Meet Japanese pharmaceutical and biotechnologycompanies in the EU  as of August 2020


Asahi Kasei Pharma    Drug and target candidates discovery in-licensing: Ideally, GLP-Tox ready and/or patent

Chronic Pain
Neurodegenerative diseases / rare neurological diseases
Autoimmune diseases
Critical care area
Refractory muscle diseases


 Contact the Centre for the details.

Astellas Pharma Inc




•Immunoscience, ophthalmology,otology,

•musculoskeletal diseases, protein homeostasis,

•RNA Functional, modulation, extracellular vesicles/

exosomes, senescence, gene therapy and  gene editing, biologics


Contact the Centre for the details.

Aska Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Drug Discovery and Development

Drug Modalities : Small Molecules, Peptides, Oligonucleotides Therapeutics (Antibodies are ineligible)

•Obstetrics and Gynecology


•Internal Medicine

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
Contact the Centre for the details.
EA Pharma  Co., Ltd

Drug and target candidates discovery,

Disease basics and technology project

•Gastrointestinal disease

I•nflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

•Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)


•Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

•NSAIDs-induced mucosal injury in small intestine

•Gastrointestinal adverse effects caused by the treatment of other diseases

•Rare diseases


Contact the Centre for the details.

JT Pharma Therapeutic Areas

•Metabolic /Cardiovascular Diseases

•Autoimmune Diseases,CNS

•Other Diseases

Contact the Centre for the details.
JT Pharma Drug Discovery Technology Interests

•Technologies for Drug Target Identification

•In Silico Drug Discovery Technologies (including AI):

•Hit and Lead Generation Technologies

•Emerging Discovery Technologies for small molecules

•Techniques and research tools for CNS translational research

•Bioinformatics Technologies

Contact the Centre for the details.
Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

Call for funded programme to

researchers and research representatives affiliated with public research institutions,

universities, etc.

(also including researchers in university-originated venture companies)

•Obstetrics and gynecology:Endometriosis, Pre-eclampsia



Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd Seeds, Targets,Concepts, Technology Urology,Hematology, Intractable / Rare diseases, Gynecology, Nucleic acid drugs,Drug discovery Contact the Centre for the details.

 Strategic investment for herapeutic areas on seed stage – middle stage companies (Preclinical biotech preferable)



Digital solutions


Contact the Centre for the details.



BNA Inc. Research-use reagents including chemicals, nuclei acids, proteins, and antibodies Bridged Nucleic Acids, Amidites, Oligos, Oligonucleotide

Commercial agreement with technical assistance/

License agreement/Research cooperation agreement

BrightPath Biotherapeutics Co., Ltd  Drug and drug discovery Cancer cell, Immuno-modulatory antibody License agreement
chromocenter Inc. Identification service Chromosome, CHO cell banks, monoclonality analysis Services agreement/Technical cooperation agreement

Cosmo Bio  Co., Ltd

Manufacturing/Services provider Recombinant protein expression, Exosome / Extracellular vesicles (EVs), Antibodies, Peptide Discovery Service Manufacturing agreement / License agreement /Services agreement / Subcontracting
Cyfuse Biomedical K.K. Development, manufacturing, and sales 3D Tissue, Bio 3D printer, Biofabrication system, Spheroid, Regenerative medicine,  Drug screening Commercial agreement with technical assistance / Distribution services agreement / License agreement / Research cooperation agreement
GEXVal Inc.      
GPC Laboratory Co. Ltd In vitro skin sensitisation test OECD test guideline, Alternatives to animal testing License agreement/Commercial agency agreement
GORYO Chemical, Inc..   Creating new fluorescent probes for bio applications.
Custom synthesis of fluorescent probes.
Development of diagnostic reagent with fluorescent probes.
Hamamatsu Pharma Research, Inc  Drug discovery support and contract services Nonhuman primate disease models, Preclinical Services agreement
ID Pharma Co., Ltd.  Drug and drug discovery Gene therapy, Regenerative medicine

License agreement

iHeart Japan Corporation  Drug discovery support and contract service Cardiomyocytes made from iPS cells

