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  • 3.31.2018
    【Activity Report】 Some group visited iCONM on March.
    Delegations of State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation Kawasaki
    Junior High School attached Kawasaki High School
    Municipal Hospital Management Bureau
  • 3.27.2018
    【News Coverage】 iCONM & COINS, our main project was introduced on Kanagawa Shimbun on P.14.
    • Kawasaki Mirai Shimbun Creation of new town for the future④
      Power to creat a future for the future
      Keihin Coastal area aims for the future
  • 3.20.2018
    【TV】 Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)is going to appear on TV program tomorrow!
    3.21 (Wed.) 16:54~17:45
  • 3.10.2018
    【News Coverage】 The lecture of Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)which was held at Yomiuri Techno Forum was introduced on some web sites.
  • 3.2.2018
    【Activity Report】 March 2nd (Fri.), COINS Seminar #31 was held at iCONM.
    Speaker: Dr. Koji Suzuki
                  Prof. Emeritus, Keio University
                  Director, Research & Development Division,
                  JKiC (School of Medicine, Keio Univ.) Director, JSR-JKiC (JSR Corp.)
    Title: "Overview of JSR-Keio University Medical Chemical Innovation Center (JKiC)"

    Speaker: Dr. Hideyuki Saya
                  School of Medicine, Keio University
    Title: "Development of therapeutic strategies targeting cancer heterogeneity and microenvironment"
    Click here for details.
  • 2.16.2018
    【Activity Report】 The delegations of MIT “Innovation Discovery Japan“ and Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand (MOST) and National Nanotechnology Center visited iCONM.
    Related page is here
  • 2.16.2018
    【Information】 We will hold the COINS Seminar#31 at iCONM.
    March 2nd (Fri.) 16:00~17:30
    Speaker: Mr. Hideyuki Saya
    Professor, Keio University School of Medicine

    ♦Venue has changed!♦
    New Venue: Life Science & Enviroment research center. (LiSE) 1F Conference room Access
    *It's located opposite side of iCONM

    Click here for details
    *Registration is now closed.
  • 2.16.2018
    【Activity Report】 Feb. 16th (Fir.), COINS Seminar #30 was held at iCONM.
    Speaker: Prof. Sei Kwang Hahn
                  Department of Materials Science and Engineering, POSTECH, KOREA
    Title: "Smart Photomedicines Using Multi-Functional Nanomaterials"
    Click here for details.
  • 2.5.2018
    【Activity Report】 Feb. 5th (Mon.), COINS Seminar #29 was held at iCONM.
    Speaker: Dr. Tatsuya Shimizu (Director, Professor, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science (Tokyo Women's Medical University),
    Graduate School of Tokyo Women's Medical University, Graduate Course of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Engineering and Science)
    Title: "Cell sheet-based tissue & organ engineering".
    Click here for details.
  • 2.2.2018
    【Activity Report】The delegations of MIT “Innovation Discovery Japan” visited iCONM.
    Related page is here
  • 2.1.2018
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar#30 at iCONM.
    February 16th (Fri.) 10:30~11:45
    Speaker: Dr. Sei Kwang Hahn
    Full Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at POSTECH, KOREA

    Click here for details
    *Registration is now closed.
  • 1.28.2018
    【News Coverage】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)has been elected to an Associate Editor of ACS Nano published by American Chemical Society.
  • 1.25.2018
    【Activity Report】 9th COINS General meeting was held on January 25th.
    Related page is here.
  • 1.24.2018
    【News Coverage】The lecture of Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)which was held at Okayama University was introduced on some web sites.
  • 1.24.2018
    【Activity Report】 IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and IBM Research – Tokyo visited iCONM.
    Related page is here
  • 1.23.2018
    【Activity Report】 JST delegation from India and Mr. Lemnios from IBM Watson Research Institute visited iCONM.
    Related page is here
  • 1.17.2018
    【News Coverage】The Abstract of paper which was released by COINS research team, Main project of iCONM, was introduced on Nature Communications web site.
  • 1.11.2018
    【Activity Report】The Article about iCONM’s main project COINS was introduced at Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun P.5.
    • "Leaders of next generation"
      Dr. Yasutaka Anraku, Project assistant professor, The University of Tokyo
      - Nanoparticles give lite to medicine for mental illness, Efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB)
  • 1.5.2018
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar#29 at iCONM.
    February 5th (Mon.) 16:30–17:45 (Research Mixer 17:45~18:30 *JPY500)
    Speaker: Dr. Tatsuya Shimizu
    Director, Professor, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science (Tokyo Women's Medical University)
    Graduate School of Tokyo Women's Medical University, Graduate Course of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Engineering and Science
    Title: Cell sheet-based tissue & organ engineering

    Click here for details. (Japanese Only)
    *Registration is now closed.
  • 12.28.2017
    【TV】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)is going to appear on TV program next month!
    1.7 (Sun.) 7:00~10:00
    TBS 『Sunday Morning』
  • 12.26.2017
    【Activity Report】We had The 4th COINS Symposium on 8 December, Friday.
    Related page is here
  • 12.22.2017
    【Awards】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) 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".
  • 12.20.2017
    【Information】NanoSky vol.4 was published by iCONM’s core project, COINS.(Japanese only)
  • 12.18.2017
    【Information】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.
  • 12.14.2017
    【Information】The Article about iCONM’s main project COINS was introduced at The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan's web. This article was written by Mr.Toshio Asano who works as an Adviser of COINS.
  • 12.12.2017
    【Activity Report】RIKEN Symposium was held at KINGSKY FRONT.
    Click here for details.
  • 12.7.2017
    【Information】The Research about "BBB-crossing nanomachines which enter the brain via a systemic route" which was released on this October by COINS research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor of Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo) was introduced Mainicni Newspaper.
  • 11.30.2017
    【Activity Report】During Novenmber, Delegation of Thai JICA Project and Mayor of Rijeka, Croatia visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 11.29.2017
    【Information】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) received John G. Wagner Memorial Lectureship Award from College of Pharmacy, the University of Michigan, and gave the Memorial Lecture.
  • 11.24.2017
    【Activity Report】We had a fire drills at iCONM.
    Click here for details.
  • 11.18.2017
    【Information】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) 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.
  • 11.2.2017
    【Activity Report】On November 2, Students from Kawasaki Municipal Minani-Daishi Junior High School visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 11.1.2017
    【Press release】As a venture company related to iCONM’s main project COINS, "Braizon Therapeutics, Inc." established in October 2015, held a press conference on the full-scale business development of drug delivery technology into the brain.
    Click here for details.
  • 10.31.2017
    【Activity Report】On October 31, SAMURAI Biotech Association visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 10.30.2017
    【News Coverage】Article related to research conducting at COINS (Main project at iCONM) was published in Nikkeisangyo Shimbun.
    Related page is here
  • 10.24.2017
    【News Coverage】The Research of COINS research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) was introduced on NHK NEWS WEB. It's related to the research which was released on 10.18.2017.
    NHK NEWS WEB
    ▶Related News
       10.18.2017 Press conference
  • 10.24.2017
    【TV】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)is going to appear on TV program this month!
    10.29 (Sun.) 19:00~
    BS JAPAN 「Shock!Future's Technology The world changes like this on 2030
  • 10.18.2017
    【Report】COINS research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor of Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo) succeeded in developing "BBB-crossing nanomachines which enter the brain via a systemic route. These machines cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which normally impedes drug delivery to the brain, to efficiently reach neurons for glycemic control.This research result was published in "Nature Communications (UK scientific journal)" on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

