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Greeting from the Governor of Toyama Prefecture

41a05cc9415d799bca5ed5031e78aabd36705432.jpgTowards a "Toyama, capital of pharmaceuticals," known throughout the world!

Toyama Prefecture's pharmaceutical industry, the central pillar of its core industries, consists of over 300 years of history, tradition, advanced technologies, and its status as a leading production hub in Japan.

In this light, as part of the national government's efforts to foster and maintain human talent in the regions and rectify overconcentration in Tokyo, University of Toyama, Toyama Prefectural University, businesses in the prefecture, and the prefectural government created the Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley Development Consortium in June 2018. This initiative will revitalize local universities and pharmaceutical companies and help foster and maintain human talent in the region. That October, this consortium became one of seven in the whole country to be awarded the Regional University and Industry Grant.

The consortium aims to invite top-level talent from around the country and the world, and diligently pursue pharmaceutical research and development at a world-class level. It will proactively help foster and keep specialized human talent by organizing summer schools for students in the Tokyo area as well as organizing talent-developing programs for people to learn about biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

This website will present the latest information on the consortium's research and development efforts, summer schools, events, and pharmaceutical companies from the prefecture.

Through this consortium, we plan to do our utmost to strengthen the pharmaceutical industry in the prefecture by promoting research, development, and technological progress more than ever, as well as having bright students from Tokyo and all over the country come to study in Toyama for them to become the talent that supports the industry.

Takakazu Ishii

Governor Toyama Prefecture


Greeting from the Project Manager

eae64c16f28b9bd65ad5829ee11198dfa46e8492.jpgMy name is Kazuhiko Mori and I began my tenure as Project Manager for the Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley Development Consortium in January 2020.

I will be contributing to the further development of the consortium by using my lengthy experience in pharmaceutical affairs administration, having worked with pharmaceutical product approval reviews, safety measures, development talks for new drugs, and much more at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

National and international circumstances that impact pharmaceutical products are constantly changing at a rapid pace. Technological progress is making gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy, genome treatments, and other ground-breaking treatments a reality. On the other hand, the aging population is increasing the number of people suffering from lifestyle diseases, cancer, and other illnesses that commonly affect senior citizens. Additionally, in the infectious disease field, rapidly advancing new infections from drug-resistant bacteria immune to antibiotics or the novel coronavirus continue to cause problems.

With these various problems and issues piling up, it has become more and more important that we develop, improve, and provide a stable supply of pharmaceutical products to the patients and medical facilities that truly need them.

For many years, the pharmaceutical industry in Toyama has succeeded in its role of ensuring a stable supply of quality pharmaceutical products. With the goal of establishing international quality standards for pharmaceutical manufacturing, PIC/s General Assembly being held in Toyama in November 2014 is a testament to the prefecture's achievements.

Using the consortium's activities and pooling the power of Toyama's industry, academia, and government, we hope to implement a model for the creation of a framework for the stable supply and production of pharmaceutical products that will be needed for future medical treatments.

I would like to thank everyone involved in this all-Toyama consortium's endeavors in advance for their understanding and cooperation.

Kazuhiko Mori
Project Manager


Executive Office Introduction

◎In January 2020, Kazuhiko Mori was appointed as the project manager and Toshiyuki Mori was appointed as the deputy project manager.
◎We hired experienced specialists including those who have experience in medicine development or marketing as well as lawyers and patent attorneys.
◎We offer support to the early commercialization of research and development!

【Contact】 ◆Feel free to contact us!
Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley Development Consortium Executive Secretariat
(TEL:076-444-3943、Mail:ml-kusuri-toyama@pref.toyama.lg.jp)

Project Manager

mori.jpgKazuhiko Mori

【Business Under Charge】
・In charge of the entire business of the consortium

Deputy Project Manager

name_mori_t.jpgToshiyuki Mori (Pharmacy Doctor)

【Business Under Charge】
・In charge of the commercialization strategy of research & development

Business Management Assistant & Intellectual Property Legal Officer

name_nakatani.jpgTomoko Nakatani(Patent Attorney)
【Business Under Charge】
・Formulation and promotion of intellectual property strategy
・Intellectual property-related contract (joint research contract, license contract, etc.)

