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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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Major field:Production of Research Equipment

Miner field:Distributor

Miner field:Other

Sales and provision of medical/ laboratory/ scientific/ analytical instruments.

Address: (Tokyo office)
2-6-4 HONGO BUNKYO-ku TOKYO JAPAN Postcode:1130033 
(Kobe Office)
203-1 Port island Building, 4-1-1, Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, KOBE Postcode:6500046 
(Contact Person Atsushi Ebihara)
TEL: +81-3-3815-0051 FAX: +81-3-3815-0342
E-mail: since1905@ebihara-rubber:co.jp

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.

Product / Service / PR

    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
Web site: http://www.electrosuisse.co.jp/ E-mail: info@electrosuisse.co.jp

Enomoto Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd

Major field:Production of Drugs and Quasi Drugs

Wholesale of generic drugs.


Wholesale of medicinal drugs

Product / Service / PR

    We are selling Japanese government-approved medical drugs to hospitals and pharmacies.
Address: 6-5-5 Minatojima-Minami, Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo 564-0044, JAPAN  (Contact Person Masahiro Enomoto, M.D., Ph.D.)
TEL: +81-6-6385-1401 FAX: +81-6-6330-0465
Web site: http://www.enomoto-yakuhin.co.jp/index.html E-mail: masahiro@enomoto-yakuhin.co.jp

Epigeneron, Inc.

Major field:Drug Discovery

Miner field:Genomics

Miner field:Diagnostic Agent and Device


Epigeneron, Inc. was founded in April, 2015, as a start-up bio-venture company from academia. In May, 2018, its research function moved to the Bayer CoLaborator incubation facility in Kobe International Business Center (KIBC) in Port Island, Kobe. We are developing cutting-edge life science technologies and aim to develop drugs against intractable diseases and companion diagnostic systems of molecular targeted drugs in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies.

Product / Service / PR

    1. Locus-specific chromatin immunoprecipitation
    (locus-specific ChIP)
    Locus-specific ChIP enables isolation of specific genomic regions for identification of their associated molecules as potential drug targets for development of novel drugs against intractable diseases.
    2. Oligoribonucleotide interference (ORNi) -PCR
    ORNi-PCR enables easy detection of gene mutations as positive signals with high sensitivity and can be used for development of companion diagnostic tools for molecular targeted drugs.
Address: Tosho Bldg. 8F, 3-8-3 Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023, Japan  (Contact Person Hodaka Fujii)
TEL: +81-3-3527-2119
Web site: https://epigeneron.com E-mail: info@epigeneron.com

Evec, Inc.

Major field:Genomics

Miner field:Contract Research

Miner field:Production of Drugs and Quasi Drugs

Cloning the particular antibody from human peripheral B-cells for development of clinical drug, diagnostic reagent, and for seeking biomarkers.


Evec, Inc. specializes in the discovery and development of fully human antibody from human peripheral blood B cells. The sensitization process is not needed for our business. According to human phenomena, our products will be high-affinity and also low-immunogenicity.
We have now discovered the visualizing method to detect autoantibodies from individual donor. This might be strong tool for developing diagnostic instrument, next clinical target and biomarkers.

Product / Service / PR

    ・Cloning antibody gene from hybridoma, identification and purification
    ・Class switch of antibody, chimerization and humanization
    ・Antibody generation from particular donors
    ・Potential Evaluation to isolate antibody against particular antigen using our secretome library system
    ・Generation of fully human antibody from peripheral B-cells
    ・Detection of auto-antibody properties from particular donors
    ・Provide the big data of auto-antibody against healthy donors, patients and any kinds of cohorts (Inquiry).
Address: KIBC404, 5-5-2, Minatojima Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe  (Contact Person Takashi Torashima)
TEL: 011-807-7235 FAX: 011-807-7245
Web site: https://www.evec.jp/ E-mail: support@evec.jp