Succeeded in the development and manufacture of "Speed Gyps", Japan's first plaster bandage
Established and founded Tokyo Eizai Lab Co., Ltd. in Kyojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Built Head Office Factory in Kyojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo and established a framework for the expansion of sales
Developed and launched woven fabric technology for all-cotton elastic bandages (today's "Elascot")
Developed Japan's first ostomy bag, "Lapack"
Launched the adhesive elastic bandage, "Elatex", a stretch cotton fabric coated with our proprietary adhesive agent
Began development and manufacture of the "Sacro Series", a range of lumbar anchor bands based on therapeutic principles
Established Tokyo Eizai Laboratory Co., Ltd. and transferred operations from the limited liability company
Entered the skin care sector with "Karaya Disk", Japan's first skin protection agent
Established the Happy Life Club for direct sale of stoma products and to provide advice about medical matters
Launched Happy Life Club News, an informative magazine to help ostomates to return to normal daily life
Relocated production to Chiba Factory in Hanamigawa-ku, Chiba
Held the Inaugural Ostomates Meeting as a forum for ostomates to interact with each other
Built the new head office building (today's Medical Engineering Laboratory) in Kyojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Launched "Ansilk", medical elasticized stockings designed for Japanese body shapes
Founded the ALCARE Encouragement Awards in the Japan Orthopaedics and Traumatology Foundation, Inc.
Launched "Ultrasonic Cast Cutter Shizuka", an ultrasonic cutting device that uses ultrasonic vibrations to cut wet-hardened plaster casts
Changed company name to ALCARE Co., Ltd.
Established ZAITAC, a shop for ostomates
Held the Inaugural Stoma Rehabilitation Forum, a forum with medical professionals to exchange information with the goal of improving QOL for ostomates
Chiba Factory obtains ISO 9002 certification
Relocated Head Office to Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Published inaugural edition of ALMEDIA, a scientific information magazine for medical professionals
Entered the sports care market, rolling out the REGUARD brand
Launched "Youcare Series", an ostomy system that can be changed daily almost like underwear
Completed construction of the research wing of ALCARE Medical Engineering Laboratory
Launched "Karayahesive", a hydrocolloid wound dressing for acute wounds
Chiba Factory obtained ISO9001:2000 certification
Chiba Factory obtained ISO13485 certification. Quality assurance system was established.
Launched "Remois", a skincare product that adds moisturization to skin treatment
Built Fukuro House, a co-creation space, next to the Chiba Factory
Launched "Cellcare", an ostomy system that uses a next-generation skin protection agent
Launched the light-cured "Opticure Splint", a splint that can be hardened with light
Launched "SI-Aid", a silicon gel wound dressing that uses silicon adhesive technology
Changed the English-language logo with the aim for further advances as a company that creates Best Care
Founded the Japanese Society of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Management ALCARE Technology and Research Grant
Launched "Locomo Scan", a leg muscle dynamometer with a training function that quantifies leg muscle strength
Obtained an exclusive license to distribute Olympus Terumo Biomaterials Corporation's "TERUDERMIS Artificial Dermis"
Launched "Fit Cure", a covered casting system that aims for stress-free cast immobilization
Launched "Yawaraka Waist Tube," a soft waist band for ostomates, in a tie-up with GUNZE LIMITED.
Established Chinese subsidiary, Shanghai ALCARE Medical Equipment Co., Ltd.
Launched Himawari, an informative magazine to support ostomates in forging a future (tomorrow) that is true to themselves.
Obtained exclusive distribution rights in Japan for Anchor Fast, U.S company Hollister Incorporated's oral endotracheal tube fastener, strengthening ALCARE's critical care segment.
Established DearCare, an informative website for healthcare and aged care workers tasked with nursing care in the community and launched a subscription service that offers videos that provide useful tips on care practices for a fixed monthly fee.
Established West Japan Logistics Center in Toyonaka City, Osaka