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VIP Forum with Japan Tobacco Pharmaceutical Division




Plenary Session | February 28, 2017 | OPEN TO ALL | REGISTER HERE

5:00PM Registration | 5:30-6:30PM Informational Session | 6:30PM Networking


One-on-One Meeting Opportunity | March 1, 2017 as scheduled APPLY HERE

Deadline to Apply January 20, 2017


The Pharmaceutical Division of Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT Pharma) is dedicated to healthcare through discovery and development of "First-in-Class" drugs which change the patient's life for the better. Executives from JT Pharma will be in Seattle February 28 and March 1 for a Plenary Session and 1:1 meetings with local companies, entrepreneurs, and research groups.


Japan Tobacco 1:1 Meeting Opportunity:

JT Pharma is seeking partnering opportunities for collaborative research at early R&D phases, as well as in-licensing opportunities of preclinical – clinical phase assets. JT Pharma is also looking to meet with companies possessing novel, cutting-edge drug R&D technologies.


Collaborative research at early phases:

Focus on identification and development of orally active small molecule therapeutics

Diseases of interest:

·         Diabetes

·         Sarcopenia

·         Chronic heart failure

·         Multiple sclerosis

·         Fibrosis

·         HIV latency

·         HBV

·         Dyslipidemia/Atherosclerosis

·         Diabetic complications

·         Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

·         Peripheral artery disease

·         Inflammatory bowel disease

·         Systemic lupus erythematosus

·         Chronic kidney disease


In-licensing at clinical phases:

Focus on development of small molecules, proteins, antibodies, or nucleic acid as therapeutics in Japan

Diseases of interest:

·         Renal diseases

·         Allergic diseases

·         Dermatological diseases


Drug R&D technologies:

Technologies related to translational research using cell culture, isolated cellular organelles and related mechanisms; HTS technologies; protein structure analysis; chemical biology, chemical synthesis, and chemical libraries; biophysical tools; in silico technologies; biomarkers and bioinformatics.


To apply for 1:1 Meeting, complete an application at:


Deadline to apply to meet 1:1 is January 20, 2017


If you have questions about this application, please contact Wendy Yang at


There are no fees for either of these events; companies and groups chosen for 1:1 meetings MUST be Life Science Washington members.


Thank you to our VIP Forum Sponsor:


If you have questions or are interested in visiting Seattle as a VIP or sponsoring VIP Forums, please contact Patricia Beckmann at


VIP Forum Application for 1:1 Meetings

Venture Investment & Partnering (VIP) Forums bring investors and strategic partners to Seattle for a showcase of the most promising life science companies and research opportunities in Washington. Companies and researchers are invited to submit an application to be considered for one-on-one meetings with venture investors and strategic partners (VIPs) from BioPharma, Medical Device, Digital Health and Health IT, and Global Health.

Why apply now?

* Apply once for all current and future VIP Forums
* All companies and researchers will be contacted for consent prior to review of your application by VIPs
* Anyone can apply; MUST be Life Science Washington members to participate in one-on-one meeting if selected

Apply at:


VIP Forum Structure
VIPs get a fully coordinated visit to Seattle, where VIPs have pre-scheduled individual meetings with Washington’s most innovative startups and researchers, curated to their interests. VIPs can also discuss their investment/partnering strategies as part of an informational session and have opportunities to meet with key industry leaders.




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