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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
Representive : Director, NAGAO Taku
Establishment year: 1874
Address: 1-18-1 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-8501 Japan
Telephone number: +81-3-3700-1141
FAX number: +81-3-3707-6950
Number of employees: 275
Organization/Research department name (15):
  • 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
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Subordinate facility name  (7):
  • -Biological Safety Research Center
  • -Osaka Branch
  • -Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants(Tsukuba)
  • -Hokkaido Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants
  • -Wakayama Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants
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History (9):
  • 1874/01
    The National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), which was established in Tokyo as the Tokyo Drug Control Laboratory.
  • 1887/01
    It was renamed Metropolitan Institute of Health Science.
  • 1938/01
    Ministry of Health and Welfare was established and controlled the Institute.
  • 1949/01
    The Institute was renamed National Institute of Health Science.
  • 1978/01
    The Biological Safety Research Center (BSRC) was established.
Business overview:
The National Institute of Health Sciences(NIHS) has
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
Branch Organization  (7):
  • Biological Safety Research Center
  • Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants at Izu
  • Osaka Branch
  • Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants at Tsukuba
  • Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants at Hokkaido

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