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【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #39 at iCONM.
December 7th (Fri.) 11:00–12:00
Speaker: Dr. Yan Lee
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry,
Seoul National University (SNU), Korea
Title: "β-acid amide-based materials: charge-conversion chemistry and new polymeric materials"

Venue: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) 3F 3001 Access
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【Information】We will hold the 5th COINS Symposium.

Date: Dec. 14(Fri.)13:00~(Registration starts at 12:30)
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.
10.28.2018
【News Coverage】COINS member Dr. Takahiro Ochiya (National Cancer Center Research Institute) 's group and their research was introduced on Nipponkeizai Newspaper.
10.19.2018
Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General, iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) 's article "Enhanced intracellular Delivery of siRNA by Controlling ATP-Responsivity of Phenylboronic Acid-Functionalized Polyion Complex Micelles" published in Macromolecular Bioscience was one of the journal's top 20 most downloaded recent papers amongst artiacles published between July 2016 and June 2018.
10.15.2018
【Award】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General, iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) and Sub Theme2 Leader, Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo and a guest researcher at iCONM)'s research was introduced on Nipponkeizai Newspaper.
10.3.2018
【Activity Report】September 10th (Wed.) , COINS Seminar #37 was held at iCONM.
Speaker: Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert
Prof. of Organic-/Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Title: "New pharmapolymers and nanoparticles for applications in nanomedicine"
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9.29.2018
【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #38 at iCONM.
October 29th (Mon.) 16:00–17:15 (Research Mixer 17:15-18:00 *JPY500)
Speaker: Dr. Weibo Cai
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

Title: "Molecular Imaging, Image-Guided Drug Delivery, and Theranostics"

Venue: Life Science & Enviroment research center. (LiSE) 1F Conference room Access
*It's located opposite side of iCONM
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*Registration is now closed.
9.25.2018
【Activity Report】September 10th (Mon.) , COINS Seminar #36 was held at iCONM.
Speaker: Dr. Kazue Kurihara
Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University
Title: "Surface Forces Measurement for Materials Science, Applications for Polymer Brush and Gel"
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9.12.2018
【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar Vol.37 at LiSE.
October 3rd (Wed.) 16:00–17:15 (Research Mixer 17:15-18:15 *JPY500)
Speaker: Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert
Professor of Organic-/Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Title: "New pharmapolymers and nanoparticles for applications in nanomedicine"

Venue: Life Science & Enviroment research center. (LiSE) 1F Conference room Access
*It's located opposite side of iCONM
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*Registration is now closed.
9.10.2018
【Activity Report】September 10th (Mon.) , COINS Seminar #35 was held at LiSE.
Speaker: Shin Kwak, MD, PhD
Visiting Scientist, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine
Title: "ALS-targeted therapy and biomarker development"
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9.10.2018
【Activity Report】The “JST Fair 2018 - Future Industrial Creation with Scientific Technology,” which was organized by JST, was held at Tokyo Big site on Aug. 30 (Thurs.) and Aug. 31 (Fri.). COINS exhibited our research contents at our booth.
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9.4.2018
【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar Vol.36 at iCONM.
September 25th (Tue.) 16:00–17:15 *Today's research mixer was canceled
Speaker: Dr. Kazue Kurihara
Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University
Title: "Surface Forces Measurement for Materials Science, Applications for Polymer Brush and Gel"

Venue: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) room 3001 Access
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*Registration is now closed.
8.31.2018
【Information】Research Leader, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) was awarded the honorary doctorate (Doktor der Naturwissenshaften ehrenhalber; Dr. rer. Nat. H. C.) from Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz University) in Germany.

The honorary doctorate of Mainz University is awarded to researchers who have globally achieved exceptionally high level of performance. This time, Dr. Kataoka's research titled "Development of Polymer Therapeutics and Their Application to Cancer Treatment" was highly appreciated in the Faculty of "Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science and Earth Sciences" and it was the first time in eight years for the Faculty to be awarded.
The award ceremony was held at Mainz University in August 31, and a commemorative symposium was held at the same time.
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Program
8.10.2018
【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar Vol.35 at iCONM.
September 10th (Mon.) 16:15–17:30 (Research Mixer 17:35-18:30 *JPY500)
Speaker: Shin Kwak, MD, PhD
Visiting Scientist, University of Tokyo,
Graduate School of Medicine

Title: "ALS-targeted therapy and biomarker development"

Venue: Life Science & Enviroment research center. (LiSE) 1F Conference room Access
*It's located opposite side of iCONM
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*Registration is now closed.
7.22.2018
【Activity Report】AccuRna, Inc., team of COINS was featured in the episode of the highly acclaimed TV series, Innovations TV with Ed Begley, Jr., aired on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 (U.S. time) via CNBC.
Related page is here.
7.20.2018
【Activity Report】Research Leader, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) had lectuer at Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion Ceremony of Celebrating 30th Anniversary and it was introduced on some newspapers.
7.18.2018
【Award】Dr. Akira Matsumoto who is one of the COINS' members (Associate Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University and a guest researcher at iCONM) was received 2nd Japan Bioindustry Association Award for Young Scientists.
His research title was "Development of "electronics-free" and totally synthetic artificial pancreas".
7.18.2018
【TV】Research Leader, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) is going to appear on TV program. He'll talking about the potencial of In-body hospitals for Alzheimer's disease.
7.11.2018
【TV】Research Leader, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) is going to appear on TV program. He'll talking about the potencial of In-body hospitals for Cancer.
7.9.2018
【Activity Report】July 9th (Mon.), COINS Seminar #34 was held at LiSE.
Speaker: Mr.Toshio NAGAE
              Pharma Business Consultant, PeptiDream, HMT
              Representative, Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Title: "Value Optimization of JP-origin Drugs/DDS, Issues and Alternative Solutions"
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6.26.2018
【Award】Mr. Naoto Yoshinaga (Trainee of iCONM, The University of Tokyo) received The Best Oral Presentation Award from the 34th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Drug Delivery System.
  • Title: Stabilization of mRNA loading polyplex micelle structure by using small number of cholesteryl RNA oligonucleotides for efficient mRNA translation in mouse lung
6.25.2018
【Information】COINS reseacher Dr. Sabina Quader is challenging crowd-funding.
As part of research towards the realization of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director-General's "In-body hospitals",
"Glioblastoma Multiforme treatment" is the theme this time.

