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​Team introduction



Team introduction



Shin Yoshida, MBA

CEO, Co-Founder

Madoka Takai

Madoka Takai, Ph.D.

CTO, Co-Founder

Graduate School of Tohoku University (M.S.), Tokyo Institute of Technology Career UP MOT (IP Strategy), Nihon University MBA. Chemical product development and research planning at JSR Corporation. Application technology development, M&A, external technology scouting, IP strategy, and APAC Chair of Employee Resource Group at The Dow Chemical Group. He is a multiple recipient of the Dow Group Application Development Award and IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders (Top 300 IP Strategists in the world).

Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, and joined Toshiba Corporation. Ph.D. in 1998 from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. After working as a Research Fellow of the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST) and as an assistant professor, lecturer, and associate professor in the Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, she has been a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo since 2011. She specializes in electrochemistry, biointerfaces, and biomaterials.


Daisuke Niwa, Ph.D.



Fusaoki Uchikawa, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor

Received Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. After working as an Assistant professor of Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Consolidated Research Institute for Advanced Science and Medical Care, Waseda University, he joined ROHM Co., Ltd. and Teijin Pharma Limited. He is currently a partner at WASEDA University Ventures, Inc.

Served as General Manager of Material Technology Division, Development Strategy Department, IP Center (Executive Officer), President of M-tech (an IP Company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), visiting researcher at the University of California. President of Techno Gain. Specializes in materials engineering, device development, electrochemistry, surface science, development strategy, and IP strategy. Ph.D. in Engineering. The Electrochemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists, the Science and Technology Agency Director-General's Award, the Japan Institute of Metals Award, the Ichimura Industrial Award, and the Okochi Memorial Production Special Award. 106 paper publications and 437 patent applications.


Maki Itoh, Ph.D.



Hidehiko Okubo

Technical Advisor

Ph.D. in chemistry from Kyoto University. After working for Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. and as a visiting scientist at the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, he led R&D at Dow Corning and Dow Chemical as an R&D Fellow, particularly for silicone resin chemistry and material design for advanced applications such as optical materials. His contributions in academia include teaching at Kyoto University and Gunma University, and he is currently a fellow of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan and an advisor to the Society of Silicon Chemistry Japan.

After graduating from Waseda University, joined Toray Industries, Inc. Participated in the company's first pharmaceutical product launch project as a product manager. Contributed to business alliances with domestic and foreign companies and to the search for new themes for medical device development in the U.S. Led out-licensing of medical devices in Europe. After returning to Japan, concentrated on business development and planning for pharmaceutical and medical device then moved to Toray Medical, Inc. where he was in charge of medical device sales strategy and business planning as an executive officer. Invited researcher at Waseda University and Tokai University.

*Technical advisor with expert knowledge of the medical device industry and regulations is also on board (not disclosed at this time).
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