BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 29,000 associates in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. For more information, please visit www.bd.com.
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Hamamatsu Photonics, K.K., headquartered in Hamamatsu City, Japan, enjoys a global presence with production facilities, business locations, and associated companies located throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. The company is divided into 7 subsidiaries which are geographically-based and non-competitive. This web site supports the subsidiaries based in Europe and North America.
Our primary production and research facilities, located in Japan, consist of 32 main buildings comprising 177,975 sq. meters or 1,915,545 sq. feet. These facilities house our four product divisions, Solid State, Electron Tube, Systems, the Laser Group; and our research facilities.
Solid State makes an impressive lineup of products which includes devices such as Photodiodes, Photo ICs, PSDs, GbPs devices, IR detectors and image sensors. These devices feature compact size and easy integration.
Electron Tube Center, best known for its PMTs, incorporates a finely-tuned balance or optimum sensitivity, output, stability, and life into all of its products ranging from PMTs to lamps, Fiber Optic Plates to Sensor modules, and PET scanners to UV spotlights.
Systems group creates a wide range of imaging systems used in a diverse spectrum of fields from semiconductor and biomedical to optical measurement and factory automation.
Laser Group, the newest division, produces CW semiconductor lasers, pulsed lasers, and high-power semiconductor lasers. Tested to specified standards, all of our devices are known around the world for their quality and consistency.
Behind this commitment to quality stands an equally important commitment to research. Hamamatsu is known for its research into both the basic and applied aspects of the science of light. Working in our labs and through collaborative partnerships with a variety of research organizations, Hamamatsu sees light and its research not only as a springboard for new knowledge and technologies, but for the improvement of life itself. This philosophical commitment to research is backed by a strong financial commitment. Over a five year period the company's overall ratio of R&D expenses to net sales averaged 13%.
Optimax helps its customers prove that great people can do great things with the right technology and support.
We leverage our optics manufacturing technology for programs that benefit mankind and projects that defend our freedom. Our know-how, innovation and speed enable quicker production of precision optics to meet emerging market needs. Some of the most sophisticated programs in the world trust Optimax to produce the most complex optics reliably.
Since Optimax was founded in 1991, optics have been behind enormous progress in technologies as diverse as fiber optic telecommunications, solid-state lighting, digital photography, displays, and diagnostic medicine. We have worked key programs in aerospace, government research, and defense, and our customers’ successes have fueled our growth.
Mission: Optimax continues to enhance its unique capabilities for fast, reliable delivery of precision optics with superior quality and service enabling customer success and employee prosperity.
Andor are global leaders in the development and manufacture of high performance scientific digital cameras for academic, industrial and government applications. Through continuous dialogue with our customers and strong teamwork we continue to innovate ground-breaking products, improving the world in which we live.