Business Menu

AHRMS’s Total Consulting Services:

[Support for Clients’ Business License Obtainment]

  • Manufacturing License of Animal Medicines / Medical Devices / Diagnostics
  • Marketing License of Animal Medicines / Medical Devices / Diagnostics
  • Wholesale License of Animal Medicines / Medical Devices / Diagnostics
  • Retail License of Animal Medicines / Medical Devices / Diagnostics
  • Foreign Manufacturer Accreditation

 [Support for Marketing Authorization] 

Practical Support for Development of Veterinary Products, Veterinary Medical Equipment and Veterinary in vitrodevices etc.)

  • Gap Analysis of Application Dossier between Japan and Europe/USA
  • Preparation of Preliminary Consultation Paper to J-MAFF

Consultation Service for Formulating Development Course

  • Practical Support to Develop Dossier/Summary Document/Technical Documentation, etc.
  • Practical Support for Hearing/Investigation Committees (incl. participation) until getting Marketing Authorization

[Support for Registration and Marketing of Animal Health Product]

  • We, AHRMS, Inc., maintain the following business licenses:
    • Importing and marketing license of animal medicines
    • Manufacturing (stock, package, and label) license of animal medicines
    • Importing and marketing license of Class II animal medical devices and in vitrodiagnostics for animal use
    • Manufacturing license of Class II animal medical devices and in vitrodiagnostics for animal use
    • Wholesale license of animal medicines, animal medical devices and diagnostics
      (to companion animal veterinarians, equine practitioners, and food animal vets)
    • Retail license of animal medicines, animal medical devices and diagnostics
      (to pet owners, it depends)
  • We register, import, stock, and label animal health products, ship them to veterinarians and/or pet owners, track them and collect a bill.
  • Also, our clients can start business without any entities in Japan by appointing us as their D-MAH (designated marketing authorization holder). 
    In early 2018, applications of 5 animal vaccines, 1 animal medicine, and 2 animal medical devices were filed by us and now under evaluation by JMAFF. 

[Business Consulting]

  • Strategy Formulation of New Market Creation
  • Consultation Service for New Product Development and Launch
  • Tailor-Made Market Research/Industry Trend Research
  • Intermediate Agent for Corporate Alliance, M&A, etc.
  • Partner Findings for New Entry into Japanese Market
  • Establishment of Organization of Consortium 
  • Company training for new recruit, sales staff, etc.
  • Market Research

  • Product Registration Achievements (excerpt)
    • Animal Drugs: 
      • ACE Inhibitor for dogs
      • Carditant for dogs
      • NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for horses and dogs
      • Heartworm Preventive for dogs
      • Prostaglandin F2Alpha analogue for cattle and swine
      • Wormers for horses, cows, and pigs
    • Biologicals
      • FeLV/ FIV Diagnosis Kits for cats
      • In vitroDevice for Echinococcus infections
    • Medical Devices:
      • Microchip identification needles for horses
      • Needle-free Injector
      • Automated injection machines
      • Biochemical Analyzer 
      • Radio knife for surgery

[Japanese Agent Business]

  • D-MAH (Designated Marketing Authorization Holder)
    • Act as Client’s subsidiary in Japan 
  • Private Import Agency
    • Veterinary Medical Devices
    • In Vitro Diagnostic Kits for Animal Use
    • Veterinary Medicines
  • Brakke Consulting, Inc. (2014-Present) 
    • Intermediate Agent for Corporate Alliance, M&A, etc.
    • Market Research in the US, EU, and China
  • Association of Veterinary Consultants (2018-Present)

[Public Affairs / Contracted Business]

  • Japan Industry Representative, VICH Electric File Transfer Working Group (2013-Present)
  • Japan Industry Representative, VICH Pharmacovigilance Working Group (2008-Present)
  • Secretary General, Consortium for Japanese Veterinary Medicinal Products Manufacturers (2012-Present)
  • Chairman, Committee for Mockup of Veterinary Diagnosis Kits by JMAFF (2014)
  • Chairman, Committee for Mockup of Veterinary Medical Devices by JMAFF(2013)
  • Consortium for Development of FMD Rapid Diagnosis Kit by JMAFF(2011)
  • Consortium for Regulatory Reform of Animal Health Products (2010-2011)
  • Consortium for International Harmonization of Animal Health Products (2010-2013)
  • Committee for Promotion of Safe Use of Eco Feed (2009-2010)
  • Preparation of Animal Health Products Marketing Approval Application Summary Report Exploratory Committee (2009) 
  • Committee for Establishment of Veterinary Information System about Pet Food Safety (2009)
  • Development of Positive List Value Search System (2007)

[ Writing Career ]

  • Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association
    • Dec. 2023: Current status and issues surrounding the small animal veterinary industry
      – Proposals from non-practicing veterinarians –
    • Oct. 2019: Current status and future of veterinary medicine and related industries in Japan and the United States – Technologies that will change the future –
    • Jan. 2012: Recent domestic and international trends in the veterinary drug industry
      – Changes in development, manufacturing, and sales circumstances due to corporate restructuring and future outlook –
      Published by Japanese Veterinary Medical Association
  • JVPA Digest  (Published by Japan Veterinary Products Association) 
    • Mar. 2010: Trend of Restructuring of Veterinary Products Industry and Current Status of Animal Business
      Special thanks to Dr. Fujii of Zoetis Japan for translation into English)
  • And many others

[Lecture for Veterinarians in Japan and overseas countries]

  • 2024
    • Stepping into the Japanese Animal Health Market
      – at Brakke Consulting’s Seminar
  • 2023
    • New Horizon – Changes in Global Animal Health Industry and Japanese Market
    • Future of Companion Animal Medicine
  • 2022
    • Current status of small animal medical care and trends in veterinary product market
  • 2021
    • Marketing by Animal Hospitals in New Normal (after COVID-19) era
  • 2020
    • Future Trend of Animal Medicines and Veterinary Services in Japan and the World
  • 2019
    • Regulatory Pathways and Market Access in Japan
      – Animal Health Innovation Asia 2019 in Tokyo
    • Ethics and Risks in Prescription of Non-approved Medicines for Both of Human and Animals by Veterinarians under their Discretionary Power – Global Counterfeit Distribution –
  • 2018
    • Biotech Innovation in Japan
      – Animal Health Innovation Asia 2018 in Hong Kong
    • The trend is changing. Do you realize how veterinary medicines will be?
  • 2017
    • Ethics and Risks – Veterinarians’ discretionary power
    • Pursue Customer-centric Policy in Hospital Management
  • 2016
    • Animal Medicines born in Japan, grown and bloomed in the World
      – Sosiété Franco-Japonaise des Sciences Vétérinariesin Annecy, France
  • 2015
    • How to Prepare for Pet Population Decreasing
  • 2014
    • Japanese Animal Health Industry Overview
      – As Joint Seminar with Brakke Consulting, Inc. in Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • 2013
    • Current and Future Situation of Animal Health Industries
  • 2012
    • Veterinary medicines will be industrialized. 
    • Vets’ Anti-Commodity Strategy – Dealing with Pet Population Decreasing
  • 2011
    • Role of Manager in Animal Hospital 
    • Current Actual Business Status of Animal Hospitals in Japan