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as of January 31, 2024

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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


Major field:Regenerative Medicine

Research, development, manufacture of cell therapy products and regenerative medicine products


Raising our mission, “To be the change in an ever evolving world through enrichment of living”, HEALIOS was established in 2011 via Riken Venture system.
We are dedicated to develop promising medicines to heal and bring hope to those worldwide who are suffering from incurable diseases by making use of the regenerative power.

Product / Service / PR

    [Somatic stem cell regenerative medicine]
    Development of regenerative medicine for ischemic stroke and Acute Respiratory Distress Sydrome (ARDS) in Japan using MultiStem®, products developed by Athersys, Inc.
    [iPSC regenerative medicine]
    Development of Treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) involving transplantation of iPS cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells.
    Development of Organ Bud Transplantation Therapy involving a technology to create functional human organs using iPS cells.
Address: Kobe KIMEC Center Building 3F, 1-5-2 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047, Japan 
Web site: https://www.healios.co.jp/en/ E-mail: info@healios.jp

Hitachi Plant Services Co.,Ltd.

Major field:Production Equipment

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

Kobe Future City Co., Ltd.

Major field:Other

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

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


Major field:Regenerative Medicine

Miner field:Production Equipment

Developing an automated closed-cell culture system using in-process monitoring to assure the quality of cell therapy products.


Our “Motion & Energy Control” technologies are used in almost every aspect of our lives, including by countless industries and infrastructure, delivering affluence, comfort, safety and peace of mind to societies around the world. In the regenerative medicine field, we are utilizing our technical and development capabilities in order to realize a medical environment where patients suffering from serious diseases can inexpensively and easily receive cell therapies.

Product / Service / PR

    Aerospace, Industrial Transportation, Clutches and Brakes, Motion Systems, Transportation and Power Control Systems, Printer Systems, Clean Transport Equipment, Automotive Testing Systems, Vibrating Equipment, Parts Feeders, Industrial Infrastructure, Civil Infrastructure
Address: 112 KCMI, Minatojima-minamimachi 6-3-5,   Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan (Contact Person Yoshimasa Suda)
TEL: +81-78-302-0747
Web site: http://www.sinfo-t.jp E-mail: suda-yoshimasa@sinfo-t.jp

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