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【Activity Report】May 14th (Tue.), COINS Seminar #44 was held at iCONM.
Speaker: Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita
Professor, Tokyo City University, Advanced Research Lab.
Title: "MEMS Technology and Applications to Biomedical Field"
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【TV】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General, iCONM / Professor, The of Tokyo) is going to appear on TV program!
  • 29 April 8:00-10:30 AM Nippon Televison 『Sukkiri』
【TV】Research Promotion Leader of COINS, Mr. Hirokazu Iwasaki is going to appear on TV program tomorrow!
  • 26 April 6:00PM TVK 『NEWS Harbor』
【Press Release】We held a press conference by Kazunori KATAOKA(Director General, iCONM / Professor, The of Tokyo)and Kanjiro MIYATA, COINS Theme 1 leader(Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo / Visiting Scientist, iCONM). They succeeded in developing the Nucleic Acid Medicine-loaded Nanomachine, a technology that can stably protect nucleic acid drugs that are prone to deactivation in the bloodstream and deliver them to intractable cancers such as pancreatic cancer and brain tumors.
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This research result was published in "Nature Communications (UK scientific journal)" on Wednessday, April 24, 2019.

The articles regarding this matter were introduced on some newspapers.
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【Activity Report】COINS Seminar #43 was held at Kawasaki King Skyfront Tokyu REI Hotel.
Speaker: Mr. Kazuomi Iwatani
Manager, Intellectual Property Division
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development(AMED)
Title: "The briefing session of support program by Intellectual Property Division of AMED"

Speaker: Dr. Hiroatsu Nohara
Associated Researcher, Affiliation: Lest-CNRS / Aix-Marseille University
Title: "French medical cluster: the case of “Oncopole” in Toulouse"
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【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #44 at iCONM.
May 14th (Tue.) 16:00–17:15 (Research Mixer 17:15-18:15 *JPY500)
Speaker: Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita
Professor, Tokyo City University, Advanced Research Lab.
Title: MEMS Technology and Applications to Biomedical Field

Venue: Venue: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) 3F 3001 Access
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【Award】Dr. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Leader of Theme 5 (Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology / Principal Research Scientist / Laboratory Head, KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION Innovation Center of NanoMedicine(iCONM)) was awarded The Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category) for The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
His research title was “Study on development and medical application of nanomachines based on polymer design".
【Information】COINS SDGs promotion video has been completed. This is request from JST.
We are proactively contributing to the achievement of the SDGs goal 3 of "Good health and well-being". We hope you enjoy it!
【News Coverage】Research Leader, Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo) Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview was introduced on THEMIS magazine (1 April).
  • Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director-General, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine faces the challenge to eliminate cancer and Alzheimer's disease with polymer micelle


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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