Terumo Corporation was founded in 1921 by several scientists and doctors, including Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato, to produce clinical thermometers in Japan. These vital medical devices had previously been imported, until they were cut off as a consequence of World War I.
The lifelong spirit of Dr. Kitasato, whose achievements received global recognition, is found in his statement: “Scientists should never feel self-satisfaction doing advanced research; the true objective is for the results to be put to use, thereby contributing to society.”
“Contributing to Society through Healthcare,” is both Terumo's starting point and unchanging corporate mission. Keeping Dr. Kitasato's spirit of innovation and challenge alive, we strive to bring outstanding innovation to medicine and enable the best possible care for patients.