Inside Fujilfilm’s African innovation centre

Nestled in a Roodepoort business park area is Fujilfilm’s (Fuji’s) newly-opened African innovation centre.

The innovation centre is the first on the African continent, and will showcase Fuji’s products and solutions, as well as offer training and support to business partners and interested parties, the company says.

While it is known as a photographic and printing company, Fujifilm is also involved in the medicalspace, offering primary healthcare technologies that help with diagnosis and screening of breast cancer, lung disease and tuberculosis.

The medical systems business is one of the company’s biggest growth areas, according Takeo Hata, MD of Fujifilm SA.

Fuji initially entered the medical space in 1983, with the launch of the Fuji Computed Radiography digital X-ray system. Since then, it has introduced endoscope machines, digital and computer radiography systems, X-ray film, medical IT systems, ultrasounds and dry chemical equipment. Continue reading…

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