6.21.2018
【TV】Research Leader, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) is going to appear on TV program. He'll talking about the potencial of In-body hospitals for Alzheimer's disease.
6.19.2018
【Activity report】10th COINS General Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 19.
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6.12.2018
【News】Research Leader, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) 's interview was introduced on Nikkan Gendai.
6.10.2018
【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar Vol.34 at iCONM.
July 9th (Mon.) 16:00–17:15 (Research Mixer 17:15~18:15 *JPY500)
Speaker: Mr.Toshio NAGAE
Pharma Business Consultant, PeptiDream, HMT
Position: Representative, Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Title: "Value Optimization of JP-origin Drugs/DDS, Issues and Alternative Solutions"

Venue: Life Science & Enviroment research center. (LiSE) 1F Conference room Access
*It's located opposite side of iCONM
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*Registration is now closed.
5.28.2018
【Information】COINS reseacher Mr.Takuya Miyazaki is challenging crowd-funding.
As part of research towards the realization of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director-General's "In-body hospitls",
"Pancreatic cancer treatment" is the theme this time.

▶Academic crowd-funding website 「academist」
   "I want to get rid of "cancer stem cells" of pancreatic cancer on pinpoint!
   Takuya Miyazaki, Trainee of iCONM

Thank you for your kind support!
5.25.2018
【Information】iCONM, core institution of COINS opened Twitter and Facebook.
Focusing on news and events of COINS, iCONM will continue to transmit the information globally toward realization of "In-body hospitals" from Kawasaki.

We appreciate your retweet, follow & like! Thank you.
5.21.2018
【News】Research Leader, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) 's interview was posted in academist Journal. iCONM special page will appear in "academist" specialized in crowd-funding in a few days!
5.14.2018
【Activity Report】May 14th (Mon.), COINS Seminar #33 was held at LiSE.
Speaker: Dr. Mariko Harada-Shiba
              Director, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Title: "Development of antisense drug targeting refractory dyslipidemia"
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5.14.2018
【News Coverage】Research Leader, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) was introduced on Shuukangendai.
▶Photo reportage: Mankind overcomes "cancer" by Nanomedicine
4.27.2018
【News Coverage】The interview of Sub theme 2 Leader, Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Assistant professor, The University of Tokyo) was introduced on Kawasaki Shisei Dayori.
▶The future starting from the coastal area
   Research of nanomachines that deliver the drug to brain is on the way
4.25.2018
【Information】 We will hold the COINS Seminar#33 at iCONM.
May 14th (Mon.) 16:00–17:15 (Research Mixer 17:15~18:15 *JPY500)
Speaker: Dr. Mariko Harada-Shiba
Director, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Title: "Development of antisense drug targeting refractory dyslipidemia"

Venue: Life Science & Enviroment research center. (LiSE) 1F Conference room Access
*It's located opposite side of iCONM

Click here for details.(Japanese Only)
*Registration is now closed.
4.24.2018
【Activity Report】 April 24th (Tue.), COINS Seminar #32 was held at iCONM.
April 24th (Tue.) 16:00–17:15
Speaker: Dr. Takao Inoue
Chief of laboratory, National Institute of Health Sciences
Title: "Trend of development and regulation of oligonucleotide therapeutics"
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4.10.2018
【Information】 We will hold the COINS Seminar#32 at iCONM.
April 24th (Tue.) 16:00–17:15 (Research Mixer 17:15~18:45 *JPY500)
Speaker: Dr. Takao Inoue
Chief of laboratory, National Institute of Health Sciences
Title: "Trend of development and regulation of oligonucleotide therapeutics"

♦Venue has changed!♦
New Venue: Life Science & Enviroment research center. (LiSE) 1F Conference room Access
*It's located opposite side of iCONM

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*Registration is now closed.
4.1.2018
【News Coverage】 The interview of COINS researcher, Dr. Shigehito Osawa (Assistant professor, Tokyo University of Science, Visiting Scientist, iCONM) was introduced on Kawasaki city Shiseiyouran2018.
▶Kawasaki Municipal Directory
   Special feature: People of Kawasaki Passion x Unity
   No.3 Technology
   Hope to make medicine from King SkyFront
3.20.2018
【News Coverage】 iCONM & research of COINS was introduced on Kanagawa Shimbun on P.14.
▶Kawasaki Mirai Shimbun Creation of new town for the future④
   Power to creat a future for the future
   Keihin Coastal area aims for the future

About COINS

COINS (Center of Open Innovation Network for Smart Health) is a research center of an entirely new idea for developing "products and services that changes the future" by anticipating social needs in the future and integrating cutting-edge technologies, human resources and ideas from universities and private companies in and outside Japan.

COINS is an initiative under the Center of Innovation Science and Technology based Radical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (COI STREAM) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.

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