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as of March 31, 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:Cosmetic

Miner field:Beauty and Health care

R&D, manufacture, sales of skin-care products.

Foundation for KobeInternational Medical Alliance

Major field:Research institutions, University and Academic society, Foundation

Miner field:Medical equipment

International exchange and personnel training in the medical field and R&D of medical technology and device


We undertake projects that promote mutual international understanding and encourage the advancement of human resources,academic research, and technological development in cooperation with medical industry professionals from both Japan and overseas in order to create and develop a center for international medical exchange in Hyogo Prefecture.
(1)International exchange in the medical field
(2)Personal training in the medical field
(3)Developing R&D of medical technology and equipment
(4)Survey , Research , Information gathering and promotion in the medical field

Product / Service / PR

    MeDIP―Medical Device Innovation Platform
    MeDIP is the public research laboratory newly established by us in 2018. In the laboratory, we have the operating room compatible with advanced medical treatment, state-of-the-art medical equipment and imaging equipment, in addition, we can conduct experiments on animals.
    MeDIP can meet the various demands of domestic and overseas doctors and companies such as development / verification / training of new surgical techniques, development / evaluation of medical equipment, product promotion, in-house training, joint research / development with medical doctors and companies etc.
Address: 1-6-4 Minatojima-Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe,650-0047 Japan IMP Bldg.  (Contact Person alto@kobeima.org)
TEL: +81-78-806-0261 FAX: +81-78-806-0262
Web site: http://www.kobeima.org/ E-mail: alto@kobeima.org

Nissin Medical Inc.

Major field:Outsourcing business for hospital

Miner field:Beauty and Health care

Miner field:Cosmetic

Providing consulting services on healthcare. R&D, sales, export/import sales of medical and health-related products


・Consulting for health care business
・R&D and selling health care-related products
・Import-export trade and sales of domestic and foreign health care products
・Coordination of joint R&D by universities and companies in the domain of health care
・Certificating for the safety of health care products
・Operating websites sending health-related information

Product / Service / PR

    We conduct joint R&D with universities in the domain of health care including the improvement of blood flow and cognitive function with medical institutions, universities, medical associations and the doctor team in our company. Furthermore, we can coordinate of joint R&D by universities and companies.
    Other than that, we import, export and sell health care products using our overseas wide network which includes Asia and the Middle East such as Taiwan, Korea, China, Laos and UAE. Additionally, we certificate for the safety of health care products and consult for hospital management. Moreover, we research and develop health care equipment with metal processing companies.
Address: IMP building, 1-6-4, Minatojimaminami-Machi, Chuo-Ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan  (Contact Person Akihiro Gotoh)
TEL: +81(78)-304-4760
Web site: http://nissin-medical.com/ E-mail: info@nissin-medical.com

Nobelpharma Co., Ltd.

Major field:Production of drugs and quasi drugs

Miner field:Medical equipment

R&D and search for new pipelines in terms of medical drugs and equipment treating intractable diseases and orphan diseases


"Contribute to society by providing necessary but neglected pharmaceuticals and medical devices." This is Nobelpharma's Mission. We contribute to society by developing curative drugs and medical devices for diseases that large pharmaceutical companies overlook (because of the small number of patients or for other reasons), and to deliver these drugs and devices where they are needed. Since Nobelpharma was founded in 2003, our company has brought a great number of new drugs into the world. We will continue to further evolve by developing First-In-Class (world's most innovative) & Best-In-Class (world's best) drugs, aiming at a wide launch from Japan to overseas (whole world).

Product / Service / PR

    Products: Nobelzin ® capsules, Nobelzin ® tablets, Lunabell ® LD /ULD, Jemina ®, Rapalimus ®, Rapalimus ® Gel, TITANBRIDGE ®, Nobelbar ®, Fostoin ®, Respia ®, RETYMPA ®, etc.
    Pipeline: We have engaged in the development of many unapproved drugs, that were already available in the US
    and Europe but that were not yet developed in Japan despite the high need for them, and we will now move
    forward to take on the challenges to develop medicines
    under new concepts as well, such as NPC-15 (sleep disorders in children with developmental disabilities), and malaria vaccine (joint-development with Osaka University).
Address: (Head Office)
Kyodo Bldg. 12-10 Nihonbashi-kobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0024, Japan  (Contact Person Motomichi Kono)
TEL: +81-03-6670-3800 FAX: +81-03-6670-3801
Web site: http://www.nobelpharma.co.jp E-mail: kouno@nobelpharma.co.jp

Sysmex Corporation BMA Laboratory

Major field:Diagnostic agent and device

Miner field:Regenerative medicine

Laboratory testing service working to achieve personalized medicine for cancer patients


Sysmex engages in clinical laboratory testing of blood, urine and other specimens. In addition to providing instruments and reagents for clinical laboratory testing, and laboratory information systems as part of our comprehensive service and support system.
Our Life Science business unit aims to create proprietary testing technologies, expanding our operations in cancer and other areas.
BMA laboratory offers laboratory testing service working to achieve personalized medicine.

Product / Service / PR

    We are focusing on new tests for cancer, regenerative medicine, etc, by analysis of gene, cell, protein, then offers CurebestTM 95GC Breast (research use assay service analyzes gene expression) and OncoBEAMTM (lab assay service with liquid biopsy). We also support researches and clinical studies, and commercialize companion diagnostic reagents.
    We will continue to provide high-value tests contribute to QOL for patients, standardization of medical services, and personalized medicine.
Address: Business Support Center for Biomedical Research Activities1-5-5 Minatojima-minamimachi Chuo-ku,Kobe 650-0047 Japan  (Contact Person Koichi YAMAGATA)
TEL: +81-78-304-7266 FAX: +81-78-304-7267
Web site: http://www.sysmex.co.jp/en E-mail: SCP-BMALABO@sysmex.co.jp