Jun Katsura - President
Greetings! Thank you for visiting the website of Medical Incubator Japan K.K. (MIJ).
MIJ is a company that supports the speedy introduction of innovative pharmaceuticals and medical devices as well as healthcare-related technology (both in Japan and overseas) into Japan’s growing healthcare market. It is our wish that the companies that MIJ supports achieve success as quickly as possible, providing patients suffering from illness and their families with even better healthcare.
Progress in advanced technologies such as genome analysis and IT has led us into an age when it is now possible to treat intractable diseases that previously could not be treated. There is now intense competition occurring on a global scale to develop the next innovative pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and growth in the healthcare market is beginning to accelerate.
Many innovative technologies are born from venture businesses, yet the majority of venture businesses suffer from a lack of funding and resources. Amongst these are also cases in which companies have achieved recognition and sales success overseas, but are hesitating to enter the Japanese market because they do not know how to expand their business in Japan. Supporting such companies is essential for Japan’s healthcare market to grow.
MIJ provides this support through two business fields. The first of these is “investment and incubation”. By providing financial support appropriate to the client company’s development stage, we accelerate the growth of promising companies. Our second business field is “commercialization support and acceleration”. By providing specialized resources and networks to businesses seeking BPO (business process outsourcing) for development and sales, etc., we assist companies to achieve commercialization, increasing the mobility of “have-not enterprises”.
Even if a technology is innovative, when it is to be used in healthcare in Japan, not only approval from the relevant regulatory authorities, but also the cooperation of many people and organizations—KOL specializing in the relevant field, medical institutions, companies specializing in development, sales, and distribution—are essential. MIJ’s main characteristics are the large size and high quality of our networks in Japan’s healthcare market, which have been cultivated by team members over many years. We take pride in the fact that having these networks distinguishes us from other incubators. Please contact us if you are passionate about succeeding in Japan. We look forward to meeting you soon.