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Year Event
1951
  • Started Japan's first research into contact lenses
1957
  • Founded the Tokyo Contact Lens Research Institute
1962
  • Launched the Mycon brand
 
1970
  • Mycon stored at the Time Capsule in Osaka Expo
 
1972
  • Launched "Mycon Soft," Japan's first soft contact lenses
1984
  • Launched "Mycon Hi-O2" oxygen permeable hard contact lenses
 
1985
  • Founded the SEED Contact Lens Research Institute
  • Brand name changed from Mycon to SEED
 
1987
  • Trade name changed to SEED Co.,Ltd.
1989
  • Registered shares with the Japan Securities Dealers Association
 
1991
  • Founded the Okegawa Research Institute
1992
  • Launched the "Consept F" soft contact lens care system that requires no boiling sterilization
1993
  • Entered the eyeglasses market
 
2000
  • Launched "SEED S-1" high oxygen permeability hard contact lenses
  • Released the "Vivid Moon" eyewear brand featuring actress Yasuko Matsuyuki
 
2001
  • Launched "Softmate" cleaning and sterilizing system for soft contact lenses
  • Launched "SEED 2weekFine" two-week replacement soft contact lenses
  • Merged the Omiya and Okegawa Research Institutes to form the SEED Research Institute
  • Launched the "Plusmix" eyewear brand for young people
2002
  • Launched "SEED MonthlyFine", one-month replacement soft contact lenses
 
2003
  • Launched "Adeno Test AD", an adenovirus antigen detection reagent
 
2004
  • Launched "2weekPure", the first Japanese-made two-week replacement soft contact lenses
2005
  • Re-launched "2weekPure" two-week replacement soft contact lenses
2006
  • Launched "SEED 2weekFineα" two-week replacement soft contact lenses
2007
  • Launched "Purity Moist" enzyme cleaning and storage solution for oxygen permeable hard contact lenses
  • Launched "SEEDO Softcare" cleaning, rinsing, sterilizing and storage solution for soft contact lenses
  • Launched "SEED 1dayFine" ultra-thin one-day disposable soft contact lenses
  • Launched the new "I SEED" eyewear brand to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary
  • Founded the SEED Konosu Research Institute

2008
  • Launched "2weekFineαTORIC" two-week replacement soft contact lenses for astigmatism
  • Launched "SEED UV-1" hard contact lenses with ultraviolet protection
2009
  • Launched "SEED 1dayPure," the first Japanese-made one-day disposable soft contact lenses
  • Launched "SEED MonthlyFineUV" monthly replacement soft contact lenses

2010
  • Masahiro Urakabe appointed 8th President
  • Launched "SEED 1dayFineUV" and "SEED 2weekFineUV" soft contact lenses with ultraviolet protection
  • Launched "SEED 2weekPure Multistage" bifocal two-week replacement soft contact lenses


2011
  • Acquired ISO 13485:2003 certification and received official approval to use CE marking
  • Started the support program for the project training guide dogs and walking instruction to visual impairment people.
  • Launched "SEED MultifocalO2Noah" bifocal hard contact lenses
  • Launched "SEEDO SoftcarePure", cleaning, rinsing, sterilizing and storage solution for soft contact lenses
  • Launched "SEED 1dayPure moisture", the one-day disposable soft contact lenses to be only made in Japan which include natural moisturizing agent

2012
  • Launched "SEED 1Day Pure Multistage" ,the bifocal daily disposable soft contact lenses
  • Launched "SEED Eye coffret 1day UV", the daily disposable ultra-slim circle lenses

2013
  • Launched "SEED Heroine make 1day UV", the daily disposable ultra-slim circle lenses.
  • Launched "Seedrop", the conditioning solution for contact lenses.

2014
  • SEED's stocks transferred to second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Launched "SEED 1dayPure moisture for Astigmatism", the daily disposable soft contact lens for astigmatism.

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