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News FY 2015

【News】 The team led by University of Tokyo Project Associate Professor and COINS Theme 3 leader Keiji ITAKA’s research on achondroplasia was highlighted in an article published in Nikkei Business Daily (P. 8).
The title was “Disease that causes bones to not develop treated with gene therapy at UTokyo. Genes transferred into patients' cells."
【Press Release】 Feb. 15, 2016: A press conference was held regarding the research paper published in Nature Nanotechnology titled "Vascular bursts enhance permeability of tumour blood vessels and improve nanoparticle delivery") by Dr. Yu Matsumoto, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Tokyo Hospital (COINS participating researcher), Dr. Tatsuya Yamasoba, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Tokyo Hospital and Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering / Graduate School of Medicine (Director General, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine / Research Leader, COINS).
They discovered a new tumor vasculature permeating route that increases the efficiency of DDS (Drug Delivery System) towards fighting cancer.

Click here for more information regarding the press conference / Click here for the release paper / Please see below for the report.

【Activity report】 5rd COINS General meeting was held on Friday, Jan 22.
【News Report】 Research done by Dr. Takanori Ichiki, Associate professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo was introduced in Kawasaki city Kawasaki SkyFront Newsletter vol.6 (Feb. 2016 issue). The theme is "Development of sensors that measure metabolism of cultured cells."
【Activity report】 COI2021 Conference was held on Jan. 29 - Jan. 30, 2016, which was organized by MEXT and sponsored by JST.
・COI2021 Conference URL:http://coi2021.jp
【Activity Report】 COINS newsletter「NanoSky vol. 1」has been published. We aim to create a newsletter than readers will have high expectations for and highly anticipate. NanoSky vol. 1 - Mar. 2016:「COINS - A Future Created by a Hospital inside the Body」
【Awards】 Tokyo Institute of Technology Professor and COINS Theme 5 Leader Nobuhiro NISHIYAMA was awarded the 3rd Particle Design Award by The New Pharmaceutical Technology and Engineering Foundation. COINS Research Leader and University of Tokyo Graduate Professor Kazunori KATAOKA was also co-winner. The title of the submission is "The development of a macromolecular micelle drug-delivery system (DDS) that targets intractable cancer."
【News Report】"Nanomachines" that have been developed at COINS and its hub, Innovation Center for Nanomedicine (iCONM), were featured in the following publications:

  • ・ Feb. 4, 2016 - Yomiuri Shimbun evening edition (P. 10): Sci-fi becomes reality, Entering into the body to treat diseases
  • ・Feb. 5, 2016 - Nihon Keizai Shimbun morning edition Local economic page Kanagawa (P. 26): Innovation Center for Nanomedicine / Kanagawa’s engine / Cutting-edge health care Industry-academia-government collaboration / Cancer treatment with nanotechnology
【News Report】Feb. 4, 2016 - Prof. Kazunori Kataoka appeared on the Shinichi Hatori Morning show on TV Asahi,「Somosomo Soken corner: Destroy cancer cells・The forefront of radiation therapy」. This was the continuation of the “Introduction of Nanomachines,” which was featured on Jan. 14, 2016 on the same program.
【Article】Feb. 1, 2016 - An article on COINS was published in the Feb. issue of “Journal of information processing and management,” published by the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
It introduced the promotion of an open innovation with Industry-academia-government collaboration and outlined COINS’ approach from the three points of infrastructure, investment and human resource development, which are all significant to build out innovation eco-system.

・Monthly periodical “Journal of information processing and management” published by Japan Science and Technology Agency Vol.58 No.11 Feb. 2016
Title: Towards the realization of a smart life-care society: With a focus on approaches of COINS (Center of Open Innovation Network for Smart Health)
Authors: Minoru Hayashida, COINS promotion leader/ Hiromichi Kimura, Project Leader, iCONM
【News Report】Jan. 31, 2016 - Prof. Kataoka appeared and gave an explanation of nanomachines on TBS program「Kakekomi doctor! Health check-ups that change the fate of humankind」
【News Report】Jan. 30, 2016 - Prof. Kataoka’s interview was published in monthly periodical「Chichi」Vol. Mar. 2016
Title: And thus, the extraordinary feat of the century has been accomplished.
~Obsession and innovation for development of new research of "Nanomachines", which will change the future of mankind~
【News Report】Jan. 14, 2016 - Prof. Kataoka appeared on TV Ashai’s Shinichi Hatori Morning Show「Somosomo Soken corner: “Anticancer drug treatment is moving towards new stage”」and gave an explanation of nanomachines.
【News Report】Jan. 4, 2016 - Articles were added related to the Messenger RNA delivery of a cartilage-anabolic transcription factor as a disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment, Scientific Reports, which was published by Dr. Keiji Itaka, COINS Theme Leader 3, Project Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Biotechnology, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, and his group.

