Center for Cluster Development and CoordinationPersonnel

Personnel

Director

IMOTO Masakatsu

Before taking this director position at the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI), I’d worked at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)and other administrative organizations. I also served as an executive officer at Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA).
Center for Cluster Development and Coordination (CCD) of FBRI is a team of expertise with extensive experience working at companies, academia, independent administrative agencies and Kobe City, who have vast knowledge in medical related field. As a concierge in the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster, we will provide one-stop service to respond to the needs for practical use of R&D seeds and its commercialization.

Medical Devices

Group Leader

YASUDA Tadanori

Professional advice available on regulatory science strategy, based on career experience as a marketing supervisor-general. Advising different points on regulation between Japan and other countries; that will lead you to success. Also, global experience on formulating and finding industrial projects, that enables establishing collaboration or projects between companies. Looking forward to working with you as a KBIC member.

Senior Coordinator

YOKOCHI Takako

Having experiences of international sales at the medical device manufacturer, exporting to over 80 countries and exhibiting many international shows. Dedicated for supports and advice for international business development and operations.

Chief Coordinator

KAWAMURA Kuniko

If you are considering entering the medical equipment field, please feel free to consult with us. We offer optimal support from a variety of menus and aim together for the development and market launch of innovative medical equipment originating from Kobe.

Drug Discovery and Biomedicine

Visiting Director

HIRAMATSU Ryuji

I would like to support advanced medical research and promote international collaboration among bio-science clusters, making use of my experience of working for many years in a pharmaceutical company involved in low molecular weight drug discovery, biotherapy, and regenerative medicine.

Group Leader

KOIKE Haruhiko

Utilizing my experience in research and development of drugs, business strategy planning, leading of global clinical trials and new drug application approval at a pharmaceutical company, I will strive to support industry-government-academia collaboration in the medical field, business opportunities at KBIC.

Chief Coordinator

ITO Saori

By utilizing my work experience at one of the KBIC member companies, I intend to provide close and precise support for collaboration among industry, academia, government, and medical sectors, further promote business development within KBIC especially in the field of regenerative medicine, drug discovery, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

Coordinator

SAITO Shiho

Utilizing my experience working at the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), I will support the commercialization of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, mainly from the perspective of PMDA clinical trial consultation and pharmaceutical regulations.

Healthcare

Group Leader

MATSUBARA Tadashi

By utilizing my experience in business management and marketing for pharmaceutical products and medical devices at pharmaceutical company, I will support the development of healthcare-related products and services that can bring smiles and healthy lives to many people.

Chief Coordinator

ISHIDA Kaori

My role is to revitalize opportunities and activities of industry-government-academia collaboration among companies, universities, and research institutes with Kobe City Healthcare Citizen Supporters, and to promote commercialization of health care products and services to contribute to Kobe City citizen’s health and quality lifestyle.

Coordinator

SENDA Shuji

With my 40 years’ experience in medical research & development, business strategy planning and business management, I will communicate closely with companies in need and support their commercialization activities at Kobe Research Complex Council.

Coordinator

KOBAYASHI Yutaka

Based on my experience in health care design and product & business development, I support the business relating to the area such as preventive medicine, healthy life and medical services by referring to the evolution of lifestyle, environment and biometric sensor and its analytic data in life course health care.

Startup support

Visiting Director

NOGUCHI Tsuyoshi

I am honored to offer my full support for R&D within KBIC and business development in and outside Japan, using my experience of drug research and development within a pharmaceutical company and business strategy planning and promotion in Japan and abroad.

Group Leader

KOIKE Haruhiko

Utilizing my experience in research and development of drugs, business strategy planning, leading of global clinical trials and new drug application approval at a pharmaceutical company, I will strive to support industry-government-academia collaboration in the medical field, business opportunities at KBIC.

Senior Coordinator

NAKANO Koji

Utilizing my experience in sales promotion, marketing, and product concept planning at the medical device manufacturer, I will give my best to support the commercialization of KBIC startup companies.

Chief Coordinator(Drug Discovery and Biomedicine)

KOBAYASHI Keiko

By collaborating with major medical clusters in overseas regions, I will provide full support for the global expansion and strengthen international networking that Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster aims for, as well as to support overseas business development of KBIC member companies.

Project Coordinator

HATANO Satomi

My role is to support startups in KBIC to collaborate with various stakeholders and develop their businesses even at the early stage. I will make every effort for startups through support programs and services we provide, so that they can maximize their activities within Kobe startup ecosystem.

Business Project Support

Project Coordinator

IWASAKI Ayumi

I am in charge of operating the various networking events such as “OPEN INNOVATION café”, consultation service helpdesk for KBIC members. I would be happy to assist starting up a business in KBIC, promote joint research and development among KBIC companies, researchers, and organizations.

International collaboration

Senior Coordinator

YOKOCHI Takako

Having experiences of international sales at the medical device manufacturer, exporting to over 80 countries and exhibiting many international shows. Dedicated for supports and advice for international business development and operations.

Chief Coordinator

KOBAYASHI Keiko

By collaborating with major medical clusters in overseas regions, I will provide full support for the global expansion and strengthen international networking that Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster aims for, as well as to support overseas business development of KBIC member companies.

Collaboration(industry, academic, government and medical)

Chief Project Coordinator

WATANABE Kyoko

Utilizing my professional experience in academia and the private sector, I would like to support the collaboration among the industrial, academia and governmental sectors and promote the activities of open innovation in the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster.