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TOKYO. - Friday, August 29th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
BioJapan 2014 World Business Forum
(BUSINESS WIRE) BioJapan 2014 – World Business Forum – will be held for three days from October 15th (Wed.) to 17th (Fri.), 2014 at Pacifico Yokohama (Exhibition Halls C & D, and Annex Hall).
Comprised of exhibition, seminars and business partnering, BioJapan is the largest biotechnology partnering event in Asia. The theme of 16th BioJapan is ‘Ever-Evolving Bio-Business’. As an integrated exhibition which includes regenerative medicine, personalized medicine, diagnostics, functional food, bio-energy and other biotechnology topics, top-level executives and persons responsible for R&D, business development, licensing and alliances gather under one roof at this event to share cutting-edge solutions, technology and information.
6,000 business meetings! Approximately 700 global companies converge, including everyone from Big Pharma to bio-ventures In addition to the official sponsors, Chugai Pharmaceutical, Kyowa Hakko Kirin, MSD and Novartis Pharma, participants from over 30 foreign countries will take part in business meetings. Participants will include Big Pharma players such as Takeda Pharmaceutical, Astellas Pharma, Daiichi Sankyo, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Pfizer, as well as drug manufacturing SMEs, bio-ventures, research institutions and universities. Last year 204 companies attended from overseas – 2.3 times more than 2012! Do not miss BioJapan, an event that is rapidly increasing its presence in the global market. Check the URL below for a list of companies participating in the partnering. At the time of writing (Aug. 22nd), 443 companies have already registered! http://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/partnering_list.html
Professor Shinya Yamanaka (Kyoto University) is also scheduled to take the podium! Over 200 sponsor seminars and presentations from exhibitors will be held. This marks the return of Nobel prize-winning professor Shinya Yamanaka, who will make an appearance on the podium after a two-year absence. In addition to Prof. Yamanaka's address on current research topics entitled 'New Era of Medicine with iPS Cells', there will be a wide array of seminars held regarding regenerative medicine.
[Keynote speakers] October 15th (Wed.) from 10:00 to 11:30
Hiroto Izumi (Special Advisor to the Prime Minister) "Realization of Healthy and Longevity Society by the Healthcare Policy"
Gladys H. Monroy (Senior Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP), “Recent Supreme Court Decisions: The Effect on Obtaining and Enforcing Patents on Biological Products in the U.S.”
Masatoshi Ito (Representative Director, President & CEO, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.) “Growth Strategy of Unique Food Company Driven by Technology”
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Secretariat of BioJapan:
c/o ICS Convention Design, Inc.
Maiko Uchiyama, +81-3-3219-3565