SPLASH BIO on the EARTH! バイオで地球を塗り替えろ!

10TH

MESSAGE

With all my gratitude for the 10 years that have flown by.

It's the 10th anniversary of CHITOSE GROUP, which claims "Let make humanity’s life more abundant for the next 1000 years!"

For me, it's been a surprisingly quick 10 years, however, it's obvious since only 1% of the 1000-year schedule is over.

When CHITOSE GROUP was founded 10 years ago, I said "I think our research budget and the number of colleagues would be increased 10-fold in 10 years."
On the contrary, people inside and outside of the company treated me like I was kind of weirdo, and said "What are you talking about when you're worried about paying next month's salary?"

In the next 10 years, I am saying "We might be presenting the projects continuously to the society which makes the world surprised and would be able to remain in human history for 1000 years. In addition, we will start new things which cannot be evaluated by the amount of research funding or sales." On the other hand, I think to myself, "What are you talking about? You're the one who's worried about paying next year's wages."

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Tomohiro Fujita Ph.D.

MESSAGE

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Tomohiro Fujita Ph.D.

Expectations for CHITOSE

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of CHITOSE GROUP, we received "Expectations for CHITOSE'' as a congratulatory message from corporations and local governments. All of us at CHITOSE would like to continue to push forward in order to exceed the expectations of all of you. We truly appreciate everyone who sent us messages.

*Listed in Japanese alphabetical order

  • ENEOS Holdings, Inc.
    ENEOS Corporation

    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Emerging Business Development Dept.
    Mr. Yasunori Yazaki

    MESSAGE

    As an energy providing company, we believe that it is our mission to provide biojet fuel and other products amidst the growing expectations and attention to global warming and a decarbonized society.
    We have high expectations that our cooperation with CHITOSE will enable us to realize algae and fuel production with a sense of scale.

  • KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD.

    Director
    Technical Research Laboratories
    Mr. Ryo Ohashi

    MESSAGE

    We have been developing processes based on empirical knowledge, but we feel that there is still room for improvement. CHITOSE's technology for developing efficient processes using AI has the potential to revolutionize the development of bio-production processes, and we expect it to promote our philosophy of "solving social issues through fermentation."

  • SHIONOGI & CO., LTD.

    Director and Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Integrated Disease Care DivisionMs. Takuko Sawada

    MESSAGE

    In the future, as the use of various digital data related to healthcare advances, pharmaceutical industries will be required to collaborate and cooperate with not only the IT industry, but also consumer electronics, finance and insurance, construction, real estate, and other service industries such as education and welfare. CHITOSE has already set up various businesses in the biotechnology industry and has put them on the right track. I hope that your methodology and development of technologies using digital technologies will be widely used in the future to accelerate innovation in the healthcare field and lead to business innovation and development.

  • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

    Vice President, Head of Pharmaceutical Technology Div.
    President, Chugai Pharma Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Mr. Shinya Takuma

    MESSAGE

    Our relationship with CHITOSE dates back to 2006. When I first heard about the concept of Disparity Mutagenesis, I remember being very excited as a bioengineer. Based on CHITOSE's world-class technology in cell development, including its subsequent achievements, CHITOSE Supercell (CHO-MK cells) has the potential to bring about a major innovation in the production of biopharmaceuticals, and I look forward to further innovations, including collaboration with our company.

  • Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture

    MayorMr. Tatsunobu Isoda

    MESSAGE

    In Nagaoka, where the fermentation and brewing technology inherited from our ancestors still stay alive, the new wind is being born through the knowledge of biotechnology and young vitality by CHITOSE.
    In order to realize a sustainable/circular society where each citizen can have a healthy life, we believe that the collaboration with "CHITOSE Agriculture Initiative" utilizing the biotechnology will be a sustainable initiative for the future in the agricultural sector, which is one of Nagaoka's core industries.

  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

    Representative Director
    Member of the Board, Executive Vice President (CTO)
    Mr. Hideki Matsuo

    MESSAGE

    In order to realize a carbon neutral society, it is imperative for us as a chemical company to develop alternative materials that can replace petroleum-derived ones.
    From a practical standpoint, algae are an effective means of achieving this goal, and we believe CHITOSE is leading the most advanced initiatives in the world in this field.
    In addition to the production of raw materials using algae, Mitsui Chemicals hopes to strengthen its collaborative system with CHITOSE GROUP in areas such as agriculture and fermentation production.