    This result is expected to develop into a breakthrough therapeutic drug development for intractable cranial nerve disease such as Alzheimer's disease that effective treatment method has not yet been established.
    The articles regarding this matter were introduced on Nikkeisangyo Shimbun, Nikkankogyo Shimbun, Kanagawa Shimbun and more.
    Click here for more details of the press conference

    NHK NEWS WEB
    Medical Care NEWS
    Kanaloco Kanagawa Shimbun online
    Nikkankogyo Shimbun online

    Journal title: 「Nature Communications」 (Online issue: October 17) Paper title: Glycaemic control boosts glucosylated nanocarrier crossing the BBB into the brain
    Author: Yasutaka Anraku, Hiroya Kuwahara, Yu Fukusato, Akihiro Mizoguchi, Takehiko Ishii, Keiko Nitta, Yu Matsumoto, Kazuko Toh, Kanjiro Miyata, Satoshi Uchida, Kazutaka Nishina, Kensuke Osada, Keiji Itaka, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Hidehiro Mizusawa, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Takanori Yokota* and Kazunori Kataoka*
    (*Main author)

    DOI No: 10.1038/s41467-017-00952-3 Abstract
    URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00952-3
  • 10.17.2017
    iCONM Seminar #6 was held on October 17.
    Speaker: Dr.Thomas Bruckdordfer
                  CSO, Iris Biotech GmbH (Germany)
    Title: Next Generation of Polymer Carriers: poly (amino acids) and polypeptoids - tunable polymer properties and tunable carrier possibilities
  • 10.13.2017
    【Activity Report】On October 13, A delegation from Thailand visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 10.11.2017
    【Activity Report】On October 10, Spanish delegation visited iCONM.
    Please click here for details
  • 10.11.2017
    【News coverage】Oct. 11(Wed.) A research team led by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute) held a press conference.

    Outline:
    They have developed effective mRNA vaccination with integrated adjuvant function by designing immunostimulatory double stranded RNA into mRNA. In this study, it is expected to contribute greatly to prevent from infectious diseases and cancer immunotherapy.
    Click here for details of press conference

    Presenters:
    Satoshi Uchida (Project Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo / Visiting Scientist, iCONM)

    Keiji Itaka (Professor, Department of Material Biofunctions, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University / Principal Research Scientist, iCONM)

    Kazunori Kataoka (iCONM Director General / Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

    For the detailed report, please visit the following.

    JIJI.COM
    Immune cells, activate with new technology=
    Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


    JIJI Medical
    Immune cells, activate with new technology=
    Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


    Yahoo!JAPAN News
    Immune cells, activate with new technology=
    Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


    Rakuten Infoseek News
    Immune cells, activate with new technology=
    Develop with RNA vaccine - The University of Tokyo etc.


    Nikkankogyo Shimbun News Wave21
    The University of Tokyo and Tokyo Medical and Dental University,
    develop high safety nucleic acid vaccine-Expectation for cancer treatment etc.


    Medical Care NEWS
    Development of mRNA Vaccination that improved the effect of potent immunopotentiating action - iCONM et al
  • 2017.10.10
    【Activity Report】CONM exhibited a booth at "Bio Japan 2017".
    Please click here for details
  • 2017.10.10
    【Information】COINS, the main project of iCONM, will hold the 4th COINS Symposium.

    Date: Dec. 8(Fri.)10:00~(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 *Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
    Research mixer: 5000yen
    Registration Fee: Free
    * Please register online.

