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Sage Japan 日本と言う

The Sage Group, Inc. has partnered with Gemseki in Tokyo to extend our global reach into Japan and Korea. The principal objective is to broaden Sage's strategic licensing, M&A and partnering capabilities for our healthcare clients in pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical technology. This will build upon Sage’s 25 years of  experience in such transactions.

The Sage Group now offers clients a full strategic advisory service including:

  • Assisting our clients in the West with licensing their pharma, diagnostic and medtech assets into the dynamic healthcare market in the Japan

  • Assisting Japanese companies with out-licensing their assets into global markets with a focus on North America and Europe


Gemseki Inc. ( is a leading open innovation platform company based in Japan, which actively facilitates and supports licensing and partnering transactions. The company was spun out from SNBL in 2017 ( SNBL is a listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the largest preclinical CRO in Japan.


Gemseki has initiated a very innovative approach towards the business development process in the life science industry by operating a ‘Drug Candidate Marketplace’, a platform for licensing and partnering, and is supporting more than 200 active assets for licensing as of June 2020. 

Ichiro Nagata, President and CEO of Gemseki, has a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from Boston University in the USA and a Doctorate in Medicine from Kagoshima University in Japan. Ichiro is based in Tokyo. Ichiro is an Executive Director and Board Member of SNBL, a large Japanese CRO. He is also a radiation oncologist at the Medipolis Proton Therapy and Research Center in Japan.


For a confidential discussion in more detail, please email us at

For more information about The Sage Group and opportunities for collaboration with Sage Japan services, please visit our website,, or contact:

US Corporate Office

The Sage Group Inc.

1802 Route 31 North, #381

Clinton, NJ 08809  USA

Attn: Wayne Pambianchi

Phone: +1 908-2319644

EU Corporate Office

Sage Healthcare Ltd.

The Old Black Barns

Lord’s Lane, Ousden, Newmarket  CB8 8TX  UK

Attn: Dr. Bill Mason

Phone: +44 1638 500775

Mob: +44 7785 950134

Sage Japan Corporate Office (Gemseki)

Ichiro Nagata
President and CEO
Gemseki Inc.

St Luke's Tower 28th Floor

8-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku




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