J-GLOBAL ID:200905043162069563   Organization code:J106000000 Update date: Jan. 21, 2020


公益財団法人サントリー生命科学財団, サントリーセイメイカガクザイダン
Representive : Chairman of the Board, YOSHIHIKO KAKIMI
Establishment year: 1946
Telephone number: +81-774-66-1950
FAX number: +81-774-98-6262
Number of employees: 30
Subordinate facility name  (4):
  • There are a nuclear magnetic resonance device, mass spectrometer, Fourier infrared spectrophotometer, self-recording spectrophotometer,
  • circular dichroism measuring device, peptide sequencer, laser
  • scanning microscopy, and pulse time resolution spectroscopic
  • system.
History (3):
  • 1946/02
    Founded as a nonprofit organization, the Institute of Food Chemistry, under sole sponsorship of Kotobukiya Ltd.(present Suntory Ltd.)
  • 1968/10
    Authorized as Experimental Research Foundations (present Cooperation which is making as important contribution to encouraging interest in the public).
  • 1979/11
    Renamed as the Suntory Institute for Bioorganic Research (SUNBOR).
Purpose of establishment:
Based on the philosophy of the company-to appropriate the
company profit to society-the Foundation of the Institute
of Food Chemistry was launched in 1946. Founded with the aim
"to contribute to advancement in health and nutrition of the
Japanese people", this institute has undergone transitional
changes with time to encompass natural sciences inclusive of
physics, chemistry and biology in 1979-research topics that
have hitherto paved the present Foundation of the Suntory
Institute for Bioorganic Research. Through an approach that
goes beyond the academic boundary, this institute engages in
research activities to understand the fundamentals of life
forms-a dream that mankind has long since cherished.
Renamed Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences Bioorganic Research Institute in 2011.
Business overview:
The objective at the Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences Bioorganic Research Institute for lies in "the discovery and creation of factors involved in control of cell communication, "The following strategies are
pursued in order to fulfill such objectives: (I) Search for
suitable natural resources, develop unique assay systems,
isolate factors performing crucial functions at the
ultramicroscale, and identify substances of extremely short
life spans; (II) Make full use of the most advanced
spectroscopic and analytical instruments, and to develop
new and unique approaches for investigating these challenging
problems. We are confident that such results will not only
open new interdisciplinary areas in bioorganic chemistry but
will also contribute activities are divided to three fields,
namely, instrumental analysis,structure biology,and bioorganic
Research field (2): Life Science ,  Nanotechnology/Materials
  • 2006: \ 583 (Million)
  • 2005: \ 512 (Million)
  • 2004: \ 530 (Million)
  • 2003: \ 539 (Million)
  • 2002: \ 558 (Million)
  • 2001: \ 512 (Million)
  • 2000: \ 513 (Million)

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