Japanese Companies Exhibit at Biotechnology Convention in Philadelphia

Twenty Japanese companies will exhibit in the Japan Pavilion (Booth 3649) at the 2015 BIO International Convention (BIO 2015), to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The event is scheduled to run from June 15-18. The Japan Pavilion is organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Japanese government’s economic development and trade promotion organization.

The companies in the Japan Pavilion represent some of Japan's most innovative biotechnology and life science companies. Key technologies to be exhibited at BIO 2015 include new treatments for oncology, pain management, cognitive and neurological disorders; advancements in regenerative medicine; drug discovery tools; and contract manufacturing and R&D. The Japan delegates will also participate in BIO's One-on-One Partnering meetings. The exhibitors are eager to meet new strategic development and distribution partners.

As the world's second-largest life science market, Japan accounts for approximately 10% of global drug and medical device sales. The international accounting firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu valued Japan’s pharmaceutical market at approximately $115 billion in 2013; by 2018, it is expected to increase to more than $128 billion.

The annual BIO Convention, organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, is the largest event for the biotechnology sector, attracting over 16,000 attendees from all over the world.

For more information on BIO 2015, visit http://convention.bio.org/2015.




The Japan Pavilion will host an Exhibitor Hospitality Reception on Wednesday, June 17 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. The BIO Convention’s Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions are an attendee favorite and the single largest networking event of the week. The Japan Pavilion will be serving sake from Fukushima Prefecture. Visit the Japan Pavilion (Booth 3649) to meet the Japanese exhibitors, learn about their products and sample some wonderful Japanese sake.


BioComo Inc. MPO, Inc.
BioMedCore, Inc. Nomadic Bioscience Co., Ltd.
CellFree Sciences Co., Ltd. Oncolys BioPharma Inc.
Human Metabolome Technologies    Pharma Foods International Co., Ltd.
ID Pharma Co., Ltd. Pola Pharma Inc.
iPS Academia Japan, Inc. ReqMed Company, Ltd.
Kanazawa University TLO Riken Genesis Co., Ltd.
MicroBiopharm Japan Co., Ltd. Scivax Life Sciences, Inc.
Molcure Inc. Tokyo Future Style, Inc.
Momotaro-Gene Inc. World Fusion Co., Ltd

For more detailed information about the 2015 Japan Pavilion Exhibitors, click here <PDF> (244KB) 


During the convention, Hidetaka Nishimura, Director of the Bio-Industry Division at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will participate in the Global Innovation Hub Spotlight program.

. Mr. Nishumura will talk about Japan’s efforts to accelerate regenerative medicine. As a part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic revitalization plan, new laws have been enacted to speed the process of development and commercialization for ground-breaking regenerative therapies. The Japanese government is also aggressively increasing funding for stem cell research and other pioneering technologies. Japan’s Global Innovation Hub presentation is scheduled for 10:45 AM on Wednesday, June 17 in Room 110AB.


If you are interested in setting up a meeting with one of the Japan Pavilion exhibitors or would like more information about JETRO’s participation at BIO 2015, please contact Robert Corder at JETRO Chicago, TEL 312-833-6000 or by email at Robert_Corder@jetro.go.jp