KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster newsletter vol.19
- January 2022 -
vol.19 January 2022
Hello, The first month of year 2022 is almost over. This year, there are 16 national holidays in Japan, and 2 of them were in January, Jan 1st (New Year's Day) and Jan 10th (Coming of Age Day). Coming of age day is to honor every person that has turned 20 years old over the past year, and typically the ceremony takes place in major cities in Japan. Those who's turned 20 years old gather together and celebrate. On this particular day, especially the girls wear Kimono (着物), Japanese traditional garment.
In fact, Japanese people rarely wear kimonos these days but just on the special occasions, such as weddings, tea ceremonies, or any other special events. Coming of age day is one and probably the only day we see many people (youngsters in this case) wearing kimono.
Seeing such beautiful and colorful kimono with bright smiles on their faces make us feel happy, and also make us rediscover the goodness of traditional Japanese culture 👘
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FBRI Editorial Team
Bacchus Bio innovation Co., Ltd. contributes to solving societal issues through Small Cell development (Published: December 1, 2021)
Bacchus Bio innovation Co., Ltd. (head office: Nada-ku, Kobe; President: Mr. Mikio Tanji. Hereinafter, "the Company"), a pioneering corporation in the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster and a bio-venture of Kobe University raised funding on November 30, 2021 through a third-party allotment of shares underwritten by Shimadzu Corporation (head office: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture; President & Chief Executive Officer: Teruhisa Ueda) and Sojitz Corporation (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & CEO Masayoshi Fujimoto).
Sysmex and Yamato Transport Commence Dry Ice-Free Transportation of Reagents for Gene Testing in Consolidated Cargo at the Ultralow Temperature Range of Minus 70 Degrees Celsius (Published: December 23, 2021)
Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) and Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (HQ: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President: Yutaka Nagao) announced today the commencement of dry ice-free transportation of reagents for gene testing in consolidated cargo at the ultralow temperature range of minus 70 degrees Celsius. This marks the first time this has been accomplished in the Japanese in vitro diagnostic products industry, with transportation commencing from Sysmex's office in Kobe to a testing organization in Kawasaki in December 2021.
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