Simplex Holdings, Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO: Hideki Kaneko; hereinafter “Simplex Holdings”) hereby announces that it has taken a minority stake of ¥300 million in SIMPLEX QUANTUM, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President and Representative Director: Ryu Saito; hereinafter “Simplex Quantum”).
Outline of Simplex Quantum
Simplex Quantum is engaged in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) using biological information in the medical and healthcare fields. The company developed the Japan’s first early heart failure detection system for telemedicine application based on a proprietary AI analysis algorithm (Patent registration number: Patent No. 6893002; jointly applied with the University of Tokyo). Also, Shinden-kun, an atrial fibrillation detection device that Simplex Quantum develops, manufactures, and markets was approved as a medical device by Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) of Japan in April 2020. Furthermore, Simplex Quantum has been engaged in many public-private and academic-industry joint projects, including developments related to the above-mentioned heart-failure AI which have been adopted as an “Advanced Research and Development Programs for Medical Innovation: Strengthening Advanced R&D” by Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).
SIMPLEX QUANTUM, Inc.
■President and Representative Director
October 3, 2014
Research and development of artificial intelligence using biological information in the medical and healthcare fields
- First-Class Medical Devices Marketing License: No. 13B1X10211
- Marketing/Leasing License for Specially-controlled Medical Devices: No. 30港み生機器第226号
- Medical Device Manufacturing Registration Certificate: No. 13BZ201041
Comment from Ryu Saito, President and Representative Director of SIMPLEX QUANTUM, Inc.
Simplex Group (Simplex Holdings and its subsidiaries) has a number of proven track records in building robust cloud-based infrastructure and developing secure and high-performance software for the financial industry. Meanwhile, Simplex Quantum offers various solutions to medical institutions which require as much security and stability as financial institutions. Going forward, we expect to increase synergies by working together with Simplex Group in system integration for introducing AI-based medical devices in medical institutions as well as in designing, developing, and operating total solutions, including infrastructure.
Comment from Hideki Kaneko, Representative Director, President and CEO of Simplex Holdings, Inc.
A project that Simplex Quantum is committed to using its proprietary AI module “heart failure/arrhythmia detection AI” has been highly recognized for its potential as a project that crosses the borders between industry and academia as well as public and private. We expect that the company’s technologies and track records will have a strong synergy in business expansion into non-financial fields on which Simplex Group will focus its efforts. Taking this investment as an opportunity, we also intend to deepen the partnership with Simplex Quantum to explore ways of developing businesses that take advantage of each other’s strengths.
Outline of Simplex Holdings, Inc.
Simplex Holdings, Inc. is a holding company engaged in business management of Simplex Inc. and other subsidiaries. Simplex Holdings became listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on September 22, 2021 and transitioned to the Prime Market on April 4, 2022. Since its foundation in 1997, Simplex Inc., which is the Group’s core business, has been engaged in business as a technology partner for Japan’s leading financial institutions. Currently, the company also offers its solutions to non-financial industries by drawing on its wealth of expertise cultivated in the financial field. We established an AI technology firm Deep Percept Inc. in March 2019 and started a comprehensive consulting firm Xspear Consulting, Inc. in April 2021. Working together as one team with these new group firms as well as Simplex Inc., which has worked to create added value since its foundation, we have been assisting our customers in the financial industry, and more recently in the public sector and other industry-leading firms with their Digital Transformation.