Jan. 28, 2018 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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Professor Kazunori Kataoka became Associate Editor of ACS Nano published by American Chemical Society.
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka received "Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Prize" of 2017 for his pioneering research on "The Development and Clinical Translation of Delivery Systems of Anti-Cancer Reagents based on Polymeric Micelles".
Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine, has been elected to a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
On April 5. 2018, the 2017 NAI Fellows will be inducted as part of the Seventh Annual NAI Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection in Washington, D.C. Andrew H. Hirshfeld, the U.S. commissioner for patents, will provide the keynote address for the induction ceremony.
Complete list of NAI Fellows
▶ COINS will hold the 4th COINS Symposium.
Date: Dec. 8iFri.j10:00`(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
Registration Fee: Free
The symposium website
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka received John G. Wagner Memorial Lectureship Award from College of Pharmacy, the University of Michigan, and gave the Memorial Lecture.
22nd Annual John G. Wagner Memorial Lecture
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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