    The symposium website can be found here.
  • 10.8.2017
    【Notice】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, iCONM Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) was invited to attend an appointment ceremony of National Academy of Engineering:NAE as a foreign member, which was held at Headquarters in National Academy in Washington DC, USA.
    Live picture / Related news 3.14.2017
  • 10.3.2017
    【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Research Leader of COINS, (Director General of iCONM, Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview was introduced on weekly magazine SPA! (Vol.10/10・17 P.41).
    • Fairy bright【Paradox】Japan's future
      Excellent health is available inexpensively in 2032 A healthy lifespan is dramatically extended - A society without becoming senile!
  • 9.23.2017
    【News Coverage】The Research of iCONM Director General, Prof. Kataoka was introduced on LINE NEWS and GIZMODO website.
  • 9.12.2017
    【Activity Report】COINS Seminar #27 was held on Thursday, September 12th.
    Speaker: Dr. Kohei Yamamizu
    Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
    Related page is here
  • 9.10.2017
    【TV】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Professor, The University of Tokyo)is going to appear on some TV programs this September.
    • 9.24(Sun.) 5:40~6:00 NIPPON TV 『Nittere UPDate!』
  • 9.8.2017
    【Media Coverage】The center’s research results were published in the research highlights segment in the Kawasaki City-operated web newsletter “Kawasaki SkyFront -Newsletter” Vol. 10.
  • 9.7.2017
    【Activity Report】The “JST Fair - Future Industrial Creation with Scientific Technology,” which was organized by JST, was held at Tokyo Big site on Aug. 31 (Thurs.) and Sep. 1 (Fri.). COINS, main project at iCONM, exhibited our research contents at our booth.
    Please click here for details
  • 9.6.2017
    【Award】Dr. Kensuke Osada, guest researcher (Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo) received a Asahikasei award 2017 of The Society of Polymer Science, Japan. His research title was "Control of higher order structures of plasmid DNA by block copolymers and its application toward gene delivery system".
    This award is given once a year to a researcher who has based on molecular science and creatively created outstanding research achievements on environment, energy, biotechnology and life science fields.
  • 9.5.2017
    【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in website Mugendai.
  • 9.4.2017
    【News Coverage】TV program which Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) was appeared is providing on the TBS web site.
  • 9.1.2017
    【Award】Dr. Takanori Akagi, guest researcher (Project lecturer, The University of Tokyo) received Best Presentation Awards from The 9th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for RNAi (JARI) / The 4th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Extracellular Vesicles (JSEV).
  • 8.28.2017
    Farewell party for Summer Internship Students
  • 8.24.2017
    【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in website EMIRA.
  • 8.23.2017
    【News Coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo)'s interview article was appeared in Asahi Primary School Student Newspaper (dated August 23, 2017)
    • Nanomachine for the bright future - "In body hospital with micro capsule
  • 8.22.2017
    【Information】Two Researcher as JSPS Postdoctral Fellowship for Research in Japan will come to iCONM.
    Click here for details.
  • 8.20.2017
    【News Coverage】Article related to research conducting at COINS (Main project at iCONM) was published in about 40 newspapers such as Yomiuri Shimbun, Sankei Shimbun,Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun and each local newspapers.
    It was also introduced on TV and it triggers a large public response.
    • Diagnosis of 13 types of cancer with a drop of blood
      New test by National Cancer Center
      Start clinical test from next month
    • Newspapers Lists
  • 8.17.2017
    【News Coverage】 Article related to research conducting at COINS (Main project at iCONM) was introduced on News Medical Life Sciense Web.
  • 8.15.2017
    【Information】
    We will hold the COINS Seminar at iCONM.
    September 12th (Tue.) 16:00–17:30 (Reserach Mixer 17:30~18:30 *JPY500)
    Speaker: Dr. Kohei Yamamizu
    Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
    Click here for details.(Japanese Only)
  • 8.6.2017
    【Activity Report】iCONM Seminar #5 was held on Thursday, August 5.
    Speaker: Reserchers of The University of Tokyo Life Innovation Leading Graduate School (Graduate Program for Leaders in Life Innovation: GPLLI)
    Click here for details.
  • 8.5.2017
    【Activity Report】”King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2017,” organized by Kawasaki City, was held on Wednesday, August 2.
    Click here for details.
  • 8.3.2017
    【News Coverage】Article of King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2017 was introduced in Kanagawa Shimbun P.19. (8/3).
  • 7.27.2017
    【Award】Dr. Shigehito Oosawa (researcher, iCONM) received Young Scientist Encouragement Lecture Award from The 27th Symposium on Biopolymers Science, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ).
  • 7.23.2017
    【News Coverage】Article of Mr. Sone (Director of Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion)'s interview related to KingSky Front was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun P.9. (7/23).
    • 【Read the paper】Developing Kanagawa Prefecture Coastal Area
  • 7.20.2017
    【News Coverage】Article of Dr. Yasuhiro Matsumura (National Cancer Center, iCONM)'s interview was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.6. (7/20).
  • 7.19.2017
    【Activity Report】COINS Seminar #26 was held on Wednessday, July 19.
    Speaker: Prof. Alexander Wei, Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, Purdue University, U.S.A.
    Title: ”Adventures in Drug Delivery, Diagnostics, and Additive Manufacturing with Engineered Metal Nanoparticles”
    Related page is here
  • 7.13.2017
    【News Coverage】Article of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka,'s interview (Director General of iCONM) was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.3. (7/13).
    • Research Front -Drugs that target cancer- "With flexibility, cheerfulness & passion"
  • 7.12.2017
    We participated Techno transfer in Kawasaki 2017.
    Related page is here
  • 7.11.2017
    【Information】King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2017 will be held again this year.
    There will be various events at iCONM such as create corner "What is In body hospital?" and experience corner "Let's experience Clean room!" Why don't you use iCONM experiences for your school summer project!
    "King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2017"
    August 2 (Wed.) 13:00 - 16:00 (Giving out of numbered ticket: 11:50 -)
    Please click here for more information how to participate.
    Click here for program.
  • 7.7.2017
    【Award】Some researchers of COINS (Main project at iCONM) received The Best Presentation Awards from The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society.
    • The Best Oral Presentation Award
      Sakamoto Wakako, Satomi Azumai, Takuro Ochiai, Naohiko Shimada, Atsushi Maruyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    • The Best Poster Presentation Award
      Takuro Ochiai, Naohiko Shimada, Atsushi Maruyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • 7.6.2017
    【News Coverage】Article related to research conducting at COINS at iCONM was published in Yomiuri Shimbun Yu-kan P.6. (7/6).
  • 7.6.2017
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar at iCONM.
    July 19th (Wed.) 16:00–17:00 (Reserach Mixer 17:30~18:30 ※JPY500)
    Speaker: Prof. Alexander Wei
    Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering,
    Purdue University, U.S.A.
    “Adventures in Drug Delivery, Diagnostics, and Additive Manufacturing with Engineered Metal Nanoparticles”
    Click here for details.
  • 7.3.2017
    【News Coverage】An issue regarding of Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM was introduced.
    CHU-SAN-REN MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE No.795, P18-22
    "Realization of nanomachine "Fantastic Voyage" changes health care"
  • 6.29.2017
    【Award】Mr. Naoto Nakamura (Trainee of iCONM, The University of Tokyo, Cabral Lab.) received Poster Awards from The 70th Annual Meeting of Society for Free Radical Research Japan.
  • 6.26.2017
    【Information】Now information delivery system is ready.
    We will send you information of events of iCONM and related projects (seminars, symposium etc.) by email. Please register.
    Please click here for registration.
  • 6.23.2017
    【News Coverage】Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Published by German Chemical Society) published a news on June 26 describing the election of Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, to Foreign Member of United States National Academy of Engineering.
    News: New Members and Foreign Members of the National Academy of Engineering
    Related 3.22.2017 news
  • 6.21.2017
    【Award】3 researchers of COINS (Main project at iCONM) received Presentation of Poster Awards from 66th SPSJ Annual Meeting(31 May).
    Mr. Sotaro Kuroyanagi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Mr. Naoto Nakamura (iCONM, The University of Tokyo)
    Mr. Naoto Yoshinaga (iCONM, The University of Tokyo)
  • 6.14.2017
    【Activity Report】Mr. Yoichi Ito(Chief, The Science and Technology Policy Bureau of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)) and others visited iCONM and COINS.
    Click here for the details.
  • 6.7.2017
    【Activity Report】Japan Science & Technology Agency(JST)visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 6.5.2017
    【Activity Report】The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 6.2.2017
    【Activity Report】8th COINS General meeting was held on June 2.
    Related page is here.
  • 6.1.2017
    【Award】Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, Visiting Research Scientist (Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, Miyata Lab.) has received The Nucleic Acids Therapeutics Society of Japan (NatsJ) Award for Young Scientists.
  • 5.29.2017
    【News report】Article related to development plan of KING SKYFRONT and iCONM was published in Kanagawa Shimbun (5/29).
  • 5.28.2017
    【News report】Article related to research conducting at COINS at iCONM was published in Yomiuri Shimbun P.34 (5/28). The title is "Drug delivery directly to cancer cells".
  • 5.26.2017
    【Award】Some reserchers of COINS (Main project at iCONM) received The Best Poster Presentation Award from 12th Japanese Society for Molecular Imaging.
    Ms. Chika Sato, Mr. Ichio Aoki & more (NIRS, QST)
  • 5.17.2017
    【News report】Article related to research conducting at COINS in iCONM was published in Nikkei online and p.3&P.26 in Nikkei Morning paper (5/17). The title is "Cancer treatment Kaitai Shinsho (3) Cell garbage bag - actually a cause".
  • 5.17.2017
    【News report】Article related to research conducting at COINS in iCONM was published in Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun P.29 and Nikkan Kogyo online. (5/17) The title is "Researcher who open the way".
  • 4.26.2017
    【Activity Report】Dr. Anthony J. DiBella and 18 students of the study group of biotechnology industry, Eisenhower School of National Security & Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington D.C. USA visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 4.23.2017
    【News report】Article related to KING SKYFRONT including iCONM was published in p.22 in Yomiuri Shimbun Kanagawa edition (4/23). Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM's interview was introduced. The title is "Ultra-aging society Challenges of Research City ."
  • 4.20.2017
    【Activity Report】Member of BioM (Bio cluster of Munich, Germany) visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 4.19.2017
    【Activity Report】Members of BIOCOM (Bio cluster of San Diego, USA) visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 4.14.2017
    【Award】Director General, Dr. Kazunori Kataoka is awarded to the 34th H. C. Brown Lecturer at Purdue University, USA. This Lectureship is named after the famous organic chemist, Prof. H. C. Brown (1979 Noble Laureate in Chemistry), and is recognized as a great honor in the field of organic chemistry.
  • 4.13.2017
    【Information】We will hold the COINS Seminar #25 at iCONM.
    Apr. 21 (Fri.) 16:00pm – 17:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Yuji Tanaka (Resercher, Riken)
    "An Engineering trial for eyes disease."
    Language: Japanese only.
    Click here for details.(Japanese only)
  • 4.12.2017
    【Activity Report】Apr. 11(Tue.), The conference event of Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association(JPMA) was held at LISE.
    Related page is here.
  • 4.12.2017
    【Award】Dr. Yasutaka Anraku, Visiting Research Scientist (Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) was awarded The Young Scientist’s Prize for The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • 4.7.2017
    【News report】 Article related to research conducting at COINS in iCONM was published in Nikkei online(4/7) and p.31 in Nikkei Morning paper (4/7). The title is "Kagaku Agora Let's search the criminal who is causing a recurrence of cancer".
  • 4.1.2017
    iCONM concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia on March 21, 2017.
    Professor Hermawan and two researchers of ITB visited iCONM on December 1, 2016 and a fruitful talk with Dr. Kataoka, Director of iCONM, iCONM researchers brought to realize the conclusion of the MOU this time.
    The MOU includes exchanges among researchers and organizations, strengthening and promoting collaborative research, and continuing mutual communication.
    By concluding the MOU, cooperative system between organizations regarding science and technology is established, and continuous research promotion is expected.
    ITB researcher and students are visiting iCONM to conduct a collaborative research this summer. Active exchange based on the MOU is under way.

