iPSC derived artificial immature blood cells

MiCAN Technologies has technologies and licenses to produce high function human myeloid lineage cells (Mylc) from human iPS cells. The development and the feasibility studies to launch the cMylc has been conducted with a collaboration to the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases at Osaka University.


Business Information:

Name of the company:

MiCAN Technologies

Year of establishment:


Location of the headquarters:

Kyoto, JP

Other key location(s):

Kobe, JP

Spinout from:


Year of establishment:


MiCAN develops iPS-derived myeloid (immature dendritic cells) to be applied for virus research (including dengue and COVID-19) as well as for drug safety applications.

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CEO message:

Value if IP (patents)

MiCAN is looking for global R&D partners to evaluate our iPS derived dendric myeloid cells in the applications of dengue virus and COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) research. Also looking for global supply chain partners (distributors) to handle our ready-to-use kit accessible to the global scientists.

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Current business stage:

Spinout / Seed fund stage

Next investment required:

Target exit style:

IPO in other country

Clinical study level (if relevant):


Kazuo Miyazaki

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Biospire's roles:
    Global business development, alliance with international academia, etc.