Investment in PtBio Inc.

December 15, 2021
Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd.

September 10,2021, (Osaka,Japan) - Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd. (HQ: Osaka, Japan; CEO/Managing Partner: Nobuyuki Oda) is pleased to announce that, through Yanmar Ventures I Investment Limited Partnership, it has made an investment in PtBio Inc. (HQ in Hiroshima, Japan; CEO:Keisuke Okuhara), a company that develops Genome editing tools, and provides NGS analysis and AI based genome editing support database services.

PtBio has knowledgeable management teams which leads many government and academia projects and conducted collaborative research project with private sectors in Genome editing and bioinformatics fields. PtBio will deliver values to broad application fields through future projects and collaboration with many industrial application partners.

Regarding upcoming demands for quantities and qualities of food supplies under global warming, Yanmar Ventures recognize the importance of technological combination between genomics and our existing research and development knowledge to solve issues throughout food supply chain. Through this investment, Yanmar Ventures coordinates the collaboration between PtBio and Yanmar group companies to develop integral solutions in food production fields and contributes to pursue a sustainable future.

About PtBio Inc.

Company name:PtBio Inc.
President: Keisuke Okuhara
Headquarters: 3-10-23, Kagamiyama, Higashihirosima, Hiroshima, Japan
Business description: Developing genome editing platform business

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