Our Business

LTS (Lab Testing and its related Services)

We collect specimens from various medical institutions nationwide, from medical offices and clinics to large hospitals, to conduct tests at our laboratories. One of these is the H.U. Bioness Complex, one of the largest facilities of its kind, which began operating in 2022. The H.U. Bioness Complex achieves high reliability and efficiency by reducing testing time through an automated inspection system equipped with the latest equipment and AI robots.
At the H.U. Group, we are entrusted with over 200,000 laboratory tests from medical institutions nationwide every day. In the field of clinical testing, we boast 23.4%*1 of the domestic market, making us the top clinical testing company in Japan. SRL, the core of our Lab Testing and its related Services (LTS) business, specializes in “esoteric testing,” such as genetic and oncology testing, which requires advanced technical expertise. SRL currently does business with approximately 80% of the large hospitals in Japan*2. In the field of private healthcare facilities (private hospitals or clinics), we do business with approximately 14,000 facilities*3 nationwide, contributing to local healthcare by providing attentive and prompt services.

  • Source: Clinical Laboratory Center Directory 2023, Yano Research Institute Ltd.
  • According to SRL research (Based on the number of transactions with facilities with 300 or more beds)
  • According to SRL research (Based on the number of transactions with private healthcare facilities with less than 300 beds)

As innovations in personalized medicine continue to advance, testing technologies in advanced medicine are becoming increasingly sophisticated. In addition to companion diagnostics-related tests, which are necessary for cancer treatment, we focus on omics analysis, including whole genome sequencing (WGS) and proteome analysis, which could lead to the development of new diagnostic methods.

Utilizing expertise and advanced technology developed over 30 years of fully supporting clinical trials and tests, as well as a domestic and global network, we offer comprehensive support for clinical trials and research. The precision of the tests, as well as services such as pre-trial setup work, specimen collection and transport, measuring, result reports, and data management, offered with consistent traceability and are of the highest quality.
With regard to in-group coordination with the CRO (Contract Research Organization), we also offer total support for clinical trials and research from start to finish.

In response to the demand for enhanced local healthcare and preventive medicine, we are developing new solutions that combine ICT and various services. In addition to promoting the digitalization of testing information, we are working to enhance the value of our services in the LTS business by supporting further utilization of test results by offering SaaS (Software as a Service) for general practitioners and PHR (Personal Health Record) for consumers in an integrated manner.

At SRL, we are equipped with a quality management system that prioritizes patient care and we continue to enhance testing quality.

Acquisition date Certification Target facility (laboratory)
1987 CAP certified Hachioji, MUQS, Sagamihara, Central (four laboratories)
2005 ISO 15189 certified Hachioji/MUQS/Central (one laboratory)
2015 CLIA certified Cental (one laboratory)