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Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market: Opportunities for Minnesota Companies

Date and Time

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM CST

Location

The Medical Alley Association
First Floor Training Center
4150 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Golden Valley, MN 55422


Description

In 2014, the Japanese government implemented major regulatory reforms which dramatically shortened the approval process for regenerative therapies. The government also now allows businesses other than hospitals and research institutes to produce cells for medical use. With the world's fastest approval process specifically designed for regenerative medicine, foreign companies are now considering Japan as a potential location for clinical trials. There are also new business opportunities emerging for foreign companies as Japan develops its regenerative medicine-related infrastructure. Representatives from JETRO, the Japanese government’s economic development organization, will detail the status of these reforms and talk about how American companies are taking advantage of Japan’s new business climate. In addition, Dr. Gil van Bokkelen, Chairman and CEO of Athersys, will share his views on the Japanese market and his discuss his company’s strategic partnership with the Japanese company Healios.


Agenda:

3:30 PM  - Registration

4:00 PM - Welcome Remarks
     - Kathleen Motzenbecker, Senior Vice President, Medical Alley Association

4:05 PM Japan Regenerative Medicine Market Overview
     - Ralph Inforzato, Executive Director, Business Development, JETRO Chicago
     - Robert Corder, Project Coordinator, JETRO Chicago

4:25 PM - Athersys and Japan
     - Gil Van Bokkelen, Chairman and CEO, Athersys

4:50 PM - Q&A

5:05 PM - Closing Remarks
     - Ichiro Sone, Chief Executive Director, JETRO Chicago
     - Kathleen Motzenbecker, Senior Vice President, Medical Alley Association

5:15 PM - Networking Reception

6:30 PM - Adjournment


Event Organizers: 

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Medical Alley Association

Supporting Organizations:

Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM)
Minnesota Trade Office
Greater MSP U.S. Commercial Service Minnesota
Minnesota High Tech Association