Cold Chain Center

Bushu Pharmaceuticals operates three facilities nearby Tokyo – in Kawagoe, Misato, and Kazo – that are capable of testing, packaging, and refrigerated storage at low temperatures for biopharmaceuticals and other specialty pharmaceuticals.

Misato Cold Chain Center

This 3,900 square meter cold chain center was established in September 2020 at the Misato Plant. It is used as a storage warehouse for sterile drug products and biologics that require refrigerated storage management. The center is an important hub for Bushu Pharma's "Gateway to Asia" strategy, enabling the company to receive bulk products from customers, conduct quality inspection, labeling, packaging, and supply to Japan, other Asian countries, and the rest of the world.

The inspection capacity will be expanded to 12 stations for pre-filled syringes, and seven stations each for liquid vials and for lyophilized vials. Of the 26 inspection stations, 23 will be supported by cameras. This will establish Bushu Pharma as the leading provider of sterile drug inspection in Japan's outsourced market. The Japanese market requires 100% visual inspection of pharmaceutical products intended for sale in Japan, which is particularly time-consuming and complex for sterile and biologic products.

Our Cold chain logistics service enables market expansion for temperature-controlled bio-pharmaceuticals (maintained at 2℃ to 8℃) to the Japan market, as well as to countries across Asia and beyond. We store and transport pharmaceuticals in line with each product's specific storage and security requirements, maintaining cold chain integrity throughout each step of the delivery process.

The Misato Cold Chain Center currently features capacity for 498 pallets.

Floor area
1st floor  : 1554 sqm.
2nd floor : 1274 sqm. 3rd floor: 1274 sqm.

Work items
Refrigerated packaging, General secondary packaging, Investigational product packaging

Storage capacity
1st season 300 pallets, 2nd season 300 ones added, 3rd season 300 ones added (2 to 8℃)

BCP
Continuous operation for one week with in-house generator and heavy oil storage

Kawagoe Factory - Large Refrigerated Warehouse

The Kawagoe Factory and large refrigerated warehouse handles cold storage products, injectable drugs, and biopharmaceuticals.

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Warehouse Building

One of the three warehouses is a refrigerated warehouse. It is equipped with a backup power supply to cope with power transmission stoppages in case of emergency, as well as a dedicated storage area for hazardous materials.

Temperature control Pallets Main storage type
Automated High-rise Warehouse 1

Automated High-rise Warehouse 2

8℃~25℃

1℃~30℃

3,400

1,900

Raw materials, intermediate products, finished products, and materials
Refrigerated warehouse 2℃~8℃ 500 All products that require refrigerated storage

Kazo Packaging Center

As part of the business alliance with the Suzuken Group, Bushu Pharmaceuticals will establish the "Kazo Packaging Center" as its third base within Chuounyu's Kazo Pharmaceutical Joint Distribution Center, where Bushu Pharmaceuticals will provide contract manufacturing centered on secondary packaging such as inspection, labeling and packaging for biopharmaceuticals and other specialty pharmaceuticals.

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