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Introduction

Outline

History

The National Institute of Biomedical Innovation was established in April 2005, with the Osaka branch of National Institute of Health Sciences as the nucleus and integrating aspects of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.
The institute was formed as part of the reorganization of the laboratories and institutes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare begun in 1995 to integrate organizations related to promoting the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices distinct from the regulatory and promotion functions.

Objectives and programs

The development of more effective and safe pharmaceuticals and medical devices based on genomic and proteomic advances likely represents the best way to maintain health and improve quality of life. In the current and future global economy, Japanese industrial policy should promote and increase the international competitiveness of the Japanese pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.
The National Institute of Biomedical Innovation performs three primary functions, listed below, as an independent administrative agency facilitating new pharmaceutical and medical device development by supporting research and development at private corporations and universities.

  1. Research on basic technology of pharmaceuticals
  2. Research on biological resources
  3. Research and development promotion of pharmaceuticals

Objectives and programs

The National Institute of Biomedical Innovation is a nation wide organization supporting the development of new pharmaceuticals in Japan while functioning as a core facility of "the Northern Osaka Bio Cluster." Osaka, as symbolized by Doshomachi, has been a hub of leading pharmaceutical companies, and many industrial, government and academic organizations involved in the development of new pharmaceuticals are found in the North Osaka area´┐ŻE´┐ŻEOsaka University and the National Cardiovascular Center, Saito Bio Incubation Center, etc.
We wish to create technology for the future development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices by exploiting this accumulation of industry and academia, while actively promoting cooperation among industry, academia, and government.

Objectives and programs

National Institute of Biomedical Innovation

6-8-7, Saito-Asagi, Ibaraki City, Osaka 567-0085, Japan
Phone (+81)72-641-9811(main phone number)

Reserach Center for Medicinal Plant Resources

Tsukuba Division

1-2,Hachimandai, Tukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture 305-0843, Japan
Phone (+81)29-838-0571(main phone number)

Tsukuba Division, Wakayama Branch

1205-1,Habu,Hidakagawa-cho,Hidaka-gun,Wakayama Prefecture 649-1324,Japan
Phone (+81)738-22-0497(main phone number)

Hokkaido Division

108-4,Aza Ohashi,Nayoro City,Hokkaido 096-0065,Japan
Phone (+81)1654-2-3605(main phone number)

Tanegashima Division

17007-2,Matsubarayama,Noma,Nakatane-cho,Kumage-gun,Kagoshima Prefecture 891-3604,Japan
Phone (+81)997-27-0142(main phone number)

Tsukuba Primate Research Center

1-1,Hachimandai, Tukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture 305-0843, Japan
Phone (+81)29-837-2121(main phone number)

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