Nov. 19, 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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Language: Japanese & English
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Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, 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.
Our paper entitled "Glycaemic control boosts glucosylated nanocarrier crossing the BBB into the brain" has been published online on Nature Communications.
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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.