Meet Our Life Sciences Officer at MEDICA Germany

Meet Ai TanakaJapan-based Life Sciences senior trade adviser, at MEDICA Germany from 12-14 November in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

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Meet a Life Sciences officer from Japan at MEDICA, Germany

UK healthcare and medical devices companies looking to enter the Japanese market will have an opportunity to meet with Japan based Life Sciences trade adviser, Ai Tanaka, at MEDICA between 12-14 November held at Dusseldorf Fairgrounds.  Companies can discuss market potential in Japan and how UKTI Japan will be able to help with the market entry.

Why Japan?

Japan has the second largest healthcare market in the world with national medical expenditure of £218 billion in 2013 which showed record-high in terms of both level and growth rate. Due to the fast ageing population, demand for unique, sophisticated and highly technical assistive and care products have been on a rise.

The Japanese medical devices market is also the world second largest worth approx. £16 billion in 2011, 44.4% of which is reliant on imported products.  The Japanese government place an importance in growing healthcare and medical industries under the government’s growth strategy.  A review of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL) is in process, which is expected to ease some of the complicated regulatory procedures and this will also work favourably to British medical devices suppliers. 

Opportunities exist with advanced and innovative products in the areas like R&D and technology out-licensing: diagnostics systems and equipment, novel medical treatments, preventive healthcare and infection control related products.

How to Schedule A Meeting with Ai

Interested UK companies, please register at to set up a meeting with Ai.

Event details:
Date and Time: 12-14 November between 10:00-18:00

Contact Details

Event Organiser
UK Trade & Investment
Main Contact
Ai Tanaka

Event Details

View by Timezone: UK Time | Japan Time
12 - 14 November 2014
12 - 14 November 2014
3 day event | Central European Time (CET)
3 day event | Central European Time (CET)