【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.
【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."
・ 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
【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.
【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】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.
Kagaku Shimbun (Pg. 4): "Control the progression of osteoarthritis with transcription factor mRNA
【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."
【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.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun: Determine regular cells at a glance, UTokyo and Nikon, for regeneration medicine, Effective for creation of future indexes。
The Chemical Daily: Cell oxygen consumption - measure just by covering with sheet-style sensor, UTokyo Nikon
【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".
【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".
【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
【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".
【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".
【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)
【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."
【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."
【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."
【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"
【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)
【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.
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)"
【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.
【Press release】 Tuesday,June 23. Research of Prof. Kataoka was introduced in web page of Advanced Medicine Promotion Organization （AMPO）-movie-
【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.
【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.
【Activity report】 4rd COINS General meeting was held on Friday, June 19.
【News article】 Research project on "Polymer Nanomachine" has been carried on "METI Journal" (PDF:Japanese) published from Ministry of Economics, Technology, and Industry, Japan"
【News article】 Professor Kataoka and his group's achievements in nanomedicine for cancer treatment was highlighted on "Scientific American".
【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.
【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.
【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"
【News articles】Theme5 Leader Prof. Nishiyama's Interview published. Prof. Nishiyama hopes to add value to existing chemical compounds using polymer technlology.
【News articles】Research Leader Dr. Kataoka's research was introduced. "Bank conveyance of mRNA to nanoparticle"
【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"
【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
【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).
【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.
【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"