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Medical Innovation Support Office (MEDISO).Medical Innovation Support Office

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Knowledgeable experts support the practical application of medicines, medical devices, and regenerative medicinal products.

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2018.03.01
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2019.10.01飛び込み相談窓口「MEDISO Open Hours」開設のご案内

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飛び込み相談窓口「MEDISO Open Hours」を開設いたします。

2019.10.17「MEDISO出前相談会 & 保険適用に関する相談会」開催スケジュール

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2019.10.15MEDISOサポーターインタビュー 廣瀬 隆行 様

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2019.10.09MEDISO出前相談会 in 神戸

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12月19日に神戸臨床研究情報センターにて、「MEDISO出前相談会 in 神戸」が開催されます。

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What is MEDISO

MEDISO provides support for business ventures, academia,
and individuals intending to put into practical use medicines,
medical devices, and regenerative medicinal products.
Click here for further details.

About the Medical Innovation Support Office

The medical innovation support office matches medical venture companies and academic institutions facing challenges in the practical application of medical products and devices for specialists* who provide detailed consultation and support for solving problems at each stage from research and development to practical use, as well as insurance coverage at clinical sites, while looking ahead to the overall comprehensive advances and dissemination into the global market.
* Specialists in each field provide support for the response to laws and regulations, marketing, business planning, fund rasing, management strategy, intellectual property management, and international development, etc.

This website is operated by Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., as a trustee under instructions from the Economic Affairs Division, Health Policy Bureau, and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a part of the total support for the medical ventures program sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Support targets

Ventures, academic institutions, and individuals aiming to put into practical use the medicines, medical devices, regenerative medicinal products, and novel drug-discovery technologies or medical materials subject to the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law.

Details of support

MEDISO provides support for the practical application of medicines, medical devices, regenerative medicinal products, and other products subject to the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law.
That support includes business planning, financing, advice on laws and regulations, and other assistance as required.

Click here for inquiries and consultation requests

Specialists Introduction

We will introduce registered specialists
(updated as necessary).

Masaya Nakano

Global Business Development Institute, Inc.

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • medical devices
  • regenerative medicine products

Specialized support fields

  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Business operation systems

He graduated with a master's degree in applied chemistry from the Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. He provided survey and consulting services, such as marketing surveys, business planning, and overseas business development support, as an employee of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. In 2012, he became independent and established the Global Business Development Institute, Inc., serving as the representative director. As a small and medium enterprise (SME) management consultant, he provided survey and consulting services in support of SMEs and venture companies.
Work experience
・ Survey and analysis services related to overseas medical needs and the status of overseas business development by domestic companies
・ Formulation of management corrective action programs for small and medium enterprises and monitoring of the implementation
・ Support for overseas business development by venture companies
・ Miscellaneous achievements in marketing surveys and business planning

Miwa Toyoda

Principal of the Investment Group of Life Science Investment Division, JAFCO Co., Ltd.

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • regenerative medicine products

Specialized support fields

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Funding
  • Business operation systems

She graduated with a master’s degree from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University. She is a licensed pharmacist. In 2014, she joined JAFCO Co., Ltd., where she was involved in investment in biotechnology and medical device venture companies in Japan and overseas. In her former job at Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., she was involved in a series of departments from research, development and planning, and clinical development to business development. At the period when she was in the department of business development, she worked on a lot of compound evaluations and evaluations of clinical needs. Based on that experience, she can offer advice from the perspective of pharmaceutical companies in consideration of a possible future business partnership.

Masakatsu Noguchi

Japanese Organization for Medical Device Development, Inc.

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • medical devices
  • regenerative medicine products

Specialized support fields

  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Business operation systems

He graduated from the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University. He also graduated with a doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University. He also engaged in basic research in intractable neurological diseases under the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Before the above position, he worked for the Japanese and Singapore subsidiaries of Abbott USA. He was responsible for product marketing of diagnostic agents and devices, medicinal products, and for area marketing of Asia & Pacific of medical IT. He was the only Japanese among 15 employees who were selected from Asian countries for the Asian countries Management Development Program of this company. Before his previous job, he worked for Dream Incubator Inc., where he was in charge of support for collaboration between industry and academia and for technology-based start-ups, and support for large companies implementing new businesses, as well as being in charge of large projects undertaken by public agencies.

In 2014, he served as a member of a committee asking for ideas from the public in the Kanagawa Prefecture Healthcare Planning Promotion Council and was involved in project management for developing medicinal products and diagnostic agents and devices.

Masashi Matsunaga

Oxentia Ltd Associate Consultant

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • medical devices
  • regenerative medicine products

Specialized support fields

  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Funding
  • Business operation systems

Masashi Matsunaga is an experienced international business development professional working in the life sciences and chemical fields for more than 20 years. He has created invaluable personal networks in the Japanese and oversea business communities as well as government and academic societies. He also has team management skills that he developed diverse international teams both in large and small companies. Always Masashi is challengeable for new innovative businesses with creating new value to the market with understanding the key value of the technology being able to present to different level of peoples.

Makoto Nakagawa

Head of the Department of Planning Technology for Home Medical Care, Teijin Pharma Limited

Main specialty areas

  • medical devices

Specialized support fields

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Business operation systems
  • Specialized support fields

He graduated with a master’s degree from the Department of Medical and Biological Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University. In the Business Division for Home Medical Care of Teijin Pharma Limited, he was involved in planning research and development of home medical care devices, development project management, creating medical innovation by using the BioDesign strategy, collaborative research and development with venture companies, application for approval and certification for medical devices, and establishing a medical device manufacturing plant in a foreign country. He currently supervises the department of research, development, manufacturing, and after-sales service as the head of the Department of Planning Technology for Home Medical Care. He has wide range of knowledge about research and development management, ranging from proposing a concept of medical devices and services to business viability evaluations, feasibility studies, prototyping, nonclinical and clinical assessments, product design, obtaining approval and certification, and manufacturing.

About details of specialists

Introduction of measures implemented by public institutions

We will describe the measures from public institutions for pharmaceutical companies,
medical device companies, companies manufacturing regenerative medicinal products, and venture companies.

See more about measures implemented by public institutions