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News FY 2017

12.7.2017
【Information】 The Research about "BBB-crossing nanomachines which enter the brain via a systemic route" which was released on this October by COINS research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, COINS Research Leader, (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) was introduced Mainicni Newspaper.

▶Mainichi Newspaper
Nanomachine that deliver drug to neuronsEvpectations for Alzheimer etc. treatment
Relalted news 10.18.2017
11.29.2017
【Information】 Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, COINS Research Leader, (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) received John G. Wagner Memorial Lectureship Award from College of Pharmacy, the University of Michigan, and gave the Memorial Lecture.
22nd Annual John G. Wagner Memorial Lecture
11.18.2017
【Information】 Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, COINS Research Leader, (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher in Web of Science, meaning that research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in the corresponding field.
11.1.2017
【Press release】 As a venture company related to COINS, "Braizon Therapeutics, Inc." established in October 2015, held a press conference on the full-scale business development of drug delivery technology into the brain.
Click here for details.
10.30.2017
【News Coverage】 Dr. Akira Matsumoto(Associate Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)'s research was introduced on Nikkeisangyo Shimbun Morning paper. (10.30).
Related page is here
10.24.2017
【News Coverage】 The Research of COINS research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka,COINS Research Leader (iCONM Director General , Professor, The University of Tokyo) was introduced on NHK NEWS WEB. It's related to the research which was released on 10.18.2017.
NHK NEWS WEB
▶Related News
 10.18.2017 Press conference
10.24.2017
【TV】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, COINS Research Leader (iCONM Director General , Professor, The University of Tokyo) is going to appear on TV program this month!
10.29 (Sun.) 19:00~
BS JAPAN 「Shock!Future's Technology The world changes like this on 2030
10.18.2017
【Report】COINS research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, COINS Research Leader (Director General of iCONM, Professor of Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo) succeeded in developing "BBB-crossing nanomachines which enter the brain via a systemic route. These machines cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which normally impedes drug delivery to the brain, to efficiently reach neurons for glycemic control.

This research result was published in "Nature Communications (UK scientific journal)" on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. This result is expected to develop into a breakthrough therapeutic drug development for intractable cranial nerve disease such as Alzheimer's disease that effective treatment method has not yet been established.
The articles regarding this matter were introduced on Nikkeisangyo Shimbun, Nikkankogyo Shimbun, Kanagawa Shimbun and more.
Click here for more details of the press conference

NHK NEWS WEB
Medical Care NEWS
Kanaloco Kanagawa Shimbun online
Nikkankogyo Shimbun online

Journal title: 「Nature Communications」 (Online issue: October 17) Paper title: Glycaemic control boosts glucosylated nanocarrier crossing the BBB into the brain Author: Yasutaka Anraku, Hiroya Kuwahara, Yu Fukusato, Akihiro Mizoguchi, Takehiko Ishii, Keiko Nitta, Yu Matsumoto, Kazuko Toh, Kanjiro Miyata, Satoshi Uchida, Kazutaka Nishina, Kensuke Osada, Keiji Itaka, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Hidehiro Mizusawa, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Takanori Yokota* and Kazunori Kataoka* (*Main author)

DOI No: 10.1038/s41467-017-00952-3 Abstract
URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00952-3
10.11.2017
【News Coverage】Oct. 11(Wed.) A research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS (iCONM Director General, Professor, The University of Tokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute) held a press conference.

Outline:
They have developed effective mRNA vaccination with integrated adjuvant function by designing immunostimulatory double stranded RNA into mRNA. In this study, it is expected to contribute greatly to prevent from infectious diseases and cancer immunotherapy.
Click here for details of press conference

Presenters:
Satoshi Uchida (Project Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo / Visiting Scientist, iCONM)

Keiji Itaka (Professor, Department of Material Biofunctions, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University / Principal Research Scientist, iCONM)

Kazunori Kataoka (iCONM Director General / Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

For the detailed report, please visit the following.

JIJI.COM
Immune cells, activate with new technology=
Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


JIJI Medical
Immune cells, activate with new technology=
Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


Yahoo!JAPAN News
Immune cells, activate with new technology=
Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


Rakuten Infoseek News
Immune cells, activate with new technology=
Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


Nikkankogyo Shimbun News Wave21
The University of Tokyo and Tokyo Medical and Dental University,
develop high safety nucleic acid vaccine-Expectation for cancer treatment etc.


