CSR activity report│Health

Fulfill Unmet Medical Needs (Priority Issue 1)

Fujifilm sets healthcare as one of its key business field and pursues the growth strategy. Among others, in the field of biotherapeutics, Fujifilm has been expanding its business in areas such as biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing, for which Fujifilm has been actively investing in facilities, and regenerative medicine including drug discovery support providing iPS cell and cell culture media, which are necessary for research and development of new medicine.

Furthermore, in order to strengthen the research and development in the field of biotherapeutics, Fujifilm has established “Bio Science & Engineering Laboratories” in Japan and the US, where it has integrated basic research through production process development in such field. Fujifilm has been working on researches including bio-informatics such as analysis of cellular metabolism and gene expression, cell-engineering such as genome editing technology, automation technology for cell manufacturing and new technology for drug discovery support using cell.

From now on, Fujifilm will direct more attention to the field of biotherapeutics, where the needs of society are high and the market is expected to keep growing in the future. In addition to accelerating the growth in the biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing business through the active investment, Fujifilm will expand the regenerative medicine business with its focus on cell and cell culture media, where the strength of Fujifilm is maximized, by reinforcing the drug discovery support business. Furthermore, Fujifilm will conduct effective R&D in collaboration with partners and promote contract development and manufacturing business in cell therapeutics medical field, where the market is emerging and significant growth is expected, to expand the regenerative medicine business.

History of Regenerative Medicine Business

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FUJIFILM Corporation established its Regenerative Medicine Research Laboratories (current Bio Science and Engineering Laboratory) and the Regenerative Medicine Business Development Office (current Regenerative Medicine Business Division).

2015 Transformed Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (current FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc. (FCDI)), a leading US company in the development and manufacture of iPSCs, into a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings. Entered the drug discovery support business.

Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. (current FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation (FFWK)), a leading company in cell culture medium—essential in regenerative medicine, became a consolidated subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings.


Irvine Scientific Sales Company, Inc. (current FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc. (FISI)) and IS JAPAN CO., LTD. (current FUJIFILM Wako Pure ChemicalCorporation (FFWK)), leading companies of cell culture media, became consolidated subsidiaries of FUJIFILM Holdings.

  • *1 CDMO: Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization. A company or organization that offers a subcontract service of development and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical production processes. As production of biopharmaceuticals requires advanced production technology and equipment, pharmaceutical companies worldwide are increasingly outsourcing process development and manufacturing.
  • * This page contains some excerpts from the Sustainability Report.