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.

Doing Business with Shionogi Pharma Report

Doing Business with Shionogi Pharma Report

An essential guide for companies in the Life Sciences sector seeking to expand into the Japanese market. This downloadable report will ensure you are equipped with the information you need to establish the appropriate strategies to engage with Shionogi Pharma through their research interests. 

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Nov 12 2014
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Nov 14 2014
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Nov 12
2014

Meet Our Life Sciences Officer at MEDICA Germany

MEDICA Trade Fair - Photo Courtesy of MEDICA.de
12 - 14 November 2014
12 - 14 November 2014
3 day event | Central European Time (CET)
3 day event | Central European Time (CET)
Dusseldorf Messe
Free

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, Ai Tanaka at the MEDICA Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Japan Time
Sep 29
2014
UK Time
Sep 29
2014

Shionogi Pharma Talks R&D Collaboration: Webinar

Opportunities to Collaborate with Shionogi Pharma | Export to Japan
29 September 2014
29 September 2014
9:30am | UK Time
9:30am | UK Time
Online
Free

Join this free webinar to hear about opportunities to collaborate with Shionogi, one of Japan’s leading research based pharmaceutical companies.

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