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on Kobe's Port Island



as of April 30, 2021

Companies are divided into each categories by their major business field on Kobe Port Island. In the case they have other business fields, it is shown in the miner field.» List of KBIC companies(PDF)

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Major field:Regenerative medicine

Miner field:Production of research equipment

Development of single-use cell culturing system and its related products that areused for regenerative medicine and bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing

Hitachi Plant Services Co.,Ltd.

Major field:Production equipment

Provision of design, construction, maintenance, validation for cell procrssing centers

Hitachi, Ltd. Research & Development Group

Major field:Regenerative medicine

Miner field:IT

Miner field:Production equipment

Automated cell culture technology for regenerative medicine

Address: Kobe Center for Medical Innovation Building 2016-3-5,Minatojima-minamimachi,Chuo-ku,Kobe-shi,Hyogo,650-0047 JAPAN  (Contact Person Hiroko Hanzawa )
TEL: +81-70-4560-7564 FAX: +81-49-296-6005
Web site: http://www.hitachi.co.jp/rd/ E-mail: hiroko.hanzawa.hr@hitachi.com


Major field:Production of research equipment

Miner field:Production equipment

NextGeM Inc.

Major field:Regenerative medicine

Miner field:Drug discovery

Miner field:IT

Development of Next Generation Medicine Using Stem Cells and AI Solution Business Using Machine Learning/Deep Learning


・R&D of highly efficient purification technology of hematopoietic stem cell.
・R&D of long-term hematopoietic stem cell.
・Early diagnosis and anomaly detection system using clinical image data.
・Diagnostics support system using image recognition technology.

Product / Service / PR

    Currently, we utilize these core technologies to develop several products and services that promote stem cell research and its medical applications.

    ・Development of high efficiency stem cells identification and purification methods
    ・Development of stem cells maintenance and amplification methods
    ・Development of next generation transplantation methods using optimized stem cells
Address: 6-3-5 Minatojima Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0047  (Contact Person Uemura)
TEL: (+81)78-381-9455
Web site: https://www.nextgem.jp/ E-mail: info@nextgem.jp

OM Kobe Co.,Ltd.

Major field:Other

Operation of Kobe International Multimedia & Entertainment City (KIMEC Building) and Kobe Center for Medical Innovation (KCMI), etc.

ViSpot Inc.

Major field:Contract research


Viral Clearance Study CRO with BSL-2 laboratories, Clients’ Labs & Suites, model viruses stock and multiple assay systems.

Product / Service / PR

    ViSpot is a Japan based CRO, which is offering Viral Clearance Study. ViSpot offers the local facility for the quick access from Asian countries with reasonable pricing and attentive service. As Viral Clearance Study for Biologics manufacturing process is one of the costliest studies during the drug development, which includes not only the study cost but also the resource spending long time at the study site and the sample delivery cost to overseas. These overall value offerings benefit Biologics developers.
Address: KCMI Bldg. 6-3-5, Minatojimaminami-machi,Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan 650-0047  (Contact Person Ms. Tomoko Kotani)
TEL: +81-78-515-6401 FAX: +81-78-515-6402
Web site: https://www.vispot.co.jp E-mail: info@vispot.co.jp