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    At iCONM, as a measure to prevent new coronavirus infection, some staff and scientists will continue to work at home and staggered hours.
    Under the circumstances, we may not be able to respond to our visitors and interviews.
    Furthermore, hand sanitization, wearing a mask and entering in through a side entrance are required when entering the iCONM.
    Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
  • 6/26/2020
    【Press conference】For the first time in the world, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion Innovation Center of NanoMedicine has succeeded in controlling the clearance of gene therapy drugs at the liver sinusoidal wall by developing a reagent for the selective and transient coating of the liver sinusoidal walls. This was collaborative research with the National Institute for Quantum Science and Technology and Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. A press conference was held.
    This research result was published in "Science Advances"
    An articles on this subject were published in the media.
    Click here for the media coverage list
  • 6/18/2020
    【Coverage】ICONM and AccuRna Inc. were introduced in the special feature of Nikkei Beyond Health.
  • 6/17/2020
    【Coverage】On 4/2 An article about the press release announced jointly with Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo was published in the Yakuji Nippo.
    Compound development for control of hepatitis -replace cell growth factor The University of Tokyo/Kawasaki institute of Industrial Promotion Innovation Center of NanoMedicine research group | Yakuji Nippo
  • 6/11/2020
    【Activity Report】14th COINS General meeting was held on June 11.
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  • 6/4/2020
    【Press conference】The Innovation Center of Nanomedicine, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion started collaborative research with the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science on April 1st 2020. It aims to create technology for the rapid development of mRNA vaccine integrated with an adjuvant function to be prepared for the recurrence of the new coronavirus (covid-19), and /or further mutated species of “coronavirus”.
    An articles on this subject were published in the media.
    Click here for the media coverage list
  • 6/2/2020
    【Coverage】5/22 The contents of the COINS seminar # 52 held online was published in "Nikkei Beyond Health".
  • 5/29/2020
    【Coverage】5/22 The contents of the COINS seminar # 52 held online was published in "Iyakutsushin".
  • 5/22/2020
    【Activity Report】May 22 (Fri.), COINS Seminar #52 was held online.
    Speaker: Prof. Nobuhiro NISHIYAMA / Professor, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Title: "Development of Medical NanoMachines Based on Fine Design of Functional Polymers”
    Click here for details
  • 5/20/2020
    【Press conference】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General, iCONM, Dr. Kouhei Tsumoto, Professor, University of Tokyo, Dr. Yasutaka Anraku, Visiting Scientist, iCONM / Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, Dr. Takanori Yokota, Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University and their research group designed and synthesized smart nanomachine® that efficiently deliver antibody drugs into the brain and succeeded in demonstrating the suppression of amyloid β aggregation in brain parenchyma at low doses in Alzheimer-type dementia model mice, and a joint press conference was held.
    This research result was published in "ACS Nano"
    An articles on this subject were published in the media.
    Click here for the media coverage list
  • 5/12/2020
    【Press Release】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Principal Research Scientist/Laboratory Head)'s joint research group of Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) including Dr. Takuya Miyazaki from Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC), Dr. Horacio Cabral (Associate Professor), Dr. Takeshi Nagamatsu (Associate Professor) Dr. Kensuke Suzuki from The University of Tokyo, have developed nanomedicine for chemotherapy during pregnancy. With this nanomedicine, we can treat intractable diseases like preeclampsia and preterm birth without drug distribution in fetus.
  • 5/8/2020
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #52 online.
    May 22 (Fri.) 15:00-16:30
    Speaker: Prof. Nobuhiro NISHIYAMA / Professor, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Title: "Development of Medical NanoMachines Based on Fine Design of Functional Polymers”
    Holding method: ZOOM * web conferencing software.
    Click here for details
    *Registration is now closed.
  • 5/7/2020
    【Coverage】 A comment by Dr. Takuya Morimoto of Kao Institute of technology - Safety Science Research, who has a laboratory in iCONM, was posted.
