History

Foundation of the Company in the 60s    :

История Фото01In the early 1960s, Japan was plagued by an outbreak of poliomyelitis. At the time, one of the few drugs available for poliomyelitis was live vaccine, which was produced in the Soviet Union, under the leadership of the famous Dr. Chumakov, the creator of the live vaccine.
However, at the height of the Cold War between the Western and Eastern Blocs, the Japanese government was reluctant to approve the introduction of the medicines from the Soviet Union. Mothers, whose children were suffering from poliomyelitis, were quick to act. They soon gathered from throughout the nation, and made petitions to the Japanese authority to approve the live vaccine from the Soviet Union, with supports from various organizations, media and scholars. Iskra Industry actively organized and coordinated the mass movement.

История Фото02Being faced with rising demand from the society, the Japanese authority finally approved the introduction of the Soviet live vaccine.
Iskra Industry obtained permission to import vaccine from the Soviet Union, and to distribute it within Japan. It is estimated that more than 20 million children in Japan were saved from the threat of poliomyelitis.The first 5 years of the history of Iskra Industry were marked by the trade of various medicines from the Soviet Union.However, in the mid-60s Iskra Industry began exporting petrochemical products to the Soviet Union, and importing chemical materials, such as white phosphorus and chromic compounds. At the end of the 60s Iskra also began exporting medical devices to the Soviet Union.
The dealings of the medical devices quickly became the core of the trade with the Soviet Union.

Growth of the Company in the 70s:

In the 1970s the dealing between Iskra Industry and the Soviet Union consisted 30% of the whole Russian-Japanese trade during the time. Iskra’s trade of the chemical products consisted 90%, and the trade of the medical devices consisted 98% of the whole dealings between Japan and the Soviet Union.

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