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101 Top Japanese Pharmaceutical Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Pharmaceutical companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Pharmaceutical industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japanese Pharmaceutical Startups

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Takeda Pharmaceutical

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited operates as a research-based pharmaceutical company in Japan.

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SanBio is a regenerative medicine company.

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Gene Techno Science

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Gene Techno Science is engaged in the research and development of biopharmaceutical products and biosimilars in Japan.

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Modulus Discovery

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Modulus Discovery is a drug discovery company.

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SOCIUM Inc

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SOCIUM is an AI-powered drug discovery and development company focused on first-in-class small molecules.

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Kringle Pharma

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Kringle Pharma is a biopharmaceutical company.

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NanoCarrier Co

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NanoCarrier Co is a pharmaceutical company that researches and develops medical products by applying the micellar nanoparticle technology.

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Fimecs

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FIMECS is a focused on developing first-in-class protein degradation therapeutics for cancers and other difficult-to-treat diseases.

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SymBio Pharmaceuticals

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SymBio Pharmaceuticals develops therapeutic products for cancer, hematology, and autoimmune diseases.

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Alchemedicine

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Alchemedicine is a drug research and development company.

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Anaeropharma Science

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Anaeropharma is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in research and development.

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MabGenesis

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MabGenesis is a biopharmaceutical company that provides therapeutic monoclonal antibody drugs in human and animal fields.

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KAICO

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KAICO is a pharmaceuticals, diagnostic drugs production company.

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Japanese Organization for Medical Device Development

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Japanese Organization for Medical Device Development is a research and development company of medical equipment.

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Veritas In Silico

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Veritas In Silico is a start-up to research and sales of pharmaceuticals.

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Curadim Pharma

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Curadim Pharma a pipeline-driven biotech company that discovers unutilized innovative drug seeds in Japan.

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GlyTech

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GlyTech is a responsibility of the company to protect personal information in its business activities.

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TMS

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A Tokyo-based clinical-stage biotech company. Lead program TMS-007 (acute ischemic stroke) is partnered with Biogen.

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Kinopharma

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Kinopharma is a development-type bio-venture established to commercialize kinase inhibitors mainly for clinical application.

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Toregem BioPharma

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Toregem BioPharma is a startup from Kyoto University that develops a treatment for congenital adentia.

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AQUA Therapeutics

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AQUA Therapeutics primarily engages in the development of therapeutic drugs for the treatment of fibrotic diseases.

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PRISM BioLab

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PRISM develop therapeutic drugs that cure these intractable diseases using our unique peptide mimic technology.

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AlphaNavi Pharma

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AlphaNavi Pharma specializes in the research and development of new drugs.

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LUCA Science

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LUCA Science develops innovative treatments intended for mitochondrial and related diseases.

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Oligogen

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Oligogen is a bio-venture that specializes in drug development using stem cell technology.

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Medrx

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Medrx is a pharmaceutical company.

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M-Box

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M-Box Provides IT solutions to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and operates web services.

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PuREC

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PuREC is a developer of a culture technology intended to bring efficacy to the treatment process.

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Cytlimic

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CYTLIMIC is a biotechnology company that develops immunotherapy products for the treatment of cancer, including a cancer peptide vaccine.

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Eisai

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Eisai is a human health care company that provides products and services to its patients and their families under any healthcare system.

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Kamui Pharma

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Kamui Pharma, Inc. is a drug discovery startup from Asahikawa Medical University, focused on probiotic medicine.

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ClinCloud

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ClinCloud is a company that develops medical supplies and offers software related to monitoring and reporting safety.

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Starsphere

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Starsphere vision is to deliver safer and more efficient treatments to those who need them faster.

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Chromocenter

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Chromocenter is a next generation biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing company.

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Rena Therapeutics

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Rena Therapeutics is a Creation of new nucleic acid drugs realized by third platform technology

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Immuno-Biological Laboratories

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Immuno-Biological Laboratories is developing, manufacturing and supplying various immunological research reagents, and customized services.

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Tupac Bio

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Intuitively design your DNA, share your designs with collaborators, and perform and analyze your high-throughput screens.

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A-zas

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A-zas provides marketing and promotional services for pharmaceutical companies.

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CREO Bioscience

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Cleo Bioscience is a Biotechnology company.

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Order-made Medical Research

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Order -made Medical Research is a biotech company promoting technology development that revolutionize therapeutic antibodies.

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CLIPLA

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CLIPLA recognizes the importance of protecting personal information and the social nature of medical-related businesses.

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Evec

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Evec is a large-scale contract with major overseas pharmaceutical companies.

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Vasculead

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Vasculead is a pharmaceutical startup company.

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Evolve Biotherapeutics

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Evolve Biotherapeutics is a bio-venture company that specializes in development of seeds for cancer virotherapy drugs.

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Shionogi

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Shionogi supply the best possible medicine to protect the health and wellbeing of the patients they serve.

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MCBI

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Molecular and Clinical Bioinformatics is a Bioinformatics company.

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Kampo Shoyaku Institute

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Kampo Pharmaceutical Research Institute is a traditional medicine originated in China.

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Herbal-i

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Herbal-i provides an online e-commerce platform for pharmaceutical products.

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AND Inc.

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AND Inc. support cost reduction and efficiency improvement based on problems and improvements in hospital management.

