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3.23.2020
【Coverage】An article with Prof. Atsushi Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Life Science and Engineering, from COINS which is the core project of iCONM, was featured in "Nikkei Business" magazine.
  • "From telekinesis to immortality" - At first glance, it looks like a riadiculous study, but it's surprisingly real. | Nikkei Business
3.1.2020
【Coverage】Nishiyama Lab's Nobuhiro Nishiyama Senior Researcher (Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology) has been introduced in a medical industry magazine "Iyaku-Keizai".
  • Medical-engineering practitioners(17): Drug Discovery wisely with polymers | Iyaku-Keizai
2.19.2020
【Coverage】An interview article with Dr. Hiroshi Atsumi who is in charge of the business development and the social implementation of research results at iCONM was covered by Yahoo Japan's special issue.
2.5.2020
【Coverage】Contents of the 3rd Link-J/UCSD Life Science Symposium "Engineered Nanomedicine: Drug Delivery Systems and Platforms" were covered by AnswersNews, including the presentations by Prof. Kazunori Kataoka and Prof. Kanji Miyata.
2.3.2020
An article with Prof. Hiromichi Kimura leading COINS project, the core project of iCONM, was covered by Yakuji Nippo (February 3, 2020).
  • King SkyFront providing networking opportunities to create a new industry|Yakuji Nippo
1.28.2020
【Activity Report】13th COINS General meeting was held on 28th Jan.
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1.23.2020
【Press Conference】Dr. Takahiro Nomoto, Assistance Professor and Dr. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Professor, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (iCONM Principal Research Scientist) and their research group succeeded in nearly eliminating mouse tumors by adding poly(vinyl alcohol), the main component of liquid glue, to a p-boronophenylalanine (BPA) and using it for Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in collaborative research with iCONM, Kyoto University and STELLA PHARMA. The results were published in the US science journal "Science Advances".
Many articles on this subject were published in the media.
1.21.2020
【Coverage】Lectures by Prof. Nishiyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Prof. Muragaki (Tokyo Women's Medical University) at the 6th COINS Symposium were covered by Nikkei Beyond Health focusing on "medicine X device".
1.10.2020
【Coverage】A content of the 6th COINS Symposium was covered by Nikkei Beyond Health focusing on mRNA medicine.
12.17.2019
【Coverage】An article of President & CEO of LabCentral Dr. Fruehauf, who gave a talk at the 6th COINS Symposium, was published in the Chemical Daily (December 17, 2019).
  • Bio VB Corporate Support US LabCentral's initial investment of 10 million yen as industry standard Dr. Fruehauf, President & CEO speaks | The Chemical Daily
12.17.2019
【Activity Report】December 17th (Tue.), COINS Seminar #51 was held at iCONM.
◆Part 1 16:00-16:45
Title: Nano on ICU: Overcoming limitations for the treatment of organ failure
Speaker: Dr. Michael Bauer/Director, Jena University Hospital, Dep. Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine
◆Part 2 16:45-17:30
Title: Raman spectroscopic imaging reveals changes in the micellar conformation dictating pharmacokinetic properties
Speaker: Dr. Adrian T. Press/Group leader, Jena University Hospital, Nanophysiology Group
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12.13.2019
【Activity Report】December 13th (Fri.), We held The 6th COINS Symposium.
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12.9.2019
【Coverage】An interview with Mr. Atsushi Miura, Director of the Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion was published in the Chemical Daily (December 9, 2019).
  • "People and topics" Have a transparent relationship with the institution that further expand | The Chemical Daily
12.6.2019
【Activity Report】December 6th (Fri.), COINS Seminar #50 was held at iCONM.
Speaker: Prof. Kris Matyjaszewski/J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: “Bio-related ATRP”
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12.2.2019
【Press release】A press release about the 6th COINS Symposium was held.
11.25.2019
【Award】Noriko Nakamura (2nd year doctoral course, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) belonging to COINS Theme 2 received the Outstanding Poster Award 2019 at The 41st Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society for Biomaterials (11 / 24-26 @ Tsukuba).
11.25.2019
【Activity Report】November 25th (Mon.), We held a luncheon seminar at The 41st Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society for Biomaterials.
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11.22.2019
【Articles Published】An article of interview with Mr. Tomohiro Takahashi, Director of Kawasaki City Waterfront International Strategy Department, about the past, present and future of King SkyFront where iCONM is located was published in Nikkei Beyond Health.
11.21.2019
【Articles Published】On November 21, Yomiuri Shimbun covered the matters that we presented at the press conference held on October 25. The article entitled as "A New Carrier for Gene Therapy – Development of An Artificial Vector Capable of Also Encapsulating Larger-Sized Genes" focused on the development of a synthetic vector that can carry larger size of DNA in comparison to conventional viral vectors, and on its ability to express the DNA in tumor cells of pancreatic cancer-bearing mice. Also Prof. Shinsaku Nakagawa (Osaka Univ), an authority on gene therapy, commented in this article that synthetic vectors do not produce any antibodies as a merit to say "Very Meaningful Results!".
