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  • Registration has just started!
    【Information】COINS, the main project of iCONM, will hold the 4th COINS Symposium.

    Date: Dec. 8(Fri.)10:00~(Registration starts at 9:30am)
    Venue: Ground Floor & 4th Floor, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall
    Language: Japanese & English *Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
    Research mixer: 5000yen
    Registration Fee: Free
    * Please register online.

    The symposium website can be found here.
  • 11.18.2017
    【Information】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher in Web of Science, meaning that research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in the corresponding field.
  • 11.2.2017
    【Activity Report】On November 2, Students from Kawasaki Municipal Minani-Daishi Junior High School visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 11.1.2017
    【Press release】As a venture company related to iCONM’s main project COINS, "Braizon Therapeutics, Inc." established in October 2015, held a press conference on the full-scale business development of drug delivery technology into the brain.
    Click here for details.
  • 10.31.2017
    【Activity Report】On October 31, SAMURAI Biotech Association visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 10.30.2017
    【News Coverage】Article related to research conducting at COINS (Main project at iCONM) was published in Nikkeisangyo Shimbun.
    Related page is here
  • 10.24.2017
    【News Coverage】The Research of COINS research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) was introduced on NHK NEWS WEB. It's related to the research which was released on 10.18.2017.
    NHK NEWS WEB
    ▶Related News
       10.18.2017 Press conference
  • 10.24.2017
    【TV】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)is going to appear on TV program this month!
    10.29 (Sun.) 19:00~
    BS JAPAN 「Shock!Future's Technology The world changes like this on 2030
  • 10.18.2017
    【Report】COINS research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor of Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo) succeeded in developing "BBB-crossing nanomachines which enter the brain via a systemic route. These machines cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which normally impedes drug delivery to the brain, to efficiently reach neurons for glycemic control.This research result was published in "Nature Communications (UK scientific journal)" on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

    This result is expected to develop into a breakthrough therapeutic drug development for intractable cranial nerve disease such as Alzheimer's disease that effective treatment method has not yet been established.
    The articles regarding this matter were introduced on Nikkeisangyo Shimbun, Nikkankogyo Shimbun, Kanagawa Shimbun and more.
    Click here for more details of the press conference

    NHK NEWS WEB
    Medical Care NEWS
    Kanaloco Kanagawa Shimbun online
    Nikkankogyo Shimbun online

    Journal title: 「Nature Communications」 (Online issue: October 17) Paper title: Glycaemic control boosts glucosylated nanocarrier crossing the BBB into the brain
    Author: Yasutaka Anraku, Hiroya Kuwahara, Yu Fukusato, Akihiro Mizoguchi, Takehiko Ishii, Keiko Nitta, Yu Matsumoto, Kazuko Toh, Kanjiro Miyata, Satoshi Uchida, Kazutaka Nishina, Kensuke Osada, Keiji Itaka, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Hidehiro Mizusawa, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Takanori Yokota* and Kazunori Kataoka*
    (*Main author)

    DOI No: 10.1038/s41467-017-00952-3 Abstract
    URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00952-3
  • 10.17.2017
    iCONM Seminar #6 was held on October 17.
    Speaker: Dr.Thomas Bruckdordfer
                  CSO, Iris Biotech GmbH (Germany)
    Title: Next Generation of Polymer Carriers: poly (amino acids) and polypeptoids - tunable polymer properties and tunable carrier possibilities
  • 10.13.2017
    【Activity Report】On October 13, A delegation from Thailand visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 10.11.2017
    【Activity Report】On October 10, Spanish delegation visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 10.11.2017
    【News coverage】Oct. 11(Wed.) A research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute) held a press conference.

    Outline:
    They have developed effective mRNA vaccination with integrated adjuvant function by designing immunostimulatory double stranded RNA into mRNA. In this study, it is expected to contribute greatly to prevent from infectious diseases and cancer immunotherapy.
    Click here for details of press conference

    Presenters:
    Satoshi Uchida (Project Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo / Visiting Scientist, iCONM)

    Keiji Itaka (Professor, Department of Material Biofunctions, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University / Principal Research Scientist, iCONM)

    Kazunori Kataoka (iCONM Director General / Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

    For the detailed report, please visit the following.

