Beacle, Inc. (Beacle) is a privately held pharmaceutical company engaged in the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare products, and laboratory reagents. The company produces Bio-nanocapsule (BNC), a hollow nano-size particle produced by expressing the surface antigen of hepatitis B virus in yeast, used as a carrier for drug delivery system and research regeants, such as antibodies. Beacle provides proteins and peptides by using yeasts as host cells for research use and it also provides contract manufacturing services. The company operates through a branch office in Osaka and its geographic operations are concentrated in Japan. It has collaborations with Keio, Kobe, Osaka and Okayama universities. Beacle is headquartered in Okayama, Japan.