  • Kao Corporation

    Vice president
    R&D - Biological Science Research
    Mr. Yasushi Takimura

    MESSAGE

    We had a lot of discussions with the sympathy of the idea "Shifting to an industrial structure based on biotechnology." I feel the power of efforts made based on real information obtained from the field everywhere.
    You have the word "Cultivate" in your group statement. I look forward to seeing you continue to provide a breath of fresh air to all areas of society.

  • Kirin Holdings Company, Limited

    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Health Business Strategy Office, Corporate Strategy Department
    Mr. Toru Ishikura

    MESSAGE

    In pursuing advanced DX in the healthcare business, it is essential to have an IT vendor that has knowledge of the healthcare domain as well as digital technology. We believe that CHITOSE is one of the few and most reliable companies in the global market that has strengths in both digital technology and healthcare/microbiome.
    We have great expectations for the creation of new value.

  • Chateraise Co., Ltd.

    General Manager
    Purchasing Department
    Mr. Ryoichi Inoue

    MESSAGE

    One of our challenges in opening stores overseas is to procure "delicious and fresh strawberries." CHITOSE is helping us procure strawberries for all our stores in Malaysia and some stores in Singapore.
    How can we procure "delicious and fresh strawberries?" CHITOSE has made it possible for us.
    We are looking forward to working with you to supply strawberries to all of our stores in Singapore, which are scheduled to expand to 40 stores, as well as to expand to stores in other countries.

  • Dentsu Group Inc.

    Director/Audit and Supervisory Committee MembersMs. Izumi Okoshi

    MESSAGE

    The development of new technologies and methods is accelerating in the marketing field, and the maintenance and operation of data to realize a one-to-one approach is becoming an important theme. Data-driven marketing using CHITOSE's microbiome data is highly unique and can be applied in a variety of fields, and I feel that it has the potential for unprecedented solutions.

  • Hokuto City,
    Yamanashi Prefecture

    MayorMr. Eiji Kamimura

    MESSAGE

    In order to continue to keep the high-quality water that Hokuto City is so proud of, we are encouraged by CHITOSE's participation in our efforts to build a sustainable society from the perspective of biotechnology. After signing a comprehensive cooperation agreement with CHITOSE at the end of 2020, we were surprised at the speed with which you immediately proposed compost production.
    We hope that the biotechnology knowledge of CHITOSE will be actively utilized in the field of health care to improve the health of the citizens of Hokuto City so that the city can be proud of its longevity and health.

  • Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture

    MayorMr. Akishi Yamashita

    MESSAGE

    Mitoyo City is promoting Digital First, and is working with CHITOSE on data-driven initiatives in the fields of soil-related agriculture, and healthcare based on intestinal flora. Through these initiatives, we look forward to further accelerating the use of data in the city and also enriching our citizens.
    In the future, CHITOSE will lead the initiatives to improve the health and well-being of citizens at Lake Hozan Ball Park, where each citizen can experience the benefits of using data. And we will share our efforts throughout Japan.

  • ENEOS Holdings, Inc.
    ENEOS Corporation

    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Emerging Business Development Dept.
    Mr. Yasunori Yazaki

    MESSAGE

    As an energy providing company, we believe that it is our mission to provide biojet fuel and other products amidst the growing expectations and attention to global warming and a decarbonized society.
    We have high expectations that our cooperation with CHITOSE will enable us to realize algae and fuel production with a sense of scale.

  • Kao Corporation

    Vice president
    R&D - Biological Science Research
    Mr. Yasushi Takimura

    MESSAGE

    We had a lot of discussions with the sympathy of the idea "Shifting to an industrial structure based on biotechnology." I feel the power of efforts made based on real information obtained from the field everywhere.
    You have the word "Cultivate" in your group statement. I look forward to seeing you continue to provide a breath of fresh air to all areas of society.

  • KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD.

    Director
    Technical Research Laboratories
    Mr. Ryo Ohashi

    MESSAGE

    We have been developing processes based on empirical knowledge, but we feel that there is still room for improvement. CHITOSE's technology for developing efficient processes using AI has the potential to revolutionize the development of bio-production processes, and we expect it to promote our philosophy of "solving social issues through fermentation."

  • Kirin Holdings Company, Limited

    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Health Business Strategy Office, Corporate Strategy Department
    Mr. Toru Ishikura

    MESSAGE

    In pursuing advanced DX in the healthcare business, it is essential to have an IT vendor that has knowledge of the healthcare domain as well as digital technology. We believe that CHITOSE is one of the few and most reliable companies in the global market that has strengths in both digital technology and healthcare/microbiome.
    We have great expectations for the creation of new value.

  • SHIONOGI & CO., LTD.

