Masayuki Adachi, President
Masayuki Adachi, President

Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers' Association, JAIMA was established in 1960 with the aim to contribute to the development of science and technology through the improvement of technology related to analytical instruments and the advancement of the analytical instrument industry, thereby contributing to the development of the Japanese economy and the cultural life of the people. This year marks the 64th anniversary of its establishment.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all users of analytical and medical instruments, member companies and related ministries, agencies and organizations for their understanding and support, which have enabled us to continue our activities for such a long period of time.

Last year was a year in which restrictions of COVID-19 were lifted worldwide. This year, while exchanges on a global basis are becoming more active, the geopolitical impact on economic activity is increasing due to due to high prices in energy and food in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia, and instability of regional conflicts.

On the other hand, we are seeing several major trends in the analytical instrument industry. In the life science field, which has become even more important after COVID-19, expectations are growing for digital technology that can quickly and accurately provide analysis results from a vast amount of measured data in response to ever-increasing analysis and diagnosis results.

In the semiconductor field, although the silicon cycle is slightly in an adjustment phase, we may be entering a new stage due to generative AI and other factors that have shown remarkable development over the past few years. In this field, it is expected to promote the development of new materials that promote miniaturization, power saving and durability, and the introduction of digital technology that improves the efficiency of the manufacturing process.

Furthermore, in the field of sustainability, development of materials for balancing economic activities with environmental harmony and development of measurement and control technologies for efficient energy management such as diversification of energy to achieve carbon neutrality, diffusion of negative emissions, etc., are expected. It is expected to play an important role in the development of new materials and reaction control technology.

The analytical instrument industry will continue to contribute to the world as a fundamental industry supporting science and technology.

Last but not least, JASIS which is the main business of JAIMA, will hold JASIS 2024 from September 4 to 6 this year. We will make every possible effort to attract a large number of visitors to JASIS, and we look forward to your continued support and cooperation.