Eyeing a new era in healthcare technology from the marriage of medicine and engineering
We have obtained key patents related to composite optical fibers, which are distinctive in their ability to simultaneously transmit image data and laser over a single line. We have accumulated know-how in equipment architecture and have also built a network of various related organizations and medical societies.
Application of this composite fiberoptic technology to the medical and industrial fields converges with various needs, and has been recognized as having great potential for a startup venture. As a result, it was selected as one of the projects for the 2012 START program (Program for Creating Start-ups from Advanced Research and Technology), a competitive funding program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
As part of a drive to leverage this technology, OK Fiber Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in September 2013 as a venture company recognized by the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, with a mission is to make equipment based on composite fiberoptic technology widely available in society.
Fusion of engineering and medicine has resulted in minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopic surgery or robotic surgery, and these procedures are being performed actively in recent years. The prevalence of minimally invasive procedures leads to lower patient stress and shorter stays in the hospital, contributing greatly to an improvement in the patients' quality of life. We aspire to make minimally invasive procedures more accessible so that more people can benefit from the technology.
With composite fiberoptic technology at our core, we continue to push forward with research and development of common key technologies required in various areas of medical treatment, assessing their application in minimally invasive laser instruments and challenging ourselves to tackle various forms of laser treatment. The aim of our research and development is to simplify healthcare technology and to provide medical equipment that can be used widely by many physicians: not just those with the Hand of God.
We will continue to undertake in beneficial research and development, and to produce results that are useful to you.