Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation
Mission of the foundation

The primary mission of FBRI is to revitalizethe economy of Kobe and the Kansai region, improve the health and welfare of the citizens of Kobe and the wider general public and raise the standard of health care around the world. Three major divisions, the Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation, the Translational Research Informatics Center and Pro-Cluster Kobe, are tasked with facilitating breakthroughs in biomedical technology by:

  • transferring achievements in basic research into clinical applications with shortest possible lead-time in a process we call Integrative Celerity Research
  • providing advanced health care to the community
  • designing innovative medical systems
  • and aiding the development of the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster

* The Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster was launched in 1998 to help Kobe recover from the disastrous economic and social aftermaths of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, and to transform Kobe, a community that gained a renewed awareness of the preciousness of life though this experience, into a guardian for the future of humanity.