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World Forum for Drug Discovery in KANSAI 2012 --

2012-2-7 (Tue) 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

World Forum for Drug Discovery in KANSAI 2012

Aiming to be a Center for Drug Development for the World

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 -- 1:00 ~ 5:30 p.m.

Venue: Life Hall, 5th floor, Senri Life Science Center, 1-4-2 Shinsenri-higashi-machi, Toyonaka, Osaka

Seating space at the venue: 120 (Note: seating is on a first-come, first-served basis)

There is no fee for attending this seminar; however, ¥3,000 will be collected from those who attend the Networking Get-Together, following the forum at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, go here.

To make application, go here.

Sponsored by:

In cooperation with: Drug Development Factory targeting Protein Crystallization, School of Engineering, Osaka University


Opening greetings

  • 1:00 p.m. -- Dr. BABA Akio, Trustee and Vice president, Osaka University, Director, Osaka University Office for University-Industry Collaboration
  • 1:05 p.m. -- Industry Cooperation & Community Support Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


  • 1:20 p.m. -- "Approaches to Medical Innovation -- Aiming to Become a Drug Discovery and Development Industry leading the World", Mr. Koji HACHIYAMA, Counselor for The Medical Innovation Promotion Office, Cabinet Secretariat
  • 1:45 p.m. -- "Special Comprehensive Zone for Kansai Innovation International Strategy -- Making a System for Creating Innovation", Mr. Yoshiyuki KITANO , Director, Osaka Bio Headquarters, Commerce, Industry & Labour Department, Osaka Prefecture
  • 2:10 p.m. -- "Academia Drug Development Research and Open Innovation -- Pharmaceutical Industry's Expectations and Roles", Mr. Toru KIMURA , Chief, Research Planning Promotion Department, Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma
  • 2:35 p.m. "Osaka University as a Center for Creating Drug Medicines in Kansai", Dr. Yoshihiro YONEDA, Dean, School of Medicine & Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University

3:00 ~ 3:20 -- Break

  • 3:20 p.m. -- "The Munich Biotech Cluster - from Idea to Success --  the Center for Drug Development in Germany", Dr. Horst Domdey, Managing Director, BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH - Germany
  • 4:00 p.m. -- "CDRD, a Unique Hybrid Model to Bridge the Commercialization Gap between Academic Discovery and Investment Opportunity", Dr. John Coleman, Head, Project Search and Evaluation, The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD),  Canada

Panel Discussion

  • 4:40 p.m. -- "What are Conditions for Success in an Academia Center for Drug Discovery and Development?"

Moderator: Dr. Yasuo KANEMATSU, Chief, Innovation Division, Osaka University Office for University-Industry Collaboration


  • Dr. Koji HACHIYAMA
  • Dr. Horst Domdey
  • Dr. John Coleman
  • Mr. Yoshiyuki KITANO
  • Mr. Toru KIMURA
  • Dr. Tadayuki UNO, Chairman, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research Planning Working Group Project of Osaka University, Formation of a Center for Promoting Drug Discovery and Development
  • 5:20 p.m. -- Closing remarks, Mr. Masataka NAKAGAWA, Chief, Economy and Industry Department, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Networking Get-Together -- 5:30 p.m.

Venue: 5th floor, Senri Life Science Center

For more information, contact:

Osaka University Office for University-Industry Collaboration
Tel: (06) 6879-4875
Fax: (06) 6879-4208

Date: 2012-2-7 (Tue) 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Contact: World Forum for Drug Discovery in KANSAI 2012 Office

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