Another Ophthalmologist

We are pleased to announce that Kengo Nishi has been awarded a diploma from the Japanese Society of Comparative and Veterinary Ophthalmology. Kengo is now a diplomate  of the Japanese College of Fundamental Ophthalmologists.



Ocular toxicology is a burgeoning field and SNBL Japan is committed to having the right equipment and the right people to evaluate ocular toxicology. Kengo is the second diplomate of the Japanese College of Fundamental Ophthalmologists at SNBL Japan, and his skills will add to our safety assessment program. We look forward to seeing him use his skills in future.


We are proud to announce that Haruka Torihara, RDT has become a Japanese Teratology Society-approved Reproductive and Developmental Toxicologist. She joins the 6 other scientists who hold the RDT qualification at SNBL Japan.


The strength of SNBL’s DART program is thanks to the scientists who contribute to it. We are happy that Haruka’s contributions have been recognized and look forward to many more scientific contributions from her.



Health & Productivity Award 2018

SNBL Japan received the Health & Productivity Award 2018, presented by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. This award recognizes organizations which promote health in their region by implementing strategies to improve the health and productivity of their employees.


As part of its strategy to improve employee health, SNBL Japan has implemented Wellness Tourism seminars, a series of health challenges, and early cancer screenings. SNBL Japan will strive to continue these efforts and ensure that the recognition of our strategy is meaningful.



Exhibition at the 4th Regenerative Medicine Expo & Conference Japan

We will host a joint exhibition with KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster at the 4th Regenerative Medicine Expo & Conference Japan held at INTEX Osaka on Wednesday, February 21 to Friday, February 23, 2018.



At the technical seminar on February 22, we will provide useful information to aid your cell/gene therapy R&D efforts. The presentation will introduce our preclinical services for evaluation of safety, tumorigenicity, biodistribution, and efficacy. We will also introduce our state-of-the-art technology in the ophthalmologic field. We are looking forward to your visit.

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Exhibition Title:      4th Regenerative Medicine Expo & Conference Japan

Dates:                   February 21 [Wed] - 23 [Fri], 2018

Venue:                  INTEX Osaka, Japan

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Recently, Akiko Moriyama and Asami Urashima have passed the boards of the Japanese College of Veterinary Pathology. With the addition of these two pathologists, SNBL has 14 board-certified veterinary pathologists. Their dedication to their craft has helped improve our pathology program and deliver high quality results to our clients.

Congratulations, Akiko and Asami!



SNBL Group's 60th anniversary

Thanks to the support of our valued clients and esteemed colleagues, SNBL Group celebrated its 60th anniversary on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Since being founded in 1957 in Kagoshima, Japan, SNBL has gone on to expand around the world, and from preclinical testing all the way to innovative cancer treatment at our proton beam therapy center and resort. For the past 60 years we have been committed to freeing patients from suffering, by supporting drug development and improving medical technology. We hope to continue this important work over the next 6 decades, and to cement our place as Japans oldest and largest pre-clinical CRO.



We appreciate your continued support and hope to work with you as                                                                                                                         we continue to strive forward.  



Kagoshima Award for the Promotion of Women in Business

On September 13th, SNBL Japan received the 2017 Award for the Promotion of Women in Business, an award presented by Kagoshima Prefecture as part of the Plan for the Equality of Men and Women.


The award is presented to companies with a high number of women managers and employees, a low turnover rate for women, childcare leave for men, and good work-life balance. SNBL Japan was 1 of 3 companies to receive this award. SNBL Japan especially stood out in the turnover rate for women at 5.9%, an improvement of 5.2 points over the past 10 years. Parental leave and return to work after childbirth are considered to be an ordinary part of the company climate at SNBL.




Japanese Teratology Society Poster Award

In August, one of our DART scientists presented a poster at the 57th Japanese Teratology Society Meeting, entitled “Investigation of Learning and Memory in Cynomolgus Monkeys Using a Finger Maze.” She received a Selected Poster Presentation Award from the Japanese Teratology Society Meeting for this research.



If you would like to learn more about our DART capabilities, including the finger maze test, please contact us at



Kagoshima Earthquake

There was a magnitude 5 earthquake in Kagoshima at 11:56 on July 11, 2017, in Kagoshima. There was no damage to any of our Kagoshima facilities.


SNBL is SEND ready

The FDA requires data from single and repeated-dose general toxicity and carcinogenicity preclinical studies that begin after December 17, 2016 to be submitted electronically in Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND) format.

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Exhibition at the 3rd Regenerative Medicine Expo & Conference Japan

We will present at the joint exhibition with KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster at the 3rd Regenerative Medicine Expo & Conference Japan held at INTEX Osaka, on February 15 [Wed] to 17 [Fri], 2017.

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New GLP Measurements Offered

May 10, 2016: GLP measurement using the ultrasensitive Erenna immunoassay begins

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