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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.
  • NEW 11/25/2020
    【Information】 Project COINS opened a new website. The contents were exhibited at "Innovation JAPAN2020", that was an online matching event between Academia and Industry, organized by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency).
  • 11/20/2020
    【Information】 Dr. Satoshi Uchida, Deputy Principal Research Scientist, iCONM, appeared live on Fuji TV's "Tokudane!" and explained the development of a new corona vaccine using mRNA.
    • Up-coming appearance TV program
      Sunday, November 22, 6:00 - TV Asahi "Sunday Live!!"
      Sunday, November 29, 7:30 - Fuji TV " THE PRIME"

  • 11/20/2020
    【Activity Report】 November 20 (Fri.), COINS Seminar #54 was held at web.
    Speaker: Prof. Takanori Ichiki / Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo/Ichiki Lab, iCONM
    Title: ‟Application of nanobiodevice technology to medicine and drug discovery”
  • 11/19/2020
    【Information】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General iCONM appeared live on TV Asahi "Hatori Shinichi Morning Show" and explained not only bout new corona vaccine but also about cancer treatment and Alzheimer's disease using mRNA and applied research of smart nanomachines for cartilage regenerative medicine in easy to understand manner.
  • 11/18/2020
    【Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General iCONM and Dr. Takahiro Ochiya, Professor. Tokyo Medical and Dental University / COINS' member, were selected as a Highly Cited Researcher.
  • 11/12/2020
    【Press seminar】Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion Innovation Center of NanoMedicine demonstrated a Therapeutic Option for Glioblastoma using pH-Sensitive Nanomicelles in a collaboration study with the Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
    This research result was published in "Biomaterials"
  • 11/9/2020
    An interview article with Dr. Yoshihiro MURAGAKI, Professor, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, and Mayumi NODA, Vice President, Sasaeau-Kai α (a NPO for Cancer Patient Advocacy) entitled "Cancer care, information sharing issues" was covered by Chemical Daily.
    Click here for the recorded article of this interview.
  • 11/6/2020
    We will hold the COINS Seminar #54 at Web.
    November 20 (Fri.) 15:00-16:30 (The web meeting room will be open at 14:45-)
    Speaker: Prof.Takanori Ichiki / Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    Title: ‟Application of nanobiodevice technology to medicine and drug discovery”
    Holding method: ZOOM Webinar *web conferencing software. we will let you know URL by the day before only for participants.
    Click here for details
    *Registration is now closed.
  • 11/6/2020
    【Activity Report】 November 6 (Fri.), COINS Seminar #53 was held at web.
    Speaker: Dr. Yasutaka ANRAKU / Project Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    Title: ‟New Route to Innovative Treatment of Central Nervous System Disease with Nanomachines”
  • 11/4/2020
    An interview article with Dr. Satoshi Uchida, Deputy Principal Research Scientist of iCONM, entitled "Corona Vaccine with Partial Double-stranded mRNA" was covered by Chemical Daily.
  • 11/2/2020
    We will hold the 7th COINS Symposium at web.
    Date: Dec 4 (Fri.) 13:00-17:25 (The web meeting room will be open at 12:30)
    Holding method: ZOOM Webinar *web conferencing software. we will let you know URL by the day before only for participants.
    language: English - Japanese *Simultaneous interpretation is provided.

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    CLOSED *The online registration is closed. Please contact us.

    An article about this symposium was published in the media
    • Introduce "Future Medicine" | Kanagawa Shimbun Ltd.
  • 10/21/2020
    【Information】 Dr. Hiroshi Atsumi from iCONM took the stage on the online event "[Accelerate research!] Demonstration experiment to create a future society" at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
  • 10/21/2020
    【Information】 10/7-10/21 A disaster prevention drill was carried out.
  • 10/16/2020
    【News】Dr. Satoshi Uchida (Deputy Principal Research Scientist of iCONM) gave a lecture at the Webinar organized by the Embassy of India in Tokyo.
  • 10/12/2020
    We will hold the COINS Seminar #53 at Web.
    November 6 (Fri.) 14:00-15:30 (The web meeting room will be open at 13:45-)
    Speaker: Dr. Yasutaka ANRAKU / Project Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    Title: ‟New Route to Innovative Treatment of Central Nervous System Disease with Nanomachines”
    Holding method: ZOOM Webinar *web conferencing software. we will let you know URL by the day before only for participants.
