Meet with Life Science Nation @ BioJapan

26 Sep

By Claire Jeong, Director of Research, Asia BD, LSN

claireThe Life Science Nation team is continuing active preparations for our inaugural RESI Shanghai and Taipei conferences in November 12th and 14th, respectively. We are also excited to announce that we will be attending BioJapan and Regenerative Medicine Japan at the Yokohama Pacifico from October 9th – 11th. With over 1,000 organizations from around 34 countries expected to attend, we look forward to meeting a wide range of groups including startups, research universities, large pharmaceuticals, among others.

Creating a global ecosystem for early stage healthcare funding has always been the core business objective of LSN since inception – with RESI’s expansion into Europe earlier this year and the upcoming events in Asia, our global network is only getting stronger. Japan boasts the second largest pharmaceutical and medical device markets in the world, and the startup ecosystem is continuing to grow with the support of groups like Life Science Innovation Network Japan (LINK-J), who are actively working to foster open innovation. With close to 320,000 patent applications filed in 2018 (ranking third in the world), Japan continues to be in the forefront of promoting novel innovation – translating this into new company creation among other effective commercialization strategies would be key to the industry’s growth.

Japan – Life Science Cluster Map (source: JETRO, a full chart with detailed descriptions is available here)

In terms of RESI, a significant number of global pharmaceuticals headquartered in Japan have been regularly attending RESI for years, seeking promising technologies for licensing and partnership. We have also seen a steady increase in the number of startups and service providers attending the conferences to seek new business opportunities. LSN looks forward to creating new relationships with leading industry players in Japan, as well as continuing existing relationships with groups that support our activities.

If you are attending BioJapan and interested in meeting, please feel free to contact me at c.jeong@lifesciencenation.com.

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