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  • <Response to COVID-19>

    There is a concern that the infection will spread again due to the occurrence of mutant strain patients.
    Thus, the iCONM shall update the action guidelines for employees and shall strive for continuous prevention.

    Our staff and scientists are recommended to work at home and staggered commuting. We may also ask you to refrain from visiting or having interviews for safety reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Top News 10/6/2021
    【Press seminar】 The Innovation Center of NanoMedicine, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, in collaboration with the Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, has succeeded in efficiently delivering an immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) into the mouse brain, confirming its high efficacy and specificality in treating orthotopically transplanted mice with glioblastoma (GBM), A press seminar was held.
    This research result was published in "Nature Biomedical Engineering"
  • Summary of transmission regarding mRNA vaccines and medicines
    Contents on mRNA vaccines or mRNA drugs transmitted by iCONM / COINS scientists in the media will be timely posted.
    Please note that iCONM is a research institute that belongs to Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, therefore we are not able to respond to inquiries regarding the management of specific companies or the judgment of stocks.

    ITAKA Keiji, Principal Research Scientist (Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
    • Relief of memory loss after brain infarction
      An article on this subject was published in the media. Nikkei Inc. | NHK | YOMIURI SHIMBUN | Asahi Shimbun | EurekAlert!
    • NHK World-JAPAN Interview「mRNA: Medical Messenger of Hope
    • An article about the research was published in some newspapers.
      Yamaguchi Shimbun | Saga Shimbun | Kobe Shimbun | Miyazakinichinichi Shimbun | Kumamotonichinichi Shimbun | Akitasakigake Shinpo | Kyoto Shimbun | Shizuoka Shimbun | Iwatenippo | Shimotsuke Shimbun | Kenkotecho zakzak | Too nippo | Minaminihon Shimbun | Saninchuo Shinpo | Ibaragi Shimbun | Saitama Shimbun | Mainichi Shimbun | Ehime Shimbun | Sankei Shimbun | Shinanomainichi Shimbun
    • 9/24 An interview article about the development of vaccines was published in the Asahi Shimbun.
    • 9/30 An interview article about the development of vaccines was published in the Mainichi Shimbun.
    • 9/30 An interview article about the development of vaccines was published in the NHK News.
    • 9/30,10/1 An interview article about the development of vaccines was published in the Nikkankougyou Shimbun. (Part1 / Part2)
    • 10/3 Appeared in "NHK News7".
    • 10/4 Appeared in "News Zero".
    • 10/4 An interview article about the development of vaccines was published in the newswitch
    • 10/11 Appeared in "Kinoshita Yoko Wide Scramble".
    UCHIDA Satoshi, Deputy Principal Research Scientist (Associate Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)
    • 8/31 Appeared in FM Kyoto"Kyoto medical talk".
    • 9/24 Appeared in "CAST".
    • 9/25 Appeared in "Seiginomikata".

