Our History

REPROCELL – Corporate History

Aug. 2017 Official opening of the "Centre for Predictive Drug Discovery" laboratories in Glasgow, Scotland
May. 2017 Alliance is formed with Fox Chase Medical Center (Philadelphia, U.S.A.) to accelerate biomarker and genetic discovery
Nov. 2016 Agreement is signed with Steminent Biopharmaceuticals (Taiwan) for Stemchymal cell therapy technology; REPROCELL Medical business unit is created
Nov. 2016 REPROCELL Europe founded with full-trading offices located at the Biopta site in Glasgow, Scotland (U.K.); Dr. David Bunton named CEO.
Aug. 2016 REPROCELL USA founded with full-trading offices located at the BioServe site in Beltsville, MD (U.S.A.); Dr. Rama Modali named CEO.
Nov. 2015 Acquired Biopta (Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.)
Oct. 2014 REPROCELL USA, the Company’s affiliate in the U.S.A., acquired the business of iPS cell business department of Stemgent (U.S.A.), and changed its name to Stemgent.
Sep. 2014 Acquired BioServe (Beltsville, MD, U.S.A.)
July 2014 Acquired Reinnervate (County Durham, England, U.K.)
Feb. 2014 Consignment and entrustment agreement with Japan Blood Products Organization for the clinical laboratory measurement work.
Feb. 2014 Establishment of RC Partners, Inc., which is the Company’s affiliate to invest in a general partner of the venture capital fund called “Cell Innovation Partners, L.P.” that focuses on the creation of next-generation pharmaceutical and medical businesses.
Nov. 2013 Launch of custom-made disease model cells in collaboration with Takara Bio, Inc. (Cell products)
Oct. 2013 Shin-Yokohama District (ReproCELL, Inc) was chosen as the Life Innovation Comprehensive Special Zones for International Competitiveness Development.
Jun. 2013 Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange JASDAQ Growth Market.
Dec. 2012 Establishment of the sales office of REPROCELL USA Inc. in Boston.
Oct. 2012 Professor Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Aug. 2012 Establishment of agreement for sales collaboration concerning human iPS cells model for Alzheimer’s disease with PerkinElmer Japan Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2012 Launch of human iPSC-derived neuron model cells for Alzheimer’s disease.
May 2012 Human iPSC-derived hepatocytes (ReproHepato) launch
Oct. 2011 A new version of human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (ReproCardio2, frozen) launch
Apr. 2011 A new feeder-free culture medium ReproFF2 launched
Apr. 2011 REPROCELL USA, Ltd. established
Oct. 2010 Human iPSC-derived DA neuron (ReproNeuro DA) launch
Jan. 2010 The headquarters and laboratory have moved to Yokohama
Apr. 2009 Human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (ReproCardio) and the assay service using it (QTempo) launch
Apr. 2009 Human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (ReproCardio) and the assay service using it (QTempo) launch
Aug. 2008 Cardiotoxicity testing (QTempo) using monkey ES cell-derived cardiomyocytes launch
Jul. 2005 National granted project with Kyoto University and pharmaceutical companies “Drug screening and toxicity technology using human ES cells” (2005 to 2010)
Jun. 2005 Laboratory installed in Tokyo
Apr. 2005 Launch of research reagent business: Primate ES cell medium
Aug. 2004 Start commercializing Nanog antibodies (human/mouse)
Jun. 2003 Joint research agreement with Kyoto University
May 2003 Joint research agreement with Tokyo University
Feb. 2003 REPROCELL Inc. Established