Surgical Eyed Needles
Dental Reamers & Files
|1959||Established as MATSUTANI SEISAKUSYO CO., LTD.|
|1961||Succeeded in producing the world’s first 18-8 stainless steel surgical needle|
|1966||Concluded research contract with Japan Atomic Energy Institute and started research on cobalt 60 gamma-ray sterilization of surgical needles for the first time in Japan.|
|1967||Started production and sales of pipe-welded drilled-type 18-8 stainless steel eyeless surgical needles.|
|1971||Started research into laser drilling technique and into performance and manufacturing methods for dental root canal instruments.|
|1975||Received Award for Excellence from Secretary General of Small and Medium Enterprise Agency at Japan Trade Fair.|
|1976||Started production and sales of barbed and square 18-8 stainless steel dental broaches.|
|1978||Suture needle attaching machine developed and patented (attaching machine/Japan, United States, Britain, Germany, Brazil).|
|1979||Received Excellent Enterprise Award for prevention of public pollution. Developed production method for dental reamers and files.|
|1980||Established export division and started direct export including dental reamers and files.|
|1983||Received Award of Science and Technology Agency for dental products. Started sales of dental reamers and files in Japan at FDI Dental Show in Tokyo.|
|1984||Received Award of Patent Agency for invention of dental instrument.|
|1985||Developed production method for diamond dental burs.|
|1988||Started sales of diamond dental burs developed with high-sphericity and electrodeposition technology.
Kanji Matsutani (then CEO) received award for promoting science and technology.
Received 88th Patent of the Year Award from Patent Agency for invention of dental products.
|1989||Received Award of The Medium Business Research Institute.|
|1991||Manufactured world's smallest drilled eyeless needle (27μm) for trial.
Developed manipler (skin stapler).
Developed micro suture needle attaching machine.
|1992||Received Patent Agency award for design of manipler (surgical skin stapler) in Kantō Invention Contest.|
|1993||Started sales of maniplers, dental Peeso reamers, and ophthalmic sutures.|
|1995||Started sales of dental Gates drills.|
|1996||Acquired ISO 9001 and CE Marking certification.|
|1997||Started sales of carbide dental burs.|
|1998||Started sales of Ophthalmic Knife.|
|2000||Won patent suit regarding infringement of surgical needle patent. Started sales of dental RT files & D finders.|
|2001||Started sales of dental stereoscopic microscopes.
Developed grinding and polishing points and post-pins for base.
|2004||Acquired ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.
Started sales of Manipler AZ.
|2006||Started sales of Niti files.|
|2009||Started sales of trocar kit (trocar and cannula) for vitreous surgery.|
|2013||Started sales of metal skeletons for stent grafts.|