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On 27th November 2019, PENTAX Medical will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co., the original manufacturer of PENTAX branded products.

To mark the occasion, PENTAX Medical will make an unconditional donation of $100,000 to World Cancer Research Fund. Staff, partners and customers will be encouraged to participate by running, walking or cycling any distance, from 1 mile to a marathon. For every mile covered, PENTAX Medical will donate an additional $1 to charity*.

So why not get involved? Record your activity and share your story with us here, and on social media.

*Up to $25,000

Milestones - 100 years campaign

Milestones - 100 Years Campaign

Follow us on our journey towards the 100 year anniversary of PENTAX branded products.



Share your MILES FOR HEALTHTM activity by uploading your story and PENTAX Medical will make a donation on your behalf.

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A note from the management team

"It is an honour to preside over this landmark moment in our Company’s great history. I am delighted that we are able to celebrate this remarkable achievement with a charitable gesture, one that we hope reflects our ongoing commitment to the improved awareness, detection and treatment of cancer."

Gerald Bottero Global President, PENTAX Medical

"We are extremely grateful to PENTAX for their incredibly generous donation. This sum of money will help fund vital research into cancer prevention and survival as well as enable us to continue empowering people to lower their risk of cancer. We want to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer and this money will go towards our efforts."

Dr. Giota Mitrou Director of Research at World Cancer Research Fund

“We are extending our MILES FOR HEALTH 100 years anniversary to “cycling”, in an effort to give more people the opportunity to contribute to the charitable effort in raising money for World Research Cancer Fund, with a vision to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer. Join hands with PENTAX Medical by running, walking and cycling any distance. I believe your participation can make a difference."

Rainer Burkard President EMEA

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100 years of PENTAX

Founded in November 1919, Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. was the original manufacturer of PENTAX branded products. With a rich history of innovation, initially manufacturing spectacle lenses and later camera lenses, PENTAX first entered the endoscopy market in 1977 with the FB-17A – it’s first Broncho Fiberscope. Now a division of HOYA Group, PENTAX Medical continues to innovate, developing leading-edge optical technologies, working towards the next 100 years and beyond!

Image courtesy of RICOH Imaging Global HQs, Japan