Why Kitazato

Kitazato Corporation
President, CEO
Futoshi INOUE, MBA, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Kitazato Corporation is a global company based in Japan, dedicated to the assisted reproductive technologies field.

We perform extensive research, develop, manufacture and market medical devices and media to support a wide range of fertility treatments, from IUI to PGT.
Our aim is to provide the best quality products and services in order to help physicians and embryologists maximize IVF clinic success and contribute to the happiness of patients.

Our dedicated support team continuously collaborates with scientists all over the world striving to secure access to the latest knowledge and technology.

We have significantly expanded our global business activity throughout the years contributing to medical treatment development around the world. Our commitment to providing the best quality means that we aim to work in an environmentally friendly and constantly improving, striving to grow together with our customers by providing them dedicated and effective services.

About us

Kitazato is one of the leading companies, at an international level, in research, development and manufacturing of medical and biotechnological products for human assisted reproduction.

One of our largest contributions to the field of assisted reproduction has been the development of The Cryotop® Method, which popularized the revolutionary technique of vitrification of oocytes and embryos and secured its implementation at a global level. During the last decade, thousands of professionals have placed their trust in the fantastic results offered by The Cryotop® Method, making it the undisputed market leader in cryopreservation of human gametes.

We currently have more than 550 references from a wide range of product categories:

  • Vitrification Media, Cryotop® and Repro Plates
  • IVF Media and Paraffin Oils
  • Micromanipulation Pipettes
  • Oocyte Retrieval Needles
  • Embryo Transfer Catheters
  • Other instruments and equipment

We currently have more than 550 references from a wide range of product categories:

  • Vitrification Media, Cryotop® and Repro Plates
  • IVF Media and Paraffin Oils
  • Micromanipulation Pipettes
  • Oocyte Retrieval Needles
  • Embryo Transfer Catheters
  • Other instruments and equipment

History of Kitazato Corporation


Establishment of Kitazato Bio Research Lab


Launch of Vitrification (Cryotop® and Media) and Micro Tools


Establishment of Kitazato BioPharma in Shizuoka


Kitazato Shizuoka



Establishment of Kitazato Medical in Tokyo



Launch of Embryo Transfer Catheters, Intrauterine Insemination Catheter and Oocyte Retrieval Needles


Establishment of Kitazato Science


Establishment of Kitazato Corporation for expansion of International


Start International business with Dibimed



Launch of Culture Media products


Incorporation of Kitazato Corporation Holdings


Establishment of Kitazato Science for Regenerative Medicine


Establishment of Kitazato Research Laboratory for Genetic Diagnostics


Establishment of New Plant and Relocation of Kitazato Corporation Headquarters


Our Mission

We aim to contribute to the happiness and health of society by providing high quality products and services that help couples fulfill the dream of having a baby. This goal gives us the spirit of challenge, innovation and continuous improvement, encouraging us to develop new technologies and deliver the best quality products for the entire IVF Lifecycle.

Corporate Philosophy

We apply the philosophy of continuous improvement, listening carefully to our customers’ suggestions and results in order to develop innovative methods to fight against infertility and constantly improve our products.

Kitazato is a very customer-centric organization. We work with modesty as close partners with assisted reproductive centers, not only to provide our state-of-the-art products, but also to help them achieve the best results through ongoing support and specialist training.

We aim to deliver comfort and peace of mind to clinics and patients by providing the best quality products, advanced technologies and our full support, expecting them to trust us remaining confident throughout the IVF life cycle.

Our devotion to create a better future and contribute to the happiness of future generations makes us work with a feeling of gratitude, as we know that our efforts will result in a contribution to the society as part as the community, helping families and making a difference.

Medicine has no borders. We carry out activities on a global scale with the pride and modesty of a Japanese company, contributing to the production of quality products that are worthy of the label “Made in Japan”.

Origin of Our Logo and Name

Logo Kitazato

Our Logo

  • Kitazato logo comprises the letters of our name.
  • It uses a strong blue color and a strong red color, and with a specific placement of the letters of our name, all with intentional sizes and angles.
  • Blue is the color of ocean, great and natural, and the essence of life.
  • Red represents health, vigor, and the energy of life.

Our Company Name

  • Our name has two main connotations:
    • “Kitazato” in Japanese is the combination of two meaningful words: “North” and “Home”.
    • Our Home, Shizuoka, where our headquarters are located, has the breath-taking views of Mount Fuji to the North. Given our deep respect to the greatness of nature, the company was named Kitazato to illustrate our origins.
  • We are also named after the recognized Japanese physician, Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato, our mentor and an example for us to follow, teaching us the spirit of never giving up and that “where there is a will, there is a way”. He has also made a great contribution to education, and therefore exemplifies our commitment to contributing to a better future for society.