BEDFORD, Mass. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Augmenix, Inc., a worldwide leader in hydrogel spacing solutions which reduces toxicity associated with radiation therapy, has opened a new company headquarters, Augmenix KK., in Japan.
This newly opened headquarters is located in central Tokyo and will provide customer support for customers throughout greater Japan.
"We are very pleased with the opening of this new office in Tokyo in anticipation of our SpaceOAR® hydrogel market launch and the Ministry of Health, Labor & Welfare (MHLW) national reimbursement decision by the end of the second quarter in 2018,” said Yoshinori Kuratani, General Manager of Augmenix KK. “Thanks to our innovative technology and clinical benefits, we have received positive feedback and many inquiries from physicians across Japan interested in adopting SpaceOAR hydrogel. Our continued expansion will enable more physicians in Japan to offer SpaceOAR hydrogel as an option for men with prostate cancer who want to reduce their risk of radiotherapy side effects.”
ABOUT AUGMENIX, INC.
Augmenix, Inc. is a privately held company based in the Boston, Massachusetts area focused on the development and commercialization of radiation oncology products using its proprietary hydrogel technology. Focusing initially on protection during prostate radiation therapy, their next-generation products will address spacing and marking applications throughout the body to improve radiotherapy and interventional oncology procedure outcomes. SpaceOAR hydrogel, the company’s lead product, is a registered trademark of Augmenix, Inc. More information about Augmenix and SpaceOAR hydrogel can be found at http://www.SpaceOAR.com.