portfolio, which include the endoscope washer disinfectors (WD440 series & WD440 PT pass through series), drying cabinets (DRY series) and the software for endoscope reprocessing management (Process Manager) exclusively.
Wassenburg Medical Devices’ endoscope washer disinfectors can offer the automated reprocessing of used flexible endoscopes in hospitals. This ensures that the reprocessed endoscope can be safely used during the next endoscopic procedure on the next patient. Its drying cabinets can provide drying & storage of the reprocessed endoscopes, while the traceability and registration management software can support the whole management process of endoscope reprocessing, drying and storage in the hospital’s computer system.
As the world’s fastest growing economy with more than 50% of the world’s population, Asia Pacific is becoming the most attractive market with great potential for the medical device industry. Since 2010, PENTAX Medical has made substantial investments in the region to boost its business growth, and has achieved double-digit growth in its sales revenue in the region in the past 2 years. According to market research studies published by iData Research in July 2012, there will be ~16 million gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures in 2013 in China and India, the 2 biggest countries in terms of population and large markets with considerable potential in Asia Pacific. Moreover the studies indicate that the volume of such gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures in China and India will have a 10%+ CAGR with more than 25 million procedures in 2018 This will surely drive the rapid growth in demand for automated endoscope reprocessing systems as well. In

Hoya Corporation

Hoya Corporation is a Japanese company manufacturing optical products such as photomasks, photomask blanks and glass magnetic-memory disks, contact lenses and eyeglass lenses using wavefront technology for the health-care market, medical photonics, lasers, photographic filters, and software. The headquarters are in 2-7-5 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku, Tokyo. Hoya Corporation is one of the Forbes Global 2000 Leading Companies and Industry Week 1000 Company.
Hoya acquired the camera company Pentax in 2007, for the price of US$1 billion, about 10% more than Pentax was valued at the time. In June 2010 the grandson of the corporation’s founder Yutaka Yamanaka proposed changes to the Board of Directors to prevent what he called such “mistakes” from happening again.
On October 1, 2011, Hoya sold its Pentax camera business to Ricoh.

HOYA Group to Set up a Joint Venture with Wassenburg Medical Devices in the Field of Endoscopy

HOYA (TOKYO:7741) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in Wassenburg Group, an Automated Endoscope Reprocessing (AER) market leader in the Netherlands. The planned closing date is November 1, 2013.

“Wassenburg has found the best possible partner in HOYA”

This strategic acquisition enables HOYA through its division PENTAX Medical to give its global customers complete access to a superior and wider portfolio in the field of flexible endoscopy from Endoscopes to AERs. The same synergies will also be driven by Wassenburg as the respective installed base customers and new customers will have a wider portfolio to benefit from.

Flexible endoscopy is approximately a $2.5B market globally and growing at an average 8 – 10% annually. The AER market is approximately a $1.0B market globally and growing at 10% – 12% annually. With this joint venture HOYA will now have access to a $3.5B market globally and also heralds a shift from a capital equipment company to enter the segment of consumables too.

The growth of the endoscopy market is driven by changing demographics, new minimally invasive procedures, new diagnostic technologies and new therapeutic endoscopic procedures which are increasing the number of endoscopy procedures. At the same time every endoscope after clinical use must be decontaminated with the same degree of rigor following every endoscopic procedure to prevent cross-contamination of patients. This underscores the importance of endoscope reprocessing and following disinfection guidelines to attain best practice and improve patient care. The trend in the market is the shift from manual to standardized automated reprocessing of endoscopes and presents a great growth opportunity.

This joint venture is about product synergies, channel synergies and geographic expansion. Wassenburg Medical Devices has direct operations and significant presence in western European countries with their leading edge AERs. Through this strategic alliance with HOYA they will now have a platform for entry in the world’s largest Endoscopy market, the USA and also into the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Middle East Africa. This strategic deal not only widens the portfolio for the HOYA customers but also offers a platform for growth into new markets and new segments.

“This is a great match for us and a significant step forward for our global endoscopy strategy,” said Jayant Saha, Senior Vice President, Global BD, PENTAX Medical, HOYA Group. “Wassenburg is a fantastic company. Their management have done a great job building the company and we look forward to taking advantage of the strengths of our combined companies as we expand the product offerings globally into existing and new markets.”

The transaction will involve the purchase of more than 50 percent of the shares of Wassenburg Group. The share acquisition is the latest step in HOYA’s plan to gain share in all markets globally and the widening of the product portfolio positions HOYA to capture market share everywhere.

“Instilling greater clinical confidence by delivering high performance, reliability and value to our customers is at the core of everything we do,” said Ganesh Ramaswamy, Global President, PENTAX Medical. “Now PENTAX Medical along with Wassenburg look forward to offering seamless product offerings in the field of Endoscopy to our customers.”

“We have built Wassenburg into the number one AER company in the Netherlands.” said Arno Wassenburg, MD of Wassenburg Medical Devices BV. “This is a wonderful next step for our business, our customers and shareholders. Our customers will gain tremendous value from the ability to access a total endoscopy portfolio that this deal ensures.”

