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Kyoto University Life Science Showcase @ UCSD 2020

UPDATE (14 February 2020): Poster data replaced, corrections made to "Details" and "Remarks" below

This event, taking place 28 February 2020 in La Jolla, California, aims to connect Japanese biotech startups with investors in the United States, thereby helping them find business opportunities in the US and other overseas markets. Featured are companies with novel technologies and seeds in life science fields — including pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, medical devices, and diagnostics — that originated at Kyoto University, one of Japan’s premier research universities.

For US investors, VCs, and technology scouts from pharmaceutical companies, this will be an excellent opportunity to connect with promising startups.
  • Friday 28 February 2020
Roth Auditorium, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States
Intended for
  • Scientists from and CEOs of KyotoU-affiliated startups seeking to commercialize their cutting-edge medical technologies in international markets

  • Investors, venture capitalists, and angels

  • Pharmaceutical company representatives

  • Guest commentators and speakers

Event schedule

9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Showcase presentations and discussions (three companies)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Showcase presentations and discussions (three companies)
3:00 pm Reception (networking)
5:00 pm End of event

Featured technologies and products

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Medical devices

  • Regenerative medicine therapeutics

  • In vitro diagnostics

  • Other life science-related products

Free of charge
Registration deadline
Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Secretariat at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine (Chiaki Murata)

    Email: 060kensui* (replace * with @)

  • Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA) (Nobuya Matsuoka)

    Email: matsuoka* (replace * with @)

    Tel: +81 (75) 366-7431

  • Kyoto University Research Center, San Diego (Tomonari Awaya)

    Email: tawaya* (replace * with @)

    Tel: +1 (858) 246-5319

Related link(s)

Main sponsors

  • Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

  • Kyoto University Research Center, San Diego (KURC-SD)

  • Kyoto University Hospital Institute for Advancement of Clinical and Translational Science (iACT)

  • Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA)


  • Life Science Innovation Network Japan (LINK-J)

Additional support

  • Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

  • Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI)

  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

  • Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT) at UCSD

  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

  • Science and Innovation for the Next Generation (SING)