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Millar signs clinical distribution agreement with Taisho Biomed Instruments

Millar, a leader in technology that enables scientific discovery and increased medical understanding, announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Taisho Biomed Instruments to market and sell the Millar Mikro-Cath Cardiovascular Pressure Catheter in Japan.

The agreement is exclusive and will allow Taisho to begin selling the Mikro-Cath immediately. Taisho, located in Osaka, Japan, has been in business since 1980 and maintains a solid reputation in providing the highest quality medical equipment and devices to hospitals and medical facilities throughout Japan.

Taisho's founder and president, Hideo Dale Tanaka, has dedicated his career to building relationships with doctors, scientists, clinicians and patients to ensure the devices they sell are representative of their high standards.

Millar looks forward to the opportunity to expand Mikro-Cath usage outside of the United States and Europe.

The Mikro-Cath will allow Japanese clinicians and medical researchers to record high-fidelity pressure measurements of cardiovascular function for use in heart failure cases, exercise studies, drug therapy evaluation, LVAD evaluation and benchtop studies.

Additional information about indications for use regarding the Mikro-Cath are available on

"Taisho Biomed is the ideal partner to help Millar, Inc. fully realize the Mikro-Cath's potential in advanced clinical applications within Japan. Both companies share the same vision of providing our customers with advanced pressure sensor technology for the Cath lab.

“Our 40+ years of experience manufacturing solid-state pressure sensors, combined with Taisho's vast knowledge of the local market, will be impactful when discussing the Mikro-Cath with Japanese cardiologists," states Matthew Davis, International Sales Manager.

Since 1969, Millar, Inc. has led the development of catheter-based, solid-state pressure sensors and is known worldwide as the leader in sensors that advance medical understanding.

 Today the company's pressure, PV loop and telemetry systems empower medical discovery in life sciences, while its Mikro-CathTM pressure catheter and the CD Leycom® Inca® PV loop system are used by physicians performing advanced cardiovascular diagnosis and medical research.