How it all began

“Europe is the second largest market in the world!” “Japan is the forth largest and remains very attractive.” “Insiders know how to succeed!”  Our founder Takashi supported a number of clients enter the European and Japanese markets as a McKinsey partner.

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Our Goal

Help our clients build competitive foothold in the new markets in Europe and Japan and succeed in delivering their best to patients

Why LivBio is unique

Companies we serve

Companies that plan to bring their innovative products/services to the European and Japanese markets

  • Companies entering Europe and Japan
  • Early clinical stage ventures moving into the late clinical, registration and commercialisation stage
  • Companies expanding in Europe and Japan

Our Values

  • Client interest first – we always put clients' interest ahead of ours
  • Practical solutions focused on results
  • Future ready thinking
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Cost efficiency

The way we work

We are practical and flexible in terms of how we work with our clients, as long as we can agree on the

objective and form of the collaboration.

We understand that business needs change unexpectedly and we can accommodate changes to our engagement.

Our clients work directly with consultants and experts with relevant experience

We agree on the amount of the time and budget required every month and stick to it

Our founder

Takashi Takenoshita, Founder and Managing Partner, was a healthcare partner in McKinsey’s

London and Tokyo Office. During his 19 years career at McKinsey, he served 14 pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as a number of hospitals, payors and the National Health Service. Most recently, he was the founding CEO of a Japanese pharmaceutical company's European arm, where he built a full-scale pharmaceutical company and oversaw clinical trials, registration and commercialisation.

Our Network

LivBio has an extensive network of experts and expert firms with whom our founder and his team have worked. We serve as the integrator, mobilising and coordinating a team of experienced professionals and deliver the outcome that our clients are looking for.

    with over the decades in healthcare.

  • Finance
  • HR
  • Regulatory
  • Marketing and sales
  • Medical
  • Market access
  • Legal (patent, commercial, employment)
  • Clinical development
  • Key opinion leaders and clinicians in key therapeutic areas
  • Marketing agencies, including digital and creatives

The network-based approach allows flexible and cost-effective resourcing of relevant expertise.