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History

Why GUNZE?

Our journey into the medical field in 1980, was very similar to the founding of GUNZE Limited in 1896, it all began with fabrics.
Looking to develop new applications for our fabrics, we teamed with the Research Center for Medical Polymers and Biomaterials, Kyoto University, to develop the first bioabsorbable suture in Japan in 1983. From this point forward, biomedical materials were to become a permanent part of the fabric of our business. Beginning with suture thread, we have developed one of the most diverse bioabsorbable product lineups of any company in Japan. At GUNZE Medical, our mission is to be a leader and deliver top patient outcomes in the biomedical field.

1982
Started basic study with Kyoto University
1985
Medical R&D Center established
1986
Entered into PGA suture market
1988
Medical Materials Center established
1992
Launched "NEOVEIL SHEET type"-bioabsorbable reinforcement felt
1994
Launched "NEOVEIL TUBE type"-bioabsorbable reinforcement felt Entered into overseas PGA suture market
1995
Launched "NEOFIX" - bioabsorbable bone fixation device
1996
Launched "PELNAC"-artificial dermis
1997
Launched "P(LA/CL)"-monofilament suture thread
1998
Move completion of new factory
2000
GUNZE MEDICAL DIVISION (Tokyo) established
2003
"NEOVEIL" CE certificate Launched "GRANDFIX"-bioabsorbable bone fixation device-in China
2005
Launched "SEAMDURA"-bioabsorbable artificial dural substitute-in Europe "SEAMDURA" CE certificate ISO 13485: 2003 certificate
2006
Launched "LEG SCIENCE"-medical stocking
2007
Medical Division SHENZHEN Office (China) opened
2008
Launched "SEAMDURA"-bioabsorbable artificial dural substitute
2009
GUNZE MEDICAL DEVICES(SHENZHEN) LIMITED established
2010
Medical Materials Center was renamed to Medical Division as of April 1st. Medical Division Europe Office (DUESSELDORF) opened ''PELNAC'' CE certificate
2011
GUNZE MEDICAL DEVICES(SHENZHEN) LIMITED established
2013
Launched "LEG SCIENCE Mai"-medical stocking
2015
GUNZE INTERNATIONAL EUROPE Gmbh establised
GUNZE MEDICAL DEVICES(SHENZHEN) LIMITED completion of factory
2017
Launched "DURAWAVE"-bioabsorbable artificial dural substitute Launched "NEOVEIL nano"-PGA felt-sheet type
   
           
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