Jun. 31, 2017 Updated 
In response to the progress of bioscience in recent years, growing attention has been paid to the materials, named biomaterials, that interact with a living body or its composition elements like proteins or the cells, and so on. Many of such biomaterials were already put to practical use with the high-tech devices as central materials, such as artificial organs, drug delivery system and biosensors. In addition, the research and development of new biomaterials are actively carried out all around the world, e.g the material whose structures and functions are changed responding to external stimuli (Intelligent materials) or those who are guiding the proliferation and differentiation of the cells.
------by Kazunori Kataoka From 'Biomaterial Engineering' (Publisher, Shokabo)

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Comment about our Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka was carried on article of Sumitomo Corporation.
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Published by German Chemical Society) published a news on June 268 describing the election of Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, to Foreign Member of United States National Academy of Engineering.
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Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, Visiting Research Scientist (The University of Tokyo, Miyata Lab.) has received The Nucleic Acids Therapeutics Society of Japan (NatsJ) Award for Young Scientists.
Our 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.
34th Annual H.C. Brown Lectures - April 14, 2017
Dr. Yasutaka Anraku, Visiting Research Scientist (The University of Tokyo, Cabral Lab.j was awarded The Young Scientist's Prize for The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Our article "A facile amino-functionalization of poly(2-oxazoline)s' distal end through sequential azido end-capping and Staudinger reaction" (Volume 88, March 2017, Pages 553-561) published in European polymer journal was highlighted on Advances in Engineering.
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