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Kyowa Kirin

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Kyowa Kirin is a pharmaceutical company contributing to human health and well-being of people around the world.

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Micron

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Micron is an imaging CRO company.

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures, sells, exports, and imports pharmaceuticals.

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Orphan Disease Treatment Institute

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Orphan Disease Treatment Institute develops a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Sumitomo Chemical

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Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. is a Japanese company that produces and markets various types of chemicals.

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Japan Tobacco

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Japan Tobacco operates diverse businesses across the tobacco, pharmaceutical, and processed food sectors.

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Teijin

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Teijin is a chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company.

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Taiho Pharmaceutical Co

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Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is engaged in the research

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Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma

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Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma is a pharmaceutical company based in Japan.

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Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

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Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma is pharmaceutical company.

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ONO Pharmaceutical

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ONO Pharmaceutical is focused on the production, purchase, and sale of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents.

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Nipro Corporation

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Nipro Corporation manufactures medical devices, pharmaceuticals and instrument products.

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Rohto Pharmaceutical

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Rohto Pharma is a multinational fast-moving consumer goods and OTC pharmaceutical corporation.

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Medipal Holdings

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Medipal Holdings is a holding company that engages in the sale of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and daily necessities.

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Toho Holdings

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Toho Holdings focuses on pharmaceutical wholesale business, dispensing pharmacy business, and pharmaceutical manufacturing business.

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JCR Pharmaceuticals

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JCR Pharmaceuticals is a company primarily engaged in the pharmaceutical business, as well as the medical and research equipment business.

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Fuji Yakuhin

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Pharmaceutical Company

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Peptidream

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Peptidream is a biopharmaceutical company.

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Cosmo Bio

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Cosmo Bio provides products and information to laboratories, research institutes, life-science education and testing organizations.

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Ohara Pharmaceutical

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Ohara Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical business involved in the development, manufacture, and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

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Shiseido Americas Corporation

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Shiseido Americas Corporation provides skincare and cosmetic products.

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Ube Industries

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Ube is group made up of some 140 companies that cover a diverse range of business activities, including many companies that are industries.

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Novartis Pharma

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Novartis Pharma is the Japanese subsidiary of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, a world-leading healthcare company based in Basel, Switzerland

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Meiji Seika Pharma

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Meiji Seika Pharma engages in the manufacturing and sales of ethical pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals and veterinary drugs.

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Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical

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Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical is the largest generic drug manufacturer.

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Suzuken

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Suzuken is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets ethical drugs.

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Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL)

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Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), was founded in Kagoshima as Japan’s first contract research organization in 1957.

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Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical

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Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical is a medical product company that offers a pain relief patch.

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KISCO

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KISCO specializes in the sales of pharmaceutical products and semiconductor devices.

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Oncolys BioPharma

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Oncolys BioPharma develops breakthrough therapy and diagnostics in cancer treatment from early to late stage.

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BIC

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BIC is a translation company specializing in bioscience and medicine.

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Kowa

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Kowa is a research and development and manufacturer of OTC , ethical drugs, and medical equipment.

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RaQualia Pharma

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RaQualia Pharma’s strengths in drug discovery, our business model, and our intellectual property strategy.

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Nissan Chemical Industries

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A first chemical fertilizer manufacturer, by Meiji Period visionaries Jokichi Takamine, Eiichi Shibusawa and Takashi Masuda

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Kobayashi Pharmaceutical

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This company is provides a variety of products in fields such as pharmaceuticals, fragrances, dietary supplements and daily necessities.

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AETAS Pharma

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AETAS Pharma is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in research and development and licensing.

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Summit Pharmaceuticals International

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This company provides drug discovery research support, biotechnology technology tie-ups, and gene sales services.

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Gene Therapy Research Institution

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Gene therapy is defined as “the administration of a gene or cells with introduced genes into the human body to treat diseases

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Takeda Consumer Healthcare

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Takeda Consumer Healthcare researches, develops, manufactures, sells, and markets over-the-counter pharmaceutical products and quasi-drugs.

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Axcelead

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Axcelead is a market solution provider in the drug discovery space.

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Sawai

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Sawai is the japanese generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer.

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CBC Group

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CBC Group imports and exports synthetic resins, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, electronics components, and optical equipments.

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CareNet

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CareNet is a marketing company providing various solutions to pharma companies through the management of media.

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Japan Pharmaceutical Information Center

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Japan Pharmaceutical Information Center is a drug information database construction company.

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Kaken Pharmaceutical

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Kaken Pharmaceutical is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes novel pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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API

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API specializes in the manufacture and sales of health foods and pharmaceuticals products.

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Fujirebio

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Fujirebio provides clinical test drugs for infectious diseases, tumors, and lifestyle-related diseases.

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Seikagaku

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Seikagaku is a pharmaceutical products company.

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Gankill Pharmaceutical

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Gankill Pharma Co., Ltd. is conducting research on cancer treatment drugs using PSMD10.

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Kyoritsu Seiyaku

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Kyoritsu Seiyaku is a pharmaceutical company that handles veterinary medicines and vaccines for companion animals such as dogs and cats.

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xFOREST Therapeutics

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xFOREST Therapeutics develops a drug discovery platform that targets RNA structures.

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Aska Pharmaceutical

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Aska Pharmaceutical produces, wholesales, imports, and exports medical equipment and medical drugs for human and veterinary use.

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