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101 Top Japanese Biotechnology Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Biotechnology companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Biotechnology industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japanese Biotechnology Startups

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Takeda Pharmaceutical

Takeda Pharmaceutical

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited operates as a research-based pharmaceutical company in Japan.

PHC Holdings

PHC Holdings

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PHC Holdings is a global corporation focused on the development of healthcare and research technology.

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Preferred Networks

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Preferred Networks develops real-world applications of deep learning, robotics and other latest technologies.

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Spiber

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Spiber is a Japanese biomaterials company engaged in the research of synthetic spider silk and other protein-based materials.

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ThinkCyte

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ThinkCyte provides single-cell analysis for research, diagnostics, and therapeutics with an integrated multidisciplinary approach.

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SanBio

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SanBio is a regenerative medicine company.

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EditForce

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EditForce develops drugs and seeds by using nucleic acid manipulation technologies.

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Meltin MMI

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Meltin MMI is a cyborg-technology company that focuses on biosensors and robotic arms.

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Modalis Therapeutics

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Modalis is an biotech company that develops therapeutics using CRISPR based technology.

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Cyfuse Biomedical

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Cyfuse Biomedical develops tissue fabrication systems and cell-based products in Japan and internationally.

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Noile-Immune Biotech

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Noile-Immune Biotech is a national cancer research center specializing in the development of cancer immunotherapies.

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J-Pharma

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J-Pharma is biotechnology company mission is to creating and developing novel pharmaceuticals.

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Scohia Pharma

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Scohia Pharma is a biotech venture that will have both substantial research and development resources.

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Metcela

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Metcela is a clinical-stage biotech startup providing patients with an alternative treatment option for heart disease.

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bitBiome

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BitBiome is a microbiome analysis company that aims to discover and understand disease-linked microorganisms.

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Genesis HealthCare Co

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Genesis HealthCare Co is a japanese genetic testing compnay.

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Biopalette

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Biopalette is a operator of a platform intended to offer gene-editing techniques.

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Perseus Proteomics

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Perseus Proteomics is a scientist in the world’s most advanced molecular biomedical field.

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BrightPath Biotherapeutics

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BrightPath Biotherapeutics is a stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel cancer immunotherapies.

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Gene Techno Science

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Gene Techno Science is engaged in the research and development of biopharmaceutical products and biosimilars in Japan.

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Modulus Discovery

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Modulus Discovery is a drug discovery company.

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Braizon Therapeutics, Inc.

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Braizon Therapeutics, Inc. is a bio-venture firm originating from the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

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Sosei Group

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Sosei is a Japanese biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative drugs.

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Healios

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Healios develops treatments for retinal diseases and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using cell technology.

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SOCIUM Inc

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SOCIUM is an AI-powered drug discovery and development company focused on first-in-class small molecules.

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Kringle Pharma

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Kringle Pharma is a biopharmaceutical company.

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Organ Technologies

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Organ Technologies is a biotech and healthcare company.

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NanoCarrier Co

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NanoCarrier Co is a pharmaceutical company that researches and develops medical products by applying the micellar nanoparticle technology.

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Molcure

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Molcure is a high-speed, high-quality, high-variation antibody screening & design system combining biology, automation and bioinformatics

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Fimecs

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FIMECS is a focused on developing first-in-class protein degradation therapeutics for cancers and other difficult-to-treat diseases.

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REGiMMUNE Corporation

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REGiMMUNE is a biotechnology company producing immune-regulatory therapeutics for life-threatening diseases and debilitating disorders.

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SymBio Pharmaceuticals

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SymBio Pharmaceuticals develops therapeutic products for cancer, hematology, and autoimmune diseases.

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Alchemedicine

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Alchemedicine is a drug research and development company.

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Epigeneron

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Epigeneron Inc. is a Drug discovery and detection of gene mutation Company.

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Anaeropharma Science

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Anaeropharma is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in research and development.

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Setsuro Tech

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Setsuro Tech is a Business Information Systems service platform.

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MabGenesis

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MabGenesis is a biopharmaceutical company that provides therapeutic monoclonal antibody drugs in human and animal fields.

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KAICO

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KAICO is a pharmaceuticals, diagnostic drugs production company.

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Japanese Organization for Medical Device Development

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Japanese Organization for Medical Device Development is a research and development company of medical equipment.

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NUProtein Co., Ltd.

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NUProtein introduces a protein synthesis technology from wheat germ extract.

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Curadim Pharma

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Curadim Pharma a pipeline-driven biotech company that discovers unutilized innovative drug seeds in Japan.

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GlyTech

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GlyTech is a responsibility of the company to protect personal information in its business activities.

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Lily MedTech

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Lily MedTech is conducting research on imaging systems for breast cancer.

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Epsilon Molecular Engineering

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Epsilon Molecular Engineering is a Biotechnology research and development company.

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CYBO

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CYBO provides products and services to understand cells deeply and to harness them widely.

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StemRIM

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StemRIM is a bio company that aims to develop “regeneration-inducing medicines”.

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Reborna Biosciences

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Reborna Biosciences is a research and development start-up focusing on the field of rare genetic diseases.

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TMS

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A Tokyo-based clinical-stage biotech company. Lead program TMS-007 (acute ischemic stroke) is partnered with Biogen.

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Green Earth Institute

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Green Earth Institute is producing carbon neutral biofuels and green chemicals from non-food biomass instead of using food and feed crops.

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Toregem BioPharma

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Toregem BioPharma is a startup from Kyoto University that develops a treatment for congenital adentia.

