Management Strategy
SAB & Senior Advisors
United by a shared vision of bringing drugs to patients in dire need, preeminent minds in drug development are brought together.

The work of SymBio Pharmaceuticals capitalizes on existing cutting-edge research and technologies in order to spur the clinical development and launch of sought after drug therapies in Japan.
Prominent clinical physicians and scientists, with track records of success and a wealth of experience in wide-ranging disciplines related to drug development, serve as advisors at SymBio. Together, the SAB and Senior Advisors render crucial decisions on SymBio's next drug targets and definitive steps to be taken, with the underlying goal of addressing ‘underserved medical needs' in Japan and other Asia-Pacific countries such as China, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

SAB & Senior Advisors

“The therapeutic gains generated from advances being made in medical treatments should be made available to all patients suffering from rare or difficult-to-treat diseases, and I am convinced that SymBio's efforts in drug development will help realize this greater accessibility to much-needed medicines for all patients.”

Chair: George Morstyn, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Former Senior Vice-President of Development and CMO, Amgen Inc.
  • Currently chief executive officer of G & R Morstyn Pty Ltd.,
Career Introduction

“I share the unique patient-oriented vision of helping those who suffer from difficult-to-treat diseases, and I am therefore fully supportive of SymBio's endeavor.”

Robert Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Former Senior Vice-President of US R&D, Aventis Pharmaceuticals;
    Chief Scientific Officer, Cell Therapeutics; Head of Discovery Research,
    Syntex Pharmaceuticals; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Currently serves as consultant in Immunology/Inflammation, Roche Palo Alto;
    Adjunct Faculty Member, Rockefeller University, New York
Career Introduction

“SymBio's vision which thrives on new challenges, I believe, will help to advance pharmaceutical innovation and make medicine become more viable and progressive.”

Tomomitsu Hotta, M.D.

  • Honorary President, National Cancer Center
  • Honorary Director, NHO Nagoya Medical Center
Career Introduction

"Drug development for rare cancers is difficult.
SymBio supports contributions to new drug development in these challenging fields."

Makoto Ogawa, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Honorary President, Aichi Cancer Center
Career Introduction

"We support the philosophy of "Delivering Hope to Patients in Need." We would like to co-develop new treatment methods for orphan illnesses which other larger pharmaceutical companies choose not to get involved with."

Tatsutoshi Nakahata, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Adviser and Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA),
    Head of Drug Discovery Technology Development Office
  • Kyoto University
Career Introduction

"In a world where market principles are entrenched, the philosophy of adhering to medical basics in addressing the suffering of patients resonates with us all, and I sincerely wish to help."

Toshio Suda, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor, International Research Center for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
  • Professor, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore
Career Introduction

"SymBio is a unique drug discovery firm originating from creative collaboration. We anticipate incredible results that will truly address the needs of patients."

Tsutomu Takeuchi, M.D., Ph.D.

  • President of Keio University Hospital
Career Introduction

“I, as a doctor majoring in hematology and who has been well-aware of the strong need for unapproved drugs, readily express my sympathy and support for SymBio's mission. I am willing to contribute to the development of new drugs with my experience in exploratory studies.”

Shinji Nakao, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor, Kanazawa University. Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and
    Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Hematology / Respiratory Medicine
  • Executive Director of The Japanese Society of Hematology; Vice President of The Japanese Society of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation; Councilor, The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Career Introduction

"I offer an unreserved support to the mission of SymBio which aims to help patients suffering from rare diseases through innovative drug development"

Koichi Takahashi, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia and Genomic Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Career Introduction
Senior Advisors

Mathias J. Rummel, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Medical Director Clinic for Hematology
    and Medical Oncology Justus-Liebig-University
Career Introduction