Our Philosophy

— Decoding Life, Creating Future —

We decode life information and create the new possibilities for living creatures. Every organism on Earth, including us humans, has a unique biological blueprint "Genome" individually. Living body is shaped on the basis of the genomic information, the slight difference has produced each character. Genomic information is unchanged from the time of birth, it has a variety of information from genetic predisposition to the risk of illness.

On the other hand, the innate genetic information, "genome" ,just does not determine all responses to the state and its changes in the cells constituting the living body, and the external environment and the stimulus. Activity of the genome, molecular modification and the DNA, environmental and time-dependent manner altered by the interaction of various molecules involved in the conformation of genomic DNA, as a result, cell function diversifies. The innate genetic information itself is referred to as the "genome", the other hand, changes in the activity and the interaction of acquired genome is called the "epigenome".

Changes in the epigenome are closely associated with the state and the change of the external environment. Therefore, we need to evaluate the state of the external environment quantitatively, in order to interpret the epigenome more accurate. Analysis of the microbial flora of soil and water, skin, and the stool is valid as one way to evaluate the external environment quantitatively and biologically. It is called metagenomic the genome population of microorganisms that present in the various samples.

In addition, all of the information the genome, the epigenome, and the metagenome must be analysed integrally, in order to elucidate the biological control mechanisms. The recent development of genome science, a large number and a large-scale data can be obtained in these three genome field.

Rhelixa, Inc. was founded by researchers who led a large-scale analysis project of genomic information (or epigenome-metagenomic information) in specialized research institute. We are able to connect the data of the genome and epigenome, and we are also capable of integrated analysis and product development with the epi-genome data by using its own genome analysis and editing technology. We will develop new research, development and business, based on the following three policies.

  1. We will lead "Monozukuri(manufacturing in English)" based on genomics, and provide the society individualized solutions for improving the quality of life.
  2. We will decode and express the genome information from a new perspective, and make "genome" more accessible for all people, by their own information analysis technology.
  3. We will decipher the genome information of any organism, apply the technology for the unknown life phenomena that exist in nature, and solve the problems and challenges faced by human society.

Team of Rhelixa

Ryo Nakaki Ph.D.

Representative Director and President

Earned Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, in March, 2015. Calculation biologist. Specializing in the analysis of large-scale genome/epigenome data using the next-generation sequencer.

Hideki Shibahara

Finance Management Project Manager

B.A. from Ritsumeikan University. Has involved more than 25 years in the business succession of companies at the Bank of Mitsubishi-Tokyo UFJ and Jomon Associates. Responsible for the business development at Rhelixa.

Takaaki Matsuki

Research and Development Project Manager

MS from Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. Have experienced coaching agriculture in Philippines and Indonesia. Specialized in the development of soil microbial sensors, the genome analysis, and agriculture education. Engaging research and development with genomic sciences at Rhelixa.

Sentaro Yojima

Business Operation Project Manager

Enrolling in the Department of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Currently in charge of the Web Marketing · Project Management · Application Development.

Miwa Jojo

Information Management Project Manager

MSc from the University of Tokyo. After working for a couple of international financial institutes, earned MBA. Has been working on consulting projects of SMEs. In charge of WEB, Finance and Global Marketing at Rhelixa.

Minoru Takagi

Business Development Project Manager

MSc from Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University. Joined a general trading company as a freshman, and had been the company president of IT services company and medical device manufacture for 14 years. Founded a hands-on management consulting firm in 2013. In charge of business development at Rhelixa.


External Advisers


Yukihiro Maru Ph.D.

Chief Executive Advisor

CEO of Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

Toshio Kanemoto

Accountant

Chief of Toshio Kanemoto Office

Yoshitaka Uno

Small and medium enterprises consultant

CEO of Uno Information Management Institute




Partners and Research institutions

Enterprises

Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

K.K. Qurators Agent

HPC Systems, Inc.

BB Bridge, Inc.

Illumina, Inc.

Nihon Unisys, Ltd.


RIKAKEN Co., Ltd.

TAKARA BIO, Inc.

Dentsu, Inc.

HABA Laboratories, Inc.

YANMAR Co., Ltd.

Universities and Research institutions

NEDO : New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization

The University of Tokyo

Financial institutions

The Shiba Shinkin Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Japan Finance Corporation

Access

  • 〒101-0032
  • 3-7-4 3F Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Contact

  • E-mail:info@rhelixa.co.jp
  • TEL:+81-3-6240-9330
  • FAX:+81-3-6240-9331