Beacle Inc. was founded in 2002 by professors of four universities (Osaka, Keio, Kobe, and Okayama) in order to industrialize Bionanocapsule which was co-invented by them.
Bionanocapsule（BNC）is a hollow nano-sized particle that is produced by expressing HBV’s surface protein in yeast. BNC, being similar to the envelop of HBV in structure and function, can be utilized for various purposes.
Based on the BNC technology, we develops drug delivery system (DDS) by using BNC’s cellular delivery ability, highly sensitive Multi-Antibody Detection (MAD) system by using BNC consisted of antibody-binding proteins, new types of HBV vaccine by using BNC expressing the surface antigen identical to natural HBV. We also develop research reagents products for HBV- and Immunoassay-related fields.
Our motto is the development of technologies and products with highly originality, and we continue to pay our effort for development. Please watch our next invention.
|Corporate name||Beacle, Inc.|
|Founded||August 12, 2002|
|President and CEO||Yasumasa Goh, Ph.D.|
|Capital||50 million yen|
|Scope of business||Research, development, manufacturing and sales of pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare products and laboratory reagents.|
|2002 Aug||Founded to industrialize Bio-nanocapsule (BNC)|
|2004 Jan||Company configuration changed|
|2004 Feb||Osaka branch opened|
|2004 Apr||Won the 4th Bio- business Competition Japan Prize.|
|2004 May||Laboratory and Headquarters opened at Okayama|
|2005 Jun||Won the Bio-Venture Originated Universities Prize|
|2005 Oct||Won the 4th Bio-venture Prize (MEXT)|
|2005 Nov||Manufacturing plant completed (Okayama)|
|2006 Jul||Development of anti-cancer DDS drug started.|
|2008 Apr||in vivo siRNA delivery succeeded with our original delivery system|
|2009 Oct||“Signal Booster” as our first research reagent launched|
|2010 Mar||Succeeded to develop Protein-incorporated BNC for introducing proteins into cells|
|2012 Dec||Beacle’s Headquater and Research Laboratory moved to Kyoto.|
|2014 May||Awarded from NEDO’s Grant|
Greeting form CEO
From the foundation in 2002, Beacle Inc. has been focusing on the development of original Bionanocapsule (BNC) technology. We have currently two business fields; one is the development of medicinal technologies and the other production of research reagents. The latter business is conducted in order to support the former business which requires long time and large resources.
In the medicinal field, our focus is developments of DDS, new type vaccines, and antibody sensors which are all based on BNC technology and expected to be used in medicinal or diagnostic field.
In the research reagent filed, we develop, produce and sell products which are related to immunoassay or hepatitis B virus. We pay effort to develop highly original and unique products, to produce high quality products, and to sell at reasonable price.
We would like to continue to develop technologies required by life science society, and to contribute your better healthy life.
Dr. Yasumasa Goh, CEO
Headquaters and Research Laboratory (Kyoto)
By Shinkansen line (bullet train)
1. Get off at Kyoto station (about 0.25 or 2.5 hrs from Shin-Osaka or Tokyo station) and exit from the Karasuma gate.
2. Take Taxi form Kyoto station to our laboratory (approximately 20 min)
1. From Osaka or Kansai Airport, take limousine bus to Kyoto station (about 1 hour from Osakaor 1.5 hour from Kansai)
2. Take Taxi from Kyoto station to our place (about 20 min).