1.20.2016
【News Report】 On Jan. 6, 2016, "NanoMachines," developed at Kataoka Lab and COINS' research hub were introduced in the newspapers and their websites below.

Asahi Shimbun Kanagawa Future Outlook5: "Sci-fi medical care is not a dream"
Asahi Shimbun Digital 【Kanagawa Future Outlook】: "Sci-fi medical care is not a dream"
1.20.2016
【News Report】 We added related articles of press tour organized by Kawasaki City on Nov. 5, 2015.

・ Jan. 5
Front page of Fuji Sankei Business Eye, Daily issue vol. 21102: "Striving for a life science hub"
・ Jan. 5
SankeiBiz: Implementation of dream Nanomedical technology. A ray of hope for cancer treatment, to "Make it possible for treatment without overnight hospitalization"【To the world - Japanese technology】 New challenge for success (Above)
・ Jan. 6
Jan. 6 SankeiBiz: Development of Medical care, "Vivid communication" with enterprises Kawasaki model, Visitors from all over Japan【To the world - Japanese technology】 New challenge for success (Below)
1.20.2016
【News Report】On Jan. 4, a joint press conference by Dr. Shinsuke Oba, Project Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Dr. Hailati Aini, Project researcher, Clinical Biotechnology, The Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, The University of Tokyo and COINS was held on the paper "Messenger RNA delivery of a cartilage-anabolic transcription factor as a disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment, Scientific Reports" which was presented by Dr. Keiji Itaka, Project Asssociate Professor (COINS Theme 3 Leader) , Clinical Biotechnology, the center for disease biology and Integrative Medicine, The University of Tokyo. It has succeeded to stop progression of osteoarthritis. Please read below for more details of the news report.
・1/5
Jiji.com: Inject RNA particulate = Osteoarthritis, treat with mice- Utokyo
・1/5
Kyodo News: Osteoarthritis, controled by gene delivery
・1/5
Wall street Journal Japanese edition: Inject RNA particulate = Osteoarthritis, treat with mice - UTokyo
・1/5
BIGLOBE News: Inject RNA particulate = Osteoarthritis, treat with mice - UTokyo
・1/5
Gadget Tsushin: Inject RNA particulate = Osteoarthritis, treat with mice - UTokyo
・1/5
Nikkei Digital: UTokyo, Succeed to control the progression of osteoarthritis by in-joint therapy with mRNA of a transcription factor
・1/6
Kanagawa Shimbun: Control the progression by gene delivery/ Osteoarthritis, experiment on mice / UTokyo team
・1/6
Mynabi News: Control the development of osteoarthritis by in-joint therapy with mRNA - UTokyo success
・1/6
Mainichi Shimbun (Pg. 10): Osteorarthritis: Control the progression with genes, UTokyo experiment on mice, Road to a new therapy
・1/7
Toyo Keizai ONLINE: Knee pain in midlife and older, A step closer to an 「Age of Treatment」, Nucleic acid treatment to control the progression of osteoarthritis
・1/8
Nonprofit Organization Institute of Industrial Cluster Public Relations: "Good news to osteoarthritis therapy of patients in midlife and older in an aging society
・1/10
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Degital News: "Utokyo develop technology to control the progression of osteorarthritis
・1/11
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Morning edition (Pg. 13): Technology to control the progression of 「Osteoarthritis」, UTokyo, experiments on mice produce resultss
・1/13
UTokyo Research News: "Nucleic acid medicine effective for osteoarthritis therapy
・1/15
Kagaku Shimbun (Pg. 4): "Control the progression of osteoarthritis with transcription factor mRNA
1.20.2016
【News Report】 COINS and iCONM, the home of COINS, were introduced in the Hospital Newspaper on Jan. 1, 2016, with the title "'Hospital inside the body' 'Surgery without Incisions' Research starts at King Skyfront."
1.20.2016
【News Report】 On Dec. 2, 2015, Dr. Takanori Ichiki, Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (COINS theme 4 leader) and a collaborative research group of Nikon developed a soft optical sheet-type sensor that can measure cell oxgen metabolism without damaging the cell in a world first. Please see below for more details on this news report.
・12/2
Nihon Keizai Shimbun: Determine regular cells at a glance, UTokyo and Nikon, for regeneration medicine, Effective for creation of future indexes。
・12/2
The Chemical Daily: Cell oxygen consumption - measure just by covering with sheet-style sensor, UTokyo Nikon
・12/3
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun: UTokyo and others, development of sheet-style sensor for easily measuring the quality of cells
・12/3
Mynabi News: UTokyo and Nikon develop non-invasive sheet style-sensor for measuring cell oxygen metabolism
・12/9
FUTURUS: Is regenerative medicine improving? Soft sheet-style sensor developed for measuring cultured cell oxygen metabolism without damage
・12/10
Window-to-Japan Bio4Business: Tokyo University and Nikon develop sheet-type sensor for cellular oxygen consumption
・12/10
Nikkei Biotech Online: Sheet-style sensor developed for measuring cell oxgen metabolism, effective for quality evaluation of cultured cell
・12/14
Optronics Online: UTokyo and others, develop soft-cell oxgen metabolism optical sensor
・12/22
UTokyo Research Research News: Sheet-style sensor for measuring cellular oxygen metabolism with just covering
・12/22
NZ Healthtech: Flexible sheet-type sensor for measuring cellular oxygen metabolism
・12/22
Nanowerk: Flexible sheet-type sensor for measuring cellular oxygen metabolism
1.20.2016
【Award】 Oct. 30, 2015, Dr. Takanori Ichiki, Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo and his lab. (Dr. Takanori Akagi, Dr. Nami Hanamura) received IEEJ Excellent Presentation Award at the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. A prize-winning title is "Electrical evaluation of extracellular vesicles using microfluidic device technology".
12.24.2015
【News article】 The National Cancer Research Center Ochiya laboratory's researcher, Yuji Yoshioka was introdnced by the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, in December 16, 2015.
The title is a "Researcher to open up : Mark molecular search of cancer disease".
12.24.2015
【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #13 was held on Monday, December 7 at iCONM.
12.24.2015
【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #12 was held on Friday, December 4 at The University of Tokyo.
12.24.2015
【News Report】 Prof. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology appeared on Fuji Television program "Viking" on December 4, 2015 and made a commentary on Nanomachines.
12.24.2015
【News Report】 Interview article on Nanomachines, which has been developed at Kataoka lab, was published in Phronesis.
Title is "Nanomachines create a hospital inside the body".

