About Us

Corporate Overview

Company name
Ethic Co., Ltd.
18, Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Zip code: 102-0082
Tel: +81-(3)-3234-3300
Fax: +81-(3)-3234-3394
See location in Google Maps
215 million yen (approx. 2.38 million US dollars)
December 1984
(SMO business started in November 1998)
282 (as of April 2013, including temporary staff)
231 CRCs including:
42 Pharmacists
82 Clinical laboratory technicians
35 Nurses
16 Managerial dieticians / dieticians

Note: Some CRCs are counted in more than one category above.

Representative Director
Shitotomo Yamauchi
SMO (Site-Management Organization)
Representative and consignment services for clinical trials at medical institutions
FY2012: 2,009 million yen
(approx: 22.3 million US dollars)
FY2011: 1,550 million yen
(approx: 17.2 million US dollars)
FY2010: 1,826 million yen
(approx: 20.2 million US dollars)
FY2009: 1,779 million yen
(approx: 19.7 million US dollars)
FY2008: 1,770 million yen
(approx: 19.6 million US dollars)

Note: Sales amount earmarked based on received credit for clinical trials completed each year.

Main financing bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Member organizations
Cooperative clinical development support network (SMONA)
SMONA (Strategic Management and Operation Network Association)
Japan SMO Association (JASMO)
Approval license
General worker dispatch business
Code: General 13-011387
Acquired on January 1, 2004

US dollar calculations based on 1 US dollar = 90 yen exchange rate

Management Team

Position Name Qualifications Prior company Others
Representative Director Shitotomo Yamauchi Doctor of Science, Pharmacist Major phamaceutical company and medical institutions (Director of Pharmacy) Founder of Ethic and patent holder of Pirfenidone, an antifibrotic medicine 
Executive Managing Director  Hisamasa Noda Pharmacist Major pharmaceutical company
Executive Managing Director  Masami Funatsu Pharmacist Major pharmaceutical company
Executive Director  Yasutomo Yamauchi MBA, Degree in Physics  Machinery manufacturer
Director Michiko Yamauchi Nurse Hemodialysis institutions (Chief Nurse)
Director Haruko Yamada Clinical laboratory technician University hospital
Director Yuuji Kawaminami Pharmacist Mid-tier pharmaceutical company and CRO
Director Yasuhiro Yamaguchi Business Administration Site Management Organization