Import-Export Commercial agreement/

Manufacturing and Sales License agreement

Interprotein Corporation  Biotech Protein-protein interaction, ubiquitin-proteasome system, in silico screening, artificial intelligence, activity prediction

Research Cooperation agreement/

Technical cooperation agreement/

License agreemen/

Financial agreement

Kaken Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd  Pharmaceuticals, Medical devices Dermatology, Orthopedics, Perioperative, Niche

Commercial agreement with technical assistance/

License agreement/

Research cooperation agreement

KOKEN Co.,Ltd Biotech / Medical Atelocollagen scaffolds

Research cooperation agreement/

Technical cooperation agreement

Kringle Pharma, Inc.  Drug development, clinical stage Recombinant human hepatocyte growth factor, Spinal cord injury, ALS, Acute kidney injury, Vocal fold scar

License agreement/

Co-development agreement

KYODO INTERNATIONAL., INC.  Distribution sévices microfluidics, MEMS, nano-microfabrication, photolithography, optical, thin film Distribution service
Kyoto Research Park Corp.  Startup Incubation and open innovation support  

Commercial agreement with technical assistance/

Financial agreement

Kyushu Medical Co., Ltd.  Animal feed Probiotics, Poultry, Feed additive

Distribution service

Lilac Pharma  Drug and drug development  Lipid nanoparticle, Liposome, Micelle

Commercial agreement with technical assistance/

License agreement/Joint venture

M Bio Technology Inc.  Drug and drug discovery  Vaccine,  Diagnostics, Precision Prevention Therapy, Autoimmune Disease, Infectious Diseases

Commercial agreement with technical assistance/

Financial agreement/License agreement/

Research cooperation agreement/

Technical cooperation agreement

Momotaro-Gene Inc.   Drug and drug discovery  Tumour, Cancer immunity, Gene therapy

License agreement

Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.  Manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical  Urology, Haematological malignancy, Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Intractable and Rare Diseases

Commercial agreement with technical assistance/

License agreement

Okinawa Protein Tomography Ltd.   Drug and drug discovery support and contract services Macromolecular imaging, Cryo EM, single particle, single molecule, molecular analysis, 3D molecular visualization

Commercial agreement/

Distribution service

OP Bio Factory Co., Ltd.  Drug discovery support and contract group Bio-diversity, Library of natural materials

Service agreement

Rhelixa,Inc.  Drug discovery support and contract services  Genome

Service agreement

SANWA KAGAKU KENKYUSHO CO.,LTD  Pharmaceutical manufacturing 

Small-molecule therapeutics

neurological diseases, or its specific complications

Acute kidney injury (AKI)

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)

Dialysis-related diseases

Supportive care in cancer


License agreement/

Research cooperation agreement/

Joint venture agreement

SEEDSUPPLY INC. Biotech/Pharmaceutical Compound/Protein library, High-Throughput Screening, Binding compounds, Binding Proteins

Services agreement

SENTAN Pharma Inc.  Drug and drug discovery  Nanoparticle, Cardiovascular

License agreement

SetsuroTech Inc.  Drug discovery support and contract services Genome editing, Animal eggs

Service agreement

Takara Bio Inc.  Drug and drug discovery  Cell, Gene therapy

License agreement

Tokyo Future Style  Distributor /Services provider Regenerarive medicine, Cancer reserch, Emerging-reemerging infectious diseases, Nanoparticles Commercial agency agreement
Ube Industries, Ltd.  Drug discovery  Small Molecule, Drug Discovery, Out-licensing

License agreement

Japanese Company 1  Trading Lab equipment / regenerative medicine

Distribution services agreement


CLUSTER Subsector Region
Fukuoka Bio Cluster Project (Kurume)   Kyushu
Kansai Bio Cluster    Kansai
King Sky Front (Kawasaki-City)   Kanto
Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster(FBRI)   Kansai
Kyoto Research Park   Kansai
Medical Cluster City Sapporo   Hokkaido
Metropolitan Bio Network Japan    Kanto
Osaka Bio Headquarters   Kansai
Tottori Bio Frontier    Chugoku


Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development(AMED) All Japan
Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA) All Japan
KYUSHU UNIVERSITY Center for Clinical and Translational Research(CCTR) Kyushu