BIT Expands into Asian Markets through Establishment of BIT Japan Ltd.

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BIT Analytical Instruments will be expanding into Japan with the establishment of BIT Japan Ltd. Heading up the new company are two seasoned executives with extensive experience within high-profile Japanese IVD companies.

BIT Group specializes in the contract manufacture of IVD instrumentation

BIT Japan will act as a bridge-head of BIT Companies in Asia to deliver “Instrumentation for Life” and to enable Japanese and Asian clients to launch their instruments faster and more cost-effectively.

BIT Analytical Instruments has officially announced plans to establish a new company, BIT Japan, Ltd., to be located in Japan. The new company represents BIT’s market entry into Japan as BIT responds to the growing IVD market in Japan and developing Asian countries. Working in conjunction with BIT’s existing Chinese manufacturing base, BIT Japan Ltd. is expected to expand the sales and marketing activities of its contract development and manufacturing services for Japanese and other Asian clients in the IVD and life science fields.

Selected to lead the new venture are Mr. Hiroshi Mitsumaki and Mr. Hayanami Kudo. Mr. Mitsumaki has more than 30 years of IVD system development and management experience and has served as president and CEO of the personal healthcare venture company at Hitachi, Ltd. In addition, Mr. Mitsumaki is experi-enced in large-scale project management with companies including Boehringer-Mannheim (currently Roche Diagnostics)/Hitachi 911 and MODULAR ANALYTICS system. Mr. Kudo has more than 30 years of IVD service provider and manage-ment experience; most recently, he served as the executive vice president at SRL, Inc., the largest commercial laboratory in Japan.

The Asian IVD market has become the third largest region in the world, following the North American and European markets, and is viewed as a burgeoning business climate for high-tech IVD companies. Presently, there are few companies that can provide globally-competitive contract manufacturing services as well as product development and after-sales services to their IVD clients. BIT Companies have already accumulated experiences and proven capabilities in providing optimized,
state-of-the-art product development and the latest manufacturing technologies in compliance with internationally relevant regulatory standards. BIT Japan will act as a bridge-head of BIT Companies in Asia to deliver “Instrumentation for Life” and to enable Japanese and Asian clients to launch their instruments faster and more cost-effectively than their competitors with full product support for the long term.

For more than 35 years, BIT Companies has provided instrument contract product development, manufacturing and after-sale services to medical, diagnostic, and bio-technology clients. As part of the financially-strong Messer Group, BIT Companies offer their systems solutions worldwide and with adherence to ISO13485 and 9001 standards. As a FDA registered contract service provider, BIT Companies meets the high standard of medical product regulation, meeting design-to-cost and time-to-market targets.

BIT Companies include Source Scientific, LLC in Irvine, CA, USA (, BIT Analytical Instruments, Inc. in Ludlow, MA, USA , BIT Analytical Instruments GmbH in Schwalbach, Germany and BIT CNC Machining in Kunshan, China.


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