Life Sciences

Japan has one of the world’s fastest growing elderly populations, driving growth in the huge Life Sciences market. In 2010, almost a quarter of Japan’s 127 million people were over 65. And this is predicted to increase to over 30% by 2025 and to 40% by 2055. Japanese society is therefore facing an increasing number of chronic and long-term diseases. After the US, Japan has the second largest healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical devices markets in the world. Total medical expenditure is over £250 billion a year and the Japanese pharmaceutical market is bigger than both France and Germany's combined.

For the healthcare market, unique, sophisticated, and highly technical products are sought to assist elderly people, ranging from healthy elderly people to those with disabilities. For the medical devices market, opportunities exist with advanced and innovative products for exports of finished products, joint R&D and technology licensing-out. In pharmaceuticals, the demand for joint development, outsourcing of R&D, clinical trials and regulatory affairs to Europe continues to increase. For more see UK Trade & Investment's Introduction to Healthcare & Medical Devices in Japan and Introduction to Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals in Japan.

DefiniGEN: Leading the Way in Drug Discovery

: Leading the Way in Drug Discovery - Export to Japan

The use of DefiniGEN’s technologies in drug discovery provides pharmaceutical companies with more predictive in vitro cell products enabling the development of safer and more effective treatments. Read on to learn their tactic for entering the Japanese market. 

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21 Jan
2016
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21 Jan
2016

Pharma Sciences Symposium 2016

Pharma Sciences Symposium 2016 - Export to Japan
21 January 2016
21 January 2016
2 day event | Japan Standard Time
2 day event | Japan Standard Time

Takeda Science Foundation is organising the 8th Pharma Sciences symposium on 21-22 January 2016 in Osaka, Japan. Join this event to engage with key players in the Japanese pharma industry.

Themis Analytics Wins Business Development Trip

Themis Analytics wins business development trip

24 March 2015

Brian Hutchison of Themis Analytics was the lucky winner of return Business Class flights to Japan from our recent UKTI Japan customer survey competition. We caught up with him to find out a little more about the company's plans in the Japanese market and what in-roads they have made so far.

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