What we do

We understand pharmaceutical products inside and out. We understand the science as well as the marketplace. But most of all, we understand how to communicate about a product in a way that is scientifically robust, clinically meaningful, and commercially sound.

We use this insight to engage with healthcare professionals so they can make informed decisions that enhance patients’ lives. So whatever the therapy area and wherever the market, we are able to communicate the scientific story in an intelligent and relevant way.

Our teams of highly qualified staff provide global solutions for our clients, working with the global headquarters of a wide range of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across Europe, the US and Asia.

Our core services include:

• Creative branding & marketing
• Digital strategy & solutions
• eLearning & training
• External expert programmes
• Healthcare strategy consulting
• Live & virtual meetings
• Medical education
• Patient engagement programmes
• Publication planning & medical writing
• Scientific PR meetings
• Strategic communications

  • Tokyo, Japan.

    Ashfield Healthcare Communications K.K.
    Hamamatsucho Building
    1-1-1 Shibaura
    Tokyo 105-0023

  • Yuki Sato / Account & Business Development

    Mr. Yuki Sato joined the group in 2016, when Ashfield founded its Japanese agency, Ashfield Healthcare Communications K.K.

    He earned his B.S. in biochemistry and M.S. in biosciences from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and has several years’ experience of research in neurobiology.

    Prior to joining Ashfield Healthcare Communications K.K., Mr. Sato worked at Elsevier Japan K.K. as Global Key Account Manager to lead all aspects of the business with major international pharmaceutical companies in Japan.

    His previous positions also include President, Tokyo at Brand Institute, Inc., where he provided the pharmaceutical industry with regulatory expertise, strategy and best practices in brand development.

    As Director, Account & Business Development, Mr. Sato serves as key strategic contact for our clients in Japan, partnering to help develop multichannel communications programs.

    Contact Yuki Sato at

  • Dr. Edgar Ingold / VP Client Services (PPA for Physicians World Europe, Germany)

    Dr. Edgar Ingold has been heading up Physicians World Europe since the company was founded in 1999, and is now also supporting our expansion into Japan as VP Client Services for Ashfield Healthcare Communications K.K.

    Dr Ingold holds a diploma in Biology, a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and spent 2.5 years in Japan as a postdoctoral fellow.

    Prior to joining Physicians World Europe he spent 11 years at Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche), first, as Strategic Project Manager for Clinical Development, and later as head of the International Marketing department for therapeutic area Diabetes.

    Dr Ingold has extensive experience with the management of medical communication projects in a wide range of indications, including Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes, Oncology and Central Nervous System Disorders.

    Contact Dr. Edgar Ingold at

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