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as of November 30, 2022

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Bioer LifeScience Japan Co.,Ltd.

Major field:Diagnostic Agent and Device

Miner field:Production of Research Equipment

Miner field:Medical Equipment

Research and development, manufacturing, import / export, sales of molecular diagnostic reagents /molecular diagnostic equipments / quasi-drugs / animal drugs /diagnostic kits/reagents, etc.


Processing, repair, transportation, installation of laboratory instruments and related services.
Development, manufacture, sale and import / export of measuring instruments / accessories and consumables products.
Development, manufacture, sale and import / export of medical devices.
Development, manufacture, sale and import / export of diagnostic reagents and quasi-drugs / diagnostic chemicals / reagents / other materials.
Development, manufacture, sale and import / export of diagnostic instruments and equipments / related products, parts and accessories.
Development, manufacture, sale and import / export of animal drugs.

Address: 1-5-5 Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0047 Japan  (Contact Person Hisao Dohi)
TEL: 070-3273-1559
Web site: http://www.bioer.com.cn/en/ E-mail: dohi-hso@bioer.co.jp

BioView, Inc.

Major field:Contract Research

Miner field:CRO

Drug development and research business by using MRI and PET


We are Japan’s first CRO utilizing experimental MRI and PET contributing to saving time, reduction in cost and the number of laboratory animals by making good use of our experience and expertise in pharmacological imaging as below, and also conducts MRI-safety evaluation.

Product / Service / PR

    BioView contributes to saving time, reduction in cost and the number of laboratory animals by making good use of our MRI expertise and an analytical technology of images. Additionally, our method is capable of becoming a breakthrough while usual biological methods can not evaluate a new pharmaceutical concept.
    ・Experimental MRI ・Anatomical and functional Imaging
    ・Molecular imaging ・T1 and T2 weighted imaging
    ・Diffusion MRI ・MR safety test by ASTM
    ・Pacemaker, etc.
Address: 2-17-7 Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0032, Japan  (Contact Person Asami Masuda)
TEL: +81-3-6228-0884 FAX: +81-3-6368-4842
Web site: http://www.bioview.co.jp/ E-mail: info@bioview.co.jp

Carna Biosciences, Inc.

Major field:Drug Discovery

Miner field:Genomics

Miner field:Contract Research

Drug discovery business and drug discovery support business


Carna Biosciences, Inc. is a biotech company established in April 2003 in Kobe as a spin-off company from Japanese research unit of NV Organon and is listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ Growth.
We conduct research and development to discover novel kinase inhibitors and provide drug discovery supporting services based on the drug discovery platform technology that have been acquired through many years of research and development experiences.

Product / Service / PR

    Carna Biosciences is focused on the discovery and development of kinase inhibitor drugs to treat serious unmet medical needs in oncology, autoimmune and neurological diseases by inhibiting kinases that are important drivers for those diseases.
    Carna Biosciences also provides high quality kinase proteins, accurate screening and profiling services, assay kits and assay development that satisfy customer needs, and cell-based assay services, playing an important role in kinase inhibitor drug discovery conducted by global pharmaceutical companies.
Address: BMA 3F, 1-5-5, Minatojima-Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047  (Contact Person Corporate Planning)
TEL: +81-78-302-7039 FAX: +81-78-302-6665
Web site: https://www.carnabio.com/english/ E-mail: ir-team@carnabio.com

Japan Blood Products Organization

Major field:Drug Discovery

R&D of blood plasma derivares

Kobe Urban Promotion Service Co.,Ltd.

Major field:Other

Leasing of R&D facilities, etc. related to medicine, bio, and health.

Oriental BioService, Inc.

Major field:Experimental Animals

Miner field:Regenerative Medicine

Miner field:Contract Research

Business in breeding genetically modified animals on consignment

Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.Kobe Innovative Center

Major field:Production of Drugs and Quasi Drugs

Miner field:Drug Discovery

Development of ophthalmological drugs


Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells prescription drugs, mainly for ophthalmology and otolaryngology, as well as OTC products for such things as contact lens care and drugs for animals.
The Kobe Innovative Center of Senju Pharmaceutical conducts research in order to create original ophthalmic drugs by identifying the molecules responsible for ocular diseases, and additionally screens compounds from around the world for those that are effective at treating ocular diseases.

Product / Service / PR

    Senju Pharmaceutical’s mission is to improve eye health around the world and prioritize safety for our products. We have developed original, cutting edge medicines as a pioneer in ophthalmic medication.
    We perform research and development through an open-minded process collaborating with leading scientists in universities and industries worldwide.
Address: 6-4-3,Minatojima-Minamimachi,Chuo-Ku, Kobe,Hyogo 650-0047,Japan 
TEL: +81-78-777-1010 FAX: +81-78-777-1003
Web site: http://www.senju.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