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The best of the UK's Cell and Gene therapy sector head to Japan

Japan's high buildings and busy road

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This week, EEN are in Japan delivering a funded Accelerator Programme visit for companies operating in the Cell and Gene Therapy sector in partnership with Innovate UK. The aim of the visit is to help attendees further develop their innovations through in-market partnerships, collaborations and knowledge exchange with businesses and research organisations based in Japan.


Cell and gene therapy has become a priority area for the Japanese government. Japan is focused on the need to collaborate with the national and international industry to pursue the commercialisation of new scientific discoveries. This, in parallel with the implementation of the New Japanese Regulatory Frameworks for Clinical Research and Marketing Authorisation of Gene Therapy and Cellular Therapy Products speeding up getting products to the market and facilitating the understanding of regulations by foreign operators promoting translational cooperation makes Japan an attractive market in this field. Licensing, partnering, outsourcing, development and commercialisation opportunities abound, but collaboration is absolutely critical to the success of each one.


We’ve brought companies with innovative therapies, products, processes and services in the areas of cell and gene therapy to Japan, in the hope that we can create some partnerships through pre-arranged meetings. Our attendees will get the opportunity to stand up and give a short presentation on their company and business needs, they will also be learning about market opportunities and business culture, they will attend on-site visits to local facilities of interest, and will also have the opportunity to attend the Regenerative Medicine Expo and Conference at Medical Japan 2018.


You can find more information on our Twitter account where we’ll be posting regular updates about what our attendees are up to. You can also keep an eye out for similar up-coming accelerator visits for different sectors on our events page.

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