About Us

Company’s Profile
Company Name :Frontier Laboratories Ltd.
Address :4-16-20 Saikon, Koriyama, Fukushima, 963-8862 JAPAN
Phone :+81-24-935-5100
FAX :+81-24-935-5102
URL http://www.frontier-lab.com/
Founded :Aug. 12, 1991
Primary Business :Research, development and manufacture of analytical equipment.
Primary Products :Pyrolyzers and peripheral devices, metal capillary separation columns.

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  China, Germany, USA, Singapore, Russia, India

Number of employees :59 (includes 10 from other countries)
President :Dr. Chuichi Watanabe
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Management Concepts
Practicing “WIN-WIN” Principle
Together, we learn, appreciate and respect each other, and lead a healthy life. By so doing we will accomplish higher goals and contribute to the general public.
1) Our goal is to develop and manufacture creative and innovative products and to compete in the world of leading edge analytical chemistry.
2) We will develop world No.1 products and gain proper profits.
3) We will conduct global sales with our own brands.
List of Recent Products
2014 Commercialization of Tandem μ-Reactor (Rx-3050TR).
2010 Commercialization of Multi-Shot Pyrolyzer (EGA/PY-3030D).
2008 Commercialization of Micro-UV Irradiator.
2006 Commercialization of Additive MS Library.
2003 Commercialization of Auto-Shot Sampler.
2001 Commercialization of Double-Shot Pyrolyzer (PY-2020iD).
1999 Development and commercialization of MicroJet Cryo-Trap.
1998 Development and commercialization of Carrier Gas Selector.
1996 Development and commercialization of Selective Sampler and Polymer MS Library.
1992 Commercialization of Double-Shot Pyrolyzer (PY-2010D).
1991 Development and commercialization of Ultra ALLOY capillary columns.

Tandem μ-Reactor (Rx-3050TR)


Japan : 23 items, US : 4 items

Awards and Grants Received
2020 Received“Intellectual Property Achievement Awards (Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Awards)” .
2020 Received“Intellectual Property Utilization Encouragement Award”.
2019 Certified as a “Youth Ale Certified Company”.
2018 CEO Dr. C Watanabe awarded“The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays”.
2017 Selected as“The Driving Company for the regional future” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
2016 “Founder’s award for long-term contributions” awarded from Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
2014 “Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100” awarded from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2013 ”The 5th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award” awarded from Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry for the company’s “Polymer Analysis System using Multi-functional Pyrolyzer”.
2012 “24th Outstanding New technology/New Products Award for Medium and Small Business” awarded from Agency of Industrial Science and Technology.
2008 ”Grand Prize of New Business Pioneer” awarded from Tohoku New Business Conference for the contribution in activating and developing the new business fields and markets.
2006 President Dr. Chuichi Watanabe listed as one of the top ten finalists in the 2006 “Entrepreneur of The Year Japan” competition.
2006 Frontier Laboratories Ltd. listed as one of “300 of Japan’s Dynamic Manufacturing SME’s Supporting Japan of Tomorrow” by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2001 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize.
2000 “12th Outstanding New technology/New Products Award for Medium and Small Business” awarded from Agency of Industrial Science and Technology.
1998 Grant from Tohoku Venture Land Foundation.
1996 “New Technology Business Promotion Prize” awarded from Medium and Small Business Research Institute.
1996 Grant received according to “Facilitating Small and Medium Sized Firms to Enter New Business Fields Law “.
1993 Grant from New Technology Development Foundation.
1992 Grant from Sanwa Venture Foundation.

Access Map


  4-16-20 Saikon, Koriyama, Fukushima, 963-8862 JAPAN Phone: +81-24-935-5100


【By train and taxi】

Take a Shinkansen train to Koriyama. Take a taxi at Koriyama station. Go down south on Prefectural Route 17 while following the street, then turn right to Route 49 north. Go approx. 1 km. Frontier Lab is on your right immediately after first pedestrian overpass. Allow approx. 15 minutes from the station (1600 yen).

Access from Koriyama station pdf map