Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., announces the completion of the acquisition of Vios Medical, Inc. (Headquarters: St. Paul, MN, USA; “Vios”) on October 13 (local time). This acquisition represents a major foothold for Murata’s entry into the global healthcare and medical fields. Murata will effectively utilize Vios’s technologies, expertise, and network of overseas hospitals to work toward further business expansion.
Vios is a healthcare IT startup that has developed a chest sensor that can measure heart and respiratory rates and run electrocardiograms, etc. It also develops and provides software, cloud services, etc. to monitor them. Vital-sign data obtained through the sensor can be monitored in real time, and the data can even be analyzed in quasi-real time by low-cost commercial devices. With the use of a wireless network, patients in a hospital can be continuously monitored regardless of their movements.
Murata in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com