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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.

2022.05.20知財アクセラレーションプログラム(IPAS)参加企業の公募を開始

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特許庁企画調査課スタートアップ支援班は「知財アクセラレーションプログラム(IPAS)」(IPAS:IP Acceleration program for Startups)の参加企業の公募を、2022年5月9日より開始しました。

2022.05.11<米国ライフサイエンス・オンラインセミナー2022>~米国バイオテック産業のダイナミズムと市場参入へのヒント~

横浜市経済局産業連携推進課より<米国ライフサイエンス・オンラインセミナー2022>開催のお知らせがありました。

2022.04.27『MEDICA 2022』出展募集のご案内

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ジェトロより、2022年11月14日~17日・デュッセルドルフ見本市会場にて開催予定の、『MEDICA 2022』出展募集のご案内がありました。

2022.04.22第4期CONNECTアクセラレーションプログラムの支援企業を募集します<5/31(火)締切>

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横浜市経済局産業連携推進課より『第4期CONNECTアクセラレーションプログラムの支援企業を募集』のご案内がありました。

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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).

Koichi Kanemoto

Part-time Lecturer, The Jikei University

Main specialty areas

  • medical devices

Specialized support fields

  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Business operation systems

He graduated from the Department of the Electronics, School of Engineering, Tohoku University. He graduated with a doctoral degree in engineering form the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba. At a manufacturer specialized in medical devices, he was involved in the research and development of biometric devices, as well as response to safety standards and quality management of medical devices. He launched a medical device project at a general electronic manufacturer, where he worked to develop diagnostic imaging devices and managed the medical device project. He worked on the research and development of medical devices and management at welfare equipment manufacturers and medical venture companies. Subsequently, he conducted research in medical engineering and medical devices as an associate professor of a medical school. JRCA QMS judge (sub).

Bunsei Kawakami

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • medical devices
  • regenerative medicine products

Specialized support fields

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

He graduated with a master’s degree from the Division of Agricultural Chemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University. He holds a doctoral degree in agriculture. He was in a department for healthcare project in a private company for 31 years, where he was involved in product development and marketing of chemical reagents and devices for life science research and in vitro diagnostic reagents and devices. After retirement, he worked for a public industry support organization for five years, where he supported product development (including intellectual property and response to laws and regulations) and sales channel development (including overseas) promoted by companies aiming to newly enter the healthcare business. He hopes to provide support for product development and sales channel development of medical venture companies by using his knowledge, experience, and human network of connections that he has gained through these business activities.

Ayuko Nemoto

Lawyer, Sonderhoff & Einsel Low and Patent Office

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • medical devices
  • regenerative medicine products

Specialized support fields

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Funding
  • Business operation systems
  • Specialized support fields

She graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo. She received her LLM from Georgetown University Law Center. A lawyer (Japan and New York State). She worked for foreign-affiliated lawyer's offices (Clifford Chance LLP and K&L Gates Foreign Laws Joint Enterprise Lawyer's Office) and was temporarily transferred to other company, during which she was involved in public relations and corporate law. She provides advice on laws and regulations for medical devices, pharmaceutical products, and regenerative medicine and is involved in legal audits and contract negotiations for investment in and acquisition of healthcare-related venture companies. She also provides general legal support for healthcare-related venture companies (corporate, intellectual property, labor, response to M&A, contract, personal information, pharmaceutical affairs and advertising regulation, response to dispute and accident).

Daisuke Sugiyama

Hiroshima University, Translational Research Center, Professor

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • medical devices
  • regenerative medicine products

Specialized support fields

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Funding
  • Business operation systems
  • Specialized support fields

He graduated with a doctoral degree in medicine from the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. After working for a hospital as a clinician, he studied under a scholarship for studying in France from the French government and worked as an Overseas Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. After that and since 2006, he had worked for Kyushu University. Since 2012, he has been at the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) of Kyushu University Hospital, where he has promoted translational research projects of identifying and fostering drug seeds and collaboration among industry, government, and academia. Making use of his experience in serving as a TLO advisor and starting a business, he is also fostering BIO entrepreneurships.

Yusuke Shinozawa

Head of the Investment and Fostering Research Center, Real Tech Fund (Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.)

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • medical devices
  • regenerative medicine products

Specialized support fields

  • Business planning
  • Funding
  • Business operation systems
  • Specialized support fields

He graduated with a master's degree in agriculture from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo. After working at a PR firm, in 2009, he joined Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. In the same year, he launched a Silicon Valley training project for graduate students, which was the first overseas project for Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. In 2012, he also established a media development project, and from 2013, he established the seed acceleration project Tech Planter. He became growth manager at the Real Tech Fund in 2015, where he limited his target fields to biotechnology and marine fields, and he offered business support in these fields. In 2018, he became manager of the Frontier Development Division. He is doing his activities with “starting business operation” as his theme, not “starting a business.”

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