  • 5/1/2020
    【Coverage】 The article that AnGes Inc., which has a laboratory in iCONM, has started joint development of a new coronavirus vaccine with Professor Morishita of Osaka University was published.
  • 5/1/2020
    【Award】Dr. Hiroyasu Takemoto (Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology), a visiting scientist, COINS Theme 5, received the 2019 Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science, the Society of Polymer Science, Japan.
    • Title: Development of the Functional Polymers that Recognize Biosignals and the Application for Drug Delivery System
  • 4/30/2020
    【Coverage】An interview article with Dr. Keiji Itaka (Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University), who is the leader of COINS Theme 3, has been carried.
    • 【Commentary Q&A】 Let's learn about RNA vaccine that the world will hooked on "| NewsPicks
  • 4/28/2020
    【Coverage】An article about smart NanoMachines and in-body hospitals was published in Deutsche Well, a state news agency in Germany.
  • 4/22/2020
    【Activity Report】An inner-communication event was held using a web conference system
    Click here for the details.
  • 4/8/2020
    【Coverage】 Dr. Keiji Itaka, COINS Theme 3 leader Professor, (Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University), commented on the Covid-19 vaccine of Moderna, Inc. which is a well-known venture in nucleic acid medicine.
  • 4/2/2020
    【Press Release】Dr. Kazuko Toh (Research scientist)'s collaborative research group of Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) including Dr. Ryosuke Ueki (Assistant Professor), Dr. Satoshi Uchida (Project Associate Professor), Dr. Horacio Cabral (Associate Professor) , Dr. Shinsuke Sando (Professor) from the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo have developed a cell growth factor replacement compound that shows high biological activity in living organisms.
    We can expect that this should lead to significant cost reduction and safety improvement of regenerative medicine in the future. The results were published in the US science journal "Science Advances".
  • 4/1/2020
    【Coverage】 The collaboration between the project of AccuRna, Inc. and Braizon Therapeutics, Inc. and the academic research of iCONM/COINS on nucleic acid medicines using smart nanomachines is covered.
    • Challenge of Industry-government-academia for nucleic acid drug creation (6) Development of new polymer-based DDS for practical use: The effort centering on venture companies based on industry-academia collaboration | Pharm Tech Japan
  • 4/1/2020
    【Coverage】The article about Dr. Theofilus A. Tockary, iCONM research scientist appeared in RikeLab.
    RikeLab is a site that supports scientists and science course students as a research institute that thinks about the ideal work style for a scientist is. Comment by Dr. Theofilus: I hope this article will help young scientists!

    Click here for the research outcome of Dr. Theofilus and his group
  • 4/1/2020
    【Press Release】Kawasaki City and the Kawasaki City Industry Promotion Foundation have made a press release regarding the start of cluster operation of Tonomachi King Skyfront.
  • 3/31/2020
    【Coverage】Research to overcome intractable cancer was featured in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun.
    • Use nanomachines in conbination with ultrasound for intractable cancer, effective in experiments. | Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun
  • 3/26/2020
    【Activity report】 Mr. Komine, Executive Director of Yokohama Bank and the course students of Leading Graduate School, Chiba University visited iCONM in February.
    Click here for the details.
  • 3/23/2020
    【Coverage】An article with Prof. Atsushi Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Life Science and Engineering, from COINS which is the core project of iCONM, was featured in "Nikkei Business" magazine.
    • "From telekinesis to immortality" - At first glance, it looks like a riadiculous study, but it's surprisingly real. | Nikkei Business
  • 3/4/2020
    【Coverage】NOF Corporation announced that its open innovation base for the life science business would be open in iCONM in this spring.
    • NOF Corporation to iCONM: Open innovation base focusing on advanced and regenerative medicine will be open in Kawasaki. | The Chemical Daily
  • 3/1/2020
    【Coverage】Nishiyama Lab's Nobuhiro Nishiyama Senior Researcher (Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology) has been introduced in a medical industry magazine "Iyaku-Keizai".