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  • NEW 2021/10/22
    【Article posted】 An article of Kazunori Kataoka, Dierctor General, was published in "COMPUS" HARIMA QUARTERLY.
  • NEW 10/19/2021
    【Article posted】 Newton Mook Science Knowledge of Medicine Revised 3rd Edition was published. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General introduced "In-Body Hospital".
  • 10/11/2021
    【Information】 COINS member Professor Takahiro Ochiya of Tokyo Medical University, appeared NHK World “Medical Frontiers” and explained early diagnosis of cancer.
    • On air:October 16(Sat.)4:00
  • 10/8/2021
    【Press Release】 Innovation Center of NanoMedicine in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry (USTC: University of Science and Technology), has created nanomachines that detect MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases), a principal enzyme for cancer cells to invade normal tissue, and deliver anticancer drugs according to an announcement in the journal Advanced Materials (IF = 30.849).
    This research result was published in " The journal Advanced Materials "
  • 10/7/2021
    【Activity Report】We hold the COINS Seminar #60 at Web on Oct. 7 (Thu.). Speaker: Rosalia Rodriguez-Rodriguez, PhD Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona) Associate Professor, Head of the Biomedical Sciences Degree Title: “Targeting neurons: more brain than brawn to solve obesity″
  • 10/7/2021
    【Information】On Wednesday, October 13 - Friday, October 15, iCONM participates in BioJapan 2021BioJapan 2021, which is Asia's largest event in bio business to be held at Pacifico Yokohama. Please visit us!
    Booth No: D-14 / Exhibition booth: Yokohama・Kawasaki pavilion
  • 10/6/2021
    【Article posted】An article about our efforts with the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation was published in Yahoo! News.
  • 10/1/2021
    【Activity Report】 COINS (the core project of iCONM) was held “COINS Online Workshop 2021” .
  • 10/1/2021
    【Information】 iCONM has designated October as "Compliance Promotion Month" and will carry out various activities to ensure compliance.
  • 9/28/2021
    【Article posted】An interview article about round-table discussion which Director General, Kaznori Kataokathe joined was published in the Monthly Keidanren vol.Sep. 2021.
  • 9/26/2021
    【Article posted】 An article about research of iCONM was published in the Koumei Shimbun.
  • 9/24/2021
    【Activity Report】 September 24 (Fri.), COINS Seminar #59 was held at web.
    Speaker: Speaker: Ichio Aoki, PhD. / Institute for Quantum Medical Science, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)
    Title: ‟In vivo MR Imaging for nano-machine and thranostics”
  • 9/7/2021
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #60 at Web.
    Oct. 7 (Thu.) 16:00~17:30 (The web meeting room will be open at 15:45-)
    Speaker: Rosalia Rodriguez-Rodriguez, PhD
    Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona)
    Associate Professor, Head of the Biomedical Sciences Degree
    Title: “Targeting neurons: more brain than brawn to solve obesity″
    Holding method: ZOOM Webinar
    *web conferencing software. we will let you know URL by the day before only for participants. *Registration is now closed.
  • 9/2/2021
    【Activity Report】We held 1st iCONM/Industry-Academia Collaborative Seminar.
  • 9/2/2021
    【News】COINS is exhibiting at "Innovation Japan 2021 -University Trade Shows Online".
  • 8/26/2021
    【Information】Prof. Takanori Ichiki(Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Principal Research Scientist, iCONM) appeared on FM Kawasaki.
  • 8/23/2021
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #59 at Web.
    Sep. 24 (Fri.) 13:00-14:30 (The web meeting room will be open at 12:45-)
    Speaker: Ichio Aoki, PhD. / Institute for Quantum Medical Science, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)
    Title: “In vivo MR Imaging for nano-machine and thranostics″
    Holding method: ZOOM Webinar
    *web conferencing software. we will let you know URL by the day before only for participants. *Registration is now closed.
  • 8/11/2021
    【Article posted】An article about our research "Nano-micelle Packaging CRISPR/Cas9 Components Enables Brain Genome Editing” was posted on TriLink BYOTECHNOLOGIES.
  • 8/4/2021
    【Article posted】 Introduction of iCONM video (6/26 TV program LOVE Kawasaki) was introduced on COI website and COI Drive.
  • 8/4/2021
    【Article posted】 An Article of JST NEWS (published on June) was published in Science Japan website.
  • 8/3/2021
    【Press Release】 Innovation Center of NanoMedicine and the International University of Catalunya jointly announced that Polymeric Nanomicelles Improve Internalization of Lipid Metabolism Modulators in Brain Cells.
    This research result was published in " Biomaterials Science "
  • 8/3/2021
    【Activity Report】Four members from “Kawasaki City Children’s Council” visited iCONM
  • 7/30/2021
    【Activity Report】Second grade students from Kawasaki City High School for Science and Technology、Elementary schools in Kawasaki City isited iCONM.
  • 7/26/2021
    【Information】 Dr. Yasutaka ANRAKU (Project Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) was appeared NHK World “Medical Frontiers” and explained nanomachines with the ability to deliver drug into the brain.
  • 7/26/2021
    【Activity Report】 July 26 (Mon.), We held the 9th iCONM x COINS Internal Communication Event at web.
  • 7/15/2021
    【Information】An article about the press release on 4/20 "Treatment of primary and metastatic breast and pancreatic tumors upon intravenous delivery of a PRDM14-specific chimeric siRNA/nanocarrier complex" was published in Science Japan.
  • 7/4/2021
    【Article posted】 7/4(Sun.)An Article about Kingskyfront was published in Yomiuri Shimbun P.22.
  • 7/2/2021
    【Article posted】 An Article of JST NEWS (published on June) was published in 客観日本 website. (Chinese)
  • 6/24/2021
