JSR Opens a New R&D Facility, JSR Bioscience and informatics R&D center (JSR BiRD) for New Business Incubations


JSR Corporation (Representative Director, CEO: Eric Johnson, hereinafter referred to as "JSR") announced today that a new R&D facility, JSR Bioscience and informatics R&D center (JSR BiRD), has opened in KING SKYFRONT, Kawasaki City. JSR BiRD’s mission is to create new businesses through the following three activities.

  1. 1.
  2. In-depth Research and Social Implementation of Life Sciences Research
  3. JSR BiRD aims to promote research in the life sciences field centering on microbiome in an effort to accelerate the development of mainstream therapies.
  4. 2.Strengthening Informatics
  5. JSR BiRD will serve as the hub of activity for informatics researchers and will strengthen our product development capabilities by cultivating cutting-edge simulation and deep learning. JSR BiRD will further enable the JSR Group’s vision of digital transformation and bring additional value to customers.
  6. 3.
  7. Open Innovation
  8. As a base for open innovation, JSR BiRD works with academia and startup companies to complement and enhance their technologies.

Through JSR BiRD’s unique scope, researchers that are not normally intertwined will freely interact with each other and exchange opinions to carry out innovative research and development.

Products that emerge from the activities at JSR BiRD are poised for sustainable, low environmental impact and to contribute to a society where people can lead healthy and happy lives in a safe and secure digitally-affluent society.


Outline of a new facility
Name JSR Bioscience and informatics R&D Center (JSR BiRD)
Location 3-103-9, Tonomachi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, 210-0821 JAPAN
Total Floor Space About 7,330m2
Opening Date July 21, 2021
Head of JSR BiRD Hashimoto, Hideo
Main Research Fields Life Sciences, Informatics