Business Expansion
on Kobe's Port Island



as of December 31, 2019

KOBE Life Science
Cluster Company List

Companies listed in this brochure are participants of the Kobe Medical Industry Development Project and operating on Kobe Port Island. 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.

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Bee Brand Medico Dental Co., Ltd.

Major field:Production of drugs and quasi drugs

Miner field:Medical equipment

Miner field:Cosmetic

R&D of dental medication, quasi drugs, and dental equipments


Major field:Genomics

Miner field:IT

Contracted business and collaborative research of various genome analysis


BGI, the world’s largest genomics organization, has established BGI JAPAN K.K. in Japan. BGI JAPAN K.K. is engaged in the genomics research and service of human genes, disease, plants and animals, microorganisms, environment and energy. As your premier scientific partner, by the research achievements and the technical know-how obtained in the past ten years, together with the advanced equipments we provide a comprehensive list of genomic solutions to meet your research needs.

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    Powered by high through put sequencers platform, we provide reliable, high-quality sequencing results with industry-leading turnaround time. Our high-performance supercomputing facilities and bioinformatics center (with 1000 professionals) provide the hardware and software tools and analysis capabilities to support genomics research studies. We provide reliable technical support across the genome analysis, protein analysis, RNA analysis, epigenetics and genotyping.
Address: Kobe KIMEC Center BLDG.8F,1-5-2 Minatojima-minamimachi,Chuo-ku,KobeCity,Hyogo-pref.650-0047,JAPAN  (Contact Person Sujie Cao)
TEL: +81-78-599-6108 FAX: +81-78-599-6109
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Bourbon Corporation

Major field:Cosmetic

Development and Sale of food including food for specified health use and food with nutrient function claims, etc.


We have over 90 years’ company history and have been producing & selling cookies, snacks, chocolates, gums, candies, chilled desserts, beverages, health food products, and so on.
We have established a quality assurance system for ensuring the safety, security, and stability of food and contributing to consumers’ health. One of our goals is to contribute to society by distributing valuable products that promote the mental & physical health of consumers.

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    We promote research & development of dietary supplements and nourishing, balanced food, with “promotion of health & prevention of disease” as our motto. We also work hard to adapt to rapid & dramatic fluctuations in consumer needs & lifestyles, and to develop high-value-added products with new ingredients as well as high-quality & high-value product brands. We’ve launched low-glycemic-index products, 80-kilocalorie packs, Boysenberry products, and slow-carb-absorption products that feature high-quality of calories.
Address: Akasaka Nakanishi Building 8F 4-1-33 Akasaka,Minato-ku, Tokyo  (Contact Person Kazutoshi Otomo)
TEL: 03-5575-0812 FAX: 03-3568-6872
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Dexerials Corporation

Major field:Material and Chemical products

R&D of medical devices based on advantage of electric components bonding materials and, optical materials Technologies


★Invest in Bio venture companies
 Cottony type synthetic bone-void-filling material, Stem-cell extract/culture sheet

 Intelligent Surfaces, Inc.:
 Biocompatibility material “MPC polymer”

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    ★Bonding Materials
     Anisotropic Conductive Film (ACF)
     Thermal conductive sheet
    ★Optical Materials
     Optical elasticity resin (SVR) Optical film UV curable resin for optical disks Inorganic
     waveplate Inorganic polarizer
    ★Electronic Components Products
     Self Control Protector (SCP)
    ★Antifog & antifouling coating “KIREIA”
Address: Tokyo
Gate City Osaki, East Tower 8F, 1-11-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0032, Japan 
1724 Shimotsuboyama, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi 323-0194, Japan 
(Contact Person Yukihisa Baba)
TEL: 03-5345-3946
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Electrosuisse Japan Co., Ltd.

Major field:Patent

Miner field:CRO

Designing and creating instructions for medical devices


Electrosuisse Japan Started the business at Kobe in January 2007.
Electrosuisse Japan conducts support services for instruction manuals for medical devices, etc. against the background of its extensive track record which comprise designing, producing and translating, as well as consulting, etc. for risk analysis which is based upon usage environments and user perspectives, and performing usability tests, and complying with ISO standards and standards, etc.
In addition, Electrosuisse Japan is carrying out gap analysis and adaptation measures technical support to incorporate the viewpoint of risk and benefit communication, which USFDA is focusing on in recent years, into documents for medical equipments and documents for medical facilities.

