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.

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.

Japan Time
Jun 23
2014
UK Time
Jun 23
2014

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.
23 - 26 June 2014
23 - 26 June 2014
4 day event | US time
4 day event | US time
San Diego
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, Kaori Arai, at BIO US from 23-26 June in San Diego, USA. 

Japan Time
Jan 12
2015
UK Time
Jan 12
2015

Regenerative Medicine Trade Mission to Japan

UKTI Regenerative Medicine Trade Mission to Japan - January 2015
w/c 12 January 2015
w/c 12 January 2015
Multiple days | Japan time
Multiple days | Japan time
Tokyo & Osaka
Please contact for full details

November 2014 will see a reform in regulation in the area of regenerative medicine implemented in Japan, allowing for an accelerated path to market entry. This trade mission will provide great opportunities for UK companies to identify key business opportunities with Japanese companies and to establish a network with academia, industry and Japanese regulatory authorities.

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