History

Company History/2000

2000.06
Changes company name to "ARKRAY, Inc."
2000.07
Establishment of ARKRAY USA Office in South Bend, Indiana
2000.09
Establishment of Optron Business Center China Office in Shanghai
2001.02
Establishment of ARKRAY Optron, Inc.
2001.11
Separates marketing department and establishes ARKRAY Marketing, Inc. and ARKRAY Global Business, Inc. as independent marketing companies.
2002.07
Establishment of ARKRAY Factory Shanghai, Inc. in China
2002.10
Achieves sales volume of 50 billion yen.
2003.02
Awarded the 4th Japan IT Management Grand Prize for call center system. The first company to acquire this prize in clinical laboratory test industry.
2003.04
Establishment of ARKRAY Marketing Shanghai, Inc.
2003.08
Places an art advertisement in Kyoto Station central concourse. (Uses a design from the public.)
2003.11
Acquires the certificate of "ISO-13485" in ARKRAY Factory Shanghai, Inc.
2004.02
Awarded the 1st Prize for Promoting Machine Industry for SPOTCHEM-EZ.
2004.04
Establishment of ARKRAY Infinity, Inc.
2004.072004.07
Concludes business and capital alliance with MC lab.
2004.11
Establishment of ARKRAY Europe, B.V. in Netherlands
2005.03
Establishment of office in Seoul
2006.01
Establishment of ARKRAY Marketing Inc. Headquarters in Yotsuya.
2006.02
Establishment of ARKRAY Group Kyoto Headquarters in Shijo-Karasuma
Change former Kyoto Headquarters' name into Science Park
2006.04
Establishment of ARKRAY AMERICA, Inc.; located in Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006.05
Establishment of ARKRAY USA and ARKRAY FACTORY USA, Inc.
2006.06
Enteres "Functional Food Material Market."
2006.07
"Style Seminor" hosted by ARKRAY becomes recognized as certified workshop by registered medical practitioner system in Japan Association for Diabetes Care and Education.
2007.04
Awarded "Japan Patent Office Administrator Honor" as a superior enterprize in patent strategy.
2007.11
Establishment of office in Beijing
2007.12
Establishment of joint venture company, ARKRAY PIRAMAL Medical Pvt. Ltd. in India
2008.05
Starts direct marketing for SMBG for diabetes.
2008.05
Display of mosaic-style art in the Kyoto Station Building
2008.08
Opens "Daruma Dojo" for employee training.
2009.04
Establishes ARKRAY Factory, Ltd.
2009.05
Establishment of ARKRAY SAS
2009.10
Investment in ELITECH France SAS.

Product History/2000

2000.08
Development of clinical immunoassay analyzer "SPOTCHEM IM/SP-IM"
2000.09
Develops and releases low calorie Japanese cake, Prenova Kyoyu-kan, with technical cooperation from Kanou Shoujuan.
2000.12
Development of compact automatic cytometer "SPOTCHEM BC/SB-1410"
2001.05
Releases functional food, Kyoyu-cha and Kyoyu-zen.
2001.06
Starts diabetes care servise, e-SMBG.
2001.07
Releases foot care products, Prenova foot mirror, Prenova foot mist.
2002.12
"Kyoyu-cha" and "Kyoyu-zen mixed miso" are certified as foods for specified health use.
2003.08
Releases functional food, Kyoyu-gayu "Kishu-Ume porridge" and "Kyo-Mizuna egg porridge."
2003.09
Releases "GLUCORESCUE," low blood glucose supplement jelly.
2004.12
Closes contract with IRIS in USA for sales of a urine analyzer.
Releases "AUTION IQ/IQ-5210."
2004.12
Starts internet retail of medical data managing system "synergy."
2005.01
Development of self-monitoring blood glucose meter "X-meter GT-1910"
2005.06
Releases Micro Channel Array Flow Analyzer (MC FAN/HR300).
2006.02
Development of "i-Pack A1c"
2006.07
Development of blood sampling lancing device "NATURALET DEVICE" and blood sampling lancet "NATURALET"
2007.04
Development of dry clinical chemistry analyzer "SPOTCHEM D-Concept"
2007.05
Development of glycohemoglobin A1c kit "CinQ HbA1c"
2008.08
Development of Nintendo DS software for diabetes control
nintendoDS
2008.11
Development of self-monitoring blood glucose meter "GLUCOCARD X-mini/01-mini"
mydia
2009.01
Development of fully-automated SNP analyzer "i-densy IS-5310"
D-Concept
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