    • Medical-engineering practitioners(17): Drug Discovery wisely with polymers | Iyaku-Keizai
  • 2.19.2020
    【Coverage】An interview article with Dr. Hiroshi Atsumi who is in charge of the business development and the social implementation of research results at iCONM was covered by Yahoo Japan's special issue.
  • 2/10,11/2020
    【Coverage】Budget for Kawasaki City FY20 including iCONM was announced.
    • Kawasaki City Budget Draft Announced: General Account 792.5 billion yen Largest scale for 6 consecutive years|Sankei Shimbun
    • General account at the peak of large public works projects, up to 792.4 billion yen in the past|Kanagawa Shimbun
  • 2.5.2020
    【Coverage】Contents of the 3rd Link-J/UCSD Life Science Symposium "Engineered Nanomedicine: Drug Delivery Systems and Platforms" were covered by AnswersNews, including the presentations by Prof. Kazunori Kataoka and Prof. Kanji Miyata.
  • 2.3.2020
    An article with Prof. Hiromichi Kimura leading COINS project, the core project of iCONM, was covered by Yakuji Nippo (February 3, 2020).
    • King SkyFront providing networking opportunities to create a new industry|Yakuji Nippo
  • 1.28.2020
    【Activity Report】13th COINS General meeting was held on 28th Jan.
    Click here for details.
  • 1.23.2020
    【Press Conference】Dr. Takahiro Nomoto, Assistance Professor and Dr. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Professor, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (iCONM Principal Research Scientist) and their research group succeeded in nearly eliminating mouse tumors by adding poly(vinyl alcohol), the main component of liquid glue, to a p-boronophenylalanine (BPA) and using it for Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in collaborative research with iCONM, Kyoto University and STELLA PHARMA. The results were published in the US science journal "Science Advances".
    Many articles on this subject were published in the media.
  • 1.21.2020
    【Coverage】Lectures by Prof. Nishiyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Prof. Muragaki (Tokyo Women's Medical University) at the 6th COINS Symposium were covered by Nikkei Beyond Health focusing on "medicine X device".
  • 1.10.2020
    【Coverage】A content of the 6th COINS Symposium was covered by Nikkei Beyond Health focusing on mRNA medicine.
  • 12.28.2019
    【Information】There was an interview about TV TOKYO "出没!アド街ック天国".The 1,238th “2020 Transforming City SP” (tentative) will be aired on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 21:00. Please have a look.
  • 12.17.2019
    【Coverage】An article of President & CEO of LabCentral Dr. Fruehauf, who gave a talk at the 6th COINS Symposium, was published in the Chemical Daily (December 17, 2019).
    • Bio VB Corporate Support US LabCentral's initial investment of 10 million yen as industry standard Dr. Fruehauf, President & CEO speaks | The Chemical Daily
  • 12.17.2019
    【Activity Report】December 17th (Tue.), COINS Seminar #51 was held at iCONM.
    ◆Part 1 16:00-16:45
    Title: Nano on ICU: Overcoming limitations for the treatment of organ failure
    Speaker: Dr. Michael Bauer/Director, Jena University Hospital, Dep. Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine
    ◆Part 2 16:45-17:30
    Title: Raman spectroscopic imaging reveals changes in the micellar conformation dictating pharmacokinetic properties
    Speaker: Dr. Adrian T. Press/Group leader, Jena University Hospital, Nanophysiology Group
    Click here for details.
  • 12.13.2019
    【Activity Report】December 13th (Fri.), We held The 6th COINS Symposium.
    Click here for details
  • 12.9.2019
    【Coverage】An interview with Mr. Atsushi Miura, Director of the Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion was published in the Chemical Daily (December 9, 2019).
    • "People and topics" Have a transparent relationship with the institution that further expand | The Chemical Daily
  • 12.6.2019
    【Activity Report】December 6th (Fri.), COINS Seminar #50 was held at iCONM.
