Tanso in Brush Calligraphy
Keiko Shimoda 2018

Our Mission

We contribute to promoting human health by expanding frontiers, accelerating research, and reducing the risks of drug discovery.

Who We Are

Researchers at the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, have developed new technologies to measure GPCR activities with extraordinary sensitivity and specificity. They co-founded Tanso Biosciences in to apply their innovation and revolutionize GPCR drug discovery.

With its assay platform, <dfn>Tanso Biosciences</dfn> promotes human health by expanding frontiers, accelerating research, and reducing drug development risks. Tanso Biosciences is an academic spin-off and occupies university incubator spaces at the main campus in the central district of Tokyo.

The Name

We coined the name Tanso by combining the kanji characters 探 (tan, exploration) and 創 (soh, creation) to indicate our aspirations of innovating a drug discovery platform and developing new drugs on it.

Contact Us

Send us a message via the form below or write to us at [email protected].

Ordering Process

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Request a quotation

We hear about the study outline and propose experiments. A non-disclosure agreement is optional.


Place an order

You place an order, ship your compounds to our lab, and pay the fee via bank transfer or by credit card.



The turnaround time can be as short as two weeks, depending on the study scale and design and the backlog of orders.


Receive the report

You receive the study report in PDF.


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