【Awards】The article (H. J. Kim, et al, Multifunctional polyion complex micelle featuring enhancedstability, targetability, and endosome escapability for systemic siRNA delivery to subcutaneous model of lung cancer, Drug Delivery and Translational Research (2014) 4:50-60) from Kataoka lab. was selected as the 2014 DDTR Outstanding Research Paper Award. Award Lecture will be given by Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, representing all the co-atuhors of this article, at the 2015 Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland during July 26-29, 2015.
【News articles】The research on Nanomachine ongoing at Kataoka laboratory was broadcasted on March 13 in the TV program "Innovationism" at BS Fuji.
【News articles】Articles on messenger RNA (mRNA)-loaded nanomachine for treating neurological disorders as a new system of gene therapy: JIJI Press, Nikkei Biotech online, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, The Wall Street Journal, Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, UTokyo Research, JST Science Portal, AsianScientist.
【Press release】Dr. Keiji Itaka, Leader of R&D theme 3, held a press conference on the paper "Treatment of neurological disorders by introducing mRNA in vivo using polyplex nanomicelles" which was published on Journal of Controlled Release Volume 201, 10 March 2015, pages 41-48,
【Activity report】1st COINS International Symposium will be held on Friday, February 27 at Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center.
【Activity report】3rd COINS General meeting was held on Friday, January 23.
【Awards】Prof. Kazunori Kataoka was awarded a Johann Gutenberg Prize. The Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 4 at University of Mainz in Germany.
【News articles】The article of interview with Dr. Hiromichi Kimura, Project Leader of COINS, on iCONM which will start its operation in April 2015 was appeared on Kagaku Kogyo Nippo, page 4 on Thursday, January 15.
【News articles】The article on NHK Special which was broadcasted on Sunday, January 4 was appeared in front page of Kagaku Kogyou Nippo on Wednesday January 14.
【News articles】The article of interview with Dr. Kazunori Kataoka on Nanomachine was appeared on Kagaku Kogyo Nippo, page 6, on Monday, January 5.
【Events】COINS Seminar #7 was held on Monday, January 5.
Speaker: Dr. You Han Bae
Title: 2014 Advanced Materials Engineering I "Stimuli-sensitive polymers"
【News articles】The news story on NHK Special which was broadcasted on Sunday, January 4 was appeared on WIRED.
【News articles】Nanomachine and Prof. Kataoka was featured in a NHK TV program "NHK Special" on Sunday, January 4.
【News articles】Clinical trial of siRNA using delivery system developed by Kataoka Lab. for breast cancer will be conducted by a group led by Dr. Kozo Imai, Research Hospital, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo.
【News articles】Nanomachine, which COINS is engaged, and Prof. Kataoka will be featured in a NHK TV program"NHK Special" on Sunday, January 4.
(NHK Special: "Next World – Our future"
Saturday, January 3 – Sunday, February 1 (total 5 times)
2nd broadcasting: "How our life-span lengthen in the future"
Cast: Kazunori Kataoka)
【Events】COINS Seminar #7 was held on Tuesday, January 5 at Hongo campus, The University of Tokyo.
Title: 2014 Advanced Materials Engineering I "Stimuli-sensitive polymers"
More details, please go to the website.
【News articles】News story on polymer micelle medicine which is developing at Kataoka lab. was appeared on a science page, Yomiuri Shinbun on December 18, 2014.
【Awards】Kazue Mizuno, a JSPS Research Fellow, from Kataoka lab. won a best title award at 27th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Radiation Oncology Co-author：Horacio Cabral, Yutaka Miura, Hiroshi Nishihara, Fumi Mouri, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kazunori Kataoka
【Activity report】Hirokazu Iwasaki, COINS R&D General Manager introduced the outline of COINS at the 2nd meeting of healthy long life loop, Sustainable Life Care, Ageless Society towards Self-managing Healthcare in Aging Society of Japan on Thursday, December 11.
【Awards】Mizuho Naito, a D3 student from Kataoka lab. received IPC2014 Young Scientist Poster Award at the 10th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC2014). Prize winning title was "Cholesterol-modified siRNA Loaded Stimuli-responsive Polyion Complexx Micelle for Smart siRNA Delivery. (co-auther: Takehiko Ishii, Arika Matsumoto, Kanjiro Miyata, Kazunori Kataoka)
【Activity report】 Friday, November 14 – Saturday, November 16: COINS retreat camp was held.
●Wednesday, November 12: The 3rd COINS Seminar was held.
Lecturer: Dr. Jeremiah A. Johnson
Theme: Modular Polymer Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applifations
●Thursday, November 13: The 4th COINS Seminar was held.
Lecturer: Dr. Felix H. Schacher
Theme: Block Copolymers featuring Polyelectrolyte Segments: Building Blocks for Advanced Micellar Engineering
●Thursday, November 20: The 5th COINS Seminar was held.
Lecturer: Dr. Matthias Barz
Theme: Block Copolypept(o)ides:Introducing PeptoMicelles, NanoPeptoGels, PeptoSomes and PeptoPlexes
【Activity report】On Tuesday, November 11, the 6th Special Lecture Meeting was held at Hirosaki University. The project leader of the Center, Hiromichi KIMURA, gave a special lecture.
【Activity report】On Saturday, October 11, students of Kasumigaoka High School of Fukuoka Prefecture visited COINS.
【Activity report】On Friday, November 7 ~ Sunday, November 9 : Science Agora 2014, which was sponsored by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, was held. Our activities were presented on Saturday, November 8.
