Glossary

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Product names of Fuji Xerox's multifunction devices.

Armed antibody

An antibody that has the function to attack cancer cells. It is made by combining antibodies that specifically combine with cancer cells to substances that radiate radiation. It is attracting considerable attention for its high efficacy and fewer side effects.

ASTALIFT

Fujifilm’s functional cosmetics for aging care focused on astaxanthin, a red natural beauty ingredient that has high power to make skin beautiful. Core technologies cultivated by Fujifilm such as proprietary nanotechnologies, are utilized for the products.

Backsheets for solar cells

One of the materials within solar panels. It has a role in protecting the reverse side of outdoor solar cells from rain, UV radiation, and other damaging elements.

Barium ferrite (BaFe)

A magnetic material developed by Fujifilm. It is used for magnetic tapes, reflecting its features to maintain high coercivity even when the particle size is small, to create less noise, and to provide better frequency than current metal particles, and has long archival life.

Biopharmaceuticals

A general term for pharmaceuticals utilizing biotechnologies. There are various types, including for antibody drugs, gene recombination, cloning, and regenerative medicine. The market for biopharmaceuticals is expected to grow, since there are fewer side effects, and they are expected to have high efficacy.

Biosimilar

A generic within biopharmaceuticals. It is a general term for pharmaceuticals similarly manufactured by other companies after the patent has expired.

Business process outsourcing (BPO)

An outsourcing of the internal operating process to external companies. By fully outsourcing part of the operating process, a company can concentrate on its core business as well as expect improvement and higher quality from the operating process, since the process is outsourced to specialists. The Fujifilm Group acquired this BPO business from Australia-based Salmat Limited in 2012 to reinforce its solution services.

CMP slurry

CMP stands for chemical mechanical polisher. It is an abrasive material used to precisely planarize substrates that have various materials in its circuit structure, such as metal or dielectrics.

COLOR MOSAIC for image sensor

A photosensitive coloring material for manufacturing micro color filters, used in image sensors.

Color paper

A photographic paper used to produce photo prints using the silver-halide method. Only a few companies manufacture this paper, and Fujifilm possesses a high market share of this product.

Contract manufacturing organization (CMO)

A manufacturing organization specializing in pharmaceuticals, fulfilling strict standards necessary for manufacturing pharmaceuticals. The manufacture of biopharmaceuticals especially requires advanced technologies and know-how, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a Group company of Fujifilm, is a CMO specializing in biopharmaceuticals.

CTP plate

CTP stands for computer to plate, and is a plate used for printing. It is used in a printing method that directly makes plates from PC data, skipping the film stage. Fujifilm's CTP plate has high sensitivity, resolution, and printability, achieving top share in the global market.

Digital imaging

One of Fujifilm's priority business fields. It includes not only digital cameras, but also labs that print photographs and have print services.

Digital printing

A printing method that can directly print data sent from PCs, skipping both the film and plate stages.

DR

It stands for digital radiography, which is one of the types of digital X-ray imaging diagnostic systems. It detects X-rays and create images. No consumables, such as imaging plate used for CR, are needed.

E-I

EXCLEAR

It is a name of the sensor film for touch panels that Fujifilm provides. It was developed by utilizing photographic technologies and has low resistance that can adjust to medium- to large-sized touch panels. In addition, it enables a simplified manufacturing process.

FCR

A CR (computed radiography) type digital X-ray imaging diagnostic system. FCR stands for Fuji computed radiography, and is a name of a Fujifilm product. Fujifilm succeeded in the digitalization of X-ray images for the first time in the world in 1983 and has a high market share. Imaging plates, which are a consumable, are used.

FUJIFILM Advanced Research Laboratories

A laboratory that takes the lead in Fujifilm's cross-cutting advanced research and the development of core technologies that form the foundation for new businesses and products. By fusing a wide range of technologies and know-how that Fujifilm possesses, the laboratory aims to establish overwhelming differentiated technologies that strongly promote the creation of new businesses.

Generic

A medicine sold after the patent of new drugs (brand-name drugs) has expired. It has the same active ingredients and effects, but is cheaper than new drugs.

Global services

One of the businesses within the document solutions segment, which is conducted by Fuji Xerox. This business offers solution services that help customers resolve management issues by improving document and business processes.

Healthcare

One of Fujifilm's priority business fields. It consists of medical systems that offer medical equipment, life sciences that produce cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and regenerative.

Highly functional materials

A high-value-added product made by coating functional materials on the base film. It is one of the priority business fields of Fujifilm and includes flat panel display (FPD) materials and EXCLEAR.

High-value-added printing

Unlike ordinary photographs that are just developed and printed onto color paper, high-value-added printing is a product/service that adds high value to printing, such as for Photobook, postcards, and calendars.

Industrial-use X-ray film

An X-ray film that is used for non-destructive testing, which can inspect inner defects and the condition of the degradation of the testing subject without causing any damage. It is used in such inspections as in aerospace and plants.

Industrial inkjet printheads

The printheads which are produced by FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., one of the subsidiary of Fujifilm. The printheads are used in a wide range of devices including digital presses, Super wide format printers and ceramic and textile printers.

