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© 2019 US-Japan Medtech Frontiers

2019 Sponsors and Members of  

US-Japan Medtech Frontiers 

(A California Public Benefit Corporation) 

 

US-Japan Medtech Frontiers, (USJMF) is grateful for the strong support we have enjoyed from our Members and Sponsors since our founding in 2013.  Without them, our efforts to promote business collaboration between Japanese companies and US medical device companies would not have prospered.  Last year over thirty traveled from the US to participate in our events.

As we have worked to educate Japanese companies, universities, and government organizations on the innovative culture of Silicon Valley and to educate US companies on the business culture of Japan through our events and individual meetings in Silicon Valley, our Members and Sponsors have been examples of the benefits of knowing how “the other side” thinks.  

USJMF has been able to benefit our members and sponsors in several ways.  As we know and are known by most of the large Japanese medical device companies, we are able to make introductions, assist in bilingual discussions, and, in a number of cases, suggest potential partners. 

Our work with Japanese government organizations such as METI, MEXT, NEDO, JETRO, with an increasing number of the Prefectures (Sendai, Osaka, Hiroshima, Okinawa, Shizuoka, et al), with quasi government organizations (JFMDA, AMED, and DBJ) and with many of the universities (Tohoku, Osaka, Tokyo, Ryukyus, Okayama, Kyushu, Kobe, et al) also has helped us to help our members and sponsors connect.  

Our close relationship with the Japan Biodesign Program, the Stanford Biodesign Program (Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign), and connections with incubators and accelerators in the US has also been beneficial to a number of our members and sponsors.

Our plans for 2019 are ambitious.  This summer we will be assisting in a pitch contest in Japan, and in November we will have our 6th annual senior management seminar in Tokyo and our 6th annual Innovation Conference in Kobe. The City of Kobe and the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe have reserved a large hall and expect to have between 600 and 1000 attendees. 

 

Please contact us if you are not already a member of USJMF and would like to