MIMETAS wins Deshima award for Dutch-Japanese business relations


7th July, 2021

Leiden & Tokyo, June 7, 2021 – MIMETAS has been awarded the “Deshima Business Award” in the category “newly established” by the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ), and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The award highlights companies with Dutch roots that lead the way in Japan – those companies that have demonstrated successful business development in Japan and have added value to society.

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Ms. Sigrid Kaag announced and congratulated MIMETAS as the winner of the prestigious award. On behalf of the Jury of the Deshima Business Awards Edith Bosch, former Dutch Judoka, added: ‘’MIMETAS is a start-up biotech company founded in 2013 which has become a global leader in organ-on-a-chip based disease and drug research. It has developed its ground-breaking organ-on-a-chip technology into a commercial product, for instance, to support drug research and to create human tissue models to advance drug efficiency. MIMETAS has been active in Japan since 2015 and has established a successful office in Tokyo demonstrating an inspiring and entrepreneurial spirit.”