Cobridge is a regulatory affairs consulting firm that provides comprehensive product-registration services for medical products in Japan, in formulating best cost-effective regulatory strategies, in preparing application documents, and in communicating with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA).
The company was founded in 1999 by Joseph Coveney, Ph.D., and Akemi Minegishi, Ph.D. It has its offices in central Tokyo, in the Chiyoda district, near the legislative and other governmental buildings.
All of our technical staff are native-Japanese speakers who can interpret the often difficult-to-apprehend meaning of Japanese regulatory pronouncements. Nevertheless, the staffs strengths include facility in English and, unlike with other consulting firms where the staff with good English skills are typically not graduates with technical degrees, our staffs ability to handle technical documentation in English is based upon a scientific background which lends the ability to interpret, not only translate. This combination of technical background and English language skills lays the groundwork for not only understanding the technical documents that are the foundation of regulatory dossiers, but also for personal interaction that characterizes telephone and video conferences with our overseas clients during the progress of their projects.