We are pleased to announce the addition of the Asahi Collection to our Virtual Collections. Within the Asahi Kasei Group’s healthcare segment, Asahi Kasei Medical (Asahi) operates medical device businesses, and pharmaceutical manufacturing related businesses. The origin of Asahi’s business dates back to 1974, when Asahi succeeded in developing Bemberg™ hollow fiber dialyzer (artificial kidney) by utilizing Asahi Kasei’s fiber technology. Asahi is a major contributor to the development of apheresis technologies to treat various disease states. Asahi has been offering products to meet a variety of medical needs around the world, such as:
- Filters/columns using hollow fibers and adsorption technology, for apheresis-based treatments
- Leukocyte removal filters using nonwoven fabric technology, for blood transfusions, and
- Virus removal filters, for manufacturing plasma fractionated products and biopharmaceuticals.