Bio-Consulting Japan was established in January 2008 to meet a growing need for competent and effective on-the-ground support in helping overseas companies to introduce their products and services to the Japanese market. Our human network includes more than 200 senior managers, academics, consultants and entrepreneurs working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as well as academia. Our clients benefit from direct access to key opinion leaders and decision makers.

Michiei Oto, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Oto is an expert on the application of biotechnology to medical diagnostics. He spent 8 years at Dinabot, an affiliated firm of Abbott laboratories, developing diagnostics for small molecule metabolites and proteins, as well as nucleic acid-based assays for microbial pathogens. A number of these have gone on to become commercially successful. Dr. Oto research interests include cancer markers and genetic diagnosis of tumors. In addition to numerous academic papers and review articles, he has authored 14 books. Dr. Oto currently acts as scientific consultant to multiple Japanese corporations and university research groups. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Science from the School of Medicine at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and B.Sc in Biochemistry from Chiba University.