JETRO’s Invest Japan Business Support Centre provides support to innovative foreign companies with the latest market information to help them in designing their Japan market entry strategy. We would like foreign companies to explore Japan as their investment destination and be catalyst in transforming the Japanese ecosystem for the better.
Vice President of Olympus
Innovation, Mr. Kazuhiro GONO will provide an insightful overview of medical device industry in Japan and the way they foster collaborations to develop transformational medical device solutions for patients.
1. Medical device market landscape and healthcare trend in Japan
2. Key players, regulation and reimbursement
3. Case study: OLYMPUS open innovation
OLYMPUS’ AREAS OF INTEREST
・Early diagnosis and minimal invasive surgery in gastrointestinal endoscopy, general surgery, ENT, urology and gynecology
・Technology innovation to provide radical clinical outcome
・Clinical innovation to change surgical sequences for better clinical outcome
Invest Japan Business Support Center, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Having joined Olympus Corporation in 1992, Mr. Gono worked on the development of endoscopic image processing and endoscopic imaging technology while gaining Ph.D. in biomedical optics at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003. Having involved in new technology development management in the fields of gastroenterology, laparoscopy, endo-urology, otolaryngology, and pathology, Mr. Gono has been Chief Fellow, Innovation Manager and then Vice President of the Innovation Promotion Office since 2017, where he is currently responsible for business development and management of medical device innovation. He owns over a hundred patents in total, and was awarded 2011 The Japan Prime Minister Prize at the National Commendation for Invention.