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Advanced medical care R&D facilities and health care facilities have been established at the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster on Kobe Port Island. These include the Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation (IBRI), which houses both an R&D sector and a hospital section, and carries out research to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical applications. Other facilities include the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), a world-class research organization in the field of development and regeneration, and the Business Support Center for Biomedical Research Activities (BMA), which specially rents out laboratory spaces for bio-related companies. Finally, there is the Kobe Medical Device Development Center (MEDDEC), which is a facility that leases labs and offices to encourage the creation of new businesses in the field of medical equipment, as well as the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies (CLST), which aims to establish a more effective drug launching process and development of technologies for verifying the effects of new medical methods. In addition to these facilities, as of December 31, 2015, 313 medical related companies and organizations are located nearby to promote basic research, industrial application research and business. The ultra high-speed computational system, supercomputer K, came into service in September 2012. To maximize the use of the supercomputer, efforts are being made to develop and popularize software, establish systems, and create a hub for research and education. It is expected that the supercomputer K will be fully utilized in collaboration with cutting-edge technology research facilities and companies in Hyogo, that it will inspire the creation of new industries, and that it will attract excellent researchers and companies both from home and abroad.


Issue in March,2016 Vol.20pdf
「Practical Application of Regenerative Medicine Using iPS Cells from Kobe」
「Kobe, home of flourishing life-science studies, is optimum for pharmaceutical research」
Issue in November,2015 Vol.19pdf
「Enhancing the Business Base and Promoting BCPs」
「One-Stop Service Supporting Domestic and Foreign Companies’ Expansion into Hyogo」
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