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The 10th General Meeting was held in the main conference room at the Life Science & Environment Research Center (LiSE) on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. This meeting is held semi-annually with participation of all participating institutions.
Next year will be the last year of Phase 2 (Fiscal year 2016 – 2018). Towards the realization of in-body hospitals, we divided to the meeting to five topics and had presentation with awareness of differentiation and superiority from existing technology. We confirmed the progress of present plan of this year and next year's plan for phase 3. In panel discussion, we discussed about the determination for facing phase 3 and realization of tasks to advance the project.
The Research Promotion Office introduced that the COINS members are challenging the "Research Cloud Funding" which is a new initiative at the core center iCONM.
The company introduction was given by Mr. Yasuhiro Otomo of Nitto Boseki Co., Ltd., that will join our center this summer.
In poster session, there were 31 presentations and very active discussions were carried out among the researchers. Finally, Mr. Toshio Asano, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Mr. Hiroshi Misawa, Medical Technology Association of Japan and Mr. Haruhiko Manabe, JST gave us feedback. The meeting was very productive to further strengthen the tie of the researchers.
1. Opening Remarks
2. Future policy
Topics1 Integration with medical equipment
Topics2 Development of nanomachines that carry messenger RNA (mRNA)
Approach of COINS Research Promotion Office
Itoroduce of Nitto Boseki Co., Ltd.
Topics3 Miniaturized diagnostic device
Topics4 Recovery of exercise / sensory function
Topics5 Promotion of social implementation
Comment from JST