President and CEO’s Message

SOCIUM Inc. started its operations in September 2017 with a corporate mission,
“Drug discovery for patients with no drug, Drug discovery for patients with ineffective drug.”

“socium” means “Partner” in Latin. SOCIUM committed to being a partner with people that hope to enjoy healthier life.

We will contribute the drug research and development by solving pharma partners’ issues.

By shaping drug discovery process, we will make an effort to discover medicines for patients with no drug.

Furthermore, we will continue to move ahead on providing patients with innovative medicines earlier with pharma partners.

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Hiroshi Kawai

Member

Hiroshi KAWAI, Ph.D.

Board Director CEO

Kyoto Univ., Ph.D.(Biochemistry),
Mitsubishi Tanabe, Mitsubishi Tanabe Holdings America
Led Business Development for 15 years.
2019/10 Director of Socium.
2020/6 Board Director of Socium.

Katsuhisa HORIMOTO, Ph.D.

Board Director CTO, Funder

Tokyo Univ. of Science, Ph.D.(Biophysics),The Univ. of Tokyo, AIST
>130 peer-reviewed papers on computational systems biology, 8 parents of algorithms.
2017/9 CTO, Co-founder of Socium.
2019/4 Invited Researcher of AIST, Visiting Professor of Saitama Medical Univ.

Maiko KATADAE, Ph.D.

Outside Director

Ochanomizu Univ., The Univ. of Tokyo, Ph.D.(Science)
She was involved in investment in biotechnology and healthcare ventures at University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC).
Equity research, R&D finance, Portfolio management, BD support.
2021/2 Outside Director of Socium.

Kazumi TAGUCHI

Director Business Development

Nihon Univ., MS(Pharmacy)
Kyorin Pharmaceuticals, Kyorin USA Led Development project and US operation.
2021/1 Director of Socium.

Masashi KITAZAWA, Ph.D.

Director R&D

Tohoku Univ.,Ph.D.(Pharmacy)
Astellas Pharma, AIST,
Led drug target discovery projects in academic and corporate research.
2018/4 Manager of Socium.
2019/10 Director of Socium.

Masaki OKA

Director Corporate Administration

Yokohama City Univ.,BA.(Accounting),KPMG AZSA LLC, SCS consulting HK.
Led Audit, financial advisory, listed in HK Main Board as IPO project manager.
2019/6 Director of Socium.

Atsushi USAMI, Ph.D.

Corporate Auditor

Tokyo Univ.,Ph.D.(Pharmaceutical Science)
Worked at Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., in charge of the development of new business strategies and management plans in the life science sector.
Joined University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC) in October 2013. At present, a director and partner in charge of seed/early stage investments and management support.
Also a supporter of the Life Science Innovation Network Japan (LINK-J).

Company Profile

Company NameSOCIUM Inc.
Segments
  • Phenotypic Network Screening(High-Throughput Screening)
  • Drug Repurposing(Indication Hopping)
  • Phosphorylation Analysis
  • MOA Clarification
  • Stratification Marker Exploration
CEOHiroshi Kawai
Office17-1, Nihonbashi-Kabuto-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0026, Japan
LaboratoryAIST Tokyo Waterfront, 2-4-7, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
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