Phronesis: issued on December 2015.14(Issue in December 2105) :"Future Work Style" contents
12.24.2015
【News Report】 Press Tour was organized by Kawasaki city on November 5, 2015. iCONM and COINS were introduced.
・11/20 Cover page Kagaku Shimbun "Realization of a hospital inside the body by Nanomachines"
・11/24 Economist (vol. 12/1/2015) Economist View "National Strategic Special Zone 「King Skyfront」 which has been developing by Kawasaki City
・11/25 Nikkan Gendai "Intractable cancer, Alzheimer's at King Skyfront iCONM which has started as the hub of Keihin-area Health Kombinat"
・Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun "Monozukuri City Kawasaki leads the world with the healthcare industry - Innovation Center of Nanomedicine"
・11/16~11/22 Broadcasted on Cable TV「YOUTV」「Local information program 'My You!'」 in Yokohama and Kawasaki
12.24.2015
【News Report】 Article of Interview with Prof. Kataoka was published in "athome TIME", At Home Co., Ltd. The title was 【Meet the Professor series: passion for academia】 "Deliver anticancer drugs by Nano size vehicle"
12.24.2015
【News Report】 Dr. Yasutaka Anraku, Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo appeared on 「Mirai no Kigen」 TBS on November 15, 2015 and made a commentary on cancer treatment using Nano capsule.
12.24.2015
【News Report】 Article of Nanomachine which has been developed at Kataoka Lab. was published on the website of Dowwe Matelux LLC. Title is Visiting Kawasaki National Strategic Special Zone - Nanomachine that the world is looking at!
12.24.2015
【News Report】 Research results of National Cancer Center was printed in both Nikkei Shimbun evening paper and in Electronic Edition on October 31, 2015.
・Nikkei Shimbun Electronic Edition URL:http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASGG30H43_R31C15A0MM0000/
12.24.2015
【News Report】 The articles that the Gutenberg Research College (GRC) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has granted the Gutenberg Research Award 2015 to Professor Kazunori Kataoka, The University of Tokyo were added. (for January 26 and May 4, 2015)
・ChemistryOpen:Gutenberg Research Award Goes to Kataoka
・CHEMMEDCHEM:Kazunori Kataoka Receives Gutenberg Research Award
2015 – Prof. Kazunori Kataoka and Prof. Kwok Pui Lan
・You Tube: May 4, 2015, The awarding celemony of the Gutenberg Research Award 2015at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and award lecture of Professor Kazunori Kataoka. (starts in 2mins 30 seconds)
12.14.2015
【Activity Report】COINS Seminar #10 & #11 were held on Friday, November 27 at iCONM.
12.14.2015
【Activity Report】2nd COINS International Symposium was held on Tuesday, November 24.
12.14.2015
【Activity Report】A group of observers from Janssen Pharmaceuticals visited COINS on Friday, November 6.
11.30.2015
【Award】Associate Professor Keiji Itaka received the best poster award at 3rd International mRNA Health Conference. The presentation title is "A disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment by introducing mRNA encoding cartilage-anabolic transcription factor".
11.30.2015
【News article】Dr. Hiromichi, COINS Project Leader's article was apeared in the sience portal site of JST in October 16, 2015.
Title was "Creating Innovation Hub<9>COINS (Center of Open Innovation Network for Smart Health) COI towards Smart life care society ~aiming 「hospital inside the body」
11.30.2015
【News article】Interview article of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM on Nanomachine was futured in imidas in October 9.
imidas Jiji Opinon:Realiation of "Drug delivery System" which pinpoints cancer is near at hand! The savior of cancer treatment
11.30.2015
【News article】Interview article on Nanomachine appeared in HORIEMON.COM. It is a talk between Dr. Kazunori Kataoka and Mr. Takafumi Horie.
10/5:"Nano capsule autonomously patrol in the body to diagnose and treat before even we notice." "Nano medicine at present and future Part 1" by Prof. Kataoka, The University of Tokyo
