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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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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).

Masashi Matsunaga

Oxentia Ltd Senior 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.

Rirei Chin

Representative, C-suite Limited liability company

Main specialty areas

  • medicines
  • medical devices

Specialized support fields

  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Business operation systems

She graduated with a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University. She is a licensed pharmacist and a certified pharmacist in Chinese herbal medicines and crude drugs. At Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., she was involved in medical device projects and led clinical needs assessments and product evaluations. As a consultant, she has extensive experience in marketing support for medical devices and pharmaceutical companies. In particular, her strengths are providing advice from the perspective of medical users based on her experience in hospital consultancy. Taking advantage of her knowledge of pharmacology, she provides support for local economic development projects using medicinal crops. In 2017, she established the C-suite limited liability company.

Main article: “How should the hospital/medical industry consider medical technology assessment? – Evaluation of medical economic effects of measures against infectious diseases using AEP –“ (Mitsubishi Research Institute Report No. 56, 2013).

Masahiro Kanamaru

Beyond Next Ventures Inc.

Main specialty areas

  • medical devices

Specialized support fields

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

He graduated with a master's degree in physics from the Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, and received his MBA from the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University. At Toshiba Corporation, he led the research and development of the next generation optical disc at the R&D center, as well as HDD planning, development, and manufacturing for cloud servers. After that, he engaged in investment in technical startups at DBJ Capital Co., Ltd. He participated in Beyond Next Ventures Co., Ltd., in 2016. He is conducting investment and business support mainly in medical devices and the technology fields. He concurrently served as a project promoter of the Program for Creating New Industry from Universities by the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

Koji Matsushima

Main specialty areas

  • medical devices

Specialized support fields

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

He graduated from the Department of Communication Engineering, Faculty of Electro-Communications, University of Electro-Communications.

Since entering Konishiroku Industry Ltd. (current Konica Minolta, Inc.), he has been involved in the research and development of optical instruments and printing systems for over 20 years. Subsequently, he provided responses to laws and regulations about healthcare projects and QMS system management, thereby being involved with laws and regulations about medical devices in various countries, as well as the acquisition and maintenance of safety standards. From 2015, as a medical-industrial cooperation coordinator from a public support organization, he provided support for matching, responses to laws and regulations, funding and intellectual property strategy in support programs for small and medium enterprises (SME), and venture companies entering the medical devices industry. He is currently a freelance consultant.

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.

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