【Activity report】Friday, October 31: A group of observers from Netherland visited COINS.
【Awarded】Makoto Tsunoda (lecturer of the University of Tokyo, a member institute of COINS) received the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Kanto Branch Award for Young Scientists.
【Awarded】Jun Makino (graduate student of the University of Tokyo, a member institute of COINS) received the Best Poster Award at the nano DDS 12th international nanomedicine & drug delivery symposium. The presentation title was "Systemic targeting of lymph node metastasis by controlled design of drug-loaded polymeric micelles" (co-authors：H. Cabral, Y. Miura, Y. Matsumoto, H. Kinoh, N. Nishiyama, K. Kataoka).
【Awards】The presentation of Mitsuru Naito, a graduate student of the University of Tokyo, a member of COINS received the Best Poster Award at the 63rd Symposium on Macromolecules.
The presentation of Akihiro Mizoguchi, a graduate student of the University of Tokyo, a member of COINS was selected as one of the highlighted presentations at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials (November 17 and 18, 2014).
【Media release】Nikkei Industrial Newspaper released an article "The development of the technology for delivering antibody for therapeutic use" by Kazunori Kataoka (COINS’s Research Leader) and Yasutaka Anraku (a subtheme leader) on October 24 (page10).
【Activity report】Tuesday, October 14: A group of observers from Austria visited COINS.
【Activity report】Thusday, October 2: The 2nd COINS Seminar was held.
Lecturer: Prof. Yukio Nagasaki (Graduate School of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba)
【Activity report】Tuesday, September 30: The cutting-edge materials and technology investigatory committee of the technical section of Mitsui Interbusiness Research Institute visited KING SKYFRONT (Tonomachi, Kawasaki City). Click here for more information.
【Activity report】Monday, September 29: Information was exchanged toward formulation of the science and technology basic plan of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
【Media release】Olympus BIO News introduced an article of Takahiro Ochiai (Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, National Cancer Center Research Institute, a member institute of COINS) published in an American scientific journal, Science Signaling. He reported for the first time that exosomes and a specific microRNA are involved in the dormancy of breast cancer cells. A schematic illustration of his study was picked up as the cover.
【Awarded】Mizuo Maeda (RIKEN, a member institute of COINS) received the 2014 Award of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry.
【Activity report】Wednesday, September 3: The Innovation Center of Nanomedicine Symposium was held. We had many participants. Thank you for your participation.
【Activity report】Thursday, August 14: The Mayor of Kawasaki City visited COINS sites.
【Awarded】Satoshi Uchida (Assistant Professor of the University of Tokyo, a member institute of COINS) received a Young Investigator Award at the Antisense, Gene, Delivery Symposium 2014. The presentation title was"Treatment of spinal cord injury by non-viral gene introduction and spheroid cell transplantation"(co-authors: Keiji Itaka, Kentaro Hayakawa, Toru Ogata and Kazunori Kataoka).
【Media release】 My Navi SPECIAL INTERVIEW released a polymer micelle study by Kazunori Kataoka (COINS’s Research Leader) .
【Media release】Lohas Medical. released an article describing large intestine cancer diagnosis by using exosomes, which is a study result of Takahiro Ochiya and Yusuke Yoshioka (Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, National Cancer Center Research Institute)
Naoto Yoshinaga, a graduate student of the University of Tokyo, a member institute of COINS, received the Best Poster Award at the 13th summer seminar of the Society of Non-Traditional Technology.
【Activiy report】The official website of Kawasaki KING SKYFRONT opened.
【Activiy report】A web newsletter Kawasaki SkyFront i-Newsletter was issued in Kawasaki City to publish an overview of researches at King SkyFront, and "Prof. Kazunori Kataoka Highly Cited Researcher".
News Letter Vol. 6 of the Waterfront International Strategy Division of Kawasaki City reported an interview with Hiromichi Kimura (COINS’s Project Leader) talking about"Innovation Center of Nanomedicine (iCON)"
【Events】The Innovation Center of Nanomedicine Symposium will be held on September 3, 2014. Click here to enter.
Kayoko Yanagihara (graduate student of the University of Tokyo, a member institute of COINS) received the Best Presentation Award at the 30th Japan DDS Conference. The presentation title was"MSC spheroid transplantation for bone regeneration: Enhancement of cell function by gene introduction using polyplex nanomicelle" (co-authors: Satoshi Uchida, Satoru Ikegami、Taisuke Endo, Yujiro Maeda, Shinsuke Ohba, Ung-il Chung, Takahiko Ishii、Keiji Itaka, and Kazunori Kataoka).
Yuuki Mochida (researcher at the University of Tokyo, a member institute of COINS) received the Best Presentation Award at the 43rd Biomedical Polymers Symposium.
【Awards】Professor Kazunori Kataoka received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Journal of Drug Targeting. This award is given to scientist who has made exceptional and sustained contributions to drug delivery and targeting medicine in the world.
【News articles】「White Paper on Science and Technology 2014」of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology printed an introductory article about the Center.
【News articles】A Terumo Life Science Foundation Website article released the polymer micelle study of Prof. Kataoka.
【News articles】Professor Kazunori Kataoka was selected as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Thomson Reuters. Press release on Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers
【News articles】A Nikkei Industrial Newspaper column described a study of Prof. Kataoka, COINS’s Research Leader, The University of Tokyo.
【Awards】Prof. Kataoka, COINS’s Research Leader, the University of Tokyo, received the SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan.