Medical Incubator Japan



He took doctorial courses in bio-medical engineering, following which he taught at a vocational school for clinical engineering professionals. He subsequently worked at Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PDMA) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, where his responsibilities included medical devices and pharmaceuticals administration. Utilizing his knowledge in the fields of engineering, basic medicine, and clinical healthcare, he was mainly responsible for work related to innovative medical devices applying advanced technologies. With medical finance tightening and society’s healthcare and medical needs changing, he sensed limitations to healthcare under Japan’s current social security system. Finding resonance with MIJ’s mission to support start-ups generating new value in healthcare through the circulation of private capital, he joined MIJ in September 2018. At MIJ he is responsible for seeds discovery, technology evaluation, and drug development strategies.

His qualifications include ME Technologist (Class 1) and a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University. He also teaches part-time at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University.