Introduction of JKS News
JKS News  
Jouhou Koukai Services LLC and its business Jouhou Koukai Publishing is a leading provider of English-language information products and services to professional end users in regulatory, scientific, pharma, business and intellectual property (IP) information markets. The Company offers databases, intelligence, and services such as electronic publishing, document delivery and market research with focus on the Japanese life sciences and medicinal products industries primarily to the regulatory, executive, business development, licensing, IP, IT (including e-health), research and medical communication professionals worldwide.
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TOKYO, March 17, 2008 - Jouhou Koukai Publishing, a business of JKS LLC today announced the start of a new service: JKS News, the latest addition to its flagship drug approval resource - the Japan Approvals Database (JAD).

Japan as the second largest single-country pharmaceutical market in the world has to offer abundant news about key activities of the regulatory authorities and the developments of domestic and foreign pharmaceutical and medical device makers. Most important topics of JKS News are the ongoing deregulation - in a scale not seen in decades, and the realignment of the business landscape with M&A, influx of foreign manufacturers and changing patients demographics.

The JKS News are offered in a concise form as headliners and also extended into full coverage. Distinguished feature of the JKS News is the photographic supplements providing visual representation of companies and product in the news. Additional links point out appropriate resources such as JKS Documents Store and the whole range of consulting services provided by JKS.

The selection of the JKS News is made to reflect the hottest spots of the current pharmaceutical, medical device, quasi-drugs and cosmetics markets in Japan: price reforms and reimbursements trends, product submission and approval dynamics, and Japan market entry.

The JKS News are accessible in 3 different locations in the JKS web site:

  • Current news - the most recent news displayed on the top page

  • Recent news - collected on a continuous display at news page

  • Archived news - readable from the autumn of 2006 onward at news archive page

Coming feature is the RSS feed scheduled for full release by the end of March.

Further requests for clarification of regulatory issues or particular products should be forwarded to regulatory(at)

All potential customers are encouraged to approach JKS with inquiries about pharma regulatory and market consulting issues in Japan.
Content demonstration of all four subscribable JAD Databases is available at the JAD Demo site.

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