    JIJI.COM
    Immune cells, activate with new technology=
    Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


    JIJI Medical
    Immune cells, activate with new technology=
    Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


    Yahoo!JAPAN News
    Immune cells, activate with new technology=
    Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


    Rakuten Infoseek News
    Immune cells, activate with new technology=
    Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


    Nikkankogyo Shimbun News Wave21
    The University of Tokyo and Tokyo Medical and Dental University,
    develop high safety nucleic acid vaccine-Expectation for cancer treatment etc.


    Medical Care NEWS
    Development of mRNA Vaccination that improved the effect of potent immunopotentiating action - iCONM et al
  • 2017.10.10
    【Activity Report】CONM exhibited a booth at "Bio Japan 2017".
    Please click here for details
  • 10.8.2017
    【Notice】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) was invited to attend an appointment ceremony of National Academy of Engineering:NAE as a foreign member, which was held at Headquarters in National Academy in Washington DC, USA.
    Live picture / Related news 3.14.2017
  • 10.3.2017
    【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview was introduced on weekly magazine SPA! (Vol.10/10・17 P.41).
    • Fairy bright【Paradox】Japan's future
      Excellent health is available inexpensively in 2032 A healthy lifespan is dramatically extended - A society without becoming senile!
  • 9.23.2017
    【News Coverage】The Research of iCONM Director General, Prof. Kataoka was introduced on LINE NEWS and GIZMODO website.
  • 9.12.2017
    【Activity Report】COINS Seminar #27 was held on Thursday, September 12th.
    Speaker: Dr. Kohei Yamamizu
    Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
    Related page is here
  • 9.10.2017
    【TV】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)is going to appear on some TV programs this September.
    • 9.24(Sun.) 5:40~6:00 NIPPON TV 『Nittere UPDate!』
  • 9.8.2017
    【Media Coverage】The center’s research results were published in the research highlights segment in the Kawasaki City-operated web newsletter “Kawasaki SkyFront -Newsletter” Vol. 10.
  • 9.7.2017
    【Activity Report】The “JST Fair - Future Industrial Creation with Scientific Technology,” which was organized by JST, was held at Tokyo Big site on Aug. 31 (Thurs.) and Sep. 1 (Fri.). COINS, main project at iCONM, exhibited our research contents at our booth.
    Please click here for details
  • 9.6.2017
    【Award】Dr. Kensuke Osada, guest researcher (Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo) received a Asahikasei award 2017 of The Society of Polymer Science, Japan. His research title was "Control of higher order structures of plasmid DNA by block copolymers and its application toward gene delivery system".
    This award is given once a year to a researcher who has based on molecular science and creatively created outstanding research achievements on environment, energy, biotechnology and life science fields.
  • 9.5.2017
    【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in website Mugendai.
  • 9.4.2017
    【News Coverage】TV program which Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) was appeared is providing on the TBS web site.
  • 9.1.2017
    【Award】Dr. Takanori Akagi, guest researcher (Project lecturer, The University of Tokyo) received Best Presentation Awards from The 9th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for RNAi (JARI) / The 4th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Extracellular Vesicles (JSEV).
  • 8.28.2017
    Farewell party for Summer Internship Students
  • 8.24.2017
    【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in website EMIRA.
  • 8.23.2017
    【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in Asahi Primary School Student Newspaper (dated August 23, 2017)
    • Nanomachine for the bright future - "In body hospital with micro capsule
  • 8.22.2017
    【Information】Two Researcher as JSPS Postdoctral Fellowship for Research in Japan will come to iCONM.
    Click here for details.
  • 8.20.2017
    【News Coverage】Article related to research conducting at COINS (Main project at iCONM) was published in about 40 newspapers such as Yomiuri Shimbun, Sankei Shimbun,Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun and each local newspapers.
    It was also introduced on TV and it triggers a large public response.
    • Diagnosis of 13 types of cancer with a drop of blood
      New test by National Cancer Center
      Start clinical test from next month
    • Newspapers Lists
  • 8.17.2017
    【News Coverage】 Article related to research conducting at COINS (Main project at iCONM) was introduced on News Medical Life Sciense Web.
  • 8.15.2017
    【Information】
    We will hold the COINS Seminar at iCONM.
    September 12th (Tue.) 16:00–17:30 (Reserach Mixer 17:30~18:30 *JPY500)
    Speaker: Dr. Kohei Yamamizu
    Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
    Click here for details.(Japanese Only)
  • 8.6.2017
    【Activity Report】iCONM Seminar #5 was held on Thursday, August 5.
    Speaker: Reserchers of The University of Tokyo Life Innovation Leading Graduate School (Graduate Program for Leaders in Life Innovation: GPLLI)
    Click here for details.
  • 8.5.2017
    【Activity Report】”King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2017,” organized by Kawasaki City, was held on Wednesday, August 2.
    Click here for details.
  • 8.3.2017
    【News Coverage】Article of King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2017 was introduced in Kanagawa Shimbun P.19. (8/3).
  • 7.27.2017
    【Award】Dr. Shigehito Oosawa (researcher, iCONM) received Young Scientist Encouragement Lecture Award from The 27th Symposium on Biopolymers Science, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ).
  • 7.23.2017
    【News Coverage】Article of Mr. Sone (Director of Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion)'s interview related to KingSky Front was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun P.9. (7/23).
    • 【Read the paper】Developing Kanagawa Prefecture Coastal Area
  • 7.20.2017
    【News Coverage】Article of Dr. Yasuhiro Matsumura (National Cancer Center, iCONM)'s interview was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.6. (7/20).
  • 7.19.2017
    【Activity Report】COINS Seminar #26 was held on Wednessday, July 19.
    Speaker: Prof. Alexander Wei, Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, Purdue University, U.S.A.
    Title: ”Adventures in Drug Delivery, Diagnostics, and Additive Manufacturing with Engineered Metal Nanoparticles”
    Related page is here
  • 7.13.2017
    【News Coverage】Article of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka,'s interview (Director General of iCONM) was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.3. (7/13).
    • Research Front -Drugs that target cancer- "With flexibility, cheerfulness & passion"
  • 7.12.2017
    We participated Techno transfer in Kawasaki 2017.
    Related page is here
  • 7.11.2017
    【Information】King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2017 will be held again this year.
    There will be various events at iCONM such as create corner "What is In body hospital?" and experience corner "Let's experience Clean room!" Why don't you use iCONM experiences for your school summer project!
    "King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2017"
    August 2 (Wed.) 13:00 - 16:00 (Giving out of numbered ticket: 11:50 -)
    Please click here for more information how to participate.
    Click here for program.
  • 7.7.2017
    【Award】Some researchers of COINS (Main project at iCONM) received The Best Presentation Awards from The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society.
    • The Best Oral Presentation Award
      Sakamoto Wakako, Satomi Azumai, Takuro Ochiai, Naohiko Shimada, Atsushi Maruyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    • The Best Poster Presentation Award
      Takuro Ochiai, Naohiko Shimada, Atsushi Maruyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • 7.6.2017
    【News Coverage】Article related to research conducting at COINS at iCONM was published in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.6. (7/6).
  • 7.6.2017
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar at iCONM.
    July 19th (Wed.) 16:00–17:00 (Reserach Mixer 17:30~18:30 ※JPY500)
    Speaker: Prof. Alexander Wei
    Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering,
    Purdue University, U.S.A.
    “Adventures in Drug Delivery, Diagnostics, and Additive Manufacturing with Engineered Metal Nanoparticles”
    Click here for details.
  • 7.3.2017
    【News Coverage】An issue regarding of Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM was introduced.
    CHU-SAN-REN MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE No.795, P18-22
    "Realization of nanomachine "Fantastic Voyage" changes health care"
  • 6.29.2017
    【Award】Mr. Naoto Nakamura (Trainee of iCONM, The University of Tokyo, Cabral Lab.) received Poster Awards from The 70th Annual Meeting of Society for Free Radical Research Japan.
  • 6.26.2017
    【Information】Now information delivery system is ready.
    We will send you information of events of iCONM and related projects (seminars, symposium etc.) by email. Please register.
    Please click here for registration.
  • 6.23.2017
    【News Coverage】Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Published by German Chemical Society) published a news on June 26 describing the election of Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, to Foreign Member of United States National Academy of Engineering.
    News: New Members and Foreign Members of the National Academy of Engineering
    Related 3.22.2017 news
  • 6.21.2017
    【Award】3 researchers of COINS (Main project at iCONM) received Presentation of Poster Awards from 66th SPSJ Annual Meeting(31 May).
