Norito Kaneda, PhD
JAPAN, Kobe +81-78-995-2472

CV Norito Kaneda

Norito Kaneda is a Kobe (Japan) based Associate Partner.

Norito is a BD&L professional with over 30 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. He has deep experience in the areas of pharmaceutical research, drug development, competitor analysis, market analytics and business development & licensing with a focus on the Japanese and South Korean markets. Before joining ActeaVentures, Norito has founded, PharmaConncet Co. Ltd, a BD&L advisory firm for life science projects which he is heading as President and CEO. Norito previously served for a duration of 14 years as a “Manager of Research Acquisition” and “Sr. Research Scientist” in the Global External R&D group at Lilly Research Laboratories, Japan. Prior to this role in BD&L, he worked as “Head, System Propulsion Group” in the R&D Dept. at Eli Lilly Japan, as “Head, Analytical Development Lab.”, Eli Lilly Japan. Prior to his 22 years’ tenure at Eli Lilly & Co., he had worked as “Research Scientist, Pharmacognosy” at Univ. Illinois at Chicago (USA) for three years. Before that, as a Researcher in the Central Research Lab. and Assistant Manager in the R&D Dept. at SS Pharmaceutical Co. For two years Norito has assumed the role as “Visiting Scholar, Pharmacognosy” at the Graduate school at Univ. of Minnesota (USA). He has co/authored numerous original research papers published in international peer reviewed publications and is the co/author of two international patents.

Norito holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy (1987) from the Dept. of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Hiroshima University (Hiroshima, Japan), as well as a B.S. in Pharmacy (1976) from the College of Pharmacy, Fukuoka University, (Fukuoka, Japan) and an M.S. in Pharmacognosy (1978) from the Dept. of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Hiroshima University, (Hiroshima, Japan).