Veryan and Otsuka Medical Devices - Independently and together

Where we've come from

Veryan was founded in 2005 as the result of a technology spin out from Imperial College, London, based on the pioneering work by Professor Colin Caro (Emeritus Professor of Physiological Mechanics, Dept. of Bioengineering Imperial College) on the link between vessel geometry, blood flow mechanics and vascular disease.


Veryan used its understanding of swirling flow and its expertise in research and development to design, develop and patent the highly innovative three-dimensional (3D), nitinol (nickel-titanium alloy) BioMimics 3D Vascular Stent System.

Swirling Flow Stent

Part of Otsuka Medical Devices

Veryan became an Otsuka Medical Devices company in 2018.

With our long track record of R&D, clinical, regulatory and commercial achievements and the support and endorsement of notable, international KOLs, we bring real, practical, unique solutions to challenges that physicians face daily; delivering intelligent design and improved clinical outcomes.



One Otsuka, one vision, one goal


100 years ago in Japan, the Otsuka family began to develop products that stood out from the crowd by travelling down paths of discovery where others were less likely to tread.

Ever since, Otsuka people have been passionate about developing and delivering original products as part of their global holistic commitment to better health and well-being. This falls into three core businesses: pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and medical devices.

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Big venture companies

Otsuka is a big venture company, one that takes risks and focuses on unmet clinical needs to develop new and better therapies. Otsuka harnesses the extraordinary creative and innovative abilities of its people to solve problems differently and to persevere until they find answers. Otsuka encourages its people to follow their dreams, as turning dreams into reality is at the heart of everything in life.


Veryan, an Otsuka Medical Devices company

Otsuka established Otsuka Medical Devices in 2011 as a focused strategic company with the vision to create a game-changing approach to medical devices combining pharmaceutical expertise with intelligent design solutions. Otsuka Medical Devices and Veryan cooperate closely with a shared culture based on ambition, innovation, calculated risk taking, and unconventional thinking.

Explore Otsuka’s unique culture

In Tokushima, Otsuka Pharmaceutical's birthplace in Japan, three symbols illustrate how Otsuka likes to think differently and avoid stereotypes.

Click the images below to discover what these symbols represent. 

Visit Otsuka's U.S. site for more information on the company culture.

An extraordinary curved cedar tree that has another cedar tree lying on top of it in a way that does not look possible, yet the whole structure maintains a perfect balance. The aim of this structure is to convey a message about breaking down stereotypes and to change perceptions of what is and isn’t possible.

A stone garden where large, heavy stones appear to float on water. The paradox of this mesmerizing garden is intended to stimulate and encourage people to think in a different way and come up with new ideas.

The Tomato Hall. These are ordinary plants that would only produce some 50 to 60 tomatoes if planted in the ground. Yet by using hydroponic cultivation the potential of each plant is unlocked, allowing it to produce an astonishing 10,000 tomatoes.

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