Where we’ve come from

Veryan was founded in 2005 as the result of a technology spin out from Imperial College, London, based on the pioneering work by Professor Colin Caro (Emeritus Professor of Physiological Mechanics, Dept. of Bioengineering Imperial College) on the link between vessel geometry, blood flow mechanics and vascular disease.


Veryan used its understanding of swirling flow and its expertise in research and development to design, develop and patent the highly innovative three-dimensional (3D), nitinol (nickel-titanium alloy) BioMimics 3D Vascular Stent System.

Part of Otsuka Medical Devices

Veryan became an Otsuka Medical Devices company in 2018.

With our long track record of R&D, clinical, regulatory and commercial achievements and the support and endorsement of notable, international KOLs, we bring real, practical, unique solutions to challenges that physicians face daily; delivering intelligent design and improved clinical outcomes.

Big venture companies

Otsuka is a big venture company, one that takes risks and focuses on unmet clinical needs to develop new and better therapies. Otsuka harnesses the extraordinary creative and innovative abilities of its people to solve problems differently and to persevere until they find answers. Otsuka encourages its people to follow their dreams, as turning dreams into reality is at the heart of everything in life.

Veryan, an Otsuka Medical Devices company

Otsuka established Otsuka Medical Devices in 2011 as a focused strategic company with the vision to create a game-changing approach to medical devices combining pharmaceutical expertise with intelligent design solutions. Otsuka Medical Devices and Veryan cooperate closely with a shared culture based on ambition, innovation, calculated risk taking, and unconventional thinking.

Explore Otsuka’s unique culture

In Tokushima, Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s birthplace in Japan, three symbols illustrate how Otsuka likes to think differently and avoid stereotypes.

Click the images below to discover what these symbols represent.

Visit Otsuka’s U.S. site for more information on the company culture.

The Tomato Hall. These are ordinary plants that would only produce some 50 to 60 tomatoes if planted in the ground. Yet by using hydroponic cultivation the potential of each plant is unlocked, allowing it to produce an astonishing 10,000 tomatoes.

More From Veryan

Who we are

To accomplish great things we need to act but also to dream, not only to plan but also to believe.

Where we’re going

Challenging the way things have always been done, bringing new and different ideas, seeking new solutions, shaping the future.

Veryan People

Veryan has an industry leading Executive team with deep sector expertise, a proven track record and over 200 years’ experience in Healthcare.