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December 01, 2015 8:02 AM ET

Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

Company Overview of Nihon Kohden America, Inc.

Company Overview

Nihon Kohden America, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes medical electronic equipment for patient monitoring, sleep assessment, neurology, and cardiology. It offers patient monitors, electroencephalographs, evoked potential and electromyograph systems, electrocardiographs, defibrillators, and hematology analyzers. The company also provides urology, respiratory care, anesthesiology, emergency care, sports medicine, and rehabilitation. It sells its products through distributors internationally. Nihon Kohden America, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Foothill Ranch, California. The company has subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Nihon Kohden America, Inc. opera...

90 Icon Street

Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

United States

Founded in 1979





Key Executives for Nihon Kohden America, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of Nihon Kohden Corp and Chief Executive Officer of Nihon Kohden Corp
President of Nihon Kohden Corp and Chief Operating Officer of Nihon Kohden Corp
Senior Vice President of Regulatory & Quality Affairs
Director of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Nihon Kohden America, Inc. Key Developments

Nihon Kohden America, Inc. Wins $27.58 Million Federal Contract

Nihon Kohden America, Foothill Ranch, California, was awarded a $27,579,330 federal contract modification by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support for patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare parts and training for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies in California.

Nihon Kohden to Unveil BSM-1700 Transport Monitor at ANESTHESIA 2015

Nihon Kohden will showcase its novel BSM-1700 transport monitor at the Anesthesia Society of America’s ANESTHESIA 2015 meeting, held Oct. 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. Developed to address the heightened safety challenges of transporting at-risk patients between points of care in the hospital setting, the lightweight monitor is the only one of its kind to capture the most comprehensive set of physiologic parameters needed during transit in a standard configuration, making it uniquely capable of safeguarding patients at one of the most critical points in the care continuum. Nihon Kohden’s BSM-1700 is the only commercially available transport monitor that tracks key parameters, such as electrocardiography, respiration, blood oxygen, non-invasive and invasive blood pressure, temperature, cardiac output, bispectral index, as well as carbon dioxide (CO2) in it base configuration. Of particular note for post-anesthesia patients is the monitor’s ability to track end-tidal CO2, a critical measure of ventilation status, during transit from the operating room to the post-anesthesia care unit or critical care unit. The BSM-1700 is designed to work as a transport monitor, stand-alone monitor or input unit for Nihon Kohden’s BSM-6000 or BSM-9000 bedside monitors. With five hours of standard battery life and no additional peripheral devices or cables required, it gives healthcare providers a flexible, easy-to-use solution that ensures seamless transfer of data from admission to discharge and one standard of care throughout the patient stay.

Nihon Kohden America Announces Executive Changes

Nihon Kohden has appointed Dr. Wilson P. Constantine the new chief executive officer of Nihon Kohden America. Constantine joined the company’s U.S. operations as chief operating officer in September 2014. He succeeds Fumio Izumida. As part of the restructuring, several additions and structural shifts have been made across the organization, including: Michael R. Stone has been named the new senior vice president of sales. Stone was previously vice president of sales at Henry Schein Inc. Kathy Hart has been appointed the new vice president of marketing. Veffa Devers has been selected to be the new vice president of clinical excellence programs. Betzy Estrada has been appointed director of human resources. Estrada previously held senior human resources positions at Claremont University Consortium and Covidien/ev3 and worked in human resources management at Johnson & Johnson and Beckman Coulter Inc. Constantine has more than two decades of experience in medicine and the medical device industry, having served in executive leadership roles at companies including Stryker Orthopaedics, Misonix and Henry Schein Inc.

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