SCREEN Joins One-Stop Bioresource Project in Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan - March 20, 2018 - SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. has decided to participate in the one-stop bioresource project in Kyoto University. The project is Japan's first ever industry-academia alliance which realizes the development of innovative medicine in Japan.

Kyoto University, SRL Inc., Tsubakimoto Chain Co., Ltd., Sysmex Corporation, Asklep Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, Fujitsu Ltd., and SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. have decided to build a new industry-academic collaboration model that makes use of each members' research and business bases, aimed at contributing to developing innovative medicine in Japan. Of these, Kyoto University will carry out one-stop bioresource projects via the Clinical Bioresource Center that was established inside its University Hospital, while the seven companies will newly establish KBBM Co., Ltd. to promote the project. Both sides will tackle new, "industry-in-the-academia" industry-academia alliances to deliver even more effective and safe drugs and treatment methods even more quickly to the patients. The new company was named "KBBM" with the hope of building a bridge of innovative medicine from Kyoto ("Kyoto Bridge for Breakthrough Medicine").

SCREEN has already established a proven reputation in the life sciences field with products including its advanced systems for imaging of cell morphology. The company plans to utilize these technologies as it actively contributes to and invests in Kyoto University's one-stop bio resource project, with the joint goal of promoting cutting-edge, result-oriented medical developments.

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