    Speaker: Prof. Kris Matyjaszewski/J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
    Title: “Bio-related ATRP”
    Click here for details
  • 12.2.2019
    【Press release】A press release about the 6th COINS Symposium was held.
  • 11.30.2019
    【Activity report】Principals Association of Kanagawa Prefectural Senior High School and participants of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan–German Young Professional Exchange Program visited King SkyFront.
    Click here for details
  • 11.25.2019
    【Award】Noriko Nakamura (2nd year doctoral course, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) belonging to COINS Theme 2 received the Outstanding Poster Award 2019 at The 41st Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society for Biomaterials (11 / 24-26 @ Tsukuba).
  • 11.25.2019
    【Activity Report】November 25th (Mon.), We held a luncheon seminar at The 41st Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society for Biomaterials.
    Click here for details
  • 11.22.2019
    【Articles Published】An article of interview with Mr. Tomohiro Takahashi, Director of Kawasaki City Waterfront International Strategy Department, about the past, present and future of King SkyFront where iCONM is located was published in Nikkei Beyond Health.
  • 11.21.2019
    【Articles Published】On November 21, Yomiuri Shimbun covered the matters that we presented at the press conference held on October 25. The article entitled as "A New Carrier for Gene Therapy – Development of An Artificial Vector Capable of Also Encapsulating Larger-Sized Genes" focused on the development of a synthetic vector that can carry larger size of DNA in comparison to conventional viral vectors, and on its ability to express the DNA in tumor cells of pancreatic cancer-bearing mice. Also Prof. Shinsaku Nakagawa (Osaka Univ), an authority on gene therapy, commented in this article that synthetic vectors do not produce any antibodies as a merit to say "Very Meaningful Results!".
    • A New Carrier for Gene Therapy – Development of An Artificial Vector Capable of Also Encapsulating Larger-Sized Genes |Yomiuri Shimbun (Evening)
  • 11.21.2019
    【Articles Published】Prof. Kazunori Kataoka(The University of Tokyo) , Director General of iCONM, has been selected to a 2019 Highly Cited Researcher in Clarivate Analytics (Web of Scinece) , recognized for his exceptional research influence demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
  • 11.19.2019
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #51 at iCONM.
    December 17 (Tue.) 16:00-17:30/Research Mixer 17:30-18:15 *JPY500
    ◆Part 1 16:00-16:45
    Title: Nano on ICU: Overcoming limitations for the treatment of organ failure
    Speaker: Dr. Michael Bauer/Director, Jena University Hospital, Dep. Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine
    ◆Part 2 16:45-17:30
    Title: Raman spectroscopic imaging reveals changes in the micellar conformation dictating pharmacokinetic properties
    Speaker: Dr. Adrian T. Press/Group leader, Jena University Hospital, Nanophysiology Group
    Venue: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) 3F 3001 Access
    Click here for details

    *Registration is now closed.
  • 11.15.2019
    【Articles Published】An interview article by Dr. Kataoka (The University of Tokyo) and Deputy Director Iwasaki was published in the magazine “Pharmaceutical Economy”.
    • Don't let technology dying in large companies Medical-engineering practitioners⑩| Pharmaceutical economyDaily
  • 11.11.2019
    【Articles Published】Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, was published in The Chemical Daily on 11.11.2019
  • 11.8.2019
    【Articles Published】The article about Dr. Ichiki Takanori (Professor, The University of Tokyo), who is a leader of COINS Theme 4 was appeared in The Nikkei Business Daily on 11.08.2019
    • Analysis of exosomes one by one | Nikkei Business Daily
  • 11.7.2019
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #50 at iCONM.
    December 6 (Fri.) 11:00-12:00 *There is no research mixer.
    Speaker: Prof. Kris Matyjaszewski/J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
    Title: Bio-related ATRP
    Venue: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) 3F 3001 Access
    Click here for details

    *Registration is now closed.