FY2016

  • 3.29.2017
    【News report】Article related to research conducting at COINS in iCONM was published in Yomiuri online (3/29) and p.10 in Yomiuri Shimbun (3/29). The title is "Anticancer drug x Ultrasound Clinical Study".
  • 3.22.2017
    【News report】Mar. 28(Thu.) Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General, iCONM will appear in 'Front-Line Medicine' of "Flood of appointments! Amazing doctors at special outpatient !!" It will start at 19:00 - 23:00.
  • 3.22.2017
    【News report】Article related to research conducting at COINS in iCONM was published in Nikkei online (3/12) and p.11 in Nikkei Morning paper (3/13). The title is "Development of new treatment for pancreatic cancer Tokyo women's Medical University etc. with fine particles and ultrasound"
  • 3.22.2017
    【Information】National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced newly elected members this year on February 8, and Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, the Research Leader of COINS, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo) was elected as a foreign member (Foreign Member).
    NAE elects engineers who have made remarkable achievements every year, and being elected as a member is considered the highest honor for stakeholders in the United States.
    NAE, together with the American Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Medicine, constitutes the Academies of the United States of America, and is engaged in formulating programs on engineering education and research promotion and in advising the Federal Government.
    The reason for choosing Kataoka Director General is his pioneer research related to the creation of supramolecular nanostructures and their applications to drugs and gene delivery which are closely related to nanomachines, that is the key of realizing "In body hospital" currently being promoted by COINS Research ". Appointment ceremony will be held at the National Academy's Headquarters in Washington DC, USA on October 8 this year. Twenty-seven people from Japan have been elected as foreign members, including Dr. Leona ezaki and Dr. Isamu Akasaki in the past.
  • 3.22.2017
    【Award】Here are the five poster award winners of the 11th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology 2017.
    Related page is here.
  • 3.22.2017
    【Activity report】11th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology organized by Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion was held on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28.
    Related page is here.
  • 3.22.2017
    【Award】Daiki Sueyoshi (Cabral Lab. The University of Tokyo) received Dean's Award from Graduate School of Engineering
  • 3.14.2017
    【Activity Report】Feb. 15(Wed.), ASEAN Young Officers from Invitation Program of JST visited iCONM.
    Related page is here.
  • 2.17.2017
    【Activity Report】Jan. 19 (Thu.), COINS Seminar #24 was held.
    Lecturer: Prof. Mark E. Davis, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
    Titile:Nanoparticle Therapeutics: From Concept to Clinic
    Related page is here
  • 2.17.2017
    【Activity Report】Jan. 17 (Tue.), COINS Seminar #23 was held.
    Lecturer: Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert, Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
    Title: Engineering pharmaceutical polymers and nanoparticle libraries
    Related page is here
  • 2.17.2017
    【Magazine】Article of Dr. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, iCONM Principal Research Scientist (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology Institute of Innovative Research / COINS Theme 5 Leader) was appeared in Nikkei Science, Feb. 2017 issue published on Dec. 24 Title: Forefront of Nano-research · Nanotechnology, Deliver drugs loaded on high-performance nanomachines
  • 2.17.2017
    【Quarterly magazine】Article of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka,'s interview ( Director-General, iCONM) and introduction of iCONM and COINS were appeared in the cultural information magazine "My way" vol. 100 anniversary issue (Dec. 2016 issue) issued by Hamagin institute f Industry and culture promotion as Kanagawa's medical field with cutting-edge technology that staring the future. Title: Target cancer without side effect, practical application is rapidly approaching.
  • 2.17.2017
    【Activity Report】Dec. 15 (Thu.), 3rd COINS International Symposium was held.
  • 2.17.2017
    【Award】Dr. Mitsuru Naito, Guest researcher (Project researcher, Laboratory of Clinical Biotechnology, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine), was awarded Kawahara Prize of the 2nd Annual Meeting of Nucleic Acids Therapeutics Society of Japan which was held from Nov. 15 - Nov. 17. The awarded title was _______(Co-Author: Hiroyasu takemoto, Kim Hyun-Jin, Mao Hori, Shigehito Osawa, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kanjiro Miyata and Kazunori Kataoka)
  • 2.17.2017
    【Award】Dr. Mitsuru Naito, Guest researcher (Project researcher, Laboratory of Clinical Biotechnology, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine), was Oral Preentation Prize of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Drug Deliver System which was held from June 30 - July 1. The awarded title was _______(Co-Author: 東亮太, Hiroyasu Takemoto,ao Hori, Shigehito Osawa, Kim Hyun-Jin, Takehiko Ishii, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kanjiro Miyata and Kazunori Kataoka)
  • 2.17.2017
    【Paper】Paper published online to Biomacromolecules on Dec. 2 "Poly(ethylene glycol) crowding as critical factor to determine pDNA packaging scheme into polyplex micelles for enhanced gene expression" was introduced in ACS editors' Choice.
  • 2.17.2017
    【Activity Report】Dec. 1 (Thu.), COINS Seminar #22 was held.
    Lecturer: Dr. Ernst Wagner(Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, LudwigMaximilians-Universität München, Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM))
    Title: Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy
  • 2.17.2017
    【Activity Report】Dec. 1 (Thu.), Indonesia Bandung Institute of Technology,
    Research Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology(NRCN)visited iCONM.
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  • 2.14.2017
    【Activity Report】Feb. 9 (Thu.), iCONM Seminar #4 was held at iCONM.
    Lecturer: Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science.
    Title:“About the research doing at Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science.”
  • 2.14.2017
    【Activity Report】Feb. 3 (Fri.), iCONM Seminar #3 was held at iCONM.
    Lecturer: Dr. Yoshifumi Nishimura, Advisor to the President, Yokohama City University.
    Title:“Structural epigenomics by NMR.”
  • 2.9.2017
    Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director Generel of iCONM, has been elected to a Foreign Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his pioneering contributions to the design of supramolecular nanostructures and their application to drug and gene delivery.
  • 2.9.2017
    【News Coverage】Interview of Dr. Takanori Ichiki, The center's Principal Research Scientist and lab Head / Professor, Dept. of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo was introduced in Tokyo Electoron web Magazine "TELESCOPE Magazine" No.13.
  • 2.3.2017
    【Activity Report】Jan. 27 (Fri.), Tonomachi Cafe #1 organized by Kawasaki city was held at iCONM. Dr. Takanori Ichiki, iCONM's Principal Research Scientist and lab Head / Professor, Dept. of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo was invited to a seminar to give a lecture on research and development in Tonomachi under a theme of "Toward future blood based cancer detection device - Aim for preventive medicine ~".
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  • 1.31.2017
    【Media Coverage】 Special Issue: Dedicated to Kazunori Kataoka on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday has been published in Macromolecular Bioscience (Wiley-VCH) as Volume 17, Issue 1, 2017. This issue was dedicated to Professor Kazunori Kataoka for celebrating his 65th birthday, and highlights his pioneering work in nanomedicine with great contributions in polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, biomaterials, drug and gene delivery. The special issue was edited by Dr. Horacio CABRAL, Dr. Kanjiro MIYATA, and Dr. Kensuke OSADA, who received great edification from Prof. Kazunori Kataoka. All the articles in this issue are free to view online until end of 2017.
  • 1.26.2017
    【Activity report】7th COINS General meeting was held on January 26.
    Related page is here.
