On April 8-9, 2014, a diverse group of innovative companies and Japanese dealmakers will come together in a collaborative setting for partnering meetings, company presentations, networking and targeted programming at the 11th annual BIO Asia International Conference.
Japan’s presence as the 2nd largest pharmaceutical industry in the world, bolstered by an evolving Asia-Pacific partnering landscape, means biopharma companies cannot ignore the deal opportunities that are being created in this dynamic market.
Industry leaders have recognized Japan as being ripe with partnership opportunities for biopharma companies this year. Joseph Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom, told Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), “Japan’s moves toward building biopharma appear to give U.S. companies a faster option for expansion into Asia than has been seen after a decade of engagement with China.” Similarly, JP Morgan healthcare specialist Scott Braunstein has touted the direct access that the Japanese pharma landscape has afforded Western companies, saying, “’Many pharma companies have a free run into Japanese markets as it has become so open.”
This kind of participation demonstrates why two days spent at BIO Asia will help your company build the important relationships that are required to succeed in the Asian partnering environment. BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system makes this possible by enabling senior executives to arrange private meetings to explore licensing and research collaborations.
BIO Asia also provides a platform for emerging and established innovative Western and Asian biopharma companies to reach new potential partners and tell their story. If you are interested in applying for a company presentation slot, we encourage you to submit your application today. Less than 5 spots remain. See the list of currently confirmed 2014 presenting companies here.
There’s no better time to strengthen your ties with the Japanese biotechnology sector. Additional details about this year’s program, BIO One-on-One Partnering™ and presentation opportunities, as well as registration information, can be found at www.bio.org/bioasia. We look forward to welcoming you to Tokyo!