Medical Care NEWS
Development of mRNA Vaccination that improved the effect of potent immunopotentiating action - iCONM et al
10.10.2017
【Information】COINS will hold the 4th COINS Symposium.

Date: Dec. 8(Fri.)10:00~(Registration starts at 9:30am)
Venue: Ground Floor & 4th Floor, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall
Language: Japanese & English *Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Research Mixer: 5000yen
Registration Fee: Free
* Please register online.

The symposium website can be found here.
10.8.2017
【Notice】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, COINS Research Leader (iCONM Director General , Professor, The University of Tokyo) was invited to attend an appointment ceremony of National Academy of Engineering:NAE as a foreign member, which was held at Headquarters in National Academy in Washington DC, USA.
Live picture / Related news 2.9.2017
10.3.2017
【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview was introduced on weekly magazine SPA! (Vol.10/10・17 P.41).
▶Fairy bright【Paradox】Japan's future
Excellent health is available inexpensively in 2032 A healthy lifespan is dramatically extended - A society without becoming senile!
9.23.2017
【News Coverage】 Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo)was introduced on LINE NEWS and some websites.
▶LINE NEWS MAGAZINE The Discovery
To the era the disease is treated in the body. What's now on hot "In body hospital project".
▶GIZMODO Japan
"In body hospital" has finally come this far.
Towards the era where the disease is found automatically in the body and treated.
▶excite news
"In body hospital" has finally come this far.
Towards the era where the disease is found automatically in the body and treated.

