Linking Biotechnologies for Human Healthcare
Yasuhiro Takahashi
Yasuhiro Takahashi, Founder & President

More than 25 years experience in pharmaceutical and health-care companies including management of Japanese business operations of U.S. bio-venture firm, business development and commercialization of biopharmaceuticals & clinical diagnostic tests, clinical development of biopharmaceuticals in Japan, licensing of biopharmaceuticals and clinical diagnostic assays to Japanese firms. Prior to founding Biolink International, Inc., served as President, Nippon Centocor KK, Deputy General Manager, Abbott Japan. Member of Japan Bio-Industry Association, Licensing Executive Society, Committee Member of Metropolitan Bio Network, Council Member of the America-Japan Society

Mitsutoshi Hamano
Mitsutoshi Hamano, Ph.D., Member of Board, Scientific Evaluation

Held management positions in the Central Research Institute, and served as Director of Plant Cell Fusion and Biotechnology, Director of Business Development of Kikkoman, Director of Allergen Free Technology Institute and Director, Kikkoman Food Culture Institute Council Member of Japan Food Science and Engineering Society.

Hiroyuki Terayama
Hiroyuki Terayama, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor in CMC

More than 35 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry and held numerous technical and management positions including General Manager, Physical & Chemical Research Laboratory and Pharmaceutical Formulation Laboratory,
Vice Director, Business Development Department, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., General Manager,
Pharmaceutical Development Division, Vexon Co., Ltd., and President Collect Medica Co, Ltd. Holds B.Sc. in Pharmacy, Tokyo Science University, and Ph.D. in Biosciences, Saitama University.

Katsuharu Tsuchida
Katsuharu Tsuchida, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor

Has 30 years of experience in Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., and served as Senior Research Scientist at
Pharmacology Laboratory, General Manager at R&D Frontier Division and Research Strategy Division. Received Ph.D.
in Pharmacy Science from Tokyo University. Graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tokyo. Fellow at
Technology Transfer and Training, Japan Health Sciences Foundation. Professor of Medicinal Rational Science,
Faculty of Pharmacy, Doshisha Women's College

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