Following the lead of the US, Japan companies have spun out start-ups, many of them in biotech-related areas. Further, the national and local governments are supporting start-up companies originating from universities or research centers and have organized start-up clusters throughout the nation. Among the more than 500 Biotech startups, companies such as AnGes, GlycoGene, Human Metabolome Technologies, SAIL Technologies, TagCyx and many others have won international attention. Window-to-Japan offers ready access to initial R&D and business activities of bio-related startups – information which often is not easy to access otherwise as homepages are often Japanese only.
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