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Hitachi High-Tech GLOBAL

Basic Ideas and Visions

"Healthy, safe and secure lives" is a common desire for all people. By further mastering the "Observation, Measurement, and Analysis" (measurement and analysis technology) that we have cultivated up until now, the Hitachi High-Tech Group will contribute to a future where people can continue to live healthy and fulfilling lives, centered on three fields of medicine, water/ food, and social infrastructure.

Action Targets

1. Expand access to preventive medicine

By developing and providing testing systems that enable highly-efficient diagnoses, we will help to shorten testing times, increase the number of people who receive health checkups, and reduce testing fees. In addition, by developing and providing clinical analyzers and genetic analysis systems, we will respond to the higher needs for personalized medicine and contribute to the promotion of preventive medicine and to curbing medical expenditures.

Specific Actions

Provide devices and services to reduce the amount of specimens and reagents and speed up testing: Contribute to an increase in the number of people who receive health checkups

2. Ensure the safety of water and food

We will help prevent the accumulation of hazardous substances in water, food, the human body, and elsewhere by developing and providing testing systems specialized for specific markets. In addition, we will supply safe water and support people’s safe lives by providing measurement systems for filtered water and drainage in water and sewage systems.

Specific Actions

Manufacturing and sales of equipment that detect hazardous substances to water, food and the human body

3. Ensure the safety of social infrastructure

By realizing non-destructive rapid diagnosis and predictive diagnosis for structures such as roadways, tunnels, railways, and airports, we will contribute to ensuring the safety of social infrastructure and support the safe lives of people.

Specific Actions

  1. Manufacturing and sales of equipment that detect hazardous materials such as explosives and harmful gases, etc.
  2. Sales of optical telecommunications components that serve as the foundation of communications infrastructure

Action Plan

Details of Action Plan

FY2020 Initiative Results

1. Expand access to preventive medicine

Contribute to expansion in the number of people who can be tested by providing products and services that support the increased efficiency and speed of testing operations

  • We are contributing to increased speed in testing at hospitals and testing organizations by placing new testing equipment on the market in addition to large-scale immunoassay devices we have continued to sell since 2016. In FY2020, we developed a medium-sized testing device that can be installed in small and medium-sized hospitals, further expanding the opportunities for people to undergo testing.
  • Immunoanalyzers are capable of detecting antibodies and antigens of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are contributing to the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We are contributing to expansion of the number of people who can be tested by aiding in the improved efficiency of hospital operation by supplying multi-function devices for biochemical, immunological, and blood coagulation testing.
  • We have established a research center within the FujitaAcademy, and there we are promoting coordinated researchthat contributes to solutions for issues of technology, devices,and operational efficiency in the front lines of healthcare. Realizing heightened sophistication and efficiency of clinical laboratory tests, we are aiming to provide healthcare with safety and security based on high-quality test data as well as to reduce the burden of testing tasks on healthcare practitioners.

image:Clinical test devices used at hospitals, testing organizations, and so onimage:
    Clinical test devices used at hospitals, testing organizations, and so on

Clinical test devices used at hospitals, testing organizations, and so on

2. Ensure the safety of water and food

Contribute to preventing the accumulation of toxic substances in the soil, the water, the human body, and so on by developing and providing analytical devices and testing equipment and systems to support administrative tasks

  • Screening equipment compliant with the RoHS Directive*1 detects substances regulated by laws and regulations of various countries during product inspections and material acceptance inspections, thereby contributing to the prevention of the spread of substances that may cause health hazards. In addition, by providing solutions that comply with international standards through our activities for the eco-friendliness of electrical and electronic equipment and systems (IEC/TC 111), we support the development of sound global markets and contribute to the realization of innovations that solve social issues.
  • *1 A directive by the European Union (EU) for regulating the use of speci¬ed hazardous substances contained in electrical and electronic equipment.
  • In FY2020, we released chemNEXT, a system that supports the cumbersome administration of chemical substances contained in products in response to requests from end-product manufacturers to suppliers for surveys of regulated substances and warranty certificates in accordance with environmental laws and regulations such as the RoHS Directive and REACH*2, which are amended annually. chemNEXT will improve the operational efficiency of suppliers and contribute to the prevention of the proliferation of substances that may cause health hazards by centrally managing the progress management, data storage and history of chemSHERPA*3 data from creation to submission on a cloud server, which is operated by JAMP (Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium).
  • *2 European chemicals management regulations impose the obligations of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction.
  • *3 A common scheme that can be used throughout the supply chain, created for the purpose of properly managing information on chemical substances contained in products throughout the supply chain and communicating it reliably and efficiently.

image:Testing equipment for detecting substances subject to the RoHS Directive
Testing equipment for detecting substances subject to the RoHS Directive

3. Ensure the safety of social infrastructure

Contribute to maintenance of safe social infrastructure by providing detection equipment with high hazardous substance detection performance

  • We develop and provide detection equipment to detect hazardous materials as a security measure for critical infrastructure facilities, airports, event venues, and other sites. Going forward, we will realize further improved hazardous substance detection accuracy together with heightened analysis performance and develop detection equipment that meets the needs of society. In this way, we will contribute to the realization of a safer, more secure society.

Contribute to the development and heightened stability of telecommunications infrastructure through the sale of optical communications components for use in highspeed, long-distance transmission equipment

  • The optical communications components sold by Hitachi High-Tech are used in the high-speed, long-distance transmission equipment that supports the foundations of next-generation telecommunications infrastructure, and in the telecommunications equipment used in large-scale data centers. In this way, we provide support to make people's lives comfortable by contributing to the construction of the cloud environment needed for working at home as well as providing a high-speed, high-definition video transmission environment and a communication infrastructure for use in the event of large-scale disasters.

image:Optical communications components utilized in the telecommunications equipment used in high-speed, long-distance transmission equipment and in large-scale data centers
Optical communications components utilized in the telecommunications equipment used in high-speed, long-distance transmission equipment and in large-scale data centers