  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Nov.9 (Wed.), Science and Technology section, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Japan visited iCONM.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Nov. 16 (Wed.), Members of Danish International Market Development Committee visited iCONM.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Information】 iCONM Ichiki Lab.opened a websites.
    Click here for Ichiki Lab. websites.
  • 1.13.2017
    【Award】 Nov. 1 (Tue.), Dr. Keiji Itaka, Principal Research Scientist (Project Associate Professor, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo / COINS Theme Leader 3) received 'Best Abstract Presentation Award at the 4th International mRNA Health Conference'.
  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 25 (Tue), iCONM's main project COINS Seminar #21 was held.
    Lecturer: Dr. Emmanuelle MARIE, Researcher, The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Title: Polymer coatings for dynamic adjustment of specific and non-specific interactions for cell culture
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 20 (Thu.), iCONM's main project COINS Seminar #20 was held.
    Lecturer: Dr. Michael Sprenger, Senior adviser for IT & innovation, National Institute for IT in Healthcare, Technical University of Eindhoven
    Title: The Implementation and Strategy of ICT in Healthcare in the Netherlands.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 20 (Thu.), The delegation of Healthcare Innovation of Netherland visited.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 13 (Thu.), The delegation of Academic Research & Industry - Academia - Government Collaboration, Nagoya University and The University of Minnesota with the connection to Nagoya University visited iCONM.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 13 (Thu.), Students from International Department, Tachibana high School visited iCONM as a part of extracurricular activities.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 12 (Wed.) - 14 (Fri.), "Bio Japan YOKOHAMA 2016" was held and iCONM exhibited.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 8 (Sat.), Students from Fukuoka Pref. Kosumigaoka High School visited one of the COINS participating institutions Ichiki Lab. at The University of Tokyo.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【News Coverage】 Oct. 12 (Wed.), Article of nanomachines that Kazunori Kataoka, Director-General of iCONM (Research Leader, COINS / Professor, The University of Tokyo) advances research was put on the Newsweek website. Newsweek Japanese version (Web) Build a hospital inside the body?! Nanomachines that data communicate in the blood become a reality.
  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 7 (Fri.), One of our main projects COINS Seminar #19 was held. Lecturer: Prof. Won Jong Kim (Department of Chemistry Polymer Research Institute,
    Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
    Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
    Title: Polymer-based Nitric Oxide Delivery System for Bioapplication
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Oct. 6 (Thu.), Students from Fukuoka Pref. Kosumigaoka High School visited iCONM as one of the extracurricular activities.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Sept. 30 (Fri.) - Oct. 1 (Sat.), iCONM's main project COI program (JST) Center of Open Innovation Network for Smart Health (COINS) had a retreat camp at Shonan Village.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Sept. 20 (Tue.), A memorial service for animals was held.
  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Sept. 15 (Thu.), "Medicine-Engineering collaboration Forum in Kawasaki" organized by Kawasaki City was held and iCONM tour was arranged as well.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】 Sept. 14 (Wed.), Mr. Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov, Vice Director General, Israel Ministry of Health Mission, a chief scientist of Israel Ministry of Health and Embassy of Israel visited iCONM.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【Activity Report】Sept. 7 (Wed.) - Sept. 9 (Fri.), JASIS 2016 which is the largest analytical and scientific machines exhibition in Asia was held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall. Ichiki Lab., The University of Tokyo exhibited representing COINS which is iCONM's main project.
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  • 1.13.2017
    【News Coverage】 Sept. 30 (Fri.), Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor, The University of Tokyo) and Dr. Yasuhiro Matsumura, Director of Division of Developmental Therapeutics Exploratory Oncology Research & Clinical Trial Center Leader, National Cancer Center were introduced as the world top class Kawasaki researchers in Kanagawa Shimbun.
    • Kanagawa Shimbun Page 19
      Rising expectation "Kawasaki's star" Nobel Prize announcement next week
      Many engineers as research institutions accumulate
    • Kanakoro Kanagawa Shimbun Web.
      Rising expectation "Kawasaki's star" Nobel Prize announcement in October
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        Nobel Prize candidate 24 including 3 Japanese
        Three Japanese "Powerful candidates"
  • 1.13.2017
    【News Coverage】 Sept.. 21 (Wed.),
    Thomson Reuters announced that they will award the "Thomson Reuters Quotation Honorary Award" for 2016 to Dr. Yasuhiro Matsumura, Principal scientist of iCONM / Director, the Research Center Advanced Medicine Development Center Advanced Medicine Development Center, National Cancer Center) and covered as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in 2016.
    • Thomson Reuters
      Thomson Reuters Citation Honors Award (Nobel Prize prediction) 3 candidates from Japan in 2016
    • Press Release (9/21)
      National Research Council National National Cancer Center
    • Related articles (9/21)
      • Mainichi Shimbun Digital edition
        Nobel Prize Japanese Honjo, Maeda and Matsumura are powerful candidates
      • NHK NEWS WEB
        This year's Nobel Prize prediction goes to three Japanese researchers
      • Nihon Keizai Shimbun
        Nobel Prize prediction goes to Honjo and Matsumura by US Research company
      • JIJI Press JIJI COM
  • 12.8.2016
    【Paper】Our article "Poly(ethylene glycol) crowding as critical factor to determine pDNA packaging scheme into polyplex micelles for enhanced gene expression" just published in Biomacromolecules has been selected to be featured in the ACS Editors' Choice based on recommendations by the scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world.
  • 11.18.2016
    【Information】iCONM will hold the 11th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology
    Date: Feb. 27 (Mon.) & 28 (Tue.) 9:30am – (Registration starts at 8:30am)
    Venue: Ground Floor & 4th Floor, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall
    Language: English (No simultaneous interpretation)
    Registration Fee: 3,000yen
    * Please register online. The symposium website can be found here.
  • 11.18.2016
    【Media Coverage】The following commentary video was uploaded on ACS Nano, one of the top journals in the nanotechnology field, regarding the paper: "Nanomedicine Eradicating Cancer Stem-Like Cells in Vivo by pH-Triggered Intracellular Cooperative Action of Loaded Drugs" by Dr. Hiroaki Kinoh, Deputy Principal Research Scientist (iCONM Deputy Lab. Head, Visiting Scientist, The University of Tokyo), Visiting Scientist Dr. Horacio Cabral, (Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo) and others.
    Their paper was also introduced as one of their most downloaded papers.
    Click here for the commentary video.
  • 11.18.2016
    【Information】COINS Seminar #22
    Date: Dec. 1 (Thu.), 2016
    Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (Registration will start at 10:00am)
    Venue: 3rd Floor, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)
    Language: English (No simultaneous interpretation)
    Registration fee: Free of charge
    Capacity: 30 people
    Application: Pre-registration by email
    Subject: Registration request for the seminar on 12/1
    Text: Your full name, affiliation, position and email address
    Email: Please return to jimukyoku-coins"at"kawasaki-net.ne.jp
    (Replace "at" with "@".)
    We look forward to seeing you at the seminar on Dec. 1 (Thu.).
    * For access information, please refer to the attached file.
  • 10.17.2016
    【Activity Report】The Governor of Queensland, Australia, His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC visited iCONM on Aug. 31 (Wed.).
    Please click here for details
  • 10.17.2016
    【Activity Report】The “JST Fair - Future Industrial Creation with Scientific Technology,” which was organized by JST, was held at Tokyo Big site on Aug, 25 (Thurs.) and Aug. 26 (Fri.). Our core project COINS had an exhibition booth in the COI zone and gave a presentation regarding our research results.
