The two companies entered into a capital and business alliance last November and have been jointly promoting the construction of a medical DX platform, which will unite various domestic and international digital healthcare services, including medical applications and medical services provided by numerous health tech startups and corporate digital healthcare divisions, It will newly develop and provide a comprehensive medical DX solution that can be used by physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and patients in a one-stop shop. In order to accelerate this business, the capital and business alliance will be expanded, and Suzuken will additionally underwrite a third-party allocation of new shares to be conducted by Doctors to further strengthen the partnership.
The newly developed and offered comprehensive medical DX solution will serve as the foundation for realizing essential DX in medical institutions. In order to realize the future of medical care utilizing digital technology and data, it is important to appropriately deliver to physicians a wide variety of services developed by health tech startups and corporate digital healthcare divisions.
However, until now, each company has developed individual apps and services and promoted them independently, leaving physicians without a comprehensive medical DX environment in which they can engage.
To solve these issues, the Suzuken Group, with its knowledge and management foundation as a pharmaceutical wholesaler, and Doctors, which provides comprehensive support for medical DX and digital healthcare, will combine their knowledge and networks to work toward the digitization of the medical field, aiming to create next-generation digital hospitals and clinics. Realize a system that allows doctors to use digital healthcare services such as all kinds of medical apps and medical AI in a one-stop shop.
The two companies will provide the Medical DX Platform and the Comprehensive Medical DX Solution to all companies, medical institutions, and pharmaceutical companies developing digital healthcare services to help improve the quality of patient care and treatment.
The Suzuken Group, founded in 1932 and listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, is one of Japan's largest pharmaceutical distribution and logistics service providers. The company has defined its business domain as "health creation.
It is also the only pharmaceutical wholesale business that has a "medical distribution platform," a logistics function from pharmaceutical manufacturers to wholesalers and from wholesalers to medical institutions and insurance pharmacies, and has the advantage of being able to respond to increasingly diverse and sophisticated medical distribution needs from the perspective of manufacturers, medical institutions, insurance pharmacies, and patients in a one-stop manner. The Suzuken Group has a total annual sales volume of 2.5 billion yen. The Suzuken Group has annual sales of over 2 trillion yen, is headquartered in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, and has approximately 15,000 employees.
|name of company||Suzuken Corporation|
|Establishment||August 10, 1946|
|Location||8, Higashikatabatamachi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan|
|representative||Hiromi Miyata, President and Representative Director|
|Business Overview||Sales of ethical pharmaceuticals, reagents, medical equipment, medical materials, food products, etc., as well as development and manufacture of medical equipment|
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.suzuken.co.jp/|
Doctors aims to build an "online healthcare support platform" that accelerates the development of local healthcare and the digitalization of healthcare by "the power of doctors✕ the power of IT". More than 400 expert physicians, mainly medical specialists, and consultants familiar with the medical and healthcare business provide one-stop support for digital healthcare services, from planning and development to distribution and sales to medical institutions, to commercialize full-fledged digital healthcare services with exit strategies and sustainable Realization of digital health care business with exit strategies.
Doctors has established its own screening criteria and guidelines, and these allow the expert physicians selected to provide advice on how to make their services in line with the reality of medical care based on their specialties and experience, thereby increasing the probability of business success.
|name of company||Doctors, Inc.|
|Establishment||September 2016 (Business start: October 2019)|
|Location||PMO Hamamatsucho II 5F, 2-3-6 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|representative||Takao Yanagawa, President and CEO|
|Business Overview||Utilizing a network of active expert doctors* based on its own guidelines, the company offers "Doctors Cloud™," a commercialization support service for digital health services, "Doctors Next™," a comprehensive support service for medical DX and digital health, "Doctors Station™," an online medical support service for medical coordination, and others. Doctors Station™", a medical collaborative online medical support service.|
*Expert Doctors: a network of physicians with top-class clinical experience and achievements as doctors and a positive attitude toward digital health and medical DX. More than 400 physicians, mainly specialists, participate in this network.
|uniform resouce locator||https://doctors-inc.jp|