Asahi Kasei Corp.


About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit

About Asahi Kasei BioProcess America
Pioneering Biologics Safety and Manufacturing Efficiency – As a global partner to the biopharmaceutical industry, Asahi Kasei Bioprocess helps biologics manufacturers safely and efficiently produce medicines that patients can trust, by dependably supplying innovative yet exceptionally reliable bioprocess consumables, equipment and scientific support services.

Our product portfolio foundation is the Planova™ virus removal filter series. First released in 1989 as the world’s first filters developed specifically for removing viruses from biotherapeutic drug products, Planova™ filters are known for their reliability in ensuring viral safety of biopharmaceutical drug products, represented by their consistent performance and quality. Leveraging 30 years of experience, we continue to provide our customers with products, services and expertise to achieve Assurance that is Beyond Expectation.

We also manufacture IBD™ inline buffer dilution systems and chromatography equipment inspired by artisanal fluid management. Patented 3-pump and 5-pump IBD™ systems generate accurate, reproducible buffers on-demand from stock concentrates to save time, space and money. Buffer dilution and conditioning occur in parallel via a dynamic single-pass mixer while feedback control and process analytical technology (PAT) maintain pH and conductivity setpoints.

AKBA recently opened its Massachusetts Training Center, a new 5000 sq. ft technical training and support center in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, for customer training and product collaborations in virus filtration, bioprocess and fluid management. The facility is co-located with ZOLL Medical at 271 Mill Road in Chelmsford, and features a 1000 sq. ft laboratory space for Planova™ Operator Courses (training courses for Planova virus filter operation), demonstrations and evaluations, as well space for classroom training.

Please contact us at our website, at We look forward to serving you.

About Asahi Kasei Corporate Venture Capital
Asahi Kasei Corporate Venture Capital was established in 2008 and is focused on investing in innovative startups in areas of strategic importance to Asahi Kasei and the primary mission is to create new business opportunities. The team is based in Menlo Park and the Boston area.

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