Yokohama Biopharmaceutical Research and Development Center (YBIRD) has been launched by Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation with supports from Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and Yokohama City government in Yokohama Bioindustry Center in order to activate biopharmaceuticals-related industry in Japan.
YBIRD, equipped with process lines both for mammalian cells and for microbial cells, is capable of manufacturing investigational drugs of recombinant proteins.
Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation
Yokohama Bio Industry Center, 1-6 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-0045, JAPAN
Tel: +81 45 502 4810
Fax: +81 45 502 9810
Start of operation
April in 2011
GMP controlled area 745m²
Non-GMP controlled area 130m²
The core businesses of YBIRD are contract manufacturing services, collaborative research on bioprocess, and bioprocess training. In contract manufacturing services, we offer lab-scale examination, bioprocess development, manufacturing of investigational drug substance, and performance evaluation of samples. Collaborative research on bioprocess includes, evaluation of technologies for recombinant protein expression cell culturing, protein purification, and protein analysis in order to establish high-quality and low-cost biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies. You can collaborate with us even in an early stage of process development. Moreover, we support the development of human resources in the bioprocess field through lectures and trainings.
Yokohama Bio Industry Center, 1-6 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan
10 min. from Tsurumi Sta. to Yokohama Bio Center.
Take Kawasaki-Tsurumi Rinko Bus of the route number "Tsuru-08" bound for "Fure-yu" at No.8 stop of Tsurumi Sta. Bus Terminal(*) in about 12 min. get off at "Riken/Shidai-Daigakuin-mae".
*:In front of east exit of "Tsurumi Sta." on JR Keihin Tohoku Line or "Keikyu-Tsurumi Sta." on Keihinkyuko Line.