Taku Nakahara Ph.D., MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Taku is a bioinformatician by training. He has launched a biotech startup with diagnostics technology originated from Hokkaido University as a co-founder and the Director of Bioinformatics from 2009-2014 in New Jersey, USA. Then he moved back to Japan and worked for a large FMCG enterprise and venture capitals in Japan and the USA.
In 2020, Taku founded Metagen Therapeutics (MGTx) as a CEO. MGTx leverages microbiome innovation seeds from academia and industries in Japan for developing microbiome solutions in medical and therapeutic areas. The company is headquartered in Tsuruoka, Yamagata, and has a Tokyo office in Cambridge Innovation Center Tokyo. Taku resides in Sapporo, Hokkaido. He serves as a Bio-business advisor for Sapporo City for supporting local biotech innovation ecosystem.