Update date: Oct. 12, 2004
National Institute of Health Sciences
厚生労働省 国立医薬品食品衛生研究所, コウセイロウドウショウ コクリツイヤクヒンショクヒンエイセイケンキュウショ
Director, NAGAO Taku
1-18-1 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-8501 Japan
Number of employees：
Organization/Research department name (15)：
Subordinate facility name (7)：
Division of Drugs
Division of Biological Chemistry and Biologicals
Division of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Division of Cellular and Gene Therapy Products
Division of Medical Devices
-Biological Safety Research Center
-Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants(Tsukuba)
-Hokkaido Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants
-Wakayama Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants
The National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), which was established in Tokyo as the Tokyo Drug Control Laboratory.
It was renamed Metropolitan Institute of Health Science.
Ministry of Health and Welfare was established and controlled the Institute.
The Institute was renamed National Institute of Health Science.
The Biological Safety Research Center (BSRC) was established.
The National Institute of Health Sciences(NIHS) has
Branch Organization (7)：
two major missions in servicing Japanese Citizens.
The first one is scientific research, testing and
investigation to assess the quality, safety and
efficacy of pharmaceutical products (including
medical devices), foods and chemicals in the living
environment. The results of these activites are
reflected in the Ministry Policies to ensure and/or
improve Japanese Citizen's health and environment.
The other is preliminary review for premarketing
approval of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the
responsibility of the "Phermaceuticals and Medical
Devices Evaluation Center", newly attached to the
NIHS in 1997. Strict and prudent but rapid
examination by the Center are envisaged for newly
applied phermaceuticals and medical devices, and for
re-examination and re-evaluation of approved
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Biological Safety Research Center
Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants at Izu
Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants at Tsukuba
Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants at Hokkaido