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Rikei Starts to Sell TIFAK First Aid Kit  For Emergency Use Concludes Distributor Agreement with TACMEDA Association

Rikei Corporation (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Satoru Isaka; hereinafter “Rikei”) is pleased to announce that it has concluded a distributor agreement with the general incorporated association TACMEDA (President: Motoki Terui; hereinafter “TACMEDA”) and started to sell the compact and lightweight, self-carried TIFAK first-aid kit for emergencies (“hereinafter “TIFAK”).

Market Background

Recently, the government has decided to assign new missions to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops taking part in United Nations peacekeeping operations (PKO), including so-called “rush and rescue” missions. This exposes dispatched troops to an even greater risk of traumatic injury. Even in Japan, concerns over a terrorist attack that could strike anywhere in the world have only increased, and as part of anti-terrorist preparations in the lead-up to 2020 in particular, drills will need to be conducted to prepare against the risk of traumatic injuries from potential attacks in the future.

Even when life-threatening injuries are suffered during such an emergency or terror attack, the survival rate of injured people can be increased through the appropriate application of regular first aid.

TIFAK is the world’s thinnest package containing a careful selection of nine first aid materials that have proven themselves around the world as essential for quickly providing first aid in the event of gunshot wounds, blast trauma or stabbing injuries.

Product Overview

TIFAK is the lightest of its type in the world. It contains nine first aid items that are essential for the provision of first aid, including compression type hemostatic bandages whose bonding and hemostatic capabilities are unaffected even when immersed in water, gauze made from materials that promote blood coagulation, and vacuum compressed bandages. The package is thin enough to be carried in a pocket, with the items arranged in vacuum packaged form in the order they would be used.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Ultra-thin and lightest package (approx. 200g)
  • Size approx. 170mm × 90 mm × 30 mm(Can also be stowed magazine pouches of the type used by the Self-Defense Force, etc.)
  • Includes instructional text
  • TACMEDA patent (method of stowing and carrying necessary items in the order of use) pending
  • Various other items can be sold separately
  • On-site training available (paid option)

Kit Contents

  • Compression type hemostatic bandage whose bonding and hemostatic capabilities are unaffected even when immersed in water
  • Cutter for clothes, etc. that will not damage the victim
  • Ultra-thin gloves that are highly resistant to chemicals
  • Gauze made from a material that promotes coagulation of blood
  • Gauze bandage compressed with Z-fold making it easy to stuff into a wound
  • Eye shield for eye injuries that can also be used as a weight to stop bleeding
  • First aid tape with powerful adhesive that can be used outdoors
  • Oil-based pen that continues to write even when covered in dirt
  • Record card for displaying the priority of the order for victims to be treated (triage)

Future Plans

In the future, Rikei plans to sell the TIFAK kits to the Self-Defense Forces, police forces, Japan Coast Guard, fire departments, security companies, medical personnel, companies with staff stationed overseas, embassies and so on.

Sales Price

  • 25,000 yen (excluding consumption tax), including instructional text
  • Training service (paid)

About the TACMEDA Association

The general incorporated association, TACMEDA organizes workshops and training sessions on front-line first aid with the aim of disseminating general education on providing urgent care and medical treatment for injuries from global terrorist attacks, providing medical treatment, first aid or initial treatment in the event of an emergency, and the treatment of battle injuries. The association also sells TIFAK first aid kits for emergency use.

Location: Inside JSSC, 6F New Life Building, 3-3-4 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0074, Japan
President: Motoki Terui
Activities: Provision of general education on first aid for injuries from terrorist attacks, medical treatment and first aid for emergencies, and primary care to treat battle injuries Operations to support the procurement of medical supplies necessary for first aid, urgent care and the primary treatment of traumatic injuries before arrival at a hospital
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About Rikei Corporation

Established in 1957, Rikei Corporation is a solution provider for the IT and electronics industries.

Rikei offers a wide variety of solutions centered on the world’s cutting edge technologies and advanced products in the fields of system solutions, such as entrance exam and educational affairs systems and IT infrastructure, business strategy, and information security solutions. It also provides network solutions, such as satellite communication data transfer systems, digital video transfer systems, network systems for telecommunication operators and other private companies, wireless access systems, and disaster management information systems. In addition to solutions, Rikei provides electronic components and devices, such as high frequency components, high performance adhesives for industrial use, testers for automotive audio and navigation equipment, power grid analysis systems, defense-related machinery and security systems.

Headquarters Address: Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0535, Japan
Capital: ¥3,427 million (as of the end of March, 2016)
President & CEO: Satoru Isaka
Field of Business: Sales of the following;
  • System Solutions
  • Network Solutions
  • Electronic Components & Instruments
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