Dec 1, 2017

Nihon Kohden Backs Epilepsy Research

Company Donates Proceeds from Precision EEG System to American Epilepsy Society’s Research and Training Fellowships

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IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 1, 2017 – For the ninth consecutive year, Nihon Kohden has donated the proceeds from the sale of one of its EEG-1200A machines to benefit the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) clinical and basic research fellowships. The EEG system was purchased by Greenville Health System, Greenville, S.C., and 100 percent of the proceeds will be presented to AES at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 during the society’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.

“Nihon Kohden’s gift is an investment in the future of epilepsy research and will fund new investigators with promising ideas,” Dr. Eli M. Mizrahi, American Epilepsy Society president, said. “We are grateful for their leadership and continued support in advancing our mission.”

Nihon Kohden’s support of AES is part of the organization’s fundraising efforts to support the society’s educational, research and training offerings. Proceeds will be designated to support post-doctoral fellowships and early career grants awarded through the Lennox & Lombroso Trust and a clinical research training fellowship awarded through the Susan S. Spencer Fund.

“I have been using Nihon Kohden equipment for the majority of my career as an epileptologist, and I have witnessed first-hand how their top quality products have directly improved the lives of many of my patients,” added Dr. Andrea Hakimi, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina Greenville and Director of the Greenville Health System Epilepsy Center. “Our entire team at Greenville Health System is honored to be a part of Nihon Kohden’s contribution to the ongoing fight to cure epilepsy.”

Dr. William C. Taft, Epilepsy Director (Pediatric), Greenville Health System Division of Pediatric Neurology, added, “The reliability and technical quality of Nihon Kohden’s equipment is a central component of our clinical effort at the GHS Epilepsy Center.”

“Nihon Kohden is a proud supporter of AES and the important work the organization does every day to benefit patients,” said Nihon Kohden America Vice President of Alliances Kathy Hart. “It is through research and education initiatives like this, as well as our presence in the country’s leading research institutions, that we are able to advance learning and knowledge in the field of epilepsy.”

About Nihon Kohden Corporation

Founded in Japan in 1951, Nihon Kohden is the leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment, with subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company’s products are now used in more than 120 countries, and it is the largest supplier of electroencephalography products worldwide. A pioneer in transformational healthcare technology, Nihon Kohden has envisioned, designed and produced revolutionary devices, such as pulse oximeters, arrhythmia analysis, low-invasive blood volume monitoring and wireless patient monitoring. In the U.S., the company is a trusted source for patient monitoring, sleep assessment, neurology and cardiology instrumentation solutions. For more information, visit


Davis Renzelmann
Public Communications Inc.

About the American Epilepsy Society

Founded in 1936, the American Epilepsy Society (AES) is a medical and scientific society whose members are dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy. AES is an inclusive global forum where professionals from academia, private practice, not-for-profit, government and industry can learn, share and grow to eradicate epilepsy and its consequences.