GeneCare Research Institute Co.,Ltd.
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December, 2000 -Foundation with 10,000,000 yen in capital.
March, 2001

-Conclusion of research contract with Toshiba Co. Ltd. for the                 “Development of DNA tips”

April, 2001

-Conclusion of contract for research and development with the four  domestic companies, the stockholders of AGENE                 

November, 2001

-Conclusion of the contract with AGENE for the priority to use  patents

-Adoption of a large government fund of 5 years for the prevention of C-type hepatitis and hepatic carcinoma

-Taking over the project of ubiquitin-related research and development from UP Science

August, 2002

-Exhibition of “the e-Chip prototype apparatus” in the first Bio Expo  Japan in cooperation with Toshiba Co. Ltd.

March, 2003 -Awarded a prize of Japan Bioindustry Association, among the prizes of the Japan Bio Venture (sponsored by Nippon Kogyo Shinbun)
October, 2003 -Move of the administration office TECOM 2nd Bldg. 19-2 Kajiwara, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0063
January, 2005 -Conclusion of the contract “License and option agreement” with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in USA to use exclusively the license for RecQ helicase-related clinical applications
April, 2006

-The project of a liver function-improvement drug was adopted by the commission development work project of the Japan Science and Technology Agency

March, 2007

-Move of the Research Laboratory  TECOM 2nd Bldg. 19-2 Kajiwara, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0063

May, 2007 -Capital increase to 991,300,000 yen.(May 31, 2007)
*About the Agene Research Institute Co.,Ltd.
  • GeneCare Research Institute Co., Ltd. (briefly called GeneCare) was founded in December 2000 by seven scientists, including Dr. Yasuhiro Furuichi, then the director of the AGENE Research Institute Co., Ltd. (briefly called AGENE), aiming at commercializing the research products of AGENE, which received investment from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (then the Organization for Pharmaceutical Safety and Research) and four domestic pharmaceutical companies, and which terminated its research activity in March 2001.

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