Presentation of Japanese Clusters

On this page, the Centre presents Japanese clusters seeking for international cooperation with EU.

Established in May 2009, the PMK Initiative ( is Japan's largest assembly of protein-related research institutes and companies, organized by the Osaka Bio Headquarters ( and the Senri Life Science Foundation (

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Located on the hillside of northern part of Osaka, the Northern Osaka Biomedical Cluster is a hub of pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and renowned research institutes which illustrates the highest potential in the life sciences sector.

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Established in 1998, Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster (KBIC) is the largest biomedical clusters in Japan. The cluster forms an integrated system for everything from basic research to clinical applications (translational research) and industrialization.

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