Nihon Kohden

Fighting Disease with Electronics

Nihon Kohden is Japan’s leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment with subsidiaries in the USA, Europe and Asia and distributors in nearly every country in the world.

Major product lines include patient monitors, electroencephalographs, evoked potential and electromyograph systems, electrocardiographs, defibrillators, and hematology analyzers. Nihon Kohden equipment is well known for its quality and ease of use.


Nihon Kohden actively contributes to the advance of medical technology. Nihon Kohden researchers have published valuable research in some of the world’s most prestigious medical, engineering and scientific journals. Nihon Kohden has significantly contributed to the advancement of modern medical treatment with many innovative products and technologies. Pulse oximetry, the technology to noninvasive measure oxygen in the blood, was invented by Dr. Takuo Aoyagi, a Nihon Kohden scientist.

Founded in 1951, our mission is to improve the quality of life through advanced medical technology. In this respect, Stago regularly organizes symposiums or scientific meetings on Haemostasis research and latest practices, during conferences or as separate events.