10/8:"Nano capsule autonomously patrol in the body to diagnose and treat before even we notice." "Nano medicine at present and future Part 2" by Prof. Kataoka, The University of Tokyo
11.02.2015
The paper entitled "Hybrid calcium phosphate-polymeric micelles incorporating gadolinium chelates for imaging-guided gadolinium neutron capture tumor therapy" from our lab that was published in ACS Nano, was featured in Phys.org.
Phys.org: Gadolinium-based particles show and treat tumours
11.02.2015
【Activity report】On Saturday, October 10, students of Kasumigaoka High School of Fukuoka Prefecture visited Ichiki Laboratory/The University of Tokyo.
10.22.2015
【Award】Professor Kazunori Kataoka received "Advanced Materials Award 2015" from International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). Award ceremony and award lecture were held at Stockholm, Sweden on August 24, 2015.
10.22.2015
【Activity report】 Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3: COINS retreat camp was held.
10.8.2015
【Activity report】 2st COINS International Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Novembe 24 at Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center.
10.1.2015
【Report】The paper entitled "Induction of secondary structure through micellization of an oppositely charged pair of homochiral block- and homopolypeptides in an aqueous medium" from our lab that was published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications, was featured in MaterialsView.
MaterialsView: Understanding higher-ordered structures in polypeptides
9.18.2015
【Activity Report】 Dr. Akira Tsugita, Director for Community Support, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT visited COINS and iCONM on Tuesday, September 1.
9.18.2015
【Activity Report】 Japan Science and Technology/Agency Fair 2015 " Exhibition of Future Industries with Technology" was organized by JST and held on Thursday, Augut 27 and Friday, August 28 at West 3 Hall Tokyo Big Sight.
9.18.2015
【Newspaper】 Nanocapsule developed by Prof. Kataoka's research group was featured on P.20 Nihon Keizai Shimbun on Friday, September 4. The title was "Cancer treatment, clinical trial, drug delivery by nano capsule, targetting cancer with engineering and medical integration".
9.7.2015
【Newspaper】 Paclitaxel-loaded polymeric micelle achieved successful results in clinical trials, and has been decided to proceed into application for approval in the fiscal year of 2015.(NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW September 5, 2015 2:00 am)
8.26.2015
【Newspaper】 Innovation Center of Nanomedicine (iCONM) was featured in "A corner of analyze advance research center" in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun on Aug. 19 (Wed.), 2015. The title is "Innovation Center of Nanomedicine Application of capsule - Industry-academic-gervernment collaboration."
8.26.2015
【Report】 "Nano Capsule" being developed by Kataoka lab. was introduced in "A corner of future technology (P.74 - P.76)" in a weekly economic periodical Nikkei Business Aug. 10 and 17 issue. The title is "Drug Delivery System (DDS) hits cancer with nano capsule."
8.26.2015
【Report】 "Nanomachines" being developed by Kataoka lab. was introduced in "A corner of the life expectancy increases up to 1000 years of age" (P. 37) in a monthly international communication periodical SAPIO September issue. The title is "Cancer treatment - Deliver drug directly by targeting cancer cell alone - Power of smart nanomachines of a virus size."
8.13.2015
【News article】 News about Gutenberg Research Award given to Prof. Kazunori Kataoka was published in August 4, 2015 Issue of Angewandte Chmie International Edition, the official scientific journal of German Chemical Society.
8.7.2015
【News article】 The Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) was introduced in Asahi Shimbun (P.28) on Friday, August 7. The Headline was "Nano Medical Center starts its operation - Innovation Center of Kawasaki"
