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 About Vorpal Technologies

Vorpal is a full-service virtual subsidiary, enabling international MedTech innovators to enter Japan on their own terms with transparency, confidence and optionality. Vorpal delivers expert solutions in opportunity assessment, clinical development, regulatory affairs, reimbursement, quality and safety management, supply chain and commercialization.

Name

Vorpal Technologies K.K.

Head Office

3-3-16 Nihonbashi Hongokucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo , Japan

Establishment

April, 2013

Paid-In Capital

JPY 100,000,000

Business

  • Regulatory and Reimbursement Strategy

  • PMDA Negotiations

  • Clinical Trial Management

  • PMDA Submissions

  • Product Assessment

  • Market Forecasting

  • Health Economics and Market Access

  • Reimbursement Submissions

  • Designated Marketing Authorization Holder (D-MAH) services

  • Import and Sales of Medical Devices, In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) 

  • Distributor Selection and Management

  • Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS) studies

  • KOL Relationship Management

  • Subsidiary Establishment and Business Advisory

Our Values

Collaboration

Creativity

We maintain internal and external relationships built on common goals, mutual respect, open communication, trust and teamwork

We approach problems with a positive attitude, acting on needs and opportunities to deliver inspired solutions

Commitment

We are self-starters who mobilize our knowledge, expertise, diligence, and networks to ensure successful execution

Our Team
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Robert E. Claar

Founder, Advisor

Rob Claar co-founded Vorpal Technologies in 2013 to help create solutions for Japan’s device lag and become the premier pathway into Japan for innovative MedTech solutions.

 

-Vorpal is a full-service virtual subsidiary, enabling overseas medtech innovators to enter Japan on their own terms with transparency, confidence and optionality. Vorpal delivers expert solutions in clinical development, regulatory affairs, reimbursement, quality and safety management, logistics and market development.

-Prior to Vorpal, Rob founded Junicon K.K., a healthcare market research and strategy consulting firm. Junicon now has a global reach with offices in the US and Europe and strong affiliations in all major markets.

-Rob has nearly three decades of experience in healthcare innovation management, opportunity assessment, strategy development and implementation. He is passionate about developing innovative solutions for access to Japan’s healthcare market.

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Ben Pratt

Advisor

Ben has two decades of experience in strategy development, marketing, and operations, and has commercialized and marketed best-in-class medical products globally and in Japan.

 

As GM at Vorpal Technologies, he consulted overseas healthcare innovators and launched Vorpal Women’s Health, a Vorpal commercial entity sold in 2017.

 

His forte and personal mission is creating new businesses for the betterment of patient care.  Ben holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.

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Hitoshi Torii

Advisor

Hitoshi has 30 years of leadership experience in the life science industry including both large and venture biotech and pharmaceutical companies in executive management, finance, business development, and commercial roles.

Hitoshi’s background as a research scientist and financial professional make him a hands-on manager in biotech startups. He is experienced in private equity fundraising and IPO preparation and holds MBA & USCPA qualifications.