Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology

RIKEN CDB–Otsuka Pharmaceutical Collaboration Center

Director: Hiroshi Hamada (M.D., Ph.D.)
Hiroshi  Hamada(M.D., Ph.D.)

The RIKEN CDB-Otsuka Pharmaceutical Collaboration Center (COCC) was established with the aim to integrate CDB’s strength in creative and pioneering research in developmental biology and regenerative medicine with Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s forte in developing medicines and health-related products to investigate disease mechanisms and discover new drugs and therapeutic applications. The purpose of the COCC is not only to make new discoveries through such collaborative research projects, but also to train the next generation of scientists by hosting joint seminars and offering opportunities for personnel exchange.

Contact information

2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku
Kobe, Hyogo
650-0047 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)78-306-0111
Fax: +81-(0)78-306-0101

Email: cdb [at]