  • 11.7.2019
    【Press release】iCONM and Braizon Therapeutics will hold a luncheon seminar at The 41st Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society for Biomaterials on 25 Nov.
    Click here for details (Japanese)
  • 11.2.2019
    【Activity Report】Nov 2th (Sat.), a public talk was held at Miraikan(The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
    Click here for details (Japanese)
  • 10.31.2019
    【Activity report】CEA France, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, participants of National Association of science and mathematics research meeting and students of Philippines visited iCONM in October.
    Click here for details
  • 10.28.2019
    【Articles Published】Sabina Quader, Senior Research Scientist of iCONM, was published in The Chemical Daily on 10.28.2019
  • 10.25.2019
    【Published Articles】Announcement of the 6th COINS Symposium was published in Kanagawa Shimbun.
    • Introduction of advanced medical research: COINS Symposium on December 13
  • 10.25.2019
    【Press conference】We held a press conference by Prof. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM), Dr. Kensuke Osada (Senior Scientist of QST) and Dr. Theofilus A. Tockary (Research Scientist of iCONM) . A novel technology has been developed to convert the double helix structure of DNA into a single strand of DNA (ssDNA), roll it into a compact form, and encapsulate it inside a smart nanomachine.
    Click here for details

    This research result was published in "ACS Nano"
    The article was introduced on the newspapers.
    • iCONM-National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, pancreatic cancer growth inhibition, synthetic vector development | Chemical Daily
    • Deliver single-stranded DNA to pancreatic cancer using high molecular weight vectors such as iCONM | Nikkei Biotech ONLINE
    • World's first suicide gene therapy for pancreatic cancer| Nikkei BeyondHealth
  • 10.24.2019
    【Press release】The University of Tokyo made a press release that the paper titled "develop the world's first exosome array chip that enables single nanoparticle measurement" by Dr. Takanori Ichiki, professor of The University of Tokyo (COINS theme 4 leader) and his team was posted on line on October 24 (EST).
  • 10.24.2019
    【Activity Report】Oct 24th (Thu.), COINS Seminar #49 was held at iCONM.
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag
    Chair Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
    Title: “Multivalent Nanosystems and Supramolecular Dendritic Architectures”
    Click here for details
  • 10.21.2019
    【Report】An COINS (the core project of iCONM) interview with Hiromichi Kimura(Project Leader of COINS) was published in The Chemical Daily on 10.21.2019
  • 10.18.2019
    【Activity Report】COINS (the core project of iCONM) was held “COINS Retreat Camp 2019” on 18th~19th October at The Shonan Village Center.
    Click here for details
  • 10.16.2019
    【Press release】An interview with Deputy Director Iwasaki was broadcasted on BS TV Tokyo “Nikkei Plus 10” on Wednesday, October 16.
    In the special feature “2020 Changing Tokyo (1) Towards tourism country・Increaing Haneda International Flights has the Key”, he was interviewed what kind of changes would happen at King Skyfront when the Haneda connecting road opens. The broadcast contents is viewed on the program distribution service.
  • 10.16.2019
    【News coverage】An article of COINS venture companies Braizon Therapeutics, Inc. was published in Chemical Daily. (October 16, 2019)
    • Braizon develops childhood brain tumor drugs in-house, applying DDS to known anticancer drugs | Chemical Daily
  • 10.15.2019
    【Information】We will hold the 6th COINS Symposium.
    Date: Dec 13 (Fri.) 13:00~(Registration open at 12:30)
    Venue: Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall Access
    language: English - Japanese *Simultaneous interpretation is provided.

    Click here for details
    *The online registration is closed.
  • 10.10.2019
    【Press release】The article about Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Project Professor, The University of Tokyo), who is a leader of COINS Theme 2 was appeared in JSTnews.
  • 10.9-11.2019
    【Activity Report】We exhibited iCONM booth at “BioJapan 2019”.
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