MicroBio corporation is a manufacuturer of rapid microbiological test system , rapid microbial detection kit and fine culture media.


MicroBio Corporation

MicroBio Slogan

MicroBio is a biotechnology company, working on "culture method" in microbiology field and specializing in microbial detection tools and systems.


We had been trying to express microbial culturing in numerical value and successfully developed our patented SensiMedia and digital Biomatic tehchnologies that fully automate the traditional standard method that uses liquid or agar media for microbial detection, achieving the most reliable, rapid and accurate detection for the first time in the world.


When our system is used, not only various microorganisms can be detected but also the growth can be expressed in a graph and treated as a performance characteristic just like the performance of a semiconductor device. Our system is also able to culture anaerobes just like aerobic microorganisms even at higher temperature so that the traditional method became all-round method for the most reliable rapid detection. Our automated culturing systems are computerized so that they are fully automated and capable of real time monitoring, alerting and remote controlling.


Our systems are used for quality control test at plant in industry, for research work at colleges or research centers and for developing products at microbial related manufacturers. SensiMedia and Biomatic technologies are also well suited for the study of plant and mammalian cell culturing dynamics.


At MicroBio, we are working hard to improve quality-of-life through improvements in the field of microbial and tissue culture. We are committed to advancing our unique cutting-edge technologies to drive those improvements.


Hiroyuki Ogawa, Ph.D.
Chairman, CEO and President

Corporate Profile


Company Name

MicroBio Corporation

R&D Center

LABO CITY Sendai Building
6-6-3 Minamiyoshimari, Aoba-ku
Sendai, Miyagi-ken 989-3204, Japan

Customer Support Center

No.2 Shinyo Building
6-10-2 Shimbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0004, Japan


Jan.22, 1999

CEO and President

Hiroyuki Ogawa



  • Establised MicroBio Corporation
  • Rapid microbial detection kit, SensiMedia, and first rapid microbial detection system, Biomatic 20, are launched.


  • Research projects for both “color-reactive microorganism testing tools and equipment” and “digital microscope development and its application to rapid microorganism detection” are certified by the SME Creation Activity Promotion Act in Japan.


  • “Establishment of Microorganism Detection Device Applying Digital Microscope Technology” R & D Project is granted by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan.


  • “Development of color reaction monitor type microorganism detection and identification system” R & D project for SME regional renewal consortium is granted by METI in Japan.


  • “Development of rapid detection technology for pathogenic bacteria and psychrotrophic bacteria using digital microscope” that is Small and medium food industry activation technology development support project is granted by Food Industry Center (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) in Japan.
  • Biomatic VDCS (Video Detection Culturing System) is launched.


  • “Development of rapid quantitative analysis system for Antibiotic Susceptibility Test” that is Intellectual cluster project is granted by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.
  • Biomatic DMCS (Digital Microscope Culturing System) S-12 is launched..


  • “Development project for rapid treatment of microorganisms for mass processing” that is Intellectual Cluster Follow-up Project is granted by Sendai city in Japan.


  • MicroBio is certified by the Management Innovation Law in Japan.
  • Biomatic DMCS (Digital Microscope Culturing System) FA-100 is launched.


  • The production of Biomatic DMCS FA-100 and S-12 are discontinued.
  • MicroBio μ3D AutoScanner and AutoAnalyzer are launched.


  • The founder, Hiroyuki Ogawa, received the “Science and Technology Award Technology Division” Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for “Technology development that rapidly digitized standard test methods for microorganisms by agar culture method” in Japan.

Qualitative Quantitative Biomatic VDCS MicroBio μ3D Test Kit Culture Media Contact Company