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Fukuoka is Your First Step to Success in All of Asia
With close collaboration with other Asian nations in mind, Fukuoka is promoting the creation of new industries centered on biotechnology, providing support for new biotechnology companies, and working toward the formation of a large biotechnology cluster comprised of biotech-related firms and research institutions.

Fukuoka provides an optimal base for your pharmaceutical business with its excellent support programs and pharmaceutical development infrastructure. The Clinical Research Network Fukuoka, which is a large clinical trial system centered upon four university hospitals in Fukuoka, has been established, and provides high-quality clinical data specifically tailored to your time and scale needs.
Fukuoka provides the optimal base for the pharmaceutical business in Asia. Its universities are training specialists in biotechnology statistics and providing support for companies through the expert advice of patent and pharmaceutical development advisors.
Fukuoka offers a gateway to pharmaceuticals markets in other Asian countries through its convenient transportation network and excellent human resources.



Fukuoka is a center for advanced cancer research. Kurume University is at the forefront of research on liver cancer and hepatitis treatments. The university hosts an annual forum on liver cancer research with researchers from South Korea and China and conducts pioneering studies in tailored health care fields with the support of the Japanese national government. The university is also the birthplace of a start-up company that develops tailored peptide vaccines for liver cancer. The university is proof positive of Fukuoka's potential as a hub for innovation in cancer treatment research and related areas.

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Fukuoka Bio Valley Project
The Fukuoka Bio Incubation Center (F-BIC) has incubation managers who provide support for the commercialization of research seeds introductions to business partners, and offer other services free of charge to support the creation of new pharmaceuticals. The Kurume University Medical School, Biotechnology and Food Research Institute, Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center and other biotechnology-related research institutions are located near the Center, offering excellent opportunities for joint research.

Fukuoka Bio Factory, a rental factory for bio-ventures to produce biochips and reagents, is the Japan’s first plant specifically dedicated to bio production, the plant offers strong support for foreign bio companies’ business development.

Fukuoka Bio Incubation Center

Fukuoka Bio Factory

Major Companies
Kyushu Medical Co., Ltd. :
Recently began operations at its Indonesia plant, which manufactures and sells nutritional feed supplements that reduce the risk of infection from viruses in aquaculture shrimps. Its business is expanding throughout Asia.
Astec Co., Ltd. :
Manufacturing, selling and exporting and importing scientific medical equipment for biotechnology-related research and development.
Iberica Co., Ltd. :
Supporting clinical testing and research, translational research, biotechnology statistics, etc. Promoting its business globally, with offices in Tokyo, and in the U.S.
I. S.T. Co., Ltd. :
Developed the world-first reagent that shows fluorescence in dry state.
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