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News FY 2019

On Friday, June 14, 12th COINS General meeting was held.

On Friday, June 14, 12th COINS General Meeting was held at the conference room at Life Science & Environment Research Center (LiSE).
This meeting is held every half year with all the COINS participating institutions.

This FY is the COI final year of phase Ⅲ (2019 – 2021). In this meeting, we shared and expanded the goal in COI final year and vision of realize " In-Body Hospitals " on 2045. we shared recognition.

This time, we visited Medtronic Innovation Center Japan before COINS General meeting. and we had lectures by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development on the COINS General meeting.

In poster session, 30 posters were presented and there was an active interaction between the researchers.

Finally, Mr. Toshio Asano, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Prof. Tatsuro Irimura, Juntendo University and Mr. Hiroshi Misawa, Medical Technology Association of Japan gave us feedback. The meeting was very productive to further strengthen the tie of the researchers toward realization of " In-Body Hospitals ".

Opening Remarks

  • Hiromichi Kimura
    Project Leader of COINS
  • Kazunori Kataoka
    Research Leader of COINS
  • Meeting scene
  • Meeting scene

Future developments based on outcome

Topics 1 Development of nanomachines that carry drugs

  • Keiji Itaka
    Leader, Theme 3
    Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  • Yasutaka Anraku
    Leader, Theme 2
    Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo

Topics 2 Miniaturization diagnostics device

  • Takanori Ichiki
    Leader, Theme 4
    Professor, The University of Tokyo

Topics 3 Ultra-minimal invasive treatment

  • Nobuhiro Nishiyama
    Leader, Theme 5
    Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Topics 4 Promotion of Social implementation and Planning for post COI

  • Tomohiro Anzai
    Leader, Theme 6
    Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo

Panel Discussion

Poster session


  • Kenji Kuroiwa
    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Kazuomi Iwatani
    Japan Agency for MedicalResearch and Development

Medtronic tour


  • Toshio Asano
    COINS Advisor
  • Tatsuro Irimura
    COINS Advisor
  • Hiroshi Misawa
    COINS Advisor

Closing Remarks

  • Atsushi Miura
    Director, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion
  • Discussion meeting

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