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Latest update: 06/12/2016 14:34:52

IKEYAMA medical Japan co.,Ltd.

We manufacture custom-made silicone mammary prostheses.

We manufacture custom-made mammary prostheses with 100% silicone, which is regarded as harmless to humans. This is done for former and current cancer patients who have had a breast removed. We have had extensive experience in 2000 cases of making prosthetics. We provide highly aesthetic mammary prostheses according to each individual’s shape and color. They are attached to the skin with medical adhesive. Users can play sports and take a bath without restrictions. We manufacture prostheses for other body parts such as the fingers and face. We have seen that there is a great potential demand overseas, so we have been preparing to enter overseas markets as one of our urgent tasks.

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[Company strength]
The breast cancer rate in the recent years is said to be one in every 15 women, or 500,000 patients nationwide. Few manufacturers paid attention to the aesthetic aspects of mammary prostheses. We make the most of the experience and knowledge we have accumulated with 2000 patients, and we can make any type of artificial breast according to each unique order. We make prosthetics for other parts including the fingers and face in addition to mammary prostheses. We believe that there should be no regional disparities for people in need, and that we should provide our service to whoever needs it. This is why we have started visiting potential users nationwide. 

[Business description]
We manufacture and sell mammary prostheses. We provide 100% silicone custom-made mammary prostheses as a postoperative option for women who have had a breast removed. Our products cover any part of the human body including the fingers and face. “Epithesis” is a general term for a prosthesis for a missing body part that can precisely reproduce the shape, touch, and color of the complicated human body.
Epitheses are available as prosthetics for the eyes, ears, nose, breasts, and fingers. The potential need for mammary prostheses has been gaining more attention in Japan due to the recent growth of the breast cancer rate. Our prostheses are made to order in the following process: making a mold, making a master model with clay, molding silicone, and adjusting colors.


[Industry]
Mammary prosthesis manufacturing

[Strength of products/technologies]
We make custom-made mammary prostheses with silicone, which is harmless to humans. We have gained know-how through our past experience, so we can provide highly aesthetic artificial breasts with various shapes and colors precisely adjusted for each patient. They can be attached to the skin with medical adhesive so that they are retained in place after removing clothes, and users can wear any design of underwear. Users can enjoy baths, showers, and sports that had been given up by most breast cancer patients who experienced breast removal operations.

[Representative's message]
There are numerous women who suffer the loss of a breast due to cancer. Our hope is for these women to recover their smiles, so we want to expand our market outside Japan. We hope to start this by giving presentations at academic conferences overseas this year.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We have advisors to handle technical inquires. We receive a growing number of new inquires, so we plan to form a full-time reception service for the first contact and hire more engineers for development.

[Market share/Ranking]
95% market share in Japan

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Venture Award, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director-General’s Award (2011); Super Monozukuri Parts Award, Life Category Prize (2013); EY EOY 2013 Japan, 2nd Tokai and Hokuriku Area Entrepreneur Award, Sprit of Challenge Category (2013).

[Media]
NHK, Asaichi morning show (October 2012); TBS, Hanamaru Market morning show (October 2012); many other appearances in newspapers and magazines.


[Authorization/Certification]
Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program certification (FY2012 to FY2013) and New Partnerships certification (2011–2016).

[Joint research and development]
Joint development with Chukyo University, R&D for Photographic Measurement for Mammary Prostheses and Digitizing Process Based on Image Processing (Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program).

[Transaction form]
OEM, joint development, and distributors.

[Transaction terms]
Payment is due immediately after the delivery and acceptance inspection.

[Exhibition History/Information]
[Academic Conferences]
The 58th Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery General Meeting and Academic Conference 2015 (planned). 
The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society 2015 (planned).  [Trade Shows] 
The 4th Next Generation Monodzukuri Basic Technology Exposition: TECH Biz EXPO; date: October 22 (Wednesday) to 24 (Friday), 2014; venue: Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.
Shikin Hatsu! Discover Local Fair; date: November 12 (Wednesday) and 13 (Thursday), 2014; venue: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo.

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Chubu Head Office, SMRJ
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