8.5.2015
【Activity Report】"King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2015" organizeda by Kawasaki City was held on Tuesday, August 4.
【News Article】 Article about "King Skyfron Summer Science Event 2015" was appeared in Asahi Shimbun (P.29) and Kanagawa Shimbun (P.19)
7.30.2015
【News article】 RL Prof. Kataoka's research was introduced in "How to live in security and safety" corner in Mainichi Evening Paper on Thursday, July 30. The title was "Anticancer Delivery System - Nanomachines - reduce the risk of side-effects and enhance its effect.
7.24.2015
The theme leader Prof. Nishiyama's reserch was introduced in Nikkei Sango Shimbun on Tuesday, July 21 as an Innovator of Japan. Its title was "A New approach on Drug Deliery System by Prof. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology - Detection of Cancer → Treatment in one day (An Innovator of Japan)"
7.15.2015
【Activity Report】 The Opening Ceremony of the iCONM was held on Monday, July 13.
【News Article】 The Opening Ceremony scene was broadcasted on Monday, July 13 on TVK "tvk news". It was also appeared in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Kanagawa Shimbun and Kanakoro Kanagawa Shimbun News (web.) on Tuesday, July 14.
7.8.2015
【Press release】 Tuesday,June 23. Research of Prof. Kataoka was introduced in web page of Advanced Medicine Promotion Organization (AMPO)-movie-
7.1.2015
【News article】 Research of the Kataoka Lab. was introduced in NHK TV program "Ohayo Nippon" on Saturday, June 27. The title was "Targeting Cancer Cells alone - Development of Nano-scaled capsule. The same topic was reported in the NHK NEWS web as "Targeting Cancer Cells - Development of Nano-scaled capsule"on the same day.
6.29.2015
【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #9 was held on Monday, June 29 at iCONM.
6.22.2015
【News article】 Press conference on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 was featured on the second page of the morning edition, Yomiuri Shinbun. This page of Yomiuri Shinbun was also commented in TBS "HIRUOBI!" on the same day.
6.19.2015
【Activity report】 4rd COINS General meeting was held on Friday, June 19.
6.10.2015
【Press release】 The University of Tokyo (Professor, Kazunori Kataoka), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Professor, Nobuhiro Nishiyama), National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Team Reader, Ichio Aoki) and COINS held a press conference on Wednesday, June 10 on MI PENG, Principal Investigator of Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) the paper, "Hybrid calcium phosphate-polymeric micelles incorporating gadolinium chelates for imaging-guided gadolinium neutron capture tumor therapy", ACS Nano
6.4.2015
【News article】 Research project on "Polymer Nanomachine" has been carried on "METI Journal" (PDF:Japanese) published from Ministry of Economics, Technology, and Industry, Japan"
6.3.2015
【News article】 Professor Kataoka and his group's achievements in nanomedicine for cancer treatment was highlighted on "Scientific American".
5.9.2015
【News article】 King SkyFront will be featured on TV Kawasaki(tvk)'s "Love Kawasaki" on Saturday May 9, 2015. iCONM will be introduced on the program during Prof. Kataoka's interview. iCONM will be featured for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting, so please watch it.
5.4.2015
【Award】 Prof. Katoka received Gutenberg Research Award 2015 (article on Jan. 26, 2015) and the award ceremony was held on May 4 at University of Mainz where he presented his award lecture. The Gutenberg Award is a highly prestigious award that is given to outstanding scientists from the field of material sciences every year. Please visit the website below (English) for more details regarding the contents of his award-winning research and the awards ceremony.

