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May 26, 2016

On February 25, JETRO held the International Symposium on Medical Appliances in Osaka. This symposium was intended to help extend the overseas sales networks of Japanese medical appliance manufacturers and facilitate the formation of business alliances and joint R&D with four foreign-affiliated companies already active in Japan’s medical care field.

The symposium was comprised of speeches from foreign-affiliated companies and a networking session between them and the Japanese participants. Speakers from  GE Healthcare Japan, 3M Japan Limited, Philips Electronics Japan, Ltd., Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd. took to the podium and presented on open innovation, technologies they are expecting from Japanese medical appliances manufacturers and on potential forms of cooperation with Japanese companies. In the networking session, queues in front of each speaker company lasted until the end of the session. Participants also had the opportunity to actively exchange views and information.

Outline of International Symposium on Medical Appliances in Osaka
Date & time February 25 (Thursday), 2016  10:00-14:30
Venue Hyatt Regency Osaka
Organizer

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI)

Co-organizer

METI Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI Kansai), Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations(JFMDA), Japan Medical Imaging and Radiological Systems Industries Association (JIRA), Medical Technology Association of Japan, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

Attendees

175 persons (Japanese medical appliance companies interested in exploring new overseas markets and business alliances with foreign-affiliated companies)

Program

Opening remarks: Kazuya Nakajo, Director-General, Invest Japan Department
Keynote address: Yoshiyuki Taenaka, Program Supervisor, Project for Development of Medical Devices through Collaboration between Medicine and Industry, Medical Technology Association of Japan, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

 

First session: Speeches from sales agents in ASEAN region

  1. Koji Sugawara, Regional Business Development Manager, DKSH Management (Thailand) Limited
  2. Hoang Van Tiep, President, Vietnam Biotech Jsc
    Isao Masudo, General Manager, Vietnam Biotech Jsc
  3. Medi-Diagnostic Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd, General Manager, Ms. Lee Elle
  4. Lee Ellen, General Manager, Medi-Diagnostic Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd


Second session: Speeches from four foreign affiliated companies in medical appliance field

  1. Kazuya Hoshino, Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare Japan
  2. Takekazu Osada, Hard Goods Technical Group Manager, 3M Japan Limited Health Care Company
  3. Hideki Okamura, National Account Manager, Philips Electronics Japan, Ltd.
  4. Yusuke Murakami, Strategy & Business Development Director, Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd.
 
Networking with speaker companies

International Symposium on Medical Appliances in Osaka