(1) Provision of information on notifications issued by public agencies, and holding seminars, presentation meetings and other lectures
KPIA, FPMAJ, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association of Tokyo (PMAT) and the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) formed a joint initiative, PRAISE-NET. As the main operator of PRAISE-NET, KPIA ensures its stable operation and stable provision of services.
KPIA provides member companies with the information on notifications issued by public agencies and other relevant information twice a day via PRAISE-NET.
It also provides to member companies a monthly newsletter via PRAISE-NET containing information and reports on seminars, presentation meetings and other lectures, the general assembly of KPIA, and minutes of the Board meeting, meetings of committees and study groups.
KPIA also conducts study workshops and presentation meetings inviting officers from MHLW, the Osaka Prefectural Government, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) and other organizations as lecturers. It also conducts seminars on specific topics of interest by inviting experts in medical and pharmaceutical fields as lecturers.
(2) Cooperation in and promotion of projects in the Kansai Area
KPIA cooperates in various pharmaceutical-related projects in the Kansai Area. Major projects include drug discovery projects implemented in national strategic special zones, international strategic comprehensive special zones, the Osaka Bio Strategy, the Northern Osaka Bio Cluster, the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster and the Keihanna Science City. It also conducts industry-academia opinion exchange forums regarding seeds of new drug discovery possessed by academia and research institutes in the Kansai Area.