Gutenberg Research Award 2015 goes to polymer chemist Kazunori Kataoka and theologian Kwok Pui Lan
Gutenberg Research College welcomes new members and bestows the 2015 Gutenberg Research Award
4.30.2015
【Lecture】 Prof. Kazunori Kataoka was awarded from School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison to have 2015 Louis W. Busse Lectures on April 30 and May 1, 2015. (PDF)
4.30.2015
Associate Professor Horacio Cabral and Assistant Professor Yutaka Miura held a press conference on Kataoka lab's "Systemic Targeting of Lymph Node Metastasis through the Blood Vascular System by Using Size-Controlled Nanocarriers" on Tuesday, Apr. 30. Please go to the following website. Research is ongoing to develop nanomachines for practical use.

Polymeric micelles for targeting lymph node metastasis (UTokyo Research)
Press Release on May 1, 2015 in School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
4.23.2015
【Events】COINS seminar #8 was held at iCONM on Thursday, April 23. Lecturer: Dr. Axel H. E. Müller Title: "Self-Organized Multicompartment Nanostructures Inspired by the Cell: Basic Findings and Biomedical Applications"
4.17.2015
【Video】 Prof. Kataoka was featured in a Kawasaki SkyFront i-Newsletter special video interview. The research concept of iCONM and what we are expecting of King SkyFront are addressed. Please visit our website.
4.15.2015
【News articles】Theme5 Leader Prof. Nishiyama's Interview published. Prof. Nishiyama hopes to add value to existing chemical compounds using polymer technlology.
4.10.2015
【News articles】Research Leader Dr. Kataoka's research was introduced. "Bank conveyance of mRNA to nanoparticle"
4.9.2015
【News articles】Project Leader Dr. Kimura's Interview Published: "Discussion of Industry Collaboration at General Meeting of Japanese Association of Medical Sciences, Hope for Convenience Stores and Express Parcel Delivery Services"
4.9.2015
【Events】COINS Seminar will be held at iCONM on April 23 (free admission, all presentations in English).
The theme is"Self-Organized Multicompartment Nanostructures Inspired by the Cell: Basic Findings and Biomedical Applications ". Please see the link for more detail. Your participation is highly awaited.
Prof. Axel H. E. Muller
4.8.2015
【News articles】Prof. Kataoka will appear on the news program of TV (BS Nippon TV) at 10pm (Japanese time) on April 14, 2015, explaining the recent achievements of his research on nanomachines (polymeric micelles).
4.3.2015
【News articles】Achievements of FIRST project led by Prof. Kataoka and funded by Japanese Government have been carried on The Science News on April, 3, 2015.
4.3.2015
【News articles】The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun"Quest for Advanced Research" Research Leader Dr. Kataoka's research was introduced. "UTokyo, developes gene capsule - deliver to cancer tissue by exposing light"

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