    Click here for details
    *Registration is now closed.
  • 10/12/2020
    【News】10/12 COINS member Professor Takahiro Ochiya of Tokyo Medical University announced that industry-academia collaboration has identified a new predictor of aggravation of COVID-19.
    Articles on this matter have been published in a number of media
  • 10/8/2020
    【News】On September 17, Dr. Daniel Gonzalez Carter, a researcher at iCONM, won the second prize in the poster presentation at the academic conferenceheld online. (sponsored by the University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • 10/1/2020
    【Information】10/1 iCONM has set October as "Compliance Promotion Month" and will carry out various activities to ensure compliance.
  • 9/28/2020
    【Press Release】COINS is exhibiting at "Innovation Japan 2020 -University Trade Shows Online".
  • 9/25/2020
    【Activity Report】 COINS (the core project of iCONM) was held “COINS online workshop 2020” on September 25.
  • 9/25/2020
    【Information】iCONM Nanomachines will be ingroduced on BS Fuji "Think what if…Naruhodo! Nattoku-juku". Please watach.
    Name of the program: BS Fuji "Think what if …Naruhodo! Nattoku-juku"
    Broadcast date and time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 17:00
    Title: If we could go to a micro world?
  • 9/15/2020
    【News coverage】9/15 The newsletter "KAWASAKI Coastal Area News" Vol.25 has been published by Kawasaki City. It gives information from various fields such as the city's efforts in the Kawasaki coastal area, companies located in the coastal area, and the charm of the town. As a cover story, there is a roundtable talk on the importance of industry-academia-government collaboration and its synergies by Kazunori Kataoka, Director General, iCONM, Nobuhiko Okabe, Director General, Kawasaki City Institute for Public Health and Norihiko Fukuda, Mayor of Kawasaki city.
  • 9/15/2020
    【News】 A paper by Dr. Takuya Miyazaki, a visiting scientist of iCONM (Kataoka / Kinoh Lab) et al. was published in the issue on August 19 of Advanced Healthcare Materials and his design was utilized for the cover page.
  • 9/10/2020
    【Activity report】India-Japan Webinar on Nanotechnology
  • 9/9/2020
    Dr. Sabina Quader (Senior Research Scientist) of iCONM Kataoka-Kinoh Lab interviewed a scientific media “Neuro-Central” together with Dr. Rosalia Rodoriguez-Rodoriguez (Department of Basic Sciences, Associate Professor, University of Catalonia, Spain), who is the co-corresponding author of a review article (title: An overview of nanomedicines for neuron targeting) published in Nanomedicine, Vol. 15 (6) on July 3, this year, and the interview article was published on September 2.
  • 9/8/2020
    【Coverage】 9/8 Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun: A news report about the technology that efficiently delivers antibody drugs into the brain by "Braizon Therapeutics, Inc., one of the ventures from COINS, was appeared.
  • 9/3/2020
    【Activity report】 Kawasaki City Council visited iCONM.
  • 9/2/2020
    【Press Release】Cancer Institute Hospital for the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR) has started an investigator initiated clinical trial (First In Human study) on September 2, 2020 with anti-breast cancer therapy (SRN-14/GL2-800) containing siRNA. The fundamental research has been jointly conducting with the Institute of Medical Science – the University of Tokyo, Sapporo Medical University, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion - Innovation Center of NanoMedicine, Keio University Hospital and NanoCarrier Co., Ltd. (AccuRna Inc. during development).
    An articles on this subject were published in the media.
  • 9/1/2020
    【Award】 Prof. Akira Matsumoto (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering, Associate Professor), who is one the COINS members, won the Asahi Kasei Award 2020 on July 14. The awarded research topic is entitled as "Development of Smart-gel Based Totally Synthetic Artificial Pancreas”.
  • 8/21/2020
    【Coverage】 8/4 The article of the press briefing jointly announced with The University of Tokyo was published in Nikkei beyond Health,The Science News
  • 8/19/2020
    【Award】 Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, leader of COINS sub-theme 1 (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) and Dr. Nobuhiro Nishiyama (Professor, Institute of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology) won the "2020 2nd Materials and Devices Joint Research Award" from the Network Joint Research Center (NJRC) for Materials and Devices with researchers of Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo and the researchers of Nishiyama Lab.