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  • 10.17.2016
    【Activity Report】Former Administrative Deputy-Minister Mr. Sadayuki Tsuchiya, and Senior Advisor at Toyota Motor Corporation, Mr. Katsuaki Watanabe, visited iCONM on Aug. 23 (Tue.).
    Please click here for details.
  • 10.17.2016
    【Media Coverage】Dr. Xueying Liu ‘s interview was published in the web newsletter “Kawasaki Innovation Gateway” vol.3, issued by Kawasaki city.
    Kawasaki city “Kawasaki Innovation Gateway” vol.3, Aug, 2016 issue -
    - King SkyFront – Viewed by Future Scientists –
    Students from Kawasaki Sogo Kagaku High-School entered the world-class center of life sciences.
  • 10.4.2016
    【Information】COINS ,iCONM’s core project, will have 3rd COINS International Symposium on Thursday, December 15 at Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall.
    Click here for the more Information & Registration
  • 10.3.2016
    【News coverage】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo) and Dr. Yasuhiro Matsumura, Principal Research Scientist, (Division Head, Division of Developmental Therapeutics, National Cancer Center Exploratory Oncology Research & Clinical Trial Center) were introduced as the Kawasaki based world class scientists who have outstanding research results in Kanagawa Shimbun dated on Friday, September 30.
  • 9.26.2016
    【Media Coverage】Thomson Reuters reported that iCONM Senior Research Associate Yasuhiro Matsumura (Division Head, Division of Developmental Therapeutics, Exploratory Oncology Research & Clinical Trial Center, National Cancer Center Japan) was awarded in the Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates 2016 as a likely candidate to win a 2016 Nobel Prize on Sept. 21 (Wed.).
  • 8.31.2016
    【Activity Report】A university student internship took place on Wednesday, August 17.
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  • 8.31.2016
    【Media Coverage】An article regarding NanoCarrier Company Ltd. - an iCONM Social Implementation Laboratory - and their development of anti-cancer agents was published in the Nikkei Newspaper on Wednesday, August 17.
  • 8.31.2016
    【Activity Report】”King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2016,” organized by Kawasaki City, was held on Tuesday, August 9.
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  • 8.31.2016
    【Media Coverage】An article was published in the Nikkei Newspaper that featured research primarily conducted by Director General Kazunori Kataoka (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo) and Visiting Research Associate Yasutaka Anraku (Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo).
  • 8.31.2016
    【Topics】Peng Mi of Nishiyama Lab was inaugurated as professor at Sichuan University.
  • 8.31.2016
    【Topics】Research Associate Jinbing Xie of Kataoka/Kinoh Lab. was appoited for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
  • 8.31.2016
    【Media Coverage】An article regarding the May 16 press conference was published in the Kanagawa Newspaper (p. 10) on July 31.
    The title is “A New Contrast Medium with ‘Nanotechnology’ - A Clear View of Cancer Tissue Structure.”
  • 8.31.2016
    【Activity Report】Students from the Kawasaki City High School for Science and Technology visited the center on July 29.
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  • 8.31.2016
    【Activity Report】Students from Ohyu Gakuen Girl's Junior and Senior High School visited the center on July 14.
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  • 8.31.2016
    【Media Coverage】The center’s research results were published in the research highlights segment in the Kawasaki City-operated web newsletter “Kawasaki SkyFront -Newsletter” Vol. 7.
  • 7.21.2016
    【Topics】A farewell party has held for internship students on Jul.21.
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  • 7.21.2016
    【News】The English version of “NanoSky vol. 1” was published by iCONM’s core project, COINS (Center of Innovation Program [Japan Science and Technology Agency] manufacturing innovation hub that is leading the revolution towards a smart life-care society).
    NanoSky vol. 1 - Mar. 2016: ”COINS - A Future Created by ‘In-Body Hospital’“
  • 7.19.2016
    【Activity Report】An article was published in Nikkei Digital Health on Jul. 13 regarding “In-Body Hospital”.
  • 7.19.2016
    【Media Coverage】An article related to the press conference held on May 16 was published in “Eizo Joho Medical Vol. 48 No. 6” on Jun. 1.
    The title is “Development of a ‘Nanomachine Contrast Medium’ That Can Detect Degree of Cancer Malignancy”
    Click here for a photo of the press conference
  • 7.14.2016
    【Activity Report】The Post-Kataoka CREST Mini Symposium was held at the center on Jul. 8.
    Organized by: Tsukuba Bioengineering Research Society
    Supported by: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM), Kawasaki Institute of IndustryPromotion
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  • 7.8.2016
    Our article "Nanomedicines Eradicating Cancer Stem-like Cells in Vivo by pH-Triggered Intracellular Cooperative Action of Loaded Drugs" published in ACS Nano is the top Most Read Article from the journal's Top 20 most downloaded articles for the previous month.
  • 7.8.2016
    【Activity Report】14 members of the Osong Medical Innovation Foundation (Korea) visited the center on Jul. 5.
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  • 7.8.2016
    【Activity Report】8 members of the Stanford University School of Medicine (U.S.A.) visited the center on Jun. 29.
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  • 7.8.2016
    【Media Coverage】 An article written on Director General Kazunori Kataoka (Project Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute) was published in the Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion's "Industry Information Kawasaki Issue Jun. 2016" publication on Jun. 1.
    The title is: "Medical-Industry Innovation Born at the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine."
  • 6.24.2016
    【Media Coverage】Research Director Center Director General Kazunori Kataoka (Project Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo) appeared on NHK World’s “Medical Frontiers” on Tuesday, June 14. The program can be viewed on NHK On Demand within two weeks of the initial broadcast.
  • NHK WORLD On Demand:Medical Frontiers
  • 6.24.2016
    【Activity Report】COINS, iCONM’s core project, held COINS Seminar #18 on June 13, 2016.
    Lecturer: Professor Koji Ikuta (Department of Information Physics and Computing at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo / Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
    Lecture theme: “New Concepts: Medical Micro Nanomachines and Robotics That are Founded on New Principles”
  • 6.24.2016
    【Activity Report】COINS, iCONM’s core project, held the 6th COINS General Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2016.
  • 6.24.2016
    【Activity Report】COINS, iCONM’s core project, held COINS Seminar #17 on May 25, 2016.
    Lecturer: Research Scientist Jeon Woong Kang(Laser Biomedical Research Center, George. R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, MIT)
    Lecture theme: “Color of Disease: Biomedical Spectroscopy”
  • 6.24.2016
    【Activity Report】The 16th Gene Delivery Research Society Symposium was held at the Life Science & Environment Research Center (LiSE) on Monday, May 16.
    Organized by: Gene Delivery Research Society
    Supported by: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)
    Sponsored by: Center of Open Innovation Network for Smart Health (COINS)
    Coordinated by: Associate Professor Keiji Itaka, The University of Tokyo (COINS theme 3 leader)
  • Click here for the lecture summary.
  • 6.7.2016
    【News Report】"Medical Frontiers" will broadcast on June 14 (00:30~、06:30~、12:30~、18:30~), at NHK World.
  • 6.1.2016
    【Press Release】May 16 (Mon.): A joint press conference with The University of Tokyo, iCONM, Tokyo Institute of Technology, National Institutes of Quantum and Radiological Science and COINS was held regarding the research paper published in Nature Nanotechnology titled "A pH-activatable nanoparticle with signal amplification capabilities for non-invasive imaging of tumour malignancy" by Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (Project Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute), Dr. Peng Mi, Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dr. Ichio Aoki, Team Leader, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology.
    They succeeded in developing a “Nanomachine contrast medium” that detects high-grade cancer.

