Meet Our Life Sciences Officer At BIO US

Meet Kaori Arai, Japan-based Life Sciences senior trade adviser, at BIO US from 23-26 June in San Diego, USA.

Meet Kaori Arai, Japan-based Life Sciences senior trade adviser, at BIO US from 23-26 June in San Diego, USA.

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UK bio and pharmaceutical-related companies looking to enter the Japanese market will have an opportunity to meet Japan-based Life Sciences senior trade adviser, Kaori Arai, at BIO US from 23-26 June in San Diego, USA. 

UK companies have the opportunity to discuss their interest in the Japanese Life Sciences market and how UKTI Japan will be able to support you with the market entry.

Why Japan?

Japan has the second largest pharmaceutical market in the world after US. The Japanese pharmaceutical market holds 11% of the global market which is bigger than both France and Germany's combined.

While some emerging markets are growing at a rapid pace, Japan remains to be an attractive investment market for having a high percentage of new drug sales.

Japan has a number of research based pharmaceutical companies operating on a global basis including Takeda, Astellas, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Otsuka, Mitsubishi Tanabe, Chugai, Shionogi, Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Dainippon Sumitomo, etc. They are actively looking for collaboration opportunities with new and innovative pharmaceutical companies, in licensing, innovative technologies (eg DDS, biomarker, companion diagnostics), joint drug development, outsourcing of R&D. Market for biologics, and molecularly-targeted drug are also increasing.

Target therapeutic areas include cancer, CNS, diabetes, and orphan drugs.  Regenerative medicine is also of interest due to expected introduction of revised Pharmaceutical Affairs Law in November to support future development of the market including acceleration of regulatory process to allow early market entry of regenerative medicine products.

Other opportunities

To help UK companies’ entry to Japan, the UKTI Japan team are organising a CNS Trade Mission in the week 3 November 2014 and Regenerative Medicine Mission in the week 12 January 2015.  We are also planning a series of webinar sessions to introduce Japanese Life Sciences market.

How to Schedule A Meeting with Kaori

Please click on the registration button below to contact Kaori directly with information of the date and time you would like to meet at BIO US.

Contact Details

Event Organiser
UK Trade & Investment Japan
Main Contact
Kaori Arai

Event Details

View by Timezone: UK Time | Japan Time
23 - 26 June 2014
23 - 26 June 2014
4 day event | US time
4 day event | US time
San Diego

San Diego Convention Cente, 11 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101