9.12.2017
【Activity Report】COINS Seminar #27 was held on Thursday, September 12th.
Speaker: Dr. Kohei Yamamizu
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
Title: "Application of iPS cell derived blood brain barrier (BBB) model to drug discovery"
Related page is here
9.10.2017
【TV】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo)is going to appear on some TV programs this September.
▶ 9.24(Sun.) 5:40~6:00 NIPPON TV 『Nittere UPDate!』
9.8.2017
【Media Coverage】COINS’s research results were published in the research highlights segment in the Kawasaki City-operated web newsletter “Kawasaki SkyFront -Newsletter” Vol. 10.
▶The member of COINS, Dr.Sabina Quader (Senior Research Scientist, iCONM) presented her paper, “Surface modification of nanomedicines enhances their therapeutic effect on brain tumors,” on Mar. 5.
9.7.2017
【Activity Report】 The “JST Fair - Future Industrial Creation with Scientific Technology,” which was organized by JST, was held at Tokyo Big site on Aug. 31 (Thurs.) and Sep. 1 (Fri.). COINS exhibited our research contents at our booth.
Please click here for details
9.6.2017
【Award】 Dr. Kensuke Osada who is one of the COINS' members (Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo and a guest researcher at iCONM) received a Asahikasei award 2017 of The Society of Polymer Science, Japan. His research title was "Control of higher order structures of plasmid DNA by block copolymers and its application toward gene delivery system".
This award is given once a year to a researcher who has based on molecular science and creatively created outstanding research achievements on environment, energy, biotechnology and life science fields.
9.5.2017
【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, (Director General of iCONM and Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in website Mugendai.
Realize soon!- Stun the world with "In body hospital"
Ultimate nanomachines which patrol around the body, detect, diagnosis and treat the disease.
9.4.2017
【News Coverage】
TV program which Research Leader of COINS, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) was appeared is providing on the TBS web site.
TBS 『EARTH Lab -Think about next 100 years-』 2017.09.02 OA Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Japanese only)
9.1.2017
【Award】Dr. Takanori Akagi who is one of the COINS' members (Project lecturer, The University of Tokyo and a guest researcher at iCONM) received Best Presentation Awards from The 9th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for RNAi (JARI) / The 4th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Extracellular Vesicles (JSEV).
8.24.2017
【News Coverage】
Research Leader of COINS, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in website EMIRA.
In body hospital? The great revolution of cancer treatment brought by nanotech
8.23.2017
【News Coverage】
Research Leader of COINS, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in Asahi Primary School Student Newspaper (dated August 23, 2017)
▶ Nanomachine for the bright future - "In body hospital with micro capsule
8.20.2017
【News Coverage】
Article related to research conducting at COINS was published in about 40 newspapers such as Yomiuri Shimbun, Sankei Shimbun,Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun and each local newspapers.
It was also introduced on TV and it triggers a large public response.
▶ Diagnosis of 13 types of cancer with a drop of blood
New test by National Cancer Center
Start clinical test from next month
Newspapers Lists
8.17.2017
【News Coverage】Article related to research conducting at COINS was introduced on News Medical Life Sciense Web.
Preclinical research using 1 Tesla desktop MRI
8.15.2017
【Information】
We will hold the COINS Seminar at iCONM.
September 12th (Tue.) 16:00–17:30 (Reserach Mixer 17:30~18:30 ※JPY500)
Speaker: Dr. Kohei Yamamizu
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
Click here for details.(Japanese Only)
8.3.2017
【News Coverage】 Article related to iCONM was introduced in Kanagawa Shimbun P.19 (8/3).
Elementary and Junior high school students had work experiences - doctor, politician and researcher -like adults
7.27.2017
【Award】 Dr. Shigehito Oosawa (iCONM) received Young Scientist Encouragement Lecture Award from The 27th Symposium on Biopolymers Science, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ).
7.23.2017
【News Coverage】 Article related to iCONM & KingSky Front was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun P.9. (7/23).
【Read the paper】Developing Kanagawa Prefecture Coastal Area
7.20.2017
【News Coverage】 Article of Dr. Yasuhiro Matsumura (National Cancer Center, iCONM)'s interview was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.6. (7/20).
Research Front -Drugs that target cancer-
    "Be nice with data"
Twitter Yomiuri shimubun Scinece·IT
7.19.2017
【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #26 was held on Wednessday, July 19.
Speaker: Prof. Alexander Wei,
Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering,
Purdue University, U.S.A.
Title: ”Adventures in Drug Delivery, Diagnostics, and Additive Manufacturing with Engineered Metal Nanoparticles”
Related page is here
7.13.2017
【News Coverage】 Article of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka,'s interview (Research Leader of COINS, Director-General of iCONM) was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.3. (7/13).
▶ Research Front -Drugs that target cancer- "With flexibility, cheerfulness & passion"
7.7.2017
【Award】 COINS members received The Best Presentation Awards from The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society.
▶ The Best Oral Presentation Award
   Sakamoto Wakako, Satomi Azumai, Takuro Ochiai, Naohiko Shimada, Atsushi Maruyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
▶ The Best Poster Presentation Award
   Takuro Ochiai, Naohiko Shimada, Atsushi Maruyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
7.6.2017
