Biotechnology in Japan
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Biotechnology in Japan

A Comprehensive Guide
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This book provides an in-depth insight into Japanese biotechnology, research policy and the involved private companies, universities and governmental institutions. It addresses managers and scientists interested in cooperation with Japanese researchers and businesses. It is an up-to-date and complete source of information.
1 Introduction.- Historic Aspects.- Market Expectations and the Industry.- The Government and its Research Institutes.- The Universities.- Forms of Cooperation.- Regional Developments.- Summary and Outlook.- References.- 2 The Industry.- The Fermentation Industry.- The Pharmaceutical Industry.- The Chemical Industry.- The Food Industry.- The Agriculture and Fishery Industry.- The Textile Industry.- The Pulp and Paper Industry.- The "Heavy Industries".- The Energy Industry.- The Iron and Steel Industry.- The Shipbuilding Industry.- The Construction Industry.- The Electric Machinery Manufacturing Industry.- The Trading Houses.- Biotechnology in Japanese Companies, a General Assessment.- Biotechnology Profiles of 419 Companies.- References.- 3 The Ministries.- The Cabinet and the Prime Minister's Advisory Boards.- Council for Science and Technology.- Science and Technology Agency (STA).- Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).- Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).- Japan Industrial Technology Association (JITA).- Patent Office.- Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF).- Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat.- Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW).- Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture (Monbusho).- Science Council.- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).- Japan Academy.- Other Ministries and Agencies involved in Biotechnology.- Ministry of Finance.- Environmental Agency.- Ministry of Construction.- References.- 4 The Research Institutes.- Research Institutes of the STA.- Research Institutes of the MITI.- Research Institutes of the MAFF.- Research Institutes of the MHW.- Research Institutes of the Ministry of Finance.- Research Institutes of the Environmental Agency.- Research Institutes of the Ministry of Construction.- Research Institutes of the Japan Key Tec Center.- Research Facility Development Program of the New Energy.- and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).- Prefectural and Municipal Research Institutes.- Private Research Institutes.- References.- 5 The Universities.- Education.- Research.- Budget.- Competitive Research Grant Program.- Research Cooperation between Universities and Industry.- Biotechnology-related Research in National, Public, and Private.- Universities, Attached Research Centers, and National Research.- Centers under the Supervision of Monbusho.- Hokkaido/Tohoku.- Kanto.- Tokyo.- Chubu.- Kinki/Kyoto/Osaka.- Chugoku/Shikoku.- Kyushu/Okinawa.- References.- 6 Academic Organizations.- 14 Academic Societies with major Activities in Biotechnology.- 13 Academic Societies relevant to the Development of Biotechnology.- 21 Other relevant Academic Societies.- References.- 7 Biotechnology-Related Research Policy and Programs.- The Industry and its Policy.- Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren).- Association for the Promotion of New Chemistry (ASPRONC).- Prime Minister's Office -Council of Science and Technology.- Science and Technology Agency (STA).- Policy.- Research Development Corporation of Japan.- ERATO Projects.- Frontier Research Programs.- Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).- Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).- Policy.- Research Associations and Large-Scale Projects.- Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA).- New Energy and Industrial Technology Development.- Organization (NEDO).- Aqua Renaissance '90 Project.- Marine Biotechnology Institute (MBI).- Research Association for Biotechnology.- R&D Program on Medical and Welfare Equipment Technology.- Research Association for Petroleum Alternatives.- Development (RAPAD).- Global Environment Protection Project.- Projects of the Japan Key Tec Center.- Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW).- Policy.- Japan Health Sciences Foundation.- Adverse Drug Sufferings Relief and Research Promotion Fund.- Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).- Policy.- Bio-Oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution (BRAIN).-
Biotechnology in Japan is a complete guide to economic, scientific and regulatory aspects of Japanese research centres and companies. Profiles for more than 400 private Japanese companies and almost 200 universities and research institutes are given in great detail. Ministries providing research guidelines and ongoing research projects are analysed. The book is the first comprehensive source in the English language and is of particular interest to consultants, managers and researchers seeking cooperation with Japanese partners.