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The 5th COINS Symposium was held at the Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall on Friday, December 14, The theme of this time was “Shaping a dream! In-body hospitals” －Future health care created by Kawasaki ventures－.
We invited Dr. Catherine Mohr, US headquarters vice president of Intuctive Surgical Companies that developed a minimally invasive surgical robot "Da Vinci" as a keynote speaker. She made a presentation not only on technical innovation but also a method of sustainable future medical equipment that carefully conducts medical economic analysis.
In two sessions of “Nanocarrier crossing the BBB (blood brain barrier) into the brain” and “Nanomachines that carry messenger RNA (mRNA)”, Dr. Mariko Tosu, President & CEO, Braizon Therapeutiacs, Inc. and Dr. Shiro Akinaga, President and CEO, AccuRna, Inc., two COINS participating venture companies, updated their social implementation and plans besides their research outcome. There were many questions from visitors and active discussions were held after the sessions. For poster session, in addition to the posters of researchers and companies (38 cases), small and medium enterprises related to medical care in Kawasaki City exhibited their products as a "Medical and Engineering collaboration”. and it became a big crowd.
In the final panel discussion session, Dr. Hiromichi Kimura, COINS Project Leader as a moderator, interesting topics were discussed such as why Dr. Mohr, vice president, Dr. Mariko Tosu, president and Dr. Akinaga, president got involved in venture companies based on the theme of charm and possibilities of venture companies.
Moreover, there were very active discussion among Dr. Sayaka Tomihara, Director, Medical and Assistive Device Industries Office, Healthcare Industries Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry（METI）, symposium presenters and Director of Kawasaki institute of Industrial Promotion how to create innovation eco system in life science in the future Kawasaki City.
There were more than 200 participants, mainly Kawasaki citizens and companies, and it was a valuable opportunity to see that there is great interest in continuing COINS activities toward realization of “in-body hospitals”. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who visited us.
COINS / iCONM Outline
Oral Session 1 <Nanocarrier crossing the BBB (blood brain barrier) into the brain >
Oral Session 2 <Nanomachines that carry messenger RNA (mRNA) >
【Poster Session】Actions of COINS, companies and research institutions of Kawasaki
【Medicine and engineering Cooperation corner】
Presentation of Poster Awards