  • A New Carrier for Gene Therapy – Development of An Artificial Vector Capable of Also Encapsulating Larger-Sized Genes |Yomiuri Shimbun (Evening)
11.21.2019
【Articles Published】Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, has been selected to a 2019 Highly Cited Researcher in Clarivate Analytics (Web of Scinece) , recognized for his exceptional research influence demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
11.19.2019
【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #51 at iCONM.
December 17 (Tue.) 16:00-17:30/Research Mixer 17:30-18:15 *JPY500
◆Part 1 16:00-16:45
Title: Nano on ICU: Overcoming limitations for the treatment of organ failure
Speaker: Dr. Michael Bauer/Director, Jena University Hospital, Dep. Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine
◆Part 2 16:45-17:30
Title: Raman spectroscopic imaging reveals changes in the micellar conformation dictating pharmacokinetic properties
Speaker: Dr. Adrian T. Press/Group leader, Jena University Hospital, Nanophysiology Group
Venue: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) 3F 3001 Access
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*Registration is now closed.
11.15.2019
【Articles Published】An interview article by Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) and Deputy Director Iwasaki was published in the magazine “Pharmaceutical Economy”.
  • Don't let technology dying in large companies Medical-engineering practitioners⑩| Pharmaceutical economyDaily
11.11.2019
【Articles Published】Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, was published in The Chemical Daily on 11.11.2019
11.8.2019
【Articles Published】The article about Dr. Ichiki Takanori (Professor, The University of Tokyo), who is a leader of COINS Theme 4 was appeared in The Nikkei Business Daily on 11.08.2019
  • Analysis of exosomes one by one | Nikkei Business Daily
11.7.2019
【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #50 at iCONM.
December 6 (Fri.) 11:00-12:00 *There is no research mixer.
Speaker: Prof. Kris Matyjaszewski/J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Bio-related ATRP
Venue: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) 3F 3001 Access
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*Registration is now closed.
11.7.2019
【Press release】iCONM and Braizon Therapeutics will hold a luncheon seminar at The 41st Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society for Biomaterials on 25 Nov.
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11.2.2019
【Activity Report】Nov 2th (Sat.), a public talk was held at Miraikan(The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
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10.28.2019
【Articles Published】COINS reseacher Dr. Sabina Quader, was published in The Chemical Daily on 10.28.2019
10.25.2019
【Published Articles】Announcement of the 6th COINS Symposium was published in Kanagawa Shimbun.
  • Introduction of advanced medical research: COINS Symposium on December 13
10.25.2019
【Press conference】We held a press conference by Prof. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM), Dr. Kensuke Osada (Senior Scientist of QST) and Dr. Theofilus A. Tockary (Research Scientist of iCONM) . A novel technology has been developed to convert the double helix structure of DNA into a single strand of DNA (ssDNA), roll it into a compact form, and encapsulate it inside a smart nanomachine.
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This research result was published in "ACS Nano"
The article was introduced on the newspapers.
  • iCONM-National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, pancreatic cancer growth inhibition, synthetic vector development | Chemical Daily
  • Deliver single-stranded DNA to pancreatic cancer using high molecular weight vectors such as iCONM | Nikkei Biotech ONLINE
  • World's first suicide gene therapy for pancreatic cancer| Nikkei BeyondHealth
10.24.2019
【Press release】The University of Tokyo made a press release that the paper titled "develop the world's first exosome array chip that enables single nanoparticle measurement" by Dr. Takanori Ichiki, professor of The University of Tokyo (COINS theme 4 leader) and his team was posted on line on October 24 (EST).
10.24.2019
【Activity Report】Oct 24th (Thu.), COINS Seminar #49 was held at iCONM.
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag
Chair Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Title: “Multivalent Nanosystems and Supramolecular Dendritic Architectures”
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10.21.2019
【Report】An interview with Hiromichi Kimura(Project Leader of COINS) was published in The Chemical Daily on 10.21.2019
10.18.2019
【Activity Report】“COINS Retreat Camp 2019” was held on 18th~19th October.
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10.16.2019
【Press release】An interview with Deputy Director Iwasaki was broadcasted on BS TV Tokyo “Nikkei Plus 10” on Wednesday, October 16.
In the special feature “2020 Changing Tokyo (1) Towards tourism country・Increaing Haneda International Flights has the Key”, he was interviewed what kind of changes would happen at King Skyfront when the Haneda connecting road opens. The broadcast contents is viewed on the program distribution service.
10.16.2019
【News coverage】An article of COINS venture companies Braizon Therapeutics, Inc. was published in Chemical Daily. (October 16, 2019)
  • Braizon develops childhood brain tumor drugs in-house, applying DDS to known anticancer drugs | Chemical Daily
10.15.2019
【Information】We will hold the 6th COINS Symposium.
Date: Dec 13 (Fri.) 13:00~(Registration open at 12:30)
Venue: Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall Access
language: English - Japanese *Simultaneous interpretation is provided.

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*The online registration is closed.
10.10.2019
【Press release】The article about Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Project Professor, The University of Tokyo), who is a leader of COINS Theme 2 was appeared in JSTnews.

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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