OUR TEAM

Dr. EIICHI YAMAGUCHI
CEO

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Doctor of Science
Vice-President of The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs

1977
Graduated, The University of Tokyo (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science).
1979
M.Sc., Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo.
1984
D.Sc., The University of Tokyo.
2003
Appointed as Professor, Doshisha University (Business School and Department of Technology and Innovative Management at the Graduate School).
2014
Appointed as Professor, Kyoto University (Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Survivability).
2018
Founded ORBIO Corporation.
2020
Appointed Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University.
2020
Appointed Professor, Ritsumeikan University.

Dr. HIDEKI IIJIMA
Co-CEO/COO

Lecturer, the Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University
Doctor of Engineering, Ph.D. in Management of Innovative Management

1977
Graduated, Waseda University (Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology).
1979
M. Eng., Graduate School of Science and Technology, Waseda University.
1979
Joined Asahi Kasei Industries, Ltd. (Basic Research Laboratories of Textiles, Polymers, and Basic Technology), and served as a Senior Research Scientist and Principal Research Scientist.
1998
Doctor of Engineering, Kanazawa University.
2019
Ph.D. in Technology and Innovative Management, Graduate School of Doshisha University.
2019
Joined ORBIO as Co-CEO / COO.

Dr. KATSUYA YAMADA
CMO

ORBIO-Chaired Professor, Department of Molecular Transport, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine
Ph.D. in Medicine; Councilor of the Physiological Society of Japan
Councilor of the Physiological Society of Japan

1986
Graduated, Shizuoka University (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science).
1988
M.Sci. in Chemistry, Shizuoka University Graduate School of Science.
2000
Ph.D. in Medicine, Akita University.
2001
Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Akita University School of Medicine.
2005
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Hirosaki University (Faculty of Medicine). 2007 Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine.
2008
Principal Investigator, JST Comprehensive Support Programs for Creation of Regional Innovation Science and Technology Incubation Program. (FY2008-2011) 78 Million Yen.
2011
Principal Investigator, AMED Collaborative Research Based on Industrial Demand. (FY2011-2016) 168 Million Yen.
2011
Principal Investigator, AMED A-STEP. (FY2011-2016) 300 Million Yen.
2021
Appointed as ORBIO-chaired Professor (Department of Molecular Transport), Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine.
2021
Appointed Chief Medical Officer of ORBIO Corporation.

ITARU UEDA
CSO

Executive MBA, Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

1999
Bachelor of Engineering (a.k.a Tokyo City University), Musashi Institute of Technology.
2001
Master of Engineering (a.k.a Tokyo City University), Musashi Institute of Technology.
2001
ASIC Engineer, Mobile Lab, Japan Radio Company Co., Ltd.
2005
Marketing Specialist, New Business Development Dept, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
2016
Strategic Marketing Manager, Murata Electronics North America Inc.
2016
Secondee in Residence, Autotech Ventures.
2017
Fund Manager of Subaru-SBI Innovation Fund, SBI Investment Co., Ltd.
2020
Partner, Q Capital.
2022
Executive MBA, Quantic School of Business and Technology.
2022
Co-founder, Japan Tech Ventures Limited.
2022
Chief Strategy Officer at ORBIO Corporation.

ADVISORS

Chemistry field

Dr. KOICHIRO OSHIMA

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Doctor of Engineering

1970
Graduated, Kyoto University.
1975
Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering.
1993
Professor, Kyoto University.
1996
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University.
2008
Director, Graduate School of Engineering and Dean of Engineering, Kyoto University.
2010
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University.
2010
Special Professor, Kyoto University.
2013
Special Professor, Kyoto University, Graduate School of General Survival.
2014
Vice President, Kyoto University.

Medical field

Dr. HIROSHI KIJIMA

Professor, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine
M.D., Ph.D., Pathologist, Cytologist

1984
M.D., Niigata University(Faculty of Medicine)
1988
Ph.D. in Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Niigata University.
1988
Research Assistant, Tokai University School of Medicine.
1993
Visiting Researcher, City of Hope National Laboratory, U.S.A.
1997
Lecturer, Tokai University School of Medicine.
2004
Professor, Hirosaki University School of Medicine(Second Department of Pathology),Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University(concurrent appointment)
2007
Professor, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine(Pathology and Life Science)
2022
Professor, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine(Department of Medical Education),Department of Pathology and Biomedical Sciences(Co-appointment)

Dr. TSUTOMU OHTA

Professor, Tokoha University
Graduate School of Health Sciences
Doctor of Medicine

1986
Graduated, Shizuoka University.
1992
Doctor of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo.
1996
Research Assistant, National Institute of Genetics.
2000
Laboratory Head, National Cancer Institute.
2017
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tokoha University.
2020
Professor, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Tokoha University.(concurrent appointment)

Drug discovery field

Dr. TOMOYUKI SHIBATA

Former Senior Manager,
R&D Planning Department,
Daiichi-Sankyo
Doctor of Pharmacy

1978
Graduated, The University of Tokyo.
1981
M.S., Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
1981
Joined Sankyo (currently Daiichi-Sankyo), Medicinal Chemistry Research Laboratories (Group Leader), Advanced Technology Research Laboratories (Deputy Director), Research and Development Planning Department (Senior Manager).
1987
Doctor of Pharmacy (The University of Tokyo).
1988
Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2006
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
2020
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology, Toyo University.

Business development field

YOSHINORI YOKOYAMA

Social System Designer

1989
Senior Researcher, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
Part-time Auditor, Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan.
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University.
2008
Founding Director, Executive Management Program (EMP), The University of Tokyo.
Current
Dean of Graduate School of Business Administration, Hiroshima University (to present).
External Director, ORIX Corporation/Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group/Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

MASAZUMI ISHII

President and CEO, AZCA, Inc.

1985
Established AZCA, Inc.
2005
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Shizuoka University.
2012
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Business, Waseda University.
2018
Academic Advisor, Toyo University.
2018
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Chubu University.

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