Une vision stratégique de l'actualité scientifique et technologique du secteur des biotechnologies.
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Figures - Biotechnologies & Health in Japan
Japan Gross Domestic Product 2016 was about $4.9 trillions (7.97 % of the world economy). –Japan has been ranked 16th by the Global Innovation Index 2016: • 9th for the proportion of researchers in general population: 5.4 for 1.000 inhabitants • 15th for academia/industry cooperation • 3rd for its R&D intensity : 3.59% of its [...]
Figures - Biotechnologies & Health in Japan
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The biotechnology sector in Japan
With a tradition of fermentation and a strong dependence on imports of food, oil and industrial feedstock, Japan became interested very early on in the potential that biotechnology offered. As early as the 1970s, the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry stated its intent to place the development of life sciences and biotechnology at [...]
The biotechnology sector in Japan
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CELLforCURE, a feedback on Japan
CELLforCURE is a pharmaceutical company specialized in the industrial production of cell and gene therapy medicines. Founded in 2010, it operates since 2013 Europe’s leading industrial platform in terms of capacity. CELLforCURE has operated as a CDMO with several Japanese companies since its creation. Interview with Sébastien Renouf, Director of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Deputy Managing [...]
CELLforCURE, a feedback on Japan
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Japanese Life Sciences research and innovation ecosystem
Not unlike France, Japan is struggling to value its academic research, despite its high quality. While its strong industrial research is still reluctant to open up to external influences, the public and private sectors are well aware of the importance of developing a more collaborative research practice.
Japanese Life Sciences research and innovation ecosystem
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AMED, for a better allocation of research ressources
AMED, the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, has been created in April 2015 to provide a unified funding allocation for medical research expenses which were previously scattered between MEXT, MHLW and METI. This unifying action aims at optimizing resources distribution to establish and maintain coherent research environments throughout Japan.
AMED, for a better allocation of research ressources

Ecosystème de la recherche et de l’innovation en Sciences de la vie au Japon

Le Japon, tout comme la France, peine à valoriser sa recherche académique, pourtant de qualité. Si sa puissante recherche industrielle rechigne encore à s’assouplir, secteurs public et privé ont cependant conscience de l’importance de développer une recherche plus collaborative.

Euglena, de l’aliment au biocarburant

Cette société exploite à l’échelle industrielle l’extraordinaire polyvalence des composés issus de l’algue Euglena, avec comme objectif secondaire l’amélioration de l’empreinte carbone japonaise. Tout commence en 1998, quand Mitsuru Izumo, étudiant de premier cycle à l’Université de Tokyo (Todai), visite le Bangladesh. Ce premier contact avec la pauvreté et la malnutrition fait naître la volonté […]

Masayo Takahashi, une pionnière de la médecine régénérative

Masayo Takahashi est chercheuse au RIKEN et Directrice du laboratoire de régénération de la rétine. Elle est en charge du premier essai de chirurgie réparatrice de l’œil utilisant des cellules souches à la pluripotence induite (iPSCs).

Domain Therapeutics invente une nouvelle relation avec les Satt

Paris Sciences & Lettres se dote d’un fonds d’amorçage

PSL, Elaia Partners et Auriga Partners s’associent pour créer un fonds d’amorçage et booster les sociétés issues du nouveau regroupement universitaire. Pour tenir son rang dans la compétition mondiale du savoir, Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL), la nouvelle université qui regroupe 10 institutions, n’oublie pas les entreprises issues de ses laboratoires. Elle s’associe à Elaia […]

Figures – Biotechnologies & Health in Japan

Japan Gross Domestic Product 2016 was about $4.9 trillions (7.97 % of the world economy). –Japan has been ranked 16th by the Global Innovation Index 2016: • 9th for the proportion of researchers in general population: 5.4 for 1.000 inhabitants • 15th for academia/industry cooperation • 3rd for its R&D intensity : 3.59% of its […]

The biotechnology sector in Japan

With a tradition of fermentation and a strong dependence on imports of food, oil and industrial feedstock, Japan became interested very early on in the potential that biotechnology offered. As early as the 1970s, the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry stated its intent to place the development of life sciences and biotechnology at […]

CELLforCURE, a feedback on Japan

CELLforCURE is a pharmaceutical company specialized in the industrial production of cell and gene therapy medicines. Founded in 2010, it operates since 2013 Europe’s leading industrial platform in terms of capacity. CELLforCURE has operated as a CDMO with several Japanese companies since its creation. Interview with Sébastien Renouf, Director of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Deputy Managing […]

Japanese Life Sciences research and innovation ecosystem

Not unlike France, Japan is struggling to value its academic research, despite its high quality. While its strong industrial research is still reluctant to open up to external influences, the public and private sectors are well aware of the importance of developing a more collaborative research practice.

AMED, for a better allocation of research ressources

AMED, the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, has been created in April 2015 to provide a unified funding allocation for medical research expenses which were previously scattered between MEXT, MHLW and METI. This unifying action aims at optimizing resources distribution to establish and maintain coherent research environments throughout Japan.

Portraits of Japanese start-ups

Cyclodextrin based drug development and health food Cyding was born in April 2016. This pre-seed start-up, originated from Kumamoto University (Kyushu), is building off studies on cyclodextrin to enhance the solubility and bioavailability of hydrophobic compounds. The company develops drugs and drug delivery carriers for oncology and gene therapy, and wishes to extend its knowhow […]

Japanese clusters, a broad concept

In Japan, the definition of cluster is not as restricted as in France or Europe. One can find some cluster organisation that closely match their Western counterparts, where an independent institution promotes and supports cooperation between companies, R & D centers and universities within the same region and in their international activities.

Masayo Takahashi, regenerative medicine pioneer

Researcher and clinician at RIKEN Leader of the Retinal Regeneration Laboratory What triggered the shutdown of your first human trial, launched in 2013? In November 2014, a regulatory change required that any clinical study using stem cells be led by a medical institution. RIKEN being a research institute, our trial of age-related macular degeneration treatment […]

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