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Omron Healthcare Sets Up Subsidiary in South Korea to Sell Medical Devices for Home, Professional Use

Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. announced on January 4 the establishment of a South Korean subsidiary, Omron Healthcare Korea Co., Ltd., to expand business there. Set up on January 1, 2013, the subsidiary opened for business on January 2.

With the population aging rapidly and both the living environment and dietary life changing, patients suffering from lifestyle-related diseases, particularly high blood pressure and diabetes, are increasing sharply in South Korea. There is a growing awareness of the importance of preventing lifestyle diseases as well as health management at home.

Omron Healthcare Korea will import and market medical devices for home and professional use, including blood pressure monitors and body composition monitors for homes as well as blood pressure monitors and arterial pulse wave monitors for hospitals. By listening to the voices of consumers and medical personnel in South Korea while carrying out marketing more closely attuned to the market, the company will further develop its products and markets and contribute to the prevention of lifestyle diseases there.

Outline of Omron Healthcare Korea Co., Ltd.

- Established: January 1, 2013 (opened for business on January 2)
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- President and Representative Director: Jung Ji-Won
- Main line of business: Importing and marketing of medical devices for homes and hospitals
- Capital: 1.02 billion South Korean won (approximately 80 million yen)
- No. of employees: 18 (at the time of founding)

About Omron Healthcare

Committed to improving people's lives, Omron Healthcare provides clinically proven, innovative medical equipment for health monitoring and therapy. Our product portfolio includes blood pressure monitors, nebulizer, electronic thermometers, blood glucose monitors and activity counters as well as body composition monitors and professional medical devices. For many decades, Omron's devices have helped people to prevent, treat and manage lifestyle diseases both at home and in clinical practice in more than 100 countries in the world. Omron Healthcare Group is headquartered in Muko City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Its President is Kiichiro Miyata.