Life Sciences

Export to Japan - Life Sciences Sector in Japan

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.

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UK Trade Mission to BIO Japan and South Korea 2016

UK Trade Mission to BIO Japan and South Korea 2016 - Export to Japan
10 to 14 October 2016
10 to 14 October 2016
1 day event (Korea) followed by 3 day event (Japan) - 10am to 5pm | Japan Time
1 day event (Korea) followed by 3 day event (Japan) - 10am to 5pm | Japan Time
Seoul, Korea and Pacifico Yokohama, Japan

Japan is the world's 2nd largest pharmaceuticals and medical devices market, and is also a world leader in regenerative medicine and cell therapy in easing regulations and allowing early access to the market. Attend BIO Japan 2016 and benefit from UKTI's extensive network and experience in the Korean and Japanese markets. 

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