Life Sciences Market Visit to Japan

Express your interest in attending our Life Sciences Mission to Japan in February 2014 focusing on cancer

Japan is the world’s 2nd largest healthcare market in terms of medical expenditures (£249 billion) as well as supplies of drugs (£63 billion) and medical devices (£16 billion). A further continuous growth is anticipated due to its ageing demographics and implementation of innovative medicines and treatments. 

Cancer has long been the leading cause of death in Japan. According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), more than 350,000 people (i.e. 29% of all death incl. disease and accident) died of cancer in 2011, and the number of cancer related deaths has been increasing much faster compared to any other diseases. MHLW enacted the Cancer Control Act in 2007 to improve the situation from prevention through diagnosis / therapy at hospitals/home to palliative care, spending a total of £2.4 billion on cancer control. 

Both pharmaceutical and healthcare industries regard cancer as one of their core therapeutic areas and there are imperative high demands for innovative technology licensing, product imports and investment.


Benefits of Participation

The mission will provide UK innovative biotech/pharma and medtech companies with an opportunity to:

  • access Japan’s major pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare and medical companies in one week
  • showcase your products/services in 2 major Life Science hot spots, Tokyo and Osaka, through seminar presentations and poster exhibitions,
  • conduct one-to-one business meetings,
  • identify future business partners
  • meet potential partners face to face at networking receptions

There are also plans to involve British and Japanese cancer specialists or facilities with this project.  


How to express an interest in attending

Initially we are looking for expressions of interest from companies to take part in this mission. Please click register below to submit your interest.

Our team will then get in contact and send you a more detailed form to complete requesting further details about your technologies, products & services, and your plans for the Japanese market. 

We look forward to your interest and participation in this very exciting mission.

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Contact Details

Event Organiser
UK Trade & Investment Japan
Main Contact
Hitomi Nakai

Event Details

View by Timezone: UK Time | Japan Time
3-7 February 2014
3-7 February 2014
A Week | Japan Time
A Week | Japan Time
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