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as of November 30, 2023

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Pathotec, Inc.

Major field:Outsourcing Business for Hospital

Miner field:Experimental Animals

Pathological examination and general operation of those


Pathotec has been operating in the business of preparation, analysis and diagnosis of pathological specimen, tissue specimen for research and samples. We can prepare any type of pathological tissue specimen.

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    Since April 2009, we set up and begin to start the business of preparation of pathological specimen from experimental animals and the histological tissue examination (microscopic examination).
Address: MODEPIA 4F 6-5-1, Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Japan  (Contact Person Keiko TSUKUI)
TEL: +81-78-303-5512 FAX: +81-78-303-5513
E-mail: tsukui@pathotec.co.jp

Phicell Corporation

Major field:Contract Research

Miner field:Genomics

Miner field:Outsourcing Business for Hospital


Phicell offers R&D support services with a focus on sample storage and management for medical, pharmaceutical and Regenerative medical companies. We manage your precious biosamples in our facility on GMP-compliant grade. You can choose storage temperature among ultralow temperature freezers and cryopreservation containers.
* Phicell is wholly-owned subsidiary of Saroute (Saroute is the logistics company providing the transportation service for the Medical and Pharmaceuticals)

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    ◆Sample banking & management service
    - Service grade is GMP-compliant
    - Obtained ISO9001 certification
    - Always recording temperature of storage
    - Antiseismic system
    - Blackout response (No-outage power supply, emergency power generation system)
    ◆Optional service
    - Monthly report of storage situation; temperature report
    - Set up various SOP
    - Set up materials for sample management (ex. anonymize label, cryotube and
    - Temperature controlled logistics cooperate with Saroute
Address: Kobe KIMEC Center bldg, 1-5-2, Minatojimaminami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, JAPAN  (Contact Person Masaaki Furuta)
TEL: +81-78-954-9595 FAX: +81-78-954-9600
Web site: https://www.phicell.co.jp E-mail: m.furuta@phicell.co.jp


Major field:Beauty and Health Care

Miner field:IT

Sweat amino acid analysis service for inner care


PITTAN is personalized healthcare startup utilizing metabolomics analysis technology of Professor Makoto Tsunoda in University of Tokyo.

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    Nowadays inner care is becoming important for health and beauty.
    You can know the scores related to inner care based on sweat amino acid profiles. You can collect tiny sweat by our patented patch putting on skin for 3 minutes and mail it to PITTAN and check the result on mobile app.
Address: Creative Labo Kobe 212, 6-3-7, MInatojima-Minami-machi, Chuou-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0047, Japan  (Contact Person https://pittan.life/)
TEL: +81-80-3805-4070
Web site: https://pittan.life/ E-mail: kazuya.tsujimoto@pittan.co.jp

Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Keio University School of Medicine

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

Miner field:Hospitals

Miner field:CRO

Investigation of the development of health disorders through a follow-up study of 1100 healthy Kobe citizens over a period of 10 years.


Based on a 10-year follow-up study (2010-2020) of 1100 healthy Kobe citizens performed as the Kobe Trial by Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe, this study aims to identify factors that contribute to the development of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia, and disorders of quality of life such as hearing impairment or motor function. By continuing the follow-up survey of the Kobe Trial participants, preventive measures for the factors in the onset of multiple health disorders could be verified. The aim is thereby to contribute broadly to health policy making, such as health promotion plans by local governments and the review of the national health check-up system. The project will be promoted as a research project in the field of public health.

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    This research elucidates how the development of hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia, loss of quality of life due to hearing impairment, joint pain or mental health disorders are interrelated; also how general lifestyle habits such as nutrition, exercise and rest define these indicators. These procedures may lead to the development of new preventive measures. These conditions and disorders are familiar health problems among the general population, and there is a strong interest and needs for prevention methods. In Japan, there are few cohort studies in urban populations. Furthermore, it is envisaged that they could be used in clinical research as a healthy control group.
Address: 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan  (Contact Person Tomonori Okamura)
TEL: +81-3-5363-3759 FAX: +81-3-3359-3686
E-mail: info@keiopublichealth.jp

Primmune Inc.

Major field:Distributor

Miner field:Genomics

Importing, development and sales of reagents for biotech research


Importing, development and sales of reagents for biotech research

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    High quality reagents for biotech research
    ・I L - 2、I L - 4、GM - C S F 、B M P - 2 、BMP-4
Address: 7-1-14, Minatojima minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, Japan  (Contact Person Chihiro Yamazaki)
TEL: +81-78-306-0304 FAX: +81-78-306-0694
Web site: http://www.primmune.com/ E-mail: info@primmune.com

Progenicyte Japan

Major field:Drug Discovery

Miner field:Regenerative Medicine

Miner field:Cosmetic

Commercialization and licensing of regenerative medicine and IT technologies developed at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine.


Progenicyte Japan licenses specific patent rights, which are applicable from the field of regenerative medicine to IT, to existing companies and/or spinouts disease focused new startup companies. We are seeking to establish subsidiaries for our technologies such as regenerative cosmeceuticals, autologous bone & tissue regeneration, pluripotent stem cell banking, real time manipulation of full resolution 3D image with handheld devices and fingertip recognition for manipulation of computers.

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    Progenicyte Japan owns more than 60 intellectual properties, providing innovative technologies including:
    (1) Oral administration of a drug to increase endogenous stem cells in the brain for neuroregeneration.
    (2) Antiaging cosmetics to increase endogenous stem cells in the skin and hair follicles for wrinkles and hair loss treatments.
    (3) Nanotechnology scaffold for bone regeneration using autologous stem cells. Production and banking of pluripotent stem cells from adult stem cells. And more.
Address: 6 Chome-9-1 Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0046, Japan  (Contact Person Neung Suh)
TEL: 080-8514-2734
Web site: https://www.progenicytejapan.com/ E-mail: suh@progenicytejapan.com

provitro AG

Major field:Genomics

Miner field:Drug Discovery

Miner field:Distributor

Public utility foundation corporation child chemo support fund

Major field:Other

Address: 5-3,8-chome, Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi  (Contact Person Shigenori Kusuki)
TEL: +81-78-303-5315 FAX: +81-78-303-5325
Web site: http://www.kemohouse.jp/ E-mail: support@kemohouse.jp