    Click here for more information regarding the press conference

    Presenters
    Kazunori Kataoka[Director General, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine, Project Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute]
    Nobuhiro Nishiyama[Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Principal Research Scientist, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine]
    MI PENG[Senior Research Scientist, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine]
    Ichio Aoki[Team Leader, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology]

    For the detailed report, please visit the following.
  • 6.1.2016
    【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #16 was held at the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) on May 12 (Thurs.)
  • 6.1.2016
    【News Report】Dr. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine「iCONM」, Project Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute) and Dr. Horacio Cabral (Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Visiting Research Associate, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine) held a press conference led by the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) · COINS on Apr. 18, 2016 regarding Dr. Hiroaki Kino’s paper (Deputy Lab. Head and Principal Research Scientist of Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM), Visiting Research Associate, The University of Tokyo) titled “Nanomedicines Eradicating Cancer Stem-like Cells In vivo by pH-Triggered Intracellular Cooperative Action of Loaded Drugs” in the American Chemical Society nanotechnology-specific publication「ACS Nano」. Success in the development of nanotech anti-cancer treatment that targets cancer stem cells.

    Click here for the release paper. / Click here for more information regarding the press conference.

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  • 6.1.2016
    【Media Coverage】Apr. 14, 2016: Nikkei Biotech ONLINE published an article related to sonodynamic therapy developed by COINS-affiliated institution - Tokyo Women’s Medical University Institute of Advanced BioMedical Engineering and Science - and led by Yoshiro Muragaki, will begin clinical research by year’s end. The title is “Tokyo Women’s Medical University and team develop sonodynamic therapy that incorporates anti-cancer micelle treatment. Physician-led clinical trials targeting pancreatic cancer treatment to begin within 2 years.”
  • 6.1.2016
    【Activity Report】Feb. 4, 2016: Relations deepened between COINS’ base of operations, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Innovation Innovation Center of NanoMedicine and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) with the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which relates to academic exchange between the two institutions.
  • 5.10.2016
    【Activity Report】May 10 (Thu.), iCONM Seminar #2 was held at iCONM.
    Lecturer: SUGIMURA International Patent & Trademark Attorneys
    Title:“Trends in Japan and the other countries of Medical and pharmaceuticals Patent”.
  • 4.28.2016
    【Activity Report】Apr. 28 (Fri.), iCONM Seminar #3 was held at iCONM.
    Lecturer: Dr. Kengo Adachi, Kinosita lab. Waseda University
    Title: “Step turn of F1-ATPase: Working system of Molecular machine ATP-drive”
  • 4.5.2016
    【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #15 was held on Tuesday, April 5 at iCONM.
  • 4.1.2016
    【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #14 was held on Friday, April 1 at iCONM.

