Metagen Therapeutics, Inc.

Bringing innovative medicine and pharmaceuticals to life

through cutting-edge microbiome science

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Medical Services・Pipeline/Platform

Metagen Therapeutics is developing Japan’s first ‘intestinal microbiota bank’ in order to effectively implement FMT procedures nation-wide, and for the research and development of microbiome therapeutics.

The human microbiome is comprised of bacterial flora found throughout the human body, including in the intestines, skin, and oral cavity. Intestinal microbiome in particular, has a complex and dynamic population of microorganisms. In recent years, research on the intestinal flora has made significant progress and its symbiotic relationship with various diseases such as cancer, ulcerative colitis, Parkinson’s disease, and allergies, has become clear.

FMT and its research has been shown to be a safe and efficacious treatment around the world, and microbiome drug discovery is being actively carried out.


Chief Executive Officer
Taku Nakahara Ph.D., MBA

Chief Medical Officer
Dai Ishikawa MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Juntendo University,
Department of Gastroenterology,
Faculty of Medicine

Senior Scientific Advisor
Shinji Fukuda MD, Ph.D.

Project Professor
Keio University,
Institute for Advanced Biosciences

Senior Scientific Advisor
Takuji Yamada Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology,
School of Life Science and Technology





Company Name

Metagen Therapeutics, Inc. (MGTx)

Date of Establishment

January 2020

Company Description

Drug discovery and medical services using microbiome science


President & CEO Taku Nakahara
Director, CMO Dai Ishikawa
Director, CSO Jun Terauchi

Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Director Tomohiro Anzai
Non-Executive Director Taira Kobayashi
Non-Executive Director Jun Hayashi

Scientific Advisors

Senior Scientific Advisor Shinji Fukuda
Senior Scientific Advisor Takuji Yamada

Head Office

246-2 Mizukami, Kakuganji, Tsuruoka-city, Yamagata 997-0052 Japan

Tokyo Office

Toranomon Hills Business Tower 15F
1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6415 Japan