On November 2, 2016, a delegation of the Japan Health Sciences Foundation (JHSF) visited the IRDiRC Scientific Secretariat in Paris, to learn about the activities of IRDiRC. JHSF is a public corporation established for the purpose of contributing to Japan’s health and welfare by supporting research and development of drugs, medical equipment, diagnostics, and other medical products. The JSHF delegation, which existed of representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, the prefectural governments and scientific institutes, visits several public institutes and companies both in Europe and the US to learn more about medical technologies and drugs for the treatment of both intractable and rare diseases. A report of these visits will be published online at the JHSF website in March 2016.
Picture courtesy of the JHSF delegation.