Instax

An instant camera that can print photos on the spot. Since its launch in 1998, it achieved steady popularity.

J-P

Jet Press

A name of a Fujifilm product within the digital printing press product category. Utilizing Group synergies, the press realizes high image quality that surpasses that of offset printing.

Laser endoscopes

An endoscope using a laser as a light source. Fujifilm launched LASEREO, the laser endoscope system, in 2012.

Low-molecular drugs

A pharmaceutical that has the molecular weight of approximately several hundreds to thousands of molecules. Most of the conventional pharmaceuticals are low-molecular drugs.

Magnetic tapes for data storage

An tape for data backups and archives, using magnetic material as a recording material. Fujifilm has products using proprietary barium ferrite particles.

Managed print service (MPS)

An outsourcing service that analyzes overall print environments within the office, creates an optimal print environment, and continuously maintains/operates that environment.

Medical-use picture archiving and communications systems (PACS)

A system that efficiently provides medical information needed to doctors anytime by accumulating a vast amount of image data from various types of diagnostic imaging equipment. Fujifilm provides its product under the name SYNAPSE.

Office printers

One of the businesses within the document solutions segment, which is conducted by Fuji Xerox. This business offers small, highly functional, and high image quality printers.

Office products

One of the businesses within the document solutions segment, which is conducted by Fuji Xerox. This business offers multifunction devices and consumables for offices. In addition, it provides a wide range of solution services for document management and mission-critical operations.

On-demand printing

A printing method that prints and offers only the needed number of copies depending on the customer's demand. Generally, these days the majority of all on-demand printing uses digital printing presses.

Open Innovation Hub

A facility to offer solutions to business partners through firsthand experience of technologies that underlie excellent materials and products developed by Fujifilm, as well as new technologies, materials, and products currently under development. By fusing their issues, ideas, and potential needs with Fujifilm's technologies, Fujifilm will create epoch-making new products, technologies, and services, thereby initiating a tide of innovation.
Note: This is a facility for business partners and, therefore, does not accept general visitors.

Photobook

An original photo-album made by digital images. It can be made at stores or through PCs. Fujifilm also offers Year Album, which automatically selects and lays out photographs and can make an album in as short a time as five minutes.

Photoresist

A material indispensible for manufacturing ultra-small circuit patterns on semiconductors. It is used during the process where the circuit pattern is printed onto a wafer.

Pipeline

New drug candidates under development, from R&D to permission to manufacture and market. The development stage for each new drug candidate is disclosed in earnings presentation materials.

Production services

One of the businesses within the document solutions segment, which is conducted by Fuji Xerox. This business offers on-demand printing systems for the digital printing market and continuous feed printers for customers' mission-critical operations. It also offers services that will support operating work flows and marketing communications.

Q-Z

Radiopharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals using radioisotopes (RIs). Radiopharmaceuticals can check the diseased part of the body and conditions that cannot be seen externally by detecting radiation emitted from radiopharmaceuticals inside the patient's body. Radiation can be detected with high-sensitivity and is safe since it will be eliminated from the body after a short period of time.

Regenerative medicine

When some problems occur to internal organs and tissues, in some cases, cells and tissues will be transplanted to regenerate the lost function. Regenerative medicine is a comprehensive medical technology term and they rebuild the functions of internal organs and tissues.

Sensor film for touch panel

One of the materials used in touch panels. It is a film that detects the spot a finger has touched on the panel. Fujifilm offers this product under the name EXCLEAR.

Silver-halide photographic films

A film with silver halide coated on its surface, and captures light to record clear-cut photographic images. There are two kinds of film: negative film, which reverses the light⁄dark portions and the colors of photographic scenes, and reversal film, on which the light and colors of scenes can be seen as they are in real life.

SYNAPSE

A name of a Fujifilm product within the medical-use picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) category.

TAC film

A film made by triacetylcellulose (TAC), which is also used as a base of photographic film. Fujifilm's TAC film (FUJITAC) has superior optical properties and is used as a crucial protective film for polarizers used in LCDs as well as for such highly functional materials as WV film.

Transnasal endoscopes

Endoscopes that are inserted in the nose. Compared to endoscopes inserted in the mouth, transnasal endoscopes lessen the feeling of vomiting and are expected to relieve the patient's discomfort.

VA film

A TAC-based film that has the function to widen the contrast viewing angle and the hue viewing angle for LCDs (VA mode). It is mainly used in large-sized TVs.

WV film

The official name is Wide View film, the name for this Fujifilm proprietary product. It has the function to widen the viewing angle of LCDs, up to 160° both vertically and horizontally with low cost by using coating proprietary functional materials on the TAC film, which is the base.

X-ray imaging diagnostic systems

Photographic equipment for diagnosis using an X-ray machine. There are two types: CR and DR.

X series

A series of Fujifilm's digital cameras. It includes not only compact digital cameras but also interchangeable lens cameras.

Z-TAC

A TAC-based film that has the function to widen the hue viewing angle for LCDs (IPS mode). It is used mainly for large-sized TVs and such medium- to small-sized displays as tablets and smartphones.