Our main products are filters used in medical treatment and pharmaceutical manufacturing. In the clinical setting, our filters help treat patients afflicted with chronic conditions and intractable diseases. Our filters for biopharmaceutical manufacturing are used in processes that heighten product safety. In both cases, our filters bear a weighty responsibility in that they are instrumental to healthcare, which affects human life and people’s daily living. We must never forget that, ultimately, we exist to serve the patients who are fighting disease.
However, our commitment to patients’ health is not a direct one. It is only through the effect of our products that we can participate in the practice of medicine. This is precisely why our mission and duty to healthcare must be expressed entirely in terms of the reliability of quality that we deliver. Assured safety and effectiveness. Hope and trust in medicine. These are indeed our deepest responsibilities.
People have diverse world views, outlooks on life, value systems and perspectives on health. Furthermore, attitudes change at different stages of life and according to the state of illness. For patients and their families who must deal with chronic conditions and intractable diseases, quality of life depends on safe and reliable therapies and post-treatment satisfaction.
It follows that, to deliver optimum treatment, there should be as many variations in medical approach as there are patients. With this in mind, we want to make more options available to better accommodate individual circumstances and values arising from cultural, economic, religious and other variables. Even if it is needed by only a few people, as long as someone, somewhere is looking for a thread of hope, it is our mission as part of the healthcare community to pursue new treatment possibilities.
We want to raise medical standards both at home and abroad. This means closing regional healthcare gaps. It also calls for new treatment methodologies combining drugs and medical devices. We must look at the availability of treatment options and other unmet healthcare needs and develop products and services that provide solutions.
We must also examine the healthcare needs of society as a whole. To deliver solutions that benefit all of society, it is vital to develop cooperative working relationships with every party concerned, including medical facilities, research institutions, and administrative authorities. If we keep the true nature of healthcare in mind, it becomes clear that focusing only on our bottom line or market position is not enough. We must also place a high priority on wholesome development of the industry and the social good. In this spirit, we seek to mobilize the resources of the Asahi Kasei Group, with its infrastructure-supporting track record, toward the goal of healthcare development that is fair for one and all.