the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the collective goal of enhancing society through innovation, the Fujifilm family is committed to leveraging its resources, talent and technologies to support global efforts to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our sincere gratitude and respect go out to all the healthcare professionals that are working to save lives and aid in the prevention of COVID-19. To help improve patient outcomes throughout the care spectrum, Fujifilm applauds clinicians that are on the front lines treating patients on a daily basis.
During this time, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our customers, workforce and the broader community. In response to the pandemic, we’ve adapted our business practices in order to safeguard our staff, as well as continue to serve our customers, many of which are powering critical operations in the fields of healthcare, technology and media.
As a total healthcare company involved in Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment, we are committed to supporting the brave clinicians caring for COVID-19 patients with our technologies.
To aid in prevention, we stand ready to support the manufacture of vaccines with world-class biologics production facilities and technical expertise.
In the field of diagnosis, our efforts include the provision of a gene-testing research tool which lessens the time required for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing i. Our point-of-care imaging equipment such as ultrasound and mobile X-ray systems are playing a vital role in the clinical care process of patients with COVID-19.
Our work in the treatment field includes clinical trials in Japan and the U.S. to evaluate the safety and efficacy of our influenza antiviral drug Avigan® Tablet for patients with COVID-19. In addition, we are providing critical support and manufacturing expertise to support the race toward potential therapies.
Through collaboration, technology and our collective expertise, we will continue to work towards improving human health and helping bring the pandemic to an end.
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Actions taken by the Fujifilm Group
FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical launches mutation detection kits for SARS-CoV-2 “N501Y” and “E484K”
The N501Y mutation detection kit and the E484K mutation detection kit can be used on the RNA extracted from SARS-CoV-2 positive specimens to determine whether the virus is the original type, UK variant, South African variant, or Brazilian variant.
Anti-fog, clear view and high durability
Supplying film for face shields to reduce burden at the medical frontline
Face shields are indispensable part of healthcare workers’ day-to-day duties. “Fogging” and “low clarity” have hindered their extended wear. Fujifilm supplies TAC film, which solves the fogging and clarity issues, to reduce burden at the medical frontline.
Fujifilm Australia expands secure Public and Private sector medical image sharing during COVID-19 response
As part of the public health response to COVID-19, Western Health asked Fujifilm Australia to assist in providing an increase in the number of connections between Victorian public hospitals and private radiology providers via its fast and secure medical image sharing network.
FUJIFILM Sonosite and the CHEST Foundation Partner for COVID-19 Research
FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc., the world leader in point-of-care ultrasound solutions, and the CHEST Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians, have established a joint grant to create the CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Ultrasonography and COVID-19.
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc.’s Response to COVID-19
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc. supplies cell culture media, which are critical raw materials used for the development of COVID-19 therapies and vaccines, to pharmaceutical companies and research laboratories. The company is also offering free replacement of expired IVF culture media for IVF clinics that have been forced to suspend cycles due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Launch of AI-based technologies development to support diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia
Fujifilm has begun development of AI-based technologies that support diagnosis and treatment assesement of COVID-19 pneumonia by for example, evaluating the distribution and progression of lesions within the lung field, and judging therapeutic effectiveness of medicines.
FUJIFILM （Thailand）Ltd. and Thammasat University Hospital revealed the FDR nano. (First installation in Thailand)
FUJIFILM （Thailand）Ltd. and Thammasat University Hospital revealed the FDR nano, a digital portable X-ray device, equipped with a new type image processing kit to facilitate diagnosis for COVID-19 patients with less time-consuming. (First installation in Thailand)
FUJIFILM Italia strengthens the sub-intensive therapy of ASST in Crema, with 15 new technological beds dedicated to the Covid-19 patient
FUJIFILM Italia S.p.A. donated 15 new technological beds for sub-intensive therapy of ASST Crema Hospital in Italy
“Never Stop” Philosophy Guides Fujifilm in Helping Produce Face Shields for COVID-19 Response
Employees at the FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. , Lebanon New Hampshire facility are assembling and shipping protective face shields for their local health system and other hospitals in the region during the pandemic.
Support for the measures to combat novel coronavirus in China
Donation of equipment and materials worth approx. 7 million Chinese Renminbi (approx. JPY110 million, or US$1.1 million) to support the measures to combat novel coronavirus in China. These included medical diagnostic devices that support clinical testing of pneumonia providfed by Fujifilm, and printers for on-site use in medical treatment facilities supplied by Fuji Xerox Co.