LEXICON
No.143 October 22, 2014

PMDA-WEST
医薬品医療機器総合機構関西支部

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency-WEST (PMDA-WEST), a Kansai branch of the PMDA, was opened in Osaka in October 2013 in order to support healthcare innovation in various fields such as biopharmaceuticals and regenerative medicine in the Kansai region. Local governments...

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