“Wassenburg has found the best possible partner in HOYA” said Ronald Wassenburg, MD of Wassenburg Medical Devices BV. “It’s been a privilege to help build Wassenburg, now we will grow our global presence and market share even more by leveraging the global strength of HOYA.”

“Any time two leadership companies like HOYA and Wassenburg pair together to offer a technologically superior and wider portfolio, the customer benefits,” said Girts Cimermans, COO, HOYA Lifecare. “Our strategic joint venture will bring new synergies in the market and benefit both companies’ leadership products.”

HOYA TO ACQUIRE MAJOR AUTOMATED ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSOR, WASSENBURG GROUP

The trend in the market is the shift from manual to standardized automated reprocessing of endoscopes and presents a great growth opportunity. This joint venture is about product synergies, channel synergies and geographic expansion. Wassenburg Medical Devices has direct operations nd significant presence in western European countries with their leading edge AERs. Through this strategic alliance with HOYA they will now ave a platform for entry in the world’s largest Endoscopy market, the USA and also into the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Middle East Africa. This strategic deal not only widens the portfolio for the HOYA customers but also offers a platform for growth into new markets and new segments. “This is a great match for us and a significant step forward for our global endoscopy strategy,” said Jayant Saha, Senior Vice President, Global BD, PENTAX Medical, HOYA Group. “Wassenburg is a fantastic company. Their management have done a great job building the company and we look forward to taking advantage of the strengths of our combined companies as we expand the product offerings globally into existing and new markets.” The transaction will involve the purchase of more than 50 percent of the shares of Wassenburg Group. The share acquisition is the latest step in HOYA’s plan to gain share in all markets globally and the widening of the product portfolio positions HOYA to capture market share everywhere. “Instilling greater clinical confidence by delivering high performance, reliability and value to our customers is at the core of everything we do,” said Ganesh Ramaswamy, Global President, PENTAX Medical. “Now PENTAX Medical along with Wassenburg look forward to offering seamless product offerings in the field of Endoscopy to our customers.” “We have built Wassenburg into the number one AER company in the Netherlands.” said Arno Wassenburg, MD of Wassenburg Medical Devices BV.

HOYA Group to Set up a Joint Venture with Wassenburg Medical Devices in the Field of Endoscopy

HOYA (TOKYO:7741) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in Wassenburg Group, an Automated Endoscope Reprocessing (AER) market leader in the Netherlands. The planned closing date is November 1, 2013.

This strategic acquisition enables HOYA through its division PENTAX Medical to give its global customers complete access to a superior and wider portfolio in the field of flexible endoscopy from Endoscopes to AERs. The same synergies will also be driven by Wassenburg as the respective installed base customers and new customers will have a wider portfolio to benefit from.

Flexible endoscopy is approximately a $2.5B market globally and growing at an average 8 – 10% annually. The AER market is approximately a $1.0B market globally and growing at 10% – 12% annually. With this joint venture HOYA will now have access to a $3.5B market globally and also heralds a shift from a capital equipment company to enter the segment of consumables too.

The growth of the endoscopy market is driven by changing demographics, new minimally invasive procedures, new diagnostic technologies and new therapeutic endoscopic procedures which are increasing the number of endoscopy procedures. At the same time every endoscope after clinical use must be decontaminated with the same degree of rigor following every endoscopic procedure to prevent cross-contamination of patients. This underscores the importance of endoscope reprocessing and following disinfection guidelines to attain best practice and improve patient care. The trend in the market is the shift from manual to standardized automated reprocessing of endoscopes and presents a great growth opportunity.

This joint venture is about product synergies, channel synergies and geographic expansion. Wassenburg Medical Devices has direct operations and significant presence in western European countries with their leading edge AERs. Through this strategic alliance with HOYA they will now have a platform for entry in the worlds largest Endoscopy market, the USA and also into the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Middle East Africa. This strategic deal not only widens the portfolio for the HOYA customers but also offers a platform for growth into new markets and new segments.

“This is a great match for us and a significant step forward for our global endoscopy strategy,” said Jayant Saha, Senior Vice President, Global BD, PENTAX Medical, HOYA Group. “Wassenburg is a fantastic company. Their management have done a great job building the company and we look forward to taking advantage of the strengths of our combined companies as we expand the product offerings globally into existing and new markets.”

The transaction will involve the purchase of more than 50 percent of the shares of Wassenburg Group. The share acquisition is the latest step in HOYAs plan to gain share in all markets globally and the widening of the product portfolio positions HOYA to capture market share everywhere.

“Instilling greater clinical confidence by delivering high performance, reliability and value to our customers is at the core of everything we do,” said Ganesh Ramaswamy, Global President, PENTAX Medical. “Now PENTAX Medical along with Wassenburg look forward to offering seamless product offerings in the field of Endoscopy to our customers.”

“We have built Wassenburg into the number one AER company in the Netherlands.” said Arno Wassenburg, MD of Wassenburg Medical Devices BV. “This is a wonderful next step for our business, our customers and shareholders. Our customers will gain tremendous value from the ability to access a total endoscopy portfolio that this deal ensures.”

