Spring 2013  
Information to InsightŪ  The Junicon Newsletter
Spring 2013 Editor: Stephen Young
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1000 Project Milestone
Vorpal K.K.
Junicon's Growing Global Team
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In this issue of Information to Insight, we talk about Junicon's 1000 project milestone, the establishment of Vorpal K.K. and introduce new members of our global team. For more information, please contact us at info@junicon.net.



The Junicon Team

Junicon nears 1000 Project Milestone


As the second quarter of a busy 2013 appears over the horizon, so does a major milestone for Junicon.  Junicon have recently launched the 978th project since our founding eleven years ago, and expect to cross the 1000 mark this year. Since Junicon's inception our versatility has allowed us to provide insight where our diverse clients need it most and react to specific needs rather than providing off-the-shelf research. Our 978 projects have been commissioned by 134 different clients serving a broad spectrum of healthcare specialties (to see what healthcare areas Junicon have worked in, visit: http://www.junicon.net/junicon-expertise.png)


The last decade has brought some turbulent economic times across the globe, but despite this, Junicon have maintained a steady growth trajectory and have managed to increase project volume year on year by 10% or more in 7 of our 10 full years reported to date.

Consistency and continuity have been important watchwords for us over the last decade. Everyone involved in the creation of Junicon is still part of the Junicon family in 2013 and our low staff attrition rate is consistent across each office.


While we're extremely proud to have worked alongside such a wide range of clients, we believe Junicon's differentiating strength is our ability to be a trusted and ongoing partner. Of the 130+ clients to have commissioned a Junicon project, over half have worked with us on multiple occasions and 23 have commissioned projects in three different calendar years.


However, what really excites us as we look ahead to the remainder of 2013 is not the milestones we've reached so far but those that are yet to come. We sincerely hope and believe that the next thousand projects will be as rewarding as the last, and look forward working with our clients over the next eleven years and beyond.


Announcing the establishment of Vorpal Technologies K.K.

Junicon is proud to announce the establishment of a related company in Japan, Vorpal Technologies K.K. The new company, co-located with Junicon K.K., will offer regulatory and reimbursement strategy services to Junicon's medical device and pharmaceutical clients. The new entity will be managed by Junicon partner, Rob Claar.


Vorpal Technologies K.K. will be a licensed Marketing Authorization Holder for all classes of medical devices and pharmaceuticals, enabling clients to expedite registrations and maintain control of marketing authorizations before licensing or assigning rights to a distributor, or bringing them in-house.


Our regulatory team has a track record of success, including first-in-class approvals in pharma and a wide range of device categories including Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, General Surgery, OB/GYN, Advanced Wound Care and Infection Prevention.


Whether you are an established company exploring pricing and reimbursement possibilities or a company without a physical presence in Japan requiring regulatory affairs, post-marketing vigilance and supply chain management services, Vorpal Technologies can be an effective solution. Please contact Vorpal through any Junicon associate or at info@vorpaltechnologies.com.


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Junicon's Growing Global Team

Our growing business enables new roles for existing team members and opportunities to expand our team.
Michael LoPresti 
Joins Junicon's Japan Office 


Born in the US, Michael moved to Japan 11 years ago after completing two back-to-back graduate degrees covering health economics and epidemiology.  He began studying Japanese in high school and never looked back - working as program director for a US-Japan foreign exchange program while in high school and college and spending a year at one of Japan's top universities as a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship recipient.


After a short stint as a research executive covering a wide range of consumer and B2B topics, Michael launched his career as a healthcare marketing and market access expert in Japan.  He spent several years as associate director of global research at a large healthcare marketing research agency before setting out on his own to focus more on healthcare market access issues.


Michael joins Junicon Japan as managing director and brings with him a proven track record in research design and analysis and an intimate understanding of healthcare pricing and reimbursement strategy in Japan.


When not assisting with strategic marketing and market access issues for Japan, Michael can be found feeding carp and various migrant birds at a local Japanese garden with his 3 young kids or enjoying a nice lager with his wife at a local Japanese bluegrass bar. (Yes - Japan does have bluegrass bands.)


Alex Nagle 
Joins Junicon's US Office 


Alex was born in and currently resides in Erie, Pennsylvania and holds degrees in Mathematics and German from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Prior to joining Junicon in early 2012, Alex worked in the non-profit sector building boats with at-risk youth, managed an early-childhood health screening program in rural Alaska, and sailed the world as a licensed Captain.


Tak Hirano   
Joins Junicon's US Office 


Tak has developed market research and comprehensive strategy plans for various clients in healthcare and the life sciences. He has extensive experience in analyzing competitive intelligence data and defining key market opportunities to formulate market strategies. Tak has a background as a researcher in academic oncology and a scientist in the biotechnology industry. He has a MBA from UC Davis and a BS in Biological Science.


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