Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the establishment of Canon BioMedical, Inc., a new wholly owned subsidiary that will serve as a worldwide headquarters for its biomedical business. The new company will conduct development, manufacturing and marketing operations relating to Canon’s life science and molecular diagnostics platform and seek to expand the use of Canon technology into other medical fields.

Based in Melville, New York, Canon BioMedical will be under the leadership of President and CEO, Ms. Akiko Tanaka. The new company will look for long-term future growth opportunities in previously untapped markets for Canon such as life science, healthcare, and medical analysis through the use of existing and emerging Canon technology, as well as strategic partnerships.

“We are truly excited and proud to launch Canon BioMedical, Inc., an American-born worldwide headquarters committed to bringing to market innovative technologies and solutions,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We look forward to bringing Canon technology to clinicians and scientists all over the world in an effort to assist in improving human health and in advancing science.”

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Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2015. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the 11th consecutive year. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.