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Life Innovation

Against the background of today's world, we face issues such as aging populations, and there is a need to extend healthy life expectancy, improve the quality of healthcare, and reduce the burden on nursing care and healthcare providers. Another issue we must address to achieve healthy living is keeping people safe from global-scale risks such as unusual weather, natural disasters, and infectious diseases. At Toray, we are focused on contributing to a healthy society with longevity, improving healthcare quality, reducing the burden on healthcare providers, and contributing to people's safety. In this way, we are expanding our Life Innovation businesses that contribute to people's health through advanced materials and innovative technologies.

Contributing to a healthy society with longevity

The Toray Group's advanced materials and innovative technologies contribute in areas such as maintaining and improving health, allowing the elderly and disabled to live more vibrant lives, and reducing the burden on care facilities.

Nonwoven fabrics for sanitary products
Nonwoven fabrics for sanitary products
Carbon fiber composite materials for prosthetic legs
Carbon fiber composite materials for prosthetic legs

Sensing fabric Hitoe™

Biosignals are weak electrical signals produced by our bodies, and this functional material collects such signals without the wearer being conscious of the measurement. The fabric is gentle on the skin and can be worn for extended periods of time. Use is being expanded into areas such as sports, worksites, and nursing care.

Improving healthcare quality and reducing the burden on healthcare providers

The Toray Group's pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical device parts, and medical materials help to realize higher quality healthcare and reduce the burden on healthcare providers.

Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals
Medical devices
Medical devices
Parts of medical products
Optic fiber for endoscope illumination

New development of TRK-950, a therapeutic antibody for several cancers

TRK-950 is a monoclonal antibody preparation created by Toray. It was developed with the expectation it will regress cancer by binding to cancer cells specifically, via a novel cancer target discovered by Toray. We are promoting global clinical development in Europe and the United States, and seeking early marketing approval as a first-in-class anti-cancer drug.

HotBalloon™ ablation system

The HotBalloon™ ablation system is an ablation system employing a hot balloon catheter, developed in Japan to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Its distinguishing feature is the outstanding flexibility of its balloon, and treatment is administered by placing this balloon in close contact with the affected area of the heart, and then ablating the tissue which causes atrial fibrillation over a wide range.

Biotools

We have created and commercialized the 3D-Gene® DNA chip for research purposes by integrating elements from the nano and bio fields. We are also developing next-generation biotools to contribute to preemptive medicine through early discovery and treatment of various cancers, dementia, allergies, and other conditions based on our previously developed technologies enabling high-sensitivity detection of genes (messenger RNA, micro RNA) and proteins in blood.

3D-Gene®

Contributing to people’s safety

The Toray Group's advanced materials and innovative technologies help to safely protect people from infectious diseases, unusual weather (intense heat, etc.), natural disasters, and accidents.

Antiviral textiles (various uniform applications, etc.)
Antiviral textiles (various uniform applications, etc.)
Light and heat blocking materials (parasols, tent applications, etc.)
Light and heat blocking materials (parasols, tent applications, etc.)

LIVMOA™ Clothing to protect against infection

By using material incorporating Toray's unique high-performance breathable waterproof film, we have achieved both comfort and a barrier to viruses and blood-borne pathogens. Infectious diseases are a global concern, and as a measure to prevent their transmission, we are contributing to improving the safety, and lessening the physical burden, of medical professionals.