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Major field:Drug discovery

Miner field:Genomics

Basic research to develop pharmaceutical seeds


Major field:Packaging

Miner field:Production of drugs and quasi drugs

Miner field:Cosmetic

Contract Packaging ,R&D


KANAE was founded in 1956 as a business that processes and sells flexible packaging materials. Since then, we have expanded our business throughout the world, and nowadays widely offer optimal packaging solutions to almost 700 valued customers in the pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetics and food industries, by utilizing rich experience, know-how, and R&D capabilities.
In order to expand and enhance our business foundation, we established a creative/development type plant and R&D Lab. in Port Island.

Product / Service / PR

    As an integrated packaging company, KANAE provides optimal packaging solutions to our valued customers through 3 key businesses – Packaging materials, Contract packaging and Packaging machinery.
    Kobe plant, equipped with the latest facilities which meet GMP standards, provides high quality contract packaging services for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and Clinical Trial Materials.
    The R&D Lab. is committed to developing original packaging materials/formats and packaging systems to meet customers’ requirements.
Address: 5-2-7, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047 JAPAN 
TEL: +81-78-306-6041 FAX: +81-78-306-2840
Web site: https://www.kk-kanae.jp/en/


Major field:Regenerative medicine

Miner field:Medical equipment

Miner field:Cosmetic

R&D of regenerative medicine using stem cells

KCell, Inc.

Major field:CRO

Miner field:Regenerative medicine

Tecnical consulrtation and Engineering development for Cell manufacturing industrialization


There are many problems to be solved before cell production becomes an industry. To achieve this goal, KCell is focusing on:
-R&D on manufacturing cell products and therapy
-conducting contracted research
-technical consultation

Product / Service / PR

    KCell is devoted to development of system and software for future generation of cell manufacturing, which guarantees quality of the products and save cost for all production.
Address: TRI 3F, 1-5-4 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047 Japan  (Contact Person Yasuhiro Yanagi)
TEL: +81-78-335-5691
E-mail: kcell_lab@kcellinc.com

Kei Create Co., Ltd.

Major field:Medical equipment

Kida Valve Ball Co.,Ltd

Major field:Medical equipment


We, Kida Valve Ball is long-established company with a history of over 50 years. Applying spherical surface machining and grinding technology, we have established high sphere processing technology. To make high sphericity and surface roughness is our advantage. This is more than market required level. We apply our original technology to the artificial hip implant parts and other medical equipment.

Product / Service / PR

    Artificial hip implant parts
    1) Inner head and outer cup made of cobalt chrome and   Peek resin
    2) Stem made of titanium
      Medical equipment parts
    Our perfect sphericity technology benefits Hip Implant Patients. The higher accuracy, the less worn down. Surface roughness <0.03 micron. High sphericity <0.3 micron. We use our original tools for mirror finishing. We supply long-lasting components for hip implants and other medical equipment.
Address: 1-36, Tamakushi-cho Higashi 3cho-me, Higashi Osaka city, Osaka, 578-0932, Japan  (Contact Person Hiroshi Kida)
TEL: 072-963-2441 FAX: 072-963-5812
Web site: http://www.kvb.jp/en E-mail: hiroshi@kvb.jp

KiSCO Co., Ltd.

Major field:Medical equipment

Planning, R&D, production and sales of medical equipment


KiSCO Group is engaged in developing and selling spinal fixation implants, fracture fixation devices, joint prosthesis, and other implants for contributing in a significant way to improve patients' Quality-of-Life as joint development with KOL doctors under the corporate philosophy: “KiSCO-people creating innovative devices and providing high-quality service to medical experts for better health worldwide”.

In November, 2011, KiSCO has become a subsidiary of Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd., which is a wholly-owned company of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.

Product / Service / PR

    KiSCO products are used in the orthopedics, mainly in the spinal and trauma surgery.
    Followings are some of the main products from a wide product range of KiSCO.
    【Spinal Product】
    ・Odalys Pedicle Screw System: thoracolumbar posterior fixation system
    ・L-Varlock: lumbar posterior intervertebral cage
    ・RENG Spinal System: minimally invasive pedicle screw system
    【Trauma Product】
    ・OLSⅡ Nail System: intramedullary nail for proximal femoral fracture
    ・Dual SC Screw System: femoral neck fixation screw
    ・TresLock Screw System: femoral neck fixation plate and screw
Address: 5-3-6, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Hyogo  (Contact Person Kazunori Suzuki)
TEL: 078-306-2290 FAX: 078-306-2291
Web site: http://www.kisco.jp/ E-mail: Suzuki.Kazunori@otsuka.jp

KNC Laboratories Co., Ltd.

Major field:Chemical synthesis

Miner field:Drug discovery

Miner field:Production of drugs and quasi drugs

Research, development, and production solutions for organic chemicals


KNC Laboratories provides R&D and manufacturing services promptly and flexibly in any phase of your activity, from early research to commercial production.
KNC Laboratories has been serving a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, electronic- chemical, agrochemical, energy, environment.
With expertise in organic chemistry and biochemistry, KNC Laboratories offers services such as OEM, R&D manufacturing, FTE to meet the client's requirements in any phase of the business.

Product / Service / PR

    Through our insourced services for functional materials and agrichemicals, we take "speed and readiness" as our motto to provide broad and consistent support services from basic research to OEM production.
    Our support is tailored to each customer’s development phase and covers a wide range of supported fields, including agrichemical products, organic EL, functional pigments, semiconductor materials, solar cells, functional polymers, liquid crystals, and OPC.
    And for drugs, Based on our experience and a broad array of technologies we have developed, KNC provides consistent support for drug discovery research, process research and development, and medicine R&D and production in every stage up to GMP production of clinical trial drugs and ingredients.
Address: 7-1-19 minatojimaminamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047  (Contact Person Taketo YOKOI)
TEL: (+81)78-955-9900 FAX: (+81)78-955-9901
Web site: http://www.kncweb.co.jp/ E-mail: t_yokoi@kncweb.co.jp


Major field:Production of research equipment

Development and sales of bio/laboratory-use containers with two-dimensional barcode

TEL: 0795-46-2750 FAX: 0795-46-2752
Web site: http://www.robo-robo.co.jp E-mail: kakuda@robo-robo.co.jp

Kobe Center,Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST)

Major field:Other

Activities of the Registered Institution for facilities use promotion, and the Representative for HPCI Operaitons


Registered Institutions for facilities use promotion and the representative for HPCI(High Performance Computing Infrastructure) operations.
1) Calls for proposals, selection of proposals and publication of awarding proposals,
  and general coordination of the HPCI operations.
2) Consultation and support before use, program tuning for K and visualization
  of large data. Seminars for usage and popular application programs.
  Helpdesk is the contact point for all services.
3) Publication of PR magazine and research achievements booklets,
  HPCI portal site and to hold project report meetings.

Product / Service / PR

    1) In addition to regular calls for proposals, following proposals
      can be submitted throughout the year.
      ・Trial Use
      ・Proprietary Use (Charged. Publication of research
       achievements is not required.)
    2) Optimal service and support for users in meeting their needs are
      provided free of charge.
    3) Helpdesk: Phone. 078-940-5795
      E-mail : helpdesk@hpci-office.jp
      For more details, please visit: http://www.hpci-office.jp/
Address: 1-5-2 Minatojima-Minami-Machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyougo-ken, Japan 650-0047  (Contact Person Izumi Nakaigawa)
TEL: +81-78-599-9511 FAX: +81-78-599-9512
Web site: http://www.rist.or.jp/
E-mail: nakaigawa.izumi@rist.or.jp