    Director and Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Integrated Disease Care DivisionMs. Takuko Sawada

    MESSAGE

    In the future, as the use of various digital data related to healthcare advances, pharmaceutical industries will be required to collaborate and cooperate with not only the IT industry, but also consumer electronics, finance and insurance, construction, real estate, and other service industries such as education and welfare. CHITOSE has already set up various businesses in the biotechnology industry and has put them on the right track. I hope that your methodology and development of technologies using digital technologies will be widely used in the future to accelerate innovation in the healthcare field and lead to business innovation and development.

  • Chateraise Co., Ltd.

    General Manager
    Purchasing Department
    Mr. Ryoichi Inoue

    MESSAGE

    One of our challenges in opening stores overseas is to procure "delicious and fresh strawberries." CHITOSE is helping us procure strawberries for all our stores in Malaysia and some stores in Singapore.
    How can we procure "delicious and fresh strawberries?" CHITOSE has made it possible for us.
    We are looking forward to working with you to supply strawberries to all of our stores in Singapore, which are scheduled to expand to 40 stores, as well as to expand to stores in other countries.

  • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

    Vice President, Head of Pharmaceutical Technology Div.
    President, Chugai Pharma Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Mr. Shinya Takuma

    MESSAGE

    Our relationship with CHITOSE dates back to 2006. When I first heard about the concept of Disparity Mutagenesis, I remember being very excited as a bioengineer. Based on CHITOSE's world-class technology in cell development, including its subsequent achievements, CHITOSE Supercell (CHO-MK cells) has the potential to bring about a major innovation in the production of biopharmaceuticals, and I look forward to further innovations, including collaboration with our company.

  • Dentsu Group Inc.

    Director/Audit and Supervisory Committee MembersMs. Izumi Okoshi

    MESSAGE

    The development of new technologies and methods is accelerating in the marketing field, and the maintenance and operation of data to realize a one-to-one approach is becoming an important theme. Data-driven marketing using CHITOSE's microbiome data is highly unique and can be applied in a variety of fields, and I feel that it has the potential for unprecedented solutions.

  • Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture

    MayorMr. Tatsunobu Isoda

    MESSAGE

    In Nagaoka, where the fermentation and brewing technology inherited from our ancestors still stay alive, the new wind is being born through the knowledge of biotechnology and young vitality by CHITOSE.
    In order to realize a sustainable/circular society where each citizen can have a healthy life, we believe that the collaboration with "CHITOSE Agriculture Initiative" utilizing the biotechnology will be a sustainable initiative for the future in the agricultural sector, which is one of Nagaoka's core industries.

  • Hokuto City,
    Yamanashi Prefecture

    MayorMr. Eiji Kamimura

    MESSAGE

    In order to continue to keep the high-quality water that Hokuto City is so proud of, we are encouraged by CHITOSE's participation in our efforts to build a sustainable society from the perspective of biotechnology. After signing a comprehensive cooperation agreement with CHITOSE at the end of 2020, we were surprised at the speed with which you immediately proposed compost production.
    We hope that the biotechnology knowledge of CHITOSE will be actively utilized in the field of health care to improve the health of the citizens of Hokuto City so that the city can be proud of its longevity and health.

  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

    Representative Director
    Member of the Board, Executive Vice President (CTO)
    Mr. Hideki Matsuo

    MESSAGE

    In order to realize a carbon neutral society, it is imperative for us as a chemical company to develop alternative materials that can replace petroleum-derived ones.
    From a practical standpoint, algae are an effective means of achieving this goal, and we believe CHITOSE is leading the most advanced initiatives in the world in this field.
    In addition to the production of raw materials using algae, Mitsui Chemicals hopes to strengthen its collaborative system with CHITOSE GROUP in areas such as agriculture and fermentation production.

  • Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture

    MayorMr. Akishi Yamashita

    MESSAGE

    Mitoyo City is promoting Digital First, and is working with CHITOSE on data-driven initiatives in the fields of soil-related agriculture, and healthcare based on intestinal flora. Through these initiatives, we look forward to further accelerating the use of data in the city and also enriching our citizens.
    In the future, CHITOSE will lead the initiatives to improve the health and well-being of citizens at Lake Hozan Ball Park, where each citizen can experience the benefits of using data. And we will share our efforts throughout Japan.

Human Life and BIO

"Biologicalize the Earth"

We, CHITOSE GROUP, are working every day to solve social issues.
Then now, how is BIO (= biology and biotechnology) related to our lives?
Let's click on the cranes to find out!

SPLASH BIO on the EARTH!バイオで地球を塗り替えろ!
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