As Japan evolves in a leader contender in the biotechnology field, it has become essential for U.S. companies to keep abreast of the industry in that country. This directory was designed to help U.S. biotechnology companies become more familiar with their Japanese counterparts. The book provides a detailed analysis of the core companies, offering a valuable information that would be too costly and time-consuming to gather otherwise. It includes company histories and biotechnology strategies, personnel, financial data, research and development projects, products, joint ventures and affiliations, recent patents, and more. Far more than a simple directory, the guide provides a detailed analysis of what is happening in Japanese biotechnology today. It is a direct translation from the original edition compiled in Tokyo by the publishers of Nikkei Biotechnology, the most influential newsletter covering the field in Japan.Nikkei Business Publications is the author of 'Biotechnology Guide : Japan 1990-1991', published 1993 under ISBN 9780716770008 and ISBN 0716770008.