A Tradition of Quality for Over 135 Years
Sakura Finetek, Inc. traces its roots back to 1871. Prior to 1870, the company was called Iwashiya, and it manufactured and sold pharmaceuticals throughout Japan.
The medical equipment division of Iwashiya was formed in 1871, and by 1887, the trademark Sakura (literally, "cherry blossom") was registered.
For the next 90 years, the company manufactured a variety of medical equipment including the first Japanese microscope. In 1962, the company name was changed to Sakura Finetechnical Co., Ltd.
Sakura Finetek USA, Inc. was established in the United States in 1986. The company acquired the histology and cytology product lines of Miles Inc. in 1994. And by 1998, construction of its state-of-the-art manufacturing center was completed in Torrance, California.
The tradition of Sakura Tissue-Tek® excellence continues. Quality products at reasonable cost. A name that stands for nothing less than the best in histology and cytology. The name that appears on more products…in more pathology labs…worldwide.
Sakura is the original manufacturer of most of the Tissue-Tek®, Cyto-Tek®, and Tissue-Tek VIP® products that have become industry standards over the years. This lineup of prestigious products also includes the Accu-Edge® Blade Systems, Tissue-Tek® Uni-Cassette® Systems, Tissue-Tek® Paraform®, and Tissue-Tek® Cryo3® brands.
These world-class product lines are augmented by Sakura’s present product portfolio that includes histology/cytology stainers, automated coverslippers, microtomes, and embedding centers.
With the launch of the Tissue-Tek Xpress® x Series Rapid Tissue Processors and of the Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® Automated Embedding System, Sakura is revolutionizing the practice of clinical pathology. These innovative products dramatically reduce specimen turnaround times while providing standardization. Expect more exciting products from Sakura for many years to come.