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as of November 30, 2022

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N I DRIVE K.K. Kobe Office

Major field:IT

Miner field:Beauty and Health Care

Miner field:Other

Development and provide Digital Healthcare Service


As a partner member of Kobe City's medical industry city concept, we are promoting the healthcare solution business that builds data infrastructure for digital healthcare services, AI analysis by ML, and develops, operates, and provides services (SaaS)

Product / Service / PR

    NI DRIVE's digital healthcare services capability can analyze health records and medical records accumulated in health data lakes using ML (machine learning) technology, and anonymous analytical results are widely provided for academia, life insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, and local governments. In addition, we aim to realize "health" plus "happiness" in services for individual`s care, cure and prevention.
Address: 6-9-1 Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuoh-ku, Kobe City, 650-0045  (Contact Person Shinichi Yoshikawa)
TEL: 080-6682-3673
Web site: https://www.nidrive.jp/ E-mail: yoshikawa@nidrive.jp

Nagatayakuhin Co., Ltd.

Major field:Hospitals

Miner field:Cosmetic

Nagomi Co,. Ltd

Major field:Beauty and Health Care

Miner field:Medical Equipment

Rental and sale of nursing care product / house repair and renovation in accord with welfare residential environment

Nara Seiko INC.

Major field:Medical Equipment

Miner field:Production Equipment

Development of medical devices for orthopedic surgery


Since our establishment in 1968, Nara Seiko has specialized in precision machining.
We are mainly providing part for optical instrument, office machinery, medical device and transport, and specially, have highly specialized techniques for optical instrument and medical device.
We acquired a permission of manufacturers for medical device in 1996. As for surgical instrument, we can produce own products to meet customer needs, we covers from design and development to file a pre-market submission. Our facility is suitable for large item small scale production, and we can develop medical device in a positive attitude to meet customers’ demands.

Product / Service / PR

    A double guide-type tendon sheath incision tool is developed to treat stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger). This surgical tool can treat trigger finger by using ultrasonic diagnosis, find the sheath where is restricting the tendon and incise about only 2mm to insert the tool and to cut the sheath.
    In conventional procedure, it need to incise about 20mm and takes much time to heal, but using this new tool, operation can be done in less invasive manner and need only 2 day to heal.
Address: 3681,Ohbu,Sakurai,Nara 6330101 Japan  (Contact Person Hiroo Nakagawa)
TEL: +81-744-48-8511 FAX: +81-744-48-8244
Web site: http://www.nara-seiko.co.jp E-mail: Hiroo.nakagawa@nara-seiko.co.jp


Major field:Chemical Synthesis

Contracted R&D of Fine Chemicals(medicine and functional materials)


Nard Institute started in 1972, created a new business model called “contract research” in the field of chemistry. Our company covers broad business fields of chemistry such as inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry and polymeric chemistry. Also we are flexible enough to consistently respondfrom early developments to productions, including based on cGMP standard manufacturing. At Kobe lab., research and development of PET reagents and research support for life science field like synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates are mainly working on.

Product / Service / PR

    ・Custom synthesis of various pharmaceuticals and their process
     development intermediates.
    ・Research support for life science field.
    ・Research and development of reagents for PET (positron emission tomography).
    ・GMP Manufacturing.
    ・High potency compounds.
    ・Synthesis of non-natural peptide and non-natural nucleic acid monomer.
    ・Contract synthesis of chemical library.
    ・Contract synthesis of biomaterials and medical device materials.
Address: 4-1, 5 chome, Minatojimaminami-machiChuuou-ku Kobe 650-0047, JAPAN  (Contact Person Corporate Department)
TEL: +81-78-958-7011 FAX: +81-78-958-8021
Web site: http://www.nard.co.jp/index.html E-mail: coporate@nard.co.jp


Major field:Genomics

Miner field:Chemical Synthesis

Miner field:Material and Chemical Products

Creating a Paradigm Shift in Oligonucleotide Synthesis and Accelerating the Innovation of its Therapeutics


The problems of quality, scalability and price faced by conventional solid-phase synthesis methods will be solved by Blockmer and flow synthesis technologies that provide high-quality, high-volume oligonucleotides at reasonable prices.

Product / Service / PR

    With our unique Blockmer-based oligonucleotide synthesis technology, we offer extremely high purity oligonucleotides in mg to ton scale at reasonable prices.
    ● Oligonucleotide Synthesis Service
    ● Blockmer™ intermediates Sales
    ● Joint development of equipments and synthesis technologies related to oligonucleotide production
Address: KIBC (Kobe International Business Center) Bldg., 5-5-2, Minatojima Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo 650-0047, JAPAN  (Contact Person Masanori Kataoka)
TEL: +81-78-599-9495 FAX: +81-78-945-7622
Web site: https://www.natias.co.jp/index.php/en/ E-mail: info@natias-lab.com

NEI Japan KK

Major field:Other

Miner field:CRO

New Drug Research Center, Inc

Major field:Contract Research

Miner field:ADME

Contract research organization providing supports for non-clinical and clinical trials


Major field:IT

Development, sale and service of medical-related system and software


Major field:Beauty and Health Care

Miner field:Contract Research

Miner field:Patent

R&D in the field of ophthalmology and support for improvement of visual function