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NANOEGG

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NANOEGG is aiming to create a medical breakthrough from skin research and to realize medical care without the use of needles.

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AQUA Therapeutics

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AQUA Therapeutics primarily engages in the development of therapeutic drugs for the treatment of fibrotic diseases.

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CellAxia

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drug discovery bio-venture aiming at practical application of advanced research such as cell therapy .

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iPS PORTAL

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iPS PORTAL focuses on contract testing of iPS cells and worked to promote the widespread use of iPS cell technology.

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GRA&GREEN

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GRA&GREEN is a research and development agribio venture based in Japan

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Repertoire Genesis

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Repertoire Genesis is a Biotechnology company.

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PRISM BioLab

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PRISM develop therapeutic drugs that cure these intractable diseases using our unique peptide mimic technology.

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TAGCyx Biotechnologies, Inc.

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TagCyx is a research based company based in Tokyo (Japan), founded in March 2007 as a spin out company of RIKEN.

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JUNTEN BIO

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JUNTEN BIO is a company is to develop new technologies in the field of regenerative medicine.

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Rege Nephro

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Rege Nephro is a biotech company that specialized in R&D, production and marketing of renal disease therapeutics.

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KOTAI Biotechnologies

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KOTAI Biotechnologies is a biotechnology company.

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AccuRna

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AccuRna is pioneering unique drug delivery system (DDS) for nucleic acid therapeutics, both of short chain and long chain.

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AceRNA

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AceRNA contributes to regenerative medicine and drug discovery through the discovery of novel miRNA functions.

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CellGenTech

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CellGenTech is a Therapeutics Company

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Jiksak Bioengineering

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Jiksak Bioengineering is a biotechnology company.

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HIROTSU BIO SCIENCE

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HIROTSU BIO SCIENCE is a biotechnology company.

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TNAX Biopharma

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TNAX Biopharma is a developer of pharmaceuticals drugs intended to improve the quality of life of patients.

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iHeart Japan

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iHeart Japan is developing regenerative medicinal products for severe heart failure, using iPSC technologies.

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LUCA Science

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LUCA Science develops innovative treatments intended for mitochondrial and related diseases.

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Medrx

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Medrx is a pharmaceutical company.

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Rhelixa

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Rhelixa is a leader in epigenomic analysis.

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CellFiber

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Cell fiber technology was developed as a basic technology for handling cells in the engineering field.

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Synplogen

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Synplogen is a company that brings together unique DNA synthesis technologies that Kobe University and others have been developing.

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IMMUNOSENS

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Immunological tests can be performed at small hospitals and clinics.

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Metagen Therapeutics

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Metagen Therapeutics is a Drug discovery and medical business company which utilizes microbiome science.

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Medinet Co

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Cancer immuno-cell therapy is an advanced medical practice.

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Cellusion

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Cellusion is a developer of corneal endothelial regenerative medicine intended to improve world visibility.

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Cytlimic

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CYTLIMIC is a biotechnology company that develops immunotherapy products for the treatment of cancer, including a cancer peptide vaccine.

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AgroDesign Studio

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AgroDesign Studio conducts research and development of pesticides using active ingredient compounds.

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Eisai

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Eisai is a human health care company that provides products and services to its patients and their families under any healthcare system.

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NB Health Laboratory Japan

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NB Health Laboratory is a biotechnology company specializing in the research and development of innovative new drugs.

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Luxna Biotech

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Luxana Biotech is established to contribute to medical treatment for suffering patients, .

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SUDx-Biotec

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SUDx-Biotec focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of sugar chain technology.

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Algal Bio

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Algal Bio is an food tech startup, was established in 2018 based upon 20 years of research results at the University of Tokyo.

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Kamui Pharma

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Kamui Pharma, Inc. is a drug discovery startup from Asahikawa Medical University, focused on probiotic medicine.

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Knowledge Palette

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Knowledge Palette is a start-up company that conducts business of regenerative medicine cells.

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C4U Corporation

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C4U Corporation is a developer of a genome editing technology.

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DiNA

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DiNA offers consulting for your beauty and health from the inside and the outside using the DNA analysis and human stem cell culture method.

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Digzyme

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Digzyme is a research and development platform for creating, discovering, and evaluating new enzyme-catalyzed reactions by bioinformatics.

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Amelieff

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Amelieff provides bioinformatic skills and knowledge to help bio-researchers.

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Chromocenter

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Chromocenter is a next generation biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing company.

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Biomedical Solutions

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Biomedical Solutions researches and develops neurovascular intervention devices.

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AutoPhagyGO

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AutoPhagyGO develops autophagy solutions for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Rena Therapeutics

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Rena Therapeutics is a Creation of new nucleic acid drugs realized by third platform technology

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Immuno-Biological Laboratories

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Immuno-Biological Laboratories is developing, manufacturing and supplying various immunological research reagents, and customized services.

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Tupac Bio

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Intuitively design your DNA, share your designs with collaborators, and perform and analyze your high-throughput screens.

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Space Bio-Laboratories

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Space Bio-Laboratories is trying to apply the results of their research to cell based therapy biotechnology

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FISH BIOTECH

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FISH BIOTECH engages in the development of seedling production and smart aquaculture services.

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iPS Academia Japan

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iPS Academia Japan licenses the intellectual property that arises from IPS cell research.

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CREO Bioscience

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Cleo Bioscience is a Biotechnology company.

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AMBICION

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AMBICION develops new drugs focused on establishing a global standard treatment for cancer patients.

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