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Outline of the Organization

Outline of the organization of the NPTE Institute is as follows:


Chairperson Steering Committee member elects a chairperson with a term of 2 years from its steering committee member.
Steering Initial steering committee members are selected based on candidacy. The term of the committee is 2 years. After that, additional committee members may be added/filled as needed. Appointment and retirement of the committee member requires an approval of the steering committee.
Committee Member
Steering Committee The steering committee consists of steering committee members and a secretary general. The steering committee resolves following topics.
 1. appointment/retirement of the steering committee and the advisory committee
 2. an activity report of the current year
 3. an activity plan for the next year
 4. programs of NPTE Conference and Pharmaceutical Technology Conference
 5. plans for pharmaceutical plant visit tour
 6. others
A regular steering committee will be basically held in December every year, based on a summon by the chairperson. A special steering committee and/or a special advisory committee will be held as needed.
Advisory Committee Member The steering committee entrusts/appoints advisory committee members. By request from the steering committee, advisory committee members holds a meeting to discuss how to enrich programs/contents of conferences and make a proposal to the steering committee reflecting industry trends/needs. The term of advisory committee member is one year.
Advisory Committee Advisory committee is a meeting to discuss detailed program for conferences and plant visit tours and makes a proposal to the steering committee.
Secretariat NPTE Secretariat has a Secretary General. The Secretary General can appoint several secretariat staffs who carry out activities based on an instruction by the steering committee.
Business Year The business year begins on January 1st and finishes on December 31st.

Steering Committee & Advisory Committee

Outline of the organization of the NPTE Institute is as follows:

Chairperson Hirofumi Takeuchi, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Gifu Pharmaceutical University
Chairperson emeritus Yoshiaki Kawashima, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Gifu Pharmaceutical University
Specially Appointed Professor, Aichi GAKUIN University
Honorary member Hisakazu Sunada, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, MEIJO University
Honorary member Takeshi Takashima
Advisor, Powrex Corporation
Steering Committee
Advisory Committee
Katsuhide Terada, Ph.D.
Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare
Makoto Miyajima, Ph.D.
Vice President, Formulation Technology Research Laboratories
Pharmaceutical Technology Division, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd
Makoto Fukuta, Ph.D.
Head of Pharmaceutical Technology, R&D Division, SPERA PHARMA, Inc.
Yasuyuki Ikematsu, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CMC Regulatory, Global head Pharmaceutical Science and Technology CFU, Medicine Development Center, Eisai Co., Ltd.
Etsuo Yonemochi, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Medical Chemistry, Hoshi University
Shigeo Yanai, PhD, RPh
Senior Scientific Fellow, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Advisory Committee
Koji Muteki, Ph.D.
Director, Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Department,
Pfizer Global Supply Japan Inc.
Kenji Nozawa, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Pharmaceutical Development Department
Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Hiroyuki Kojima Ph.D, R.Ph
Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research
and Technology Labs, CMC Development
Astellas Pharma Inc.
Committee & Secretary General Koji Hasegawa
President&CEO, Powrex Corporation