Canon Biomedical/Life Sciences


Canon BioMedical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., is focused on empowering the biomedical research and healthcare communities by developing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative technologies and solutions. This is possible by marrying the development of life sciences technologies by Canon U.S. Life Sciences (CLS), our biomedical research organization, with Canon’s own core technologies. Together these organizations produce technologies and solutions that will enable clinicians and scientists to improve our health and advance science.

Canon BioMedical and CLS are strategically situated in one of the top three biotechnology clusters in the nation. Our neighbors include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland. The area, within commuting distance to Washington, DC, provides employees a uniquely vibrant environment of intellectual stimulation and productivity in the life sciences as well as an array of technologies and facilities conducive to attaining corporate goals.

Our corporate philosophy is Kyosei - a Japanese word that means living and working together for the common good - and this principle is embraced by all Canon employees. In addition to adhering to Canon's corporate environmental assurance philosophy during our daily operations and research efforts, Canon BioMedical and CLS strive to develop products that aid in the elimination of threats to humankind and our environment.

Canon takes an approach to business that is socially and environmentally responsible and strives to improve our relationships with local communities while increasing our respect for the environment. CLS meets the ISO 14001 standard, which provides organizations a framework to develop an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Our EMS is based on the policies in the Canon Americas Environmental Charter. We continue to monitor and improve our EMS by conducting internal and external audits.