With the rapid technological evolution in the field of biotechnology, various new products and services that utilize biotechnology are arising, including biotech-diagnostic products and other bio-pharma in the medical area, bio-pesticides and genetically modified plants in the agricultural sector, and bio-ethanol and other bio-fuels in the environmental area.  At Nishimura & Asahi, attorneys with expertise in the field, who keep abreast of the latest developments, regularly advise on intellectual property, regulatory issues, contractual issues, finance, M&A and disputes.  Our clients in this area range from small startups to mega pharmaceutical manufacturers and other major companies as well as universities and research institutes all over the world.