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Unico Research

UNICO aims to be a bridge connecting customers and medical personnel. We provide advice based on extensive experience to make your project successful. UNICO means ‘only’ and ‘unique’ in Italian. We strive to serve as your ‘one and only’ trusted fieldwork partner.

About Unico

UNICO Research is a market research agency providing fieldwork services in healthcare & pharma, medical device industry in Japan. Our services encompass all of the essential activities needed for medical qualitative research.


UNICO offers field solutions in the area of healthcare/medical market research for the Japanese market.

We recruit the most appropriate respondents that meet screening criteria for each research project. Respondents include physicians across Japan, other HCPs including pharmacists, nurses and technicians, and patients.

Our moderators specialize in healthcare research and have a thorough knowledge of the local healthcare system. We schedule and conduct interviews for IDI, TDI, focus groups in-facility or in a central location.

We also undertake interview transcription. We provide a quick turn-around time, quality and accurate transcription.

We undertake an entire fieldwork process from recruitment, moderation and transcription, but also welcome your special needs for interview only, recruitment only, or transcription only, from one respondent.

Why Unico

  • Our Strength
    • We have extensive experience in medical market research. We cover a wide range of themes and methodologies, including packaging design and anticancer agents in development.

    • Our staff have worked in the global market research agency, and thus we can share with you some helpful tips from researcher perspective to help you bring your project to a successful end.   

    • We have developed a strong relationship with physicians in various specialties over the years. We can deliver information that directly reflects the real-world healthcare situations in Japan. 

    • We provide our clients with support and consultancy for projects that needs localization that suits clinical settings and the healthcare system in Japan.

    • Our staff all have extensive experience in pharma and medical device research, and are capable of satisfying your needs across broad therapeutic areas. 

Business Performance

Over 10 years’ experience in conducting fieldwork in an extensive range of medical/healthcare research projects 

We have experience in over 1,500 interviews (IDI, TDI, FGI) and have plenty of experience with leading moderation not only for interviews with HCPs such as physicians, nurses and pharmacists, but also with patients and carers.


We are capable of recruiting not only HCPs including physicians and nurses in wide range of specialisms, but also KOLs and payers.

We can recruit patients/carers and executives of patient advocacy groups. Please contact us for details of our capability.


We have flexibility to meet individual research needs – we have conducted various qualitative studies for domestic and global pharma or medical device companies. Key research themes include new drug evaluation, medical device evaluation, device/prototype evaluation, case study, concept and message testing, visual aid testing, brand positioning, patient journey.

We have conducted fieldwork with wide range of techniques including laddering, projective and collage.

Main Therapy Areas

We have experience in Oncology, Neurological surgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Hematology, Connective tissue disease, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Urology, Pediatrics, and rare diseases.

We especially have extensive experience in the areas of Oncology and Hemophilia.

Our Expertise

We have proven experience and good knowledge of recruitment and moderation of HCPs and patients for research projects in various therapeutic areas including the following:

Oncology: Brain tumor, Head and neck cancer, Breast cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Gastric cancer, Hepatic cancer, Pancreatic cancer, GIST, Bladder cancer, Renal cell cancer, Colon and rectum cancer, Bone and soft tissue sarcoma, Uterus cancer, Ovarian cancer, Prostate cancer, Melanoma, Cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, Acute leukemia (AL), Chronic myeloid lymphoma (CML), Malignant lymphoma (ML), Multiple myeloma (MM)   

Neurology: Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Migraine, Stroke, ALS, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy  

Psychiatry: Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar disorder

Ophthalmology: Glaucoma, Age-related macular degeneration, Dry eye, Contact lens 

Dentistry: Dentistry, Dental surgery, Esthetic dentistry

Respiratory: COPD, Asthma, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Pulmonary hypertension

Cardiovascular: Heart valve disease, ischemic heart disease, Arrhythmia, Coronary artery disease, Peripheral artery disease, Arteriosclerosis, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia       

Gastroenterology: Ulcerous colitis, Crohn’s disease, Reflux esophagitis, Endoscopy

Immunology: Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis

Nephrology/Urology: Chronic kidney disease, Renal failure, Renal transplantation, Bladder inflammation, Urethral calculus, Urine incontinence  

Hematology: Hemophilia A/B, von Wilebrand disease, Iron-deficiency anemia, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

Endocrinology/Metabolism: Diabetes, thyroid diseases, Obesity

Gynecology: Fertility treatment, PMS

Pediatrics: Short stature, Vaccines, Pediatric cardiovascular disease

Orthopedics: Artificial joint, Osteoporosis, Bone fracture

Others: Pain, Aesthetic surgery, Burn injury, Atopic dermatitis, Enteral alimentation, rare diseases (Please contact for details)   

Contact us

Please contact us for a quote, information or advice. 


President Naoko Kuniyoshi

Address: 2-20-3302 Mita, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 108-0073 Japan

Tel +81-3-6435-3138

Mobile +81-80-2241-5310

E-mail info@unico-research.com


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