kringle-pharmaCo., Ltd.


Company Name Kringle Pharma, Inc.
Established December 21, 2001
Capital 300 million JPY
Main Banks Mizuho Bank, Ltd., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Major Stockholders Nippon Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Keio Innovation Initiative, Inc.
DBJ Capital Co., Ltd.
Company Mission We will contribute to our society and global health by research,
development and commercialization of innovative medicines for patients suffering from incurable diseases.
Main Project Research & development of HGF (pharmaceuticals for regenerative medicine)

Company History

Kringle Pharma, Inc. was established as a pharmaceutical biotechnology venture company originating from Osaka University in December 2001 with the goal of early development of new cancer therapies utilizing NK4. It was 2005 that Kringle Pharma, Inc. initiated the clinical development of recombinant human HGF, Hepatocyte growth factor. Professors Nakamura and Matsumoto, who discovered HGF and NK4, became deeply engaged in the establishment of Kringle Pharma, Inc. Professor. Matsumoto is the Chief Scientific Officer for the company, from October 2002 to November 2013.
Kunio Iwatani, Chairman of Kringle Pharma, Inc., was previously engaged in the expansion of business for the International Division of Takeda Chemical Ind. Ltd. for nineteen years. After holding the positions of President and CEO of Hokuriku Seiyaku Co. Ltd. and Director of Abbott Japan Co. Ltd. successively, he filled the position as President and CEO from March 1, 2003 to December 16, 2016.
Kiichi Adachi, President and CEO of Kringle Pharma, Inc., was previously Postdoctoral Research Associate at Purdue University before joining Paradigm Genetics, Inc. in NC, USA. He came back to Japan to join Biotechnology Center of Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute as Chief Strategist. He joined Kringle Pharma, Inc. in April 2004 and served as Director of R&D, and subsequently Director of Business Development before being appointed to his present position in December 16, 2016.


Kringle Pharma, Inc.

207 Saito Bio Incubator 7-7-15 Saitoasagi, Ibaraki, OSAKA 567-0085, JAPAN

  • TEL+81-72-641-8739
  • FAX+81-72-641-8730

When using public transportation

Osaka Monorail Saito Line (International Culture Park City Monorail Line)
Get off at Saito Nishi Station, about 8 minutes on foot

The time required: About 17 minutes from Senri-Chuo Station

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