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Manufacturing Technology Association of Biologics

Major field:Other

R&D of manufacturing technology for the next-generation antibody drug


Among market for biologics, those for therapeutic antibody and gene therapy are expected to grow further in future. MAB is trying to develop two types of manufacturing technologies for antibodies and vectors for gene therapy. Technologies developed in MAB association are; (1) Production cell and vector creation, (2) High-performance cell culture, (3) Advanced downstream, (4) Advanced quality evaluation including virus-security control, and (5) Next-generation manufacturing platform complying with international standard.
MAB: Manufacturing Technology Association of Biologics

Product / Service / PR

    Due to the complex structures and functions of biologics, various advanced technology integration is required in manufacturing. MAB brings together the companies, universities, and public research institutes related to biologics manufacturing in Japan, and develops fundamental and platform technologies for next-generation manufacturing complying with the international standard. To promote research activities and industrialization, Kobe and Kusatsu facility have constructed for technology development and evaluation.
Address: Annex ridge Integrated Research Center of Kobe University, 7-1-49 Minatojima-Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047 Japan  (Contact Person Hisaaki Yagawara)
TEL: +81-78-303-8545 FAX: +81-78-303-8553
Web site: http://cho-mab.or.jp E-mail: mail@cho-mab.or.jp

Masuda Medical Instruments Co.,Ltd.

Major field:Medical Equipment

Miner field:Distributor

Miner field:Beauty and Health Care

Sales of medical devices or laboratory instruments, provision of service


Masuda Medical Instruments sells medical equipments, physics & chemical equipments, materials, reagents, and consumables, and also provides maintenance services.
It also focuses on SPD(Supply, Processing and Distribution) system.
It also sells hearing aids, contact lenses, rehabilitation & care equipments and also designs & manufactures communication equipments etc.

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    [Medical equipments]
    Orthopedic equipments & materials, endoscopic equipments, CT, MRI, ultrsonographs, operating room equipments, cleaning & sterilization equipments, drug related equipments, equipments for nursing, medical consumables, syringe pumps, rehabilitation equipments, and home medical equipments
    [Physics & medical equipments]
    Clinical testing equipments, analysis & experimental equipments, reagents, gases for medical and research
    [Care & rehabilitation related products]
    Ostomy products, hearing aids and contact lenses
Address: 50 Waraya-cho, Takeda, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, JAPAN  (Contact Person Mamoru Tabuchi)
TEL: +81-75-623-7111 FAX: +81-75-623-7131
Web site: http://www.masudaika.co.jp/ E-mail: fujii@masudaika.co.jp


Major field:Regenerative Medicine

Miner field:Distributor

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

MATRIXOME is a biotech company that develops cell culture matrices for life science research, including those in the stem cell, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy fields.
Our unwavering commitment to innovation is reflected in our unique cell culture substrates which harnesses the power of laminin E8 fragments.


MATRIXOME is a biotech company that develops cell culture matrices for life science research, including those in the stem cell, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy fields. Our unwavering commitment to innovation is reflected in our unique cell culture substrates which harnesses the power of laminin E8 fragments. The technology behind our surface matrices allows for stronger adhesion with ES/iPS cells than full-length laminin as one of the many advantages. Scientists from all over the world can rely on the quality of our products, with hundreds of publications, as we are the leading provider of human recombinant laminin fragments for ES/iPS cell research in Japan and the world.

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    MATRIXOME’s range of iMatrix products features extracellular matrix substrates made from highly purified recombinant laminin E8 fragments, in both research and clinical grades. With the right laminin isoform, pluripotent stem cells can be maintained or efficiently differentiated into your desired target cells.
Address: 3-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 JAPAN Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University  (Contact Person Marek Grodzicki)
TEL: +81-6-6877-0222 FAX: +81-6-6877-0002
Web site: https://matrixome.co.jp/en E-mail: https://matrixome.co.jp/en/contact


Major field:Outsourcing Business for Hospital

Miner field:Medical Equipment


Major field:Other

Medical corporation Reihyokai

Major field:Drug Discovery

Medical Patent Research Inc.

Major field:Patent

Services and consulting for Intellectual property and R&D technology researches


Our Business is the comprehensive consulting in the field of biomedical science, IP (Intellectual Property) strategy, IP management, patent search, and so on.

Product / Service / PR

    We promise to provide you the high quality services.
    1. Providing the function of IP department in the biomedical venture businesses.
    2. Constructing the IP portfolio in the biomedical fields.
    3. IP education.
Address: The Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry building 9th floor 6-1, Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0046 Japan  (Contact Person Hideki Takeda)
TEL: +81-78-381-5020 FAX: +81-78-381-5020
Web site: http://www.medpat.jp E-mail: takeda@medpat.jp

MedicAlpha Corporation

Major field:Beauty and Health Care

Medicaroid Corporation

Major field:Medical Equipment

Miner field:Other

Marketing, development, design, manufacturing, sales and after-sales service related to medical robots


Medicaroid is based at the Kobe Biological Innovation Cluster.
We conduct thorough marketing activities in and out of Japan, and develop medical robots to support healthcare professionals, patients and their family.
We are going to develop our business in the fields of production, sales and service, and provide the medical robots to make contribution to the worldwide medical industry.

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    Medicaroid has been developing robotic assisted surgical system since 2015, following the increasing needs for minimally-invasive therapy aiming for early detection and rapid cure.
    We promote collaboration with government, academia, healthcare institutions and private sectors based on open platform system; we incorporate the voices of healthcare professionals into our product and work with the companies specialized in various technology fields.
    Medicaroid aims to supply robotic assisted surgical system from Kobe to the customers in Japan and oversea, and make contributions to the global healthcare.
Address: International Medical Device Alliance 6th floor, 1-6-5, Minatojima-minamimachi Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047 Japan  (Contact Person Corporate Planning Dept. Yoshiyuki Tamura)
TEL: +81-78-303-8770 FAX: +81-78-303-8778
Web site: http://www.medicaroid.com/en/ E-mail: contact@medicaroid.com

Medicinal Chemistry Pharmaceutical, Co.,Ltd.(MCP)

Major field:Contract Research

Miner field:Drug Discovery

Miner field:Genomics