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​Terumo Cardiovascular, a global leader in cardiovascular surgery technologies, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its industry-leading Capiox brand of oxygenators. 

31/08/2022 - ANN ARBOR, MICH

This remarkable milestone is unmatched in the global oxygenator category.


Terumo's Capiox oxygenators and their unique combination of lifesaving, leadership and technology has made them an industry leader for 40 years.  Since the launch of the product line in 1982, Capiox oxygenators have become a global standard in patient care.


"In 1982, Terumo introduced the Capiox II oxygenator, the world's first microporous hollow fiber membrane oxygenator, and has led the market in innovation ever since," said Charlene Dusack, Senior Director, Global Marketing.  "Through these 40 years, each successive product introduction in the Capiox line has focused on two critical aspects of an oxygenator - offering high performance for the operator and better outcomes for the patient." 


During their rich 40-year history, Terumo's Capiox oxygenators have made a profound impact on healthcare.  More than 2 million Capiox oxygenators have been manufactured to support critically ill heart patients around the world.  Over the past four decades Capiox technology has continued to evolve and improve, with seven different families of oxygenators introduced to the marketplace.  This legacy of innovation continues, with new Capiox technology in development and additional product launches planned for the future.       


About Terumo Cardiovascular

Terumo Cardiovascular manufactures and markets medical devices for cardiac and vascular surgery with an emphasis on cardiopulmonary bypass and intra-operative monitoring. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with manufacturing operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It is one of several subsidiaries of Terumo Corporation of Japan that is focused exclusively on cardiovascular surgery specialties. For more information, visit


About Terumo Europe

Terumo Europe N.V. is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market by providing best in class quality medical products and services. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Group by contributing to innovation and sustainable growth. Terumo Europe produces, distributes, markets and sells a vast range of medical devices in five main business units: Interventional Systems, Pharmaceutical Solutions, Medical Products, Cardiovascular Products and Diabetes Management. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium), production facility in Knowsley (UK), European Distribution Center in Genk (Belgium) and sales offices across EMEA.

About Terumo

Terumo (TSE:4543) is a global leader in medical technology and has been committed to "Contributing to Society through Healthcare" for 100 years. Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 28,000 associates worldwide, to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions. The company started as a Japanese thermometer manufacturer and has been supporting healthcare ever since. Now, its extensive business portfolio ranges from vascular intervention and cardio-surgical solutions, blood transfusion and cell therapy technology, to medical products essential for daily clinical practice. Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.


Press Contact
Samantha Ernst
Communication Specialist CV EMEA
Terumo Europe
+49 151 1209 5084