About AMDD

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Outline of AMDD

American Medical Devices and Diagnostics Manufacturers’ Association (AMDD)
Central Park South 15F, 4-10-2 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (Secretariat office)
Kosuke Kato, Chairman
Description of activities:
The AMDD represents the operations of companies that provide medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) and other advanced medical technology in Japan. The AMDD undertakes advocacy activities with the goal of providing global-standard advanced medical technology to Japanese patients. These activities include providing policy recommendations related to regulatory issues, national health insurance reimbursement payments, and healthcare system reform in Japan. The AMDD maintains a close collaborative relationship with the U.S. Government and the U.S.-based industry association Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), in addition to the Japanese government, academic societies and other industry organizations.

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AMDD Mission

Providing valuable medical technology and information to your loved ones today, so that they may live in good health.

Board Members(As of May, 2018)

Board of Directors
Chairman Kosuke Kato
Edwards Lifesciences Limited
Managing Director
Vice Chairman Matt Schmidt
Abbott Vascular Japan Co., Ltd.
President and Representative Director
Director Tatsuo Achiwa
Nippon Becton Dickinson Company, Ltd.
President & Representative Director
Director Tamotsu Hiiro
Johnson & Johnson K.K.
Director Yusuke Naiki
Boston Scientific Japan K.K.
President, Representative Director
Director Kazuya Ogawa
Zimmer Biomet G.K.
Director Hiroyuki Saeki
Stryker Japan K.K.
Representative Director and President
Director Hiroyuki Sasase
3M Japan Limited
Health Care Company President
Director Tony Semedo
Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd.
Director Soichiro Tada
GE Healthcare
President & CEO, Japan
Director Masaaki Tsuchimoto
Abbott Medical Japan Co., Ltd.
DVP & General Manager, CAHF Japan
Auditor Shigeyuki Masukawa
Boston Scientific Japan K.K.
Vice President
Auditor Koichi Higuchi
Higuchi Koichi Jimusho
CPA, Tax Cousellor
Advisor Huimin Wang
Edwards Lifesciences
Corporate Vice President, Japan and Asia Pacific
Advisor Akira Matsumoto
Calbee, Inc
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Advisor Takashi Shimada
(Former President of Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd.)

Organization Chart

組織図 STM Committe RAQA Committee Advocacy Committee Public Awareness Committee Capital Equipment Committee Orthopedics Committee IVD Committee Legal&Complliance Commitee Membership Committe AMDD MTPI