“Wassenburg has found the best possible partner in HOYA” said Ronald Wassenburg, MD of Wassenburg Medical Devices BV. “Its been a privilege to help build Wassenburg, now we will grow our global presence and market share even more by leveraging the global strength of HOYA.”

“Any time two leadership companies like HOYA and Wassenburg pair together to offer a technologically superior and wider portfolio, the customer benefits,” said Girts Cimermans, COO, HOYA Lifecare. “Our strategic joint venture will bring new synergies in the market and benefit both companies leadership products.”

About HOYA

HOYA is a global med-tech company established in Tokyo, Japan, and the leading supplier of innovative and indispensable high-tech products based on its advanced optics technologies.

HOYA is active in two main business segments: The Life Care providing indispensable products to improve people´s QOL such as eyeglasses, medical endoscopes and intraocular lenses, and the Information Technology providing key components and imaging products for the semiconductor devices, PCs, and mobile devices. Hoya employs over 30,000 people in more than 30 countries.

Miharu – Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera Oral hygiene cleaning

One of the oral hygiene devices available today, by using the Miharu intraoral dental camera, tartar and dental plaque become visible (illuminated) by the one-touch mode changer. It’s also useful for many other parts of the body, such as the back, skin, head, offering easy and sanitary viewing.

Miharu – Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera
Very easy for anyone to use:

Step 1: Insert batteries
Step 2: Put one of the disposable covers on the Miharu-Camera
Step 3: Plug the video cable into your TV
Step 4: View the automatic clear picture!
Miharu – Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera
Included in delivery:

MIHARU intraoral camera
6 foot spiral video cable
150 extra disposable covers
1 x adapter lens for skin
Miharu – Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera
Specifications:

0.02″ pinhole lens
Digital image processing
White LED lamp x2
405nm LED x2
Battery operated by normal AAA batteries
Size: 21.5cm x 3.05 cm x 0.76cm (8.5 x 1.2 x 0.3″)
270.000 pixels
Focus area: 1cm
Instructions (English)

BRAZIL ENDOSCOPY DEVICES MARKET OUTLOOK TO 2019 – CAPSULE ENDOSCOPE SYSTEMS, ENDOSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS, FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPES, RIGID ENDOSCOPES AND OTHERS

The report also provides company shares and distribution shares data for each of the aforementioned market categories. The report is supplemented with global corporate-level profiles of the key market participants with information on company financials and pipeline products, wherever available. This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalData’s team of industry experts. Scope – Market size and company share data for Endoscopy Devices market categories Capsule Endoscope Systems, Endoscopic Instruments, Endoscopic Reprocessors, Endoscopy Fluid Management Systems, Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Flexible Endoscopes and Rigid Endoscopes. – Annualized market revenues (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each of the segments and sub-segments within seven market categories. Data from 2005 to 2012, forecast forward for 7 years to 2019. – 2012 company shares and distribution shares data for each of the seven market categories. – Global corporate-level profiles of key companies operating within the Brazil Endoscopy Devicesmarket. – Key players covered include Olympus Corporation, Hoya Corporation, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, Richard Wolf GmbH, Medivators Inc. and others. Reasons to buy – Develop business strategies by identifying the key market categories and segments poised for strong growth. – Develop market-entry and market expansion strategies. – Design competition strategies by identifying who-stands-where in the Brazil Endoscopy Devices competitive landscape. – Develop capital investment strategies by identifying the key market segments expected to register strong growth in the near future.

Hoya and Pentax to merge

Hoya, a very familiar name in the photographic industry (not least because they supply lens blanks to many manufacaturers) and Pentax have jointly today announced their intention to merge and become Hoya Pentax HD Corporation (actually Hoya are ‘merging’ Pentax into their business). This merger is due to be completed by October 1, 2007. Once complete Fumio Urano (current PENTAX President & CEO) will become Chairman of the Board and Hiroshi Suzuki (current HOYA President and CEO) will become President & CEO. The major conclusions in this announcement are that the Pentax name will remain, that Pentax’s optical business will merge with Hoya’s but that Pentax’s current imaging systems division (that which is responsible for digital cameras) will continue.

Report Published: “Germany Endoscopy Devices Market Outlook to 2019 – Capsule Endoscope Systems, Endoscopic Instruments, Flexible Endoscopes, Rigid Endoscopes and Others”

Boston, MA — (SBWIRE) — 05/04/2013 — GlobalData’s new report, “Germany Endoscopy Devices Market Outlook to 2019 – Capsule Endoscope Systems, Endoscopic Instruments, Flexible Endoscopes, Rigid Endoscopes and Others” provides key market data on the Germany Endoscopy Devices market. The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within seven market categories – Capsule Endoscope Systems, Endoscopic Instruments, Endoscopic Reprocessors, Endoscopy Fluid Management Systems, Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Flexible Endoscopes and Rigid Endoscopes. The report also provides company shares and distribution shares data for each of the aforementioned market categories. The report is supplemented with global corporate-level profiles of the key market participants with information on company financials and pipeline products, wherever available.