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We developed automatic culture equipment for iPS cells.
Manufacturing and selling automatic cell culture equipment and X-ray mirrors for synchrotron radiation is the core of our business. Each of our automatic cell culture equipment culture systems is designed and manufactured to suit the user’s protocol. Our company has also successfully developed automatic culture equipment for iPS cells by utilizing our accumulated know-how. In the field of X-ray mirrors for synchrotron radiation we designed and developed a nano focusing mirror that has the world’s best shape accuracy. It has consequently earned a high reputation from synchrotron radiation facilities worldwide. We have accumulated achievements across a variety of industrial fields. These include metals, chemicals, and semiconductors, in addition to the medicine and biotechnology industries.
[Company strength] Our company has completed many orders for customized products and consignment development from companies in a wide range of industries. These include metals, chemicals, and semiconductors in addition to medicine and biotechnology. We are capable of comprehensively handling commercialization processes, including planning, design, and manufacturing. Our manufacturing technology has earned a high reputation from Osaka University in the joint development of X-ray nano focusing mirrors for synchrotron radiation. [Business description] Our main business is manufacturing and selling various automatic cell culture equipment and X-ray mirrors for synchrotron radiation. We successfully developed automatic culture equipment for iPS cells, and recently started distributing the product. This was done by using the various development technologies for automatic cell culture equipment and bio-related research support equipment that we have accumulated since our establishment in 1993. We have also started an R&D project with Yokohama City University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Osaka University to expand the product’s application to regenerative medicine. Our X-ray nano focusing mirror for synchrotron radiation is a result of research conducted by Osaka University and the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (IPCR). These products have been supplied to many institutions in Japan such as the SPring-8 large-scale synchrotron radiation facility and the Free Electron Laser (SACLA). This product has also been delivered to large-scale synchrotron radiation facilities worldwide. It is highly evaluated as an ultra-high-precision mirror that realizes the world’s highest nano focusing. [Industry] Manufacturing [Strength of products/technologies] Our company has a wealth of experience in distributing various automatic cell culture equipment. This is because of the fractionating and dispensing technologies, culture techniques, material handling, and image processing technologies that we have accumulated over the years. We have earned a solid reputation for our product development capability. Our manufacturing technologies for X-ray mirrors for synchrotron radiation are based on Osaka University’s EEM nanofabrication technology and MSI/RADSI nano measuring technology. These are all one-of-a-kind technologies and the best in the field. We retain world-class technological advantages. [Representative's message] We intend to promote product development both in Japan and overseas. This will be done by utilizing our original, excellent technologies such as nanofabrication and culture techniques. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] Each project is centrally managed by a project team that is organized flexibly to suit the specific requirements. We work closely with overseas agents in the synchrotron radiation mirror business to promote sales activities for overseas synchrotron radiation facilities. Our company organization is adept at business deals with overseas institutions. [Market share/Ranking] We have acquired the largest share of the market for X-ray nano focusing mirrors for synchrotron radiation. We remain one of the largest suppliers of automatic cell culture equipment in sales results. [Awards and media coverage] [Media] TV broadcasts in 2012 and 2013: Yomiuri Telecasting, “Kansai Joho Net;” TV Tokyo, “World Satellite;” NHK, “News Watch 9.” Newspaper articles in 2013 Sankei Shimbun, “About Patent Strategy” (February 7, 2013); Nikkei, “Kansai Innovation International Strategic Comprehensive Special Zone” (July 2, 2013); Nikkei, article on iPS cells (September 24, 2013); Nikkei, article about a new research facility (October 12, 2013). [Authorization/Certification] Business innovation plan approval for our X-ray nano focusing mirror for synchrotron radiation project (2005). [Joint research and development] Osaka University (more than 10 projects, including manufacturing technology for X-ray mirrors for synchrotron radiation, and automatic cell culture equipment); National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (3D culture technology); Kobe University (protein crystallization equipment); Yokohama City University (regenerative medicine). [Other sites] Development Center （Osaka） [Transaction form] Product sales, OEM contracts, orders for trial manufacturing and development. [Transaction terms] Billing cycle closes at the end of each month, and payment is due at the end of the next month. [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (IPCR); Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI); Osaka University; Daiichi Jitsugyo; Kurabo Industries; major pharmaceutical manufacturers. [Main Clients / Business History (overseas)] ESRF (France); SOLEIL (France); DLS (UK); DESY (Germany); LCLS (US); NCLS (US); TPS (Taiwan); PAL (Korea); other synchrotron radiation facilities worldwide. [Exhibition History/Information] Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research (2013 annual convention); Japanese Society for Neutron Science (2013 annual convention); BIO JAPAN 2013; Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine (2013 annual convention and others); MEADOW 2013 (Trieste, Italy); Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research (convention held in Hiroshima, January 2014); SPIE 2014 (planned for August, San Diego, US).
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