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on Kobe's Port Island



as of March 31, 2021

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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Panasonic Corporation

Major field:Beauty and Health care

R&D of activation technology of the living body from a physical irritant

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

Primmune Inc.

Major field:Distributer

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:Distributer

Public utility foundation corporation child chemo support fund

Major field:Hospitals

Treatment facility for pediatric cancer


The Child Chemo Support Foundation was established to support children with cancer in Japan. Receiving their requests to change the hospitalized situation, we’ve been working hard to run a new accommodation facility, like their own home, where they can spend time with their beloved families and friends while having chemotherapy.

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    In the spring of 2013, our first Child Chemo House was completed in the Port Island medical sector of Kobe. Our facility provides private bedrooms with bathrooms and kitchens, as well as a playroom and a school for special needs. In our clinic, the children will also be able to receive medical care and necessary treatment 24 hours/day.
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