【News Coverage】 Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Research Leader of COINS, Director-General of iCONM), Dr. Yasuhiro Matsumura (National Cancer Center Japan, iCONM) and Dr. Ichio Aoki (National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), QST) interview was published in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.6. (7/6).
▶ Research Front -Drugs that target cancer-
   "Accurately deliver to lesion"
   Related movie is here(Japanese only)
7.6.2017
【Information】 We will hold the COINS Seminar at iCONM.
July 19th (Wed.) 16:00–17:00 (Reserach Mixer 17:30~18:30 ※JPY500)
Speaker: Prof. Alexander Wei
Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering,
Purdue University, U.S.A.
“Adventures in Drug Delivery, Diagnostics, and Additive Manufacturing with Engineered Metal Nanoparticles”
Click here for details.
7.3.2017
【News Coverage】 An issue regarding of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, COINS Research Leader (Director General of iCONM, Prof. The University of Tokyo) was introduced.
CHU-SAN-REN MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE No.795, P18-22
"Realization of nanomachine "Fantastic Voyage" changes health care"
6.29.2017
【Award】 Mr. Naoto Nakamura (Researcher of COINS, Cabral Lab. The University of Tokyo) received Poster Award from The 70th Annual Meeting of Society for Free Radical Research Japan.
6.26.2017
【Information】 Now information delivery system is ready.
We will send you information of events of COINS and core institution iCONM (seminars, symposium etc.) by email. Please register.
Please click here for registration.
6.23.2017
【News Coverage】Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Published by German Chemical Society) published a news on June 268 describing the election of Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, to Foreign Member of United States National Academy of Engineering.
News: New Members and Foreign Members of the National Academy of Engineering
Related 3.14.2017 news
6.21.2017
【Award】 3 researchers of COINS received Presentation of Poster Awards from 66th SPSJ Annual Meeting (31 May).
Mr. Sotaro Kuroyanagi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Mr. Naoto Nakamura (The University of Tokyo, iCONM)
Mr. Naoto Yoshinaga (The University of Tokyo, iCONM)
6.14.2017
【Activity Report】 Mr. Yoichi Ito (Chief, The Science and Technology Policy Bureau of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)) and others visited iCONM and COINS.
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6.5.2017
【Activity Report】 8th COINS General meeting was held on Friday, June 2.
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6.1.2017
【Award】 Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, Leader of Theme 1, (Visiting Research Scientist, The University of Tokyo, Miyata Lab. / Visiting Research Scientist KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION Innovation Center of NanoMedicine(iCONM)) has received The Nucleic Acids Therapeutics Society of Japan (NatsJ) Award for Young Scientists.
5.29.2017
【News report】 Article related to development plan of KING SKYFRONT and iCONM was published in Kanagawa Shimbun (5/29).
Kanagawa Shimbun Page 1
Life Science Center heading for new stage
Kawasaki・Tonomachi - Town will be completed within this fiscal year
Kanakoro Kanagawa Shimbun Web.
Life Science Center heading for new stage
Kawasaki・Tonomachi - Town will be completed within this fiscal year
5.28.2017
【News report】 Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Research Leader of COINS, Director-General of iCONM), Yasuhiro Matsumura (Senior Research Associate, Laboratory Head, iCONM / Division Head, Division of Developmental Therapeutics, Exploratory Oncology Research & Clinical Trial Center, National Cancer Center Japan) and Dr. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, COINS Theme 5 Leader (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology Institute of Innovative Research / iCONM Principal Research Scientist) interview was published in Yomiuri Shimbun P.34. (5/28).
The title is "Drug delivery directly to cancer cells".
5.26.2017
【Award】 Ms. Chika Sato & Mr. Ichio Aoki (Resercher of COINS, NIRS, QST) received The Best Poster Presentation Award from 12th Japanese Society for Molecular Imaging .
5.17.2017
【News report】 Dr. Takahiro Ochiya (the National Cancer Center)'s interview was published in Nikkei online and p.3&P.26 in Nikkei Morning paper. (5/17).
The title is "Cancer treatment Kaitai Shinsho (3) Cell garbage bag - actually a cause".
5.17.2017
【News report】 Dr. Syuhei Murayama (National Institute of Radiological Sciences)'s interview was published in Nikkan Kogyo online P.29 in Nikkan Kogyo Shimubun. (5/17) The title is "Researcher who open the way".
4.21.2017
【Activity Report】 Apr. 21 (Fri.), COINS Seminar #25 was held at iCONM.
Speaker: Dr. Yuji TANAKA (Researcher, RIKEN)
Title:“Trial of engineering against eye diseases”.
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4.14.2017
【Award】 Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka is awarded to the 34th H. C. Brown Lecturer at Purdue University, USA. This Lectureship is named after the famous organic chemist, Prof. H. C. Brown (1979 Noble Laureate in Chemistry), and is recognized as a great honor in the field of organic chemistry.
4.13.2017
【Information】 We will hold the COINS Seminar #25 at iCONM.
Apr. 21 (Fri.) 16:00pm – 17:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Yuji Tanaka (Resercher, Riken)
"An Engineering trial for eyes disease."
Language: Japanese only.
Click here for details.(Japanese only)
4.12.2017
【Award】 Dr. Yasutaka Anraku, Leader of Theme 3 (Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo /Visiting Research Scientist KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION Innovation Center of NanoMedicine(iCONM)) was awarded The Young Scientist’s Prize for The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
4.7.2017
【Activity Report】 Dr. Takahiro Ochiya (National Cancer Center)'s interview was published in Nikkei online(4/7) and p.31 in Nikkei Morning paper (4/7).
The title is "Kagaku Agora Let's search the criminal who is causing a recurrence of cancer".

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