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on Kobe's Port Island



as of November 30, 2022

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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Advantec co.,INC.

Major field:Other

Miner field:ADME

Biolabo Co.,Ltd.

Major field:Cosmetic

R&D and production of raw materials for health foods or cosmetics


We research, develop and manufacture health food ingredients and cosmetic ingredients, utilizing the culture technology of microorganisms and the results of joint research with universities and public research institutions.
We have the philosophy of "creating something really good for the human body, backed by solid research results."
We conduct basic and applied research in house and develop original materials that make use of the results.

Product / Service / PR

    We are working on the development of health food ingredients and functional food ingredients.
    "Kinokuni Euglena" is a powdered new strain of Euglena discovered in Wakayama Prefecture.It is known to contain high protein and high quality amino acids and is a useful material as a protein source.
    "Blueberry stem extract" has been found to have the ability to keep blood vessels strong, and it is a useful material not only for health but also for beauty.
Address: 7-2-6, Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0047, Japan  (Contact Person Yo Goto)
TEL: 078-304-7855 FAX: 078-304-7856
Web site: http://ge-hd.co.jp/ E-mail: ygoto@ge-hd.co.jp

COMNET Corporation

Major field:Distributor

Miner field:Contract Research

Providing equipment for test or design of medical devices (membership-based support)

COSANA Corporation

Major field:Cosmetic

Sale of health food cyclic oligosaccharide and functional cosmetics

COSANA Corporation Sports & Healthcare

Major field:Other

Cosmo Beauty Co., Ltd.

Major field:Cosmetic

Miner field:Material and Chemical Products

Miner field:Production Equipment


As a company that started out as a chemical product manufacturer in 1949, we have evolved with the time and with the needs of the public to become a cosmetics manufacturer in 1986. Since then we have expanded from our main market of cosmetics to manufacturer of medicine and quasi-drugs. As a professional OEM and ODM manufacturer, we have maximized our knowledge and know-how from our extensive experiences to create popular products and business opportunities for our customers. With our ability to maneuver through ever changing markets, we can propose new concepts based on our customers’ ideas and needs to quickly turn them into a reality. Our strength is in our ability to be a one-stop finished goods manufacturer.

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    Manufacture, import and export sales of medicines, quasi-drugs, cosmetics and animal quasi-drugs.
    Manufacturer of household dish detergents, laundry detergents, furniture cleansers, fabric softener and air fresheners.
    Manufacturer of waxes for the household furniture and cars and automobile lubricants.
    Manufacturer of detergents for clothing, automobile and other industrial goods.
    Import and export of component materials, raw materials and products.
Address: 7-1-17 Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture 

Cyclo Chem co., ltd.

Major field:Material and Chemical Products

Miner field:Cosmetic

Import and sale of cyclic oligosaccharide(cyclodextrin)


Imports and sells chemical products and cyclodextrins.
Develops and sells products using cyclodextrins.

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    Head office and cyclodextrin application laboratory are located in Kobe as Japanese dealer for Wacker-Chemie of Germany. Develops various cyclodextrin complex products, technologies and business.
    Only business handling all α, β and γ types of cyclodextrin in Japan. Have built system for supplying large quantities of α and γ types at low price, which have been high priced and difficult to obtain in Japan.
Address: 7-4-5, Minatojima minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan 
TEL: +81-78-302-7003 FAX: +81-78-302-7734
Web site: http://www.cyclochem.com E-mail: http://www.cyclochem.com/contact/index.html

CycloChem Bio Co., Ltd.

Major field:Cosmetic

Development of health food using cyclic oligosaccharide(cyclodextrin)

GE Wellness Co.,Ltd.

Major field:Cosmetic

Integrated Research Center of Kobe University

Major field:Research Institutions, University and Academic Society, Foundation

Promotion of advanced interdisciplinary research programs and development of their industry-government-university collaborations


・The Integrated Research Center of Kobe University promotes advanced interdisciplinary research programs and has roles to develop integrated and most advanced researches in collaboration with other universities, research institutions, and industries.
・Kobe University will use the industry-government-university collaborations established on Port-Island as driving force in creating innovation with its integrated and most advanced research.
・In April 2014, the Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering was established within the Integrated Research Center, to further focus on human resources development, both within and outside the university.
・From April 2016, the Integrated Research Center became the research base of the Organization for Advanced and Integrated Research in the Port Island area, aiming to further promote advanced research and integrated study both arts and sciences.

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    【Projects • Unit】
    ・Integrated Bio-Refinery Research Project
    ・Research Project for Membrane Technology
    ・Research Project for Structure Based Drug Discovery
    ・International Research Project on Human Health Science and Technology
    ・Center for Planetary Science
    ・Next-Generation Subsurface Imaging System Research Project
    ・Creative Research for Multi-Scale Computational Biology
    ・Integrated Research Project on Natural, Social and Human Sciences using Three-Dimensional Visualization Systems
    ・Research Project on Computational Science and Computer Engineering
    ・Research Project on Simulation Models of Neural Networks
    ・RIKEN Center for Computational Science(R-CCS)
    Joint Research Project
    ・Multidisciplinary Integration for Resillence and Innovation; MIRAI
Address: 7-1-48 Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047  (Contact Person Takahiro Nonomiya)
TEL: +81-78-599-6710 FAX: +81-78-599-6711
Web site: http://www.ircpi.kobe-u.ac.jp/ E-mail: ircpi-hall@office.kobe-u.ac.jp