Mission and Vision

GAIA BioMedicine, Inc., founded in 2015 as a spin-off venture of Kyushu University, is a technology-driven biopharmaceutical company specializing in cell therapies and immunotherapies, mainly for intractable malignancies.

Our mission and vision are reflected in the company name, GAIA, as we fight intractable diseases using the power of Genes and the Immune system as the rod of Asclepius the Greek god of medicine.

GAIA's Core Competencies

patented :

GAIA NK-like cells

A platform to produce highly active NK-like cells that can eliminate solid tumors
・off-the-shelf, allogeneic cell-based
・more rapid and effective tumor-killing activity than that of currently available CAR-T cells
・ready-to-use formulation

patent pending :

GAAAP technology

(GAIA's antibody-anchoring and activating peptide)

A peptide platform that allows GAIA NK-like cells to maintain their active state in vivo and target specific proteins (e.g., HER2) that are exclusively expressed by cancer cells
・GAAAP enables the generation of a wide array of antibody-armed GAIA NK-like cells
・GAAAP dramatically reduces on-target, off-tumor side effects due to antibody-dependent opsonization


Change the World
Save Lives
GAIA BioMedicine, Inc.
Phone +81-92-642-4708 E-mail: info@gaia-biomed.com
Rm 403, Collaborative Research Station II Kyushu University Hospital Campus 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku Fukuoka 812-8582, JAPAN
In Greek mythology, Gaia, also spelled Gaea, is a primordial deity and the personification of Earth. She is the ancestral mother of all life. Gaia is the mother of Uranus (the sky), with whom she bore the Titans (parents of many of the Olympian gods), the Cyclopes, and the Giants, as well as of Pontus (the sea). She bore the primordial sea gods from her union with Pontus. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia).
Asclepius and
the rod of Asclepius
Asclepius is a hero and the god of medicine in ancient Greek mythology. He is the son of Apollo and Coronis, or Arsinoe, or of Apollo alone. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are Hygieia ("Hygiene," the goddess of cleanliness), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), Aegle (the goddess of good health), and Panacea (the goddess of universal remedy). He also bore several sons. Asclepius is associated with the Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis and the Egyptian god Imhotep. He shared with Apollo the epithet Paean ("the Healer").
The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine even today. The physicians and attendants who served Asclepius were known as the Therapeutae of Asclepius (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepius).