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12 JAN, 2009 - BCT Japan K.K. Soon to Become CaridianBCT K.K.

New name and identity to reflect global stature as a leading medical device manufacturer

LAKEWOOD, Colo.—January 12, 2009— BCT Japan K.K. announced today that it will change its legal name to CaridianBCT K.K. on March 1, 2009, and relocate its Japan headquarters, in accordance with the legal name change implemented on July 14, 2008 when its parent company changed its name from Gambro BCT, Inc. to CaridianBCT, Inc.

The company is a leading provider in the blood banking and transfusion medicine industry, investing in research and development focused on enhancing blood quality, safety, supply and efficiency. The Atreus® system, Trima Accel®, COBE® Spectra and Spectra Optia®  systems, and European Mirasol® system are widely recognized as delivering the highest value and quality to customers around the world. Under the new name, CaridianBCT will continue to be a pioneer in developing and commercializing innovation that meets the needs of customers and the patients they serve.

The company’s origins date back to 1964 when founders Bob Collins and Ran Bellows established COBE Laboratories to meet emerging needs for custom heart-lung tubing packs. COBE evolved into a market leader in the blood component technology and medical specialty products industry. In 1990, Gambro AB became the parent company. 

New Tokyo headquarters contact information:
Ebisu South One Bldg. 9F  1-7-8, Ebisu-minami,Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 150-0022, Japan
Phone number: +81-(0)3-6743-7890
Fax number:  +81-(0)3-6743-9800

About CaridianBCT:
CaridianBCT is a leading global provider of technology, products and services in automated blood collections, pathogen reduction technologies, therapeutic systems and whole blood processes – specializing in blood collection, safety, component separation and cell therapy.  The company is dedicated to developing and commercializing technology that serves customers in the blood banking and transfusion medicine industry. For more information, visit


Current Head Office:
Acropolis Tokyo 9F,  6-29, Shin-ogawamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0814
TEL: +81-(0)3-5227-3252     FAX: +81-(0)3-5227-3266

New Head Office (effective March 2, 2009):
Ebisu South One Bldg. 9F  1-7-8, Ebisu-minami,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0022, Japan
New main phone number: +81-(0)3-6743-7890
New fax number:  +81-(0)3-6743-9800

Other Branches:

Sapporo Office:
Park East Sapporo 6F, 3, Minami 1-jo Higashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0051
TEL: +81-(0)11-232-0177    FAX: +81-(0)11-232-0178

Sendai Office:
Yamaguchi Building 5F, 1-1-31, Ichiban-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-city, Miyagi 980-0811
TEL: +81-(0)22-716-6115   FAX: +81-(0)22-716-6123

Nagoya Office:  
CK16 Fushimi Building 9F, 1-24-25, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008
TEL: +81-(0)52-220-1002   FAX: +82-(0)52-220-2177

Osaka Office: 
Nittetsu Honmachi Building 6F, 1-10-24, Utsubo-honmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0004
TEL: +81-(0)6-6459-3380   FAX: +81-(0)6-6459-3381

Fukuoka Office:
FORT-S 202, 4-6-14, Takeshita, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-0895 
TEL: +81-(0)92-411-0561    FAX: +81-(0)92-411-0541

Maihama Distribution Center:  
Nippon Logistech Co.  12-20, Chidori, Urayasu-shi, Chiba, 279-0032
TEL:  +81-(0)47-304-3551   FAX: +81-(0)47-304-3555


Mitsuya Amano, General Manager of BCT Japan K.K.
Phone: +81-3-5227-3252