We are IDEC.

We proudly offer specialized regulatory, quality, and compliance guidance for pharmaceutical and medical device innovators seeking product entry into Japan.

Founded in 2003, IDEC has enabled clients to obtain regulatory approval for their products in Japan effectively and efficiency. Our experts understand the challenges that come with developing drugs for the Japanese market, and we can help you by designing strategies or assessing your existing plans for Japan.

It’s our mission to become your virtual development team, providing services to independently design and confirm development strategies that optimize your ability to accelerate regulatory approval and capitalize on the full potential of the Japanese market.

In order to enhance our mission and purpose, we proudly offer bilingual communications, hands-on implementation capabilities, and access to Japanese CROs and other local constituents.

Fast Facts

Company nameIDEC, Inc.
Address6-5-1 Nisei-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Shinjuku Island Tower 41F
Founder / Honorary ChairmanChris Brünger, MD
President / CEONaoya Kato
Parent CompanyELIQUENT Life Sciences.
Number of Employees25
Core ServicesProfessional Regulatory and Development Consulting for Japan
Core Therapeutic AreasOncology, Immunology, CNS
MembershipsKansai Pharmaceutical Industries Association
Pharma Delegates of Japan
DIA–Drug Information Association

What makes IDEC different?

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Our Virtual Development Team stands ready to collaborate with you at every stage.

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We provide unrivaled bilingual communications.

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Our relationships with local constituents will streamline your entry into Japan.

Learn how our proven services and process can help you accelerate your product’s path to market.

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Fact Sheet

Discover how IDEC, a Validant Company, can provide accelerated access to the Japanese market.


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Here’s where IDEC comes in.

We’re local Japanese regulatory experts. We understand the unique requirements. And we can connect you with Japan’s constituents in order to streamline market entry.

We serve as an external virtual development team for our clients, giving them everything they need to navigate the nuanced requirements of the Japanese systems and regulations. We provide a robust service offering, unrivaled bilingual communications, comprehensive project management support, and, most importantly, deep Japanese regulatory and market expertise.

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