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A symbiotic relationship committed to patients and associates

By Conrad Becker
- Mar 27, 2014
Credit : GMI Post

MicroVention Chief Executive Officer Richard Cappetta

In 2006, Terumo Corporation, a major worldwide medical device company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, acquired MicroVention Inc., adding it into their family of companies.

Terumo’s acquisition of MicroVention allowed both companies to capitalize on their unique, proprietary technologies and facilitate additional focus on new technologies.

Founded in 1997, MicroVention has been focusing on endovascular treatment of neurovascular disease, which affects hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, and it has consistently developed an innovative approach.

Headquartered in Tustin, California, MicroVention sells its products in over 60 countries around the world and has manufacturing facilities in Southern California and Costa Rica. It is now a company with more than 1,000 employees across the globe and posts consistent andcontinuing growth.

“MicroVention sets the standard of excellence in the neuroendovascular device industry and our unique collaboration with Terumo has allowed MicroVention to constantly develop new and innovative devices to complement our existing line of quality products,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Cappetta.

Innovation, clinical relevance and customer focus have been MicroVention’s shared values with Terumo.

The two companies also continuously maintain key communications through project collaboration and an entrepreneurial culture that fosters team spirit and empowers all of their associates.

“As a Terumo affiliated company, we are committed to developing and manufacturing the highest quality products for our customers and patients. In addition, we expect every associate to be empowered in each position and to be proactive in ‘contributing to society through healthcare’.” Cappetta said.


- Originally prepared by Global Media for The Japan Times Special Report on Los Angeles 2014 (Credit: Conrad Becker)

Sunrider International Corp.

All natural and healthy growth

By Conrad Becker
- Mar 27, 2014
Credit : GMI Post

Sunrider International President and Owner Dr. Tei-Fu Chen receives the BrandLaureate Awards’ Best Brands for Manufacturing of Premier Herbal Products

From its humble beginnings as a local health food store in Utah in 1982, Sunrider International grew robustly in just a short time. After expanding internationally in the mid 1980s, the company moved its headquarters to Southern California.

Sunrider International researches, develops, and manufactures over 400 health, weight management, and beauty products in its 1 million square foot Los Angeles manufacturing plants.

To complement its products, the company also formulates fitness programs for its clients.

Sunrider distributes products to 50 countries and regions, with over 1,000 stores worldwide. It operates both an award-winning franchise business and a direct sales business.

“We have had an office in Japan for 20 years, but we are not well known. Our market has All natural and healthy growth room for incredible growth. Our goal is to increase our market in Japan, and to attract the right people that will help us better market and distribute our products effectively,” said President and Owner Dr. Tei-Fu Chen.

By using natural ingredients and manufacturing their own products, Sunrider International has emphasized the importance of offering real food as a solution to many health issues that are undeniably beneficial to people all over the world. That focus on self manufacturing has enhanced the company’s international reputation.

“We have never forgotten our main goal and spirit here at Sunrider. We strive to create the best nutritional products and fitness programs. We believe that quality products in the long run will always pay off,” stressed the Taiwan born Dr. Chen.


- Originally prepared by Global Media for The Japan Times Special Report on Los Angeles 2014 (Credit: Conrad Becker)

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