    Mr. Sotaro Kuroyanagi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Mr. Naoto Nakamura (iCONM, The University of Tokyo)
    Mr. Naoto Yoshinaga (iCONM, The University of Tokyo)
  • 6.14.2017
    【Activity Report】Mr. Yoichi Ito(Chief, The Science and Technology Policy Bureau of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)) and others visited iCONM and COINS.
    Click here for the details.
  • 6.7.2017
    【Activity Report】Japan Science & Technology Agency(JST)visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 6.5.2017
    【Activity Report】The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 6.2.2017
    【Activity Report】8th COINS General meeting was held on June 2.
    Related page is here.
  • 6.1.2017
    【Award】Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, Visiting Research Scientist (Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, Miyata Lab.) has received The Nucleic Acids Therapeutics Society of Japan (NatsJ) Award for Young Scientists.
  • 5.29.2017
    【News report】Article related to development plan of KING SKYFRONT and iCONM was published in Kanagawa Shimbun (5/29).
  • 5.28.2017
    【News report】Article related to research conducting at COINS at iCONM was published in Yomiuri Shimbun P.34 (5/28). The title is "Drug delivery directly to cancer cells".
  • 5.26.2017
    【Award】Some reserchers of COINS (Main project at iCONM) received The Best Poster Presentation Award from 12th Japanese Society for Molecular Imaging.
    Ms. Chika Sato, Mr. Ichio Aoki & more (NIRS, QST)
  • 5.17.2017
    【News report】Article related to research conducting at COINS in iCONM was published in Nikkei online and p.3&P.26 in Nikkei Morning paper (5/17). The title is "Cancer treatment Kaitai Shinsho (3) Cell garbage bag - actually a cause".
  • 5.17.2017
    【News report】Article related to research conducting at COINS in iCONM was published in Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun P.29 and Nikkan Kogyo online. (5/17) The title is "Researcher who open the way".
  • 4.26.2017
    【Activity Report】Dr. Anthony J. DiBella and 18 students of the study group of biotechnology industry, Eisenhower School of National Security & Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington D.C. USA visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 4.23.2017
    【News report】Article related to KING SKYFRONT including iCONM was published in p.22 in Yomiuri Shimbun Kanagawa edition (4/23). Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM's interview was introduced. The title is "Ultra-aging society Challenges of Research City ."
  • 4.20.2017
    【Activity Report】Member of BioM (Bio cluster of Munich, Germany) visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 4.19.2017
    【Activity Report】Members of BIOCOM (Bio cluster of San Diego, USA) visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 4.14.2017
    【Award】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka is awarded to the 34th H. C. Brown Lecturer at Purdue University, USA. This Lectureship is named after the famous organic chemist, Prof. H. C. Brown (1979 Noble Laureate in Chemistry), and is recognized as a great honor in the field of organic chemistry.
  • 4.13.2017
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #25 at iCONM.
    Apr. 21 (Fri.) 16:00pm – 17:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Yuji Tanaka (Resercher, Riken)
    "An Engineering trial for eyes disease."
    Language: Japanese only.
    Click here for details.(Japanese only)
  • 4.12.2017
    【Activity Report】Apr. 11(Tue.), The conference event of Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association(JPMA) was held at LISE.
    Related page is here.
  • 4.12.2017
    【Award】Dr. Yasutaka Anraku, Visiting Research Scientist (Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) was awarded The Young Scientist’s Prize for The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • 4.7.2017
    【News report】 Article related to research conducting at COINS in iCONM was published in Nikkei online(4/7) and p.31 in Nikkei Morning paper (4/7). The title is "Kagaku Agora Let's search the criminal who is causing a recurrence of cancer".
  • 4.1.2017
    iCONM concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia on March 21, 2017.
    Professor Hermawan and two researchers of ITB visited iCONM on December 1, 2016 and a fruitful talk with Dr. Kataoka, Director of iCONM, iCONM researchers brought to realize the conclusion of the MOU this time.
    The MOU includes exchanges among researchers and organizations, strengthening and promoting collaborative research, and continuing mutual communication.
    By concluding the MOU, cooperative system between organizations regarding science and technology is established, and continuous research promotion is expected.
    ITB researcher and students are visiting iCONM to conduct a collaborative research this summer. Active exchange based on the MOU is under way.
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