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    The features of the ERGONOMIC MANUALS (based on SUCCESSFUL MANUALS) that Electrosuisse Japan produces are that users can simply, correctly and naturally comprehend how to use products at a glance.
    What are < ERGONOMIC MANUALS >?
    ● International standards compliance
    ● Comprehensible at a glance!
    Innovative design
    Easy to understand photographs and illustrations
    Explanatory text which is narrowed down to a minimum
    ● Cost reduction
    Reducing the volume of text → reduces translation expenditures
    Reducing the number of pages → reduces printing expenditures
    Reduction of call center expenses
    ● Coping with FDA-led risk and benefit communication demands
    Electrosuisse Japan reflects communication demands led by US and followed by Europe, which are specific to areas of medical and health care, in operation manuals in medical facilities and device related documents.
Address: Kobe KIMEC Center Building 9F 1-5-2 Minatojima-Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, 650-0047  (Contact Person Wakayama, Minemoto)
TEL: +81-78-302-5355 FAX: +81-78-302-5755
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FORUM8 co.,ltd.

Major field:IT

Miner field:Beauty and Health care

Miner field:Outsourcing business for hospital

Development, sale and support of supercomputer, cloud computing and VR software


The software company that develops and delivers
advanced software such as Virtual Reality (VR), 3D analysis, and Design support/CAD software with proven experience to a wide range of fields worldwide including civil engineering, architecture, traffic and transport, and automotive. The supercomputer cloud laboratory was established in FOCUS, Kobe in April of 2011 to provide the new solution, “High performance computing on cloud services®.”, for the medical and welfare fields.

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    We provide total solution to medical/welfare field with 3DVR via VR-Cloud® for examining construction location and layout plan of hospitals, structural analysis, energy consumption, disaster prediction, evacuation analysis, and consensus creation.
    Moreover, we provide solutions such as various large scale analysis and simulation including wind/fluid analysis, noise analysis, CG movie rendering service, and Engineer's Studio® Supercomputing on cloud service® (option) via supercomputer, a computer that is at the frontline of the current processing capacity.
Address: 7-1-28-2F, Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0047 Japan  (Contact Person Okada Miku)
TEL: +81-78-304-4885 FAX: +81-78-304-4884
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Major field:IT

Construction of wireless mobile terminal and network connected to system in the hospital


Major field:Production equipment

Miner field:Material and Chemical products

Miner field:Logistics

Technology development of image processing integrated circuit for medical device utilizing semiconductor device and measuring instrument design technology


For your need for expertise in the medical industry, we are the one stop to provide you with a single source facility design-build approach , medical testing equipments and supplies.

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    ・Tool of Semiconductor (Product/Measurement)
    ・Tool of healthcare (Measurement)
    ・Ar Laser Repair, He-Ne Laser Repair
    ・Material(Chemical, Gas) and Supply System
Address: 5F KOBE KIMEC CENTER Bldg. 1-5-2 Minatojima Minami-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo  (Contact Person Kenji Nishimura)
TEL: +81-78-304-5302 FAX: +81-78-304-5303
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GSP Lab., Inc.

Major field:Diagnostic agent and device

Miner field:Regenerative medicine

Miner field:Genomics

Development, production, and sales of companion diagnostics


More than 300 kinds of development of a FISH probe, production and sale are being performed from 200,000 kinds of BAC clone built originally.
The product in which the cancer relation, genetic abnormal of diagnosis preimplantation and regenerative medicine (iPS cell) are detected has been often developed.
These products are also used by foreign countries, not only the country and appear on a paper beyond 120 reports.

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    Chromosomal abnormal is detected.
    Amplification and translocate of a cancer related gene are detected.
    The chromosome number-like abnormality of preimplantation cell is detected.
    The chromosome number-like abnormality of ES and iPS cell is detected.
Address: Kobe KIMEC Center Bldg. 6F, 1-5-2Minatojima-Minamimachi Chyo-ku Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047 Japan  (Contact Person Masahiko Maekawa)
TEL: +81-78-599-8635 FAX: +81-78-599-8636
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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.

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    [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 
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