    【Information】 iCONM will be introduced on TV. Please take a look.
    TVK NewsLink (Fri.) 25/6/2021 at 9:30 pm ~
    TVK LOVE KAWASAKI (Sat.) 26/6/2021 at 9:00 am~
  • 6/21/2021
    【Activity Report】 June 21 (Mon.), We held the 8th iCONM x COINS Internal Communication Event at web.
  • 6/14/2021
    【Activity Report】 16th COINS General meeting was held on June 14.
  • 5/31/2021
    【Activity Report】 May 31 (Mon.), We held the 7th iCONM x COINS Internal Communication Event at web.
  • 5/29/2021
    【Activity Report】 May 29 (Sat.), 2nd iCONM Public Lecture at Web was held at web.
    Title: ~Cancer treatment and clinical trial we want to know correctly~
    Program overview:
    "Greeting" Kazunori KATAOKA, Director General, iCONM
    "What we want to know about brain surgery - Especially brain tumor -" Prof. Yoshihiro MURAGAKI Vice Director, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University
    "What are clinical trials? - How can we receive a best treatment? -" Prof. Noriyuki KATSUMATA, Medical Oncology, Musashi Kosugi Hospital, Nippon Medical School.
  • 5/10/2021
    【Activity Report】 May 10 (Mon.), COINS Seminar #58 was held at web.
    Speaker: Kanjiro MIYATA / Associate Professor / Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering The University of Tokyo / Kataoka・Kinoh Lab, iCONMI
    Title: ‟ Nanomedicines for oligonucleotide delivery”
  • 4/26/2021
    【Information】 We will hold the 2nd iCONM Public Lecture ~Cancer treatment and clinical trial we want to know correctly~ at Web.
    May 29, 2021 (Sat.) 14:00-16:00 (The web meeting room will be open at 13:45-)
    Holding method: ZOOM Webinar *web conferencing software. we will let you know URL by the day before only for participants.
    Language: Japanese
    Program overview:
    "Greeting" Kazunori KATAOKA, Director General, iCONM
    "What we want to know about brain surgery - Especially brain tumor -" Prof. Yoshihiro MURAGAKI Vice Director, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University
    "What are clinical trials? - How can we receive a best treatment? -" Prof. Noriyuki KATSUMATA, Medical Oncology, Musashi Kosugi Hospital, Nippon Medical School. *Registration is now closed.
  • 4/12/2021
    【Activity Report】 April 12th (Mon.), We held the 6th iCONM x COINS Internal Communication Event at web.
  • 4/12/2021
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #58 at Web.
    May 10 (Mon.) 15:00-16:30 (The web meeting room will be open at 14:45-)
    Speaker:Ph.D. Kanjiro MIYATA / Associate Professor / Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering The University of Tokyo
    Title: "Nanomedicines for oligonucleotide delivery"
    Holding method: ZOOM Webinar *web conferencing software. we will let you know URL by the day before only for participants. *Registration is now closed.
  • 4/1/2021
    【Activity Report】 March 27 (Sat.), The 1st iCONM Public Lecture was held simultaneously at zoom and public viewing. Three-part lecture with the theme “What is nanomedicine?”
    Part 1:"Who is the drug carrier?"/ Kazunori KATAOKA, Director General/Laboratory Head
    Part 2:"What is the cause of illness?"/ Saed Abbasi, Research Scientist
    Part 3:"By the way, what about vaccines?"/ Satoshi UCHIDA, Deputy Principal Research Scientist
  • 4/1/2021
    【Information】 April 2021, the newsletter "NanoSky Vol.8-COINS's original innovation plastic that connects to future medical care""T-form" has been published.
  • 3/26/2021
    【Information】 On Friday, March 26, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM gave a lecture at the symposium of NanoTech in Thailand.
  • 3/25/2021
    【Activity Report】 March 25 (Thu.), COINS Seminar #57 was held at web.
    Speaker: Keiji ITAKA / Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University / Itaka Lab, iCONMI
    Title: ‟ mRNA therapeutics: from vaccine to regenerative medicine”
  • 3/17/2021
    【Information】 3/18 15: 30-16: 00 Shimazaki, who is in charge of communication, will appear at Kawasaki FM "Kawasaki Hot ☆ Studio" and will introduce the highlights of the public lecture scheduled to be held on 3/27. You can also enjoy it on Internet radio, so please access it from the Kawasaki FM website. Is the keyword an egg?
  • 3/10/2021
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #57 at Web.
    March 25 (Thu.) 16:30-18:00 (The web meeting room will be open at 16:15-)
    Speaker: M.D.,Ph.D. Keiji ITAKA /Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University / Itaka Lab, iCONMI
    Title: ‟ mRNA therapeutics: from vaccine to regenerative medicine”
    Holding method: ZOOM Webinar *web conferencing software. we will let you know URL by the day before only for participants. *Registration is now closed.
  • 3/10/2021
    【Press seminar】 The research group of Deputy Principal Research Scientist Dr. Satoshi Uchida (Associate Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine) at the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine reported that optimized nano-micelles can induce efficient genome editing in the mouse brain. A press seminar was held.
    This research result was published in "Journal of Controlled Release"
  • 3/8/2021
    【Activity Report】 March 8th (Mon.), We held the 5th iCONM x COINS Internal Communication Event at web.
  • 3/4/2021
    【Award】 COINS received the Japan Open Innovation Prize (JOIP) Selection Committee Special Award.

  • 3/2/2021
    【Press Release】 A research group consisting of Prof. Yutaka Kondo, Yoshihiko Tasaki, Graduate student (Division of Cancer Biology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine) made a new therapeutic drug that the targeting of TUG1 by anti-TUG1 coupled with our new cancer-specific drug delivery system (TUG1-DDS). This was collaborative research with Nagoya City University, The University of Tokyo, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research.
    This research result was published in "Cancer Research"
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