Since the beginning of our activities in Japan, we have had the pleasure of working together with Yumi Murakami from the Danish Embassy in Tokyo. She has since left the embassy and we have been able to engage her part-time to function as Country Manager for our Japanese activities. Her background is both technical and commercial, so she is perfectly suited to represent MedTrace towards clinicians as well as industrial partners.
The purpose of the Country Manager’s position is to unleash the potential in Japan with a native speaking representative who also understands Japanese culture and can act real-time in the Japanese time-zone. At first, Yumi will maintain and develop our relationship with Sumitomo Heavy Industries further, while in parallel, work with Osaka University Hospital to secure a smooth installation of the P3 system. Long term, Yumi will focus on the commercial opportunities and support the technical and regulatory partnership with Sumitomo.