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The biomedical cluster spearheading Kobe's revitalization

Cutting-edge research thrives in health care technology ecosystem

Startup Myoridge uses its new laboratory to develop cardiac muscle cells for regenerative medicine procedures. “We are very fortunate to have a base in Kobe," said COO Shungo Adachi. (Photo by Shoya Okinaga)

KOBE, Japan -- When the city of Kobe was devastated by an earthquake in 1995, few imagined a thriving biomedical industry emerging from the rubble.

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