  • 8/18/2020
    【Activity Report】Dr. Anjaneyulu Dirisala, who is a postdoctoral researcher of iCONM gave a lecture to the undergraduate and graduate students, majoring biochemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sciences at KL University in India.
    Click here for the research outcome of Dr. Anjaneyulu and his group.
  • 8/14/2020
    【Coverage】 For an information on coronavirus, an interview article of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Project Professor, The University of Tokyo) published in the Chunichi Shimbun on July 20 was published in "MYTTLINE", a town magazine in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture.
  • 8/14/2020
    【Coverage】 An article about Dr. Yasuhiro Matsumura (National Cancer Center), who is a member of COINS, was published in Katei Gaho.
  • 8/12/2020
    【Coverage】 5/20 An article about the press release jointly announced with the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Medical and Dental University was published in the Koureisha Jutaku Shimbun.
  • 8/4/2020
    【Press seminar】Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion Innovation Center of NanoMedicine demonstrated a new therapeutic option for glioblastoma (GBM), which is a type of brain tumors, in mice in a collaboration study with the Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo and held a press seminar.
    This research result was published in "ACS Nano"
    An articles on this subject were published in the media.
  • 7/27/2020
    【Coverage】An article of AccuRna Inc., one of the participating organization of the main project COINS, was published in the Nikkei Shimbun. The DDS for malignant brain tumors iCONM has been conducting research DDS is finally in the development stage with a clinical focus. We are grateful that part of this research was supported by the volunteer.
    • Development for malignant brain tumor drug AccuRna Inc. Clinical trial within three years| Nikkei Shimbun
  • 7/27/2020
    【Press Release】The Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion Innovation Center of NanoMedicine, collaborating with the Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, developed the world's first drug delivery system that suppresses accumulation in peripheral tissues and delivers drugs only to brain tissues
    An articles on this subject were published in the media.
  • 7/27/2020
    【Information】A paper published in PNAS on July 23, which was first authored by Dr. Daniel Gonzalez-Carter of iCONM Kataoka-Kina Lab, was selected as “Editor's Choice” by an US medical media “BioWorld Science”. Daniel answered to the media interview to explain the world's first method in which the administered drug does not accumulate in peripheral tissues but is selectively taken into the brain.
  • 7/20/2020
    【Information】 Dr. Satoshi Uchida, Visiting Scientist (Project Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) will be introduced on TV Tokyo "Stairs of Quest". Please take a look.

    Program name: TV Tokyo "Stairs of Quest" #42
    Broadcast date: Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 22:54 ~
    Title: "Aiming for a panacea with nano medicine" / Dr. Satoshi Uchida (Visiting Scientist, Innovation Center of Nanomedicine / Project Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo / MD)
  • 7/19, 20/2020
    【Coverage】An interview article of Prof. Kataoka about Smart Nanomachine ® and mRNA was published in Tokyo Shimbun, Chunichi Shimbun.
    • "Deeper understanding of Corona!" Development and design at high speed | Tokyo Shimbun / Morning edition , Chunichi Shimbun / Morning edition
  • 7/17/2020
    【Information】 Dr.Satoshi Uchida, Visiting Scientist (Project Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) was interviewed by German media Ruptly TV about Smart Nanomachine®.
  • 7/10/2020
    【Coverage】ICONM was introduced in "Case Study of Unique Lab Design(3/4)" by MEXT. iCONM is Chapter 2, Case No.15.
  • 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
  • 6/26/2020
    【Coverage】 The research group of Dr. Akira Matsumoto, Associate Professor and Dr. Yuji Miyahara, Professor, Institute of Biomaterials, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (COINS Theme 4) developed a closed-loop artificial pancreas device, which was combined with glucose-responsive gel and hollow fiber for hemodialysis.
    • Fully synthetic artificial pancreas device, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Nagoya University, etc. developed | The Science News
  • 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.
    Click here for details
  • 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.
    This press release received the Publicity Award from the Public Relations Committee of the Polymer Society of Japan.
  • 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.
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