We are a startup company established in April 1, 2005. The company was founded based on the research conducted by an independent administrative institution, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) / Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST).
Since our establishment, we have been developing novel cross-breeding technologies that are rooted in genomics based on information about the barley genome.
In 2007, we developed technologies that can accelerate the performance of plants through increased production, enhanced qualities (e.g. enhanced sugar production) and enhanced stress tolerance, by activating the expressions of various plant functions. These technologies have been added to our project line.
In addition, in order to meet the needs of the age of genome-based pharmaceutical research, we have established technologies for mass production of pharmaceutically useful proteins that make use of plant cells and have started contractual manufacturing services of useful proteins, such as antibodies and diagnostic medicines.
Our aims are to contribute to general health maintenance, to increased food production, and to investigate and develop basic breeding technologies through these operations.
- The followings are examples of technologies that we are currently offering.
- Activated plant productivity (e.g. increased harvest, enhanced quality, and enhanced stress tolerance)
- Mass production systems for pharmaceutically useful proteins and peptides (e.g. antibodies and diagnostic medicines).
- Research and development of novel cross- breeding systems using highly accurate gene maps.
Through these operations, research and development, we provide our technologies to researchers and corporations both in Japan and overseas, so that technologies developed in the JST/CREST projects can be widely utilized by industry.
|Chairman of the Board of Director||Akinori Suzuki (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University)|
|Chief Executive Officer||Satoru Inoue (Former JST/CREST Research Area Technical Counselor)|
|Chief Executive Officer||Kiyoshi Kasamatsu (Former Group Manager, Agricultural Chemicals Research Laboratory, Sumitomo Chemical Co.,Ltd.)|
|Director||Toshihiko Nishio (Honorably President, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Technical Information Society)|
|Technical Advisor||Tomoko Nakanishi (Professor, Tokyo University)|
|Statutory Auditor||Yasunori Nakamura (Professor Emeritus, Akita Prefectural University)|
|Yokohama Office||5-7-9-511, Nakamachidai, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama-shi,Kanagawaken, 224-0041, Japan
|Saitama Office||1-15-34, Sekima, Sakado-shi, Saitamaken, 350-0215, Japan