Business Management Assistant & Business Strategy Officer

name_mishina.jpgToshinori Mishina
【Business Under Charge】

・Strategy formulation and execution management of individual research themes with consortium office

Research & Development Coordinator

name_hirai.jpgYoshikatsu Hirai(Doctor of Medicine)
【Business Under Charge】

・Arrangement of issues & giving advice and guidance from the perspective of science and commercialization

Advisor

name_Takuma.jpgHitoshi Takuma(Lawyer)
【Business Under Charge】

・Giving advice and guidance regarding the overall policy and direction of the consortium
・General legal affairs about confidentiality and joint research

name_Sugita.jpgOsamu Sugita(Pharmacy Doctor)
【Business Under Charge】

・Giving advice and guidance regarding the overall policy and direction of the consortium
・Giving advice and guidance for early commercialization of individual research themes
(Field of expertise: All non-clinical work (especially biopharmaceuticals and biologics))

name_Miyazima.jpgMasaharu Miyazima(Pharmacy Doctor)
【Business Under Charge】

・Giving advice and guidance regarding the overall policy and direction of the consortium
・Giving advice and guidance for early commercialization of individual research themes
 (Field of expertise: Pharmaceutical development & quality control)

Commercialization Supporter

name_imura.jpgYoshimi Imura(Pharmacy Doctor)
【Business Under Charge】

・Giving advice and guidance for early commercialization of individual research themes
(Field of expertise: Pharmacology research)

name_matutani.jpgEtsuya Matsutani(Doctor of Science )
【Business Under Charge】

・Giving advice and guidance for early commercialization of individual research themes
 (Field of expertise: Anti-cancer drugs)

tutumi.jpgMasayoshi Tutsumi (Master of Agriculture)
【Business Under Charge】
・Giving advice and guidance for early commercialization of individual research themes

Executive Office (Pharmaceutical Policy Division) Executive-Office.jpg

Director Yumiko Aoyagi(Pharmacist)
【Business Under Charge】

・In charge of overall business of Pharmaceutical Policy Division (Consortium, promotion of pharmaceutical industry, etc.)

Consortium Promotion Team Leader Miki Ishida(Pharmacist)
【Business Under Charge】

・In charge of overall business of Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley Development Consortium Promotion Section
・Operation of pharmaceutical industry-academia-government consortium

Manager Masataka Shibata(Administration)
【Business Under Charge】

・Communication and coordination with the Cabinet Office, universities, and the Pharmaceutical Association
・Formulation of plans of Consortium

Manager Takayasu Takahashi(Coordinator)
【Business Under Charge】

・Intellectual property contract business (joint research contract, patent application, etc.)
・Coordination with universities and companies involved in research and development of projects
・Cultivation of talents specialized in biopharmaceuticals

Manager Hiroshi Takamori(Coordinator)
【Business Under Charge】

・Intellectual property contract business (joint research contract, patent application, etc.)
・Coordination with universities and companies involved in research and development of projects

Deputy Manager Michiyo Takeda(Pharmacist)
【Business Under Charge】

・In charge of talent development projects (summer schools, etc.)
・Cooperation on promoting meeting, review committee, etc.

Business Promotion Member Yasuko Kitadani
【Business Under Charge】

・In charge of accounting for the office
・Operation of homepage and social media accounts

Business Promotion Member Saori Akino
【Business Under Charge】

・Budget & settlement for the consortium
・Research on environment maintenance


Business Introduction

The Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley Development Consortium (TPC) was established in June of 2018, led by industry-academia-government collaboration. This consortium aims to promote pharmaceutical R&D and human resources development at the universities in Toyama Prefecture and further growth of Toyama's core industry, the pharmaceutical industry. This initiative was adopted as one of the "Regional universities and local economies vitalization project programs" by the central government in October 2018.

This consortium promotes pharmaceutical R&D and cultivation of human resources through industry-academia-government collaboration in Toyama Prefecture. Also, through university reform including the invitation of leading researchers from inside/outside Japan, this consortium will work on further promotion of the local pharmaceutical industry and development of human resources who will support the "Toyama, capital of pharmaceuticals"

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panhu.jpg "Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley" Development Consortium Brochure (PDF)