FY2015

  • 3.28.2016
    【News】 The team led by University of Tokyo Project Associate Professor and COINS Theme 3 leader Keiji ITAKA’s research on achondroplasia was highlighted in an article published in Nikkei Business Daily (P. 8).
    The title was “Disease that causes bones to not develop treated with gene therapy at UTokyo. Genes transferred into patients' cells."
  • 3.28.2016
    【Press Release】 Feb. 15, 2016: A press conference was held regarding the research paper published in Nature Nanotechnology titled "Vascular bursts enhance permeability of tumour blood vessels and improve nanoparticle delivery") by Dr. Yu Matsumoto, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Tokyo Hospital (COINS participating researcher), Dr. Tatsuya Yamasoba, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Tokyo Hospital and Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering / Graduate School of Medicine (Director General, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine / Research Leader, COINS).
    They discovered a new tumor vasculature permeating route that increases the efficiency of DDS (Drug Delivery System) towards fighting cancer.
    Click here for more information regarding the press conference / Click here for the release paper / Please see below for the report.
    • 2/16 Jiji.com
      Gap in blood vessels, Attack cancer = Expects effective administration of drugs – UTokyo and others.
    • 2/16 NHK Ohayo Nippon
      Particular phenomenon regarding cancer cell periphery · blood vessel walls open and close
    • 2/16 NHK NEWS WEB
      Cracks in wall in blood vessels near cancer cells
    • 2/16 Nikkei Web
      The University of Tokyo discovers new tumor vasculature permeating route that increases the efficiency of DDS (Drug Delivery System) towards cancer.
    • 2/16 Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
      The University of Tokyo discovers new route to increase the efficiency of DDS.
  • 3.28.2016
    【Activity report】 5rd COINS General meeting was held on Friday, Jan 22.
  • 3.28.2016
    【News Report】 Research done by Dr. Takanori Ichiki, Associate professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo was introduced in Kawasaki city Kawasaki SkyFront Newsletter vol.6 (Feb. 2016 issue). The theme is "Development of sensors that measure metabolism of cultured cells."
  • 3.28.2016
    【Activity report】 COI2021 Conference was held on Jan. 29 - Jan. 30, 2016, which was organized by MEXT and sponsored by JST.
    ・COI2021 Conference URL:http://coi2021.jp
  • 3.18.2016
    【Activity Report】 COINS newsletter「NanoSky vol. 1」has been published. We aim to create a newsletter than readers will have high expectations for and highly anticipate. NanoSky vol. 1 - Mar. 2016:「COINS - A Future Created by a Hospital inside the Body」
  • 3.17.2016
    【Awards】 Tokyo Institute of Technology Professor and COINS Theme 5 Leader Nobuhiro NISHIYAMA was awarded the 3rd Particle Design Award by The New Pharmaceutical Technology and Engineering Foundation. COINS Research Leader and University of Tokyo Graduate Professor Kazunori KATAOKA was also co-winner. The title of the submission is "The development of a macromolecular micelle drug-delivery system (DDS) that targets intractable cancer."
  • 2.18.2016
    【News Report】"Nanomachines" that have been developed at COINS and its hub, Innovation Center for Nanomedicine (iCONM), were featured in the following publications:
    • Feb. 4, 2016 - Yomiuri Shimbun evening edition (P. 10): Sci-fi becomes reality, Entering into the body to treat diseases
    • Feb. 5, 2016 - Nihon Keizai Shimbun morning edition Local economic page Kanagawa (P. 26): Innovation Center for Nanomedicine / Kanagawa’s engine / Cutting-edge health care Industry-academia-government collaboration / Cancer treatment with nanotechnology
  • 2.18.2016
    【News Report】Feb. 4, 2016 - Prof. Kazunori Kataoka appeared on the Shinichi Hatori Morning show on TV Asahi,「Somosomo Soken corner: Destroy cancer cells・The forefront of radiation therapy」. This was the continuation of the “Introduction of Nanomachines,” which was featured on Jan. 14, 2016 on the same program.
  • 2.18.2016
    【Article】Feb. 1, 2016 - An article on COINS was published in the Feb. issue of “Journal of information processing and management,” published by the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
    It introduced the promotion of an open innovation with Industry-academia-government collaboration and outlined COINS’ approach from the three points of infrastructure, investment and human resource development, which are all significant to build out innovation eco-system.
  • 2.18.2016
    【News Report】Jan. 31, 2016 - Prof. Kataoka appeared and gave an explanation of nanomachines on TBS program「Kakekomi doctor! Health check-ups that change the fate of humankind」
  • 2.18.2016
    【News Report】Jan. 30, 2016 - Prof. Kataoka’s interview was published in monthly periodical「Chichi」Vol. Mar. 2016
    Title: And thus, the extraordinary feat of the century has been accomplished.
    ~Obsession and innovation for development of new research of "Nanomachines", which will change the future of mankind~
  • 2.18.2016
    【News Report】Jan. 14, 2016 - Prof. Kataoka appeared on TV Ashai’s Shinichi Hatori Morning Show「Somosomo Soken corner: “Anticancer drug treatment is moving towards new stage”」and gave an explanation of nanomachines.
  • 2.18.2016
    【News Report】Jan. 4, 2016 - Articles were added related to the Messenger RNA delivery of a cartilage-anabolic transcription factor as a disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment, Scientific Reports, which was published by Dr. Keiji Itaka, COINS Theme Leader 3, Project Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Biotechnology, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, and his group.
    • Jan. 6, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
      Messenger RNA delivery of a cartilage-anabolic transcription factor as a disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment
    • Jan. 6, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
      Messenger RNA delivery of a cartilage-anabolic transcription factor as a disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment
    • Jan. 21, Asahi Shimbun morning edition (P. 22)
      Knee arthritis, Treat with mRNA injection
    • Jan. 21, Asahi Shimbun DIGITAL apital
      Inject RNA, Treat knee arthritis of mice / UTokyo team
    • Jan. 21, Asahi Shimbun DIGITAL
      Knee arthritis, treat with mRNA UTokyo succeeds on mice
    • Feb.3,Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine,The University of Tokyo
      Messenger RNA delivery of a cartilage-anabolic transcription factor as a disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment
  • 1.22.2016
    【Activity report】5th COINS General meeting was held on January 22.
    Related page is here.
  • 1.20.2016
    【News Report】 On Jan. 6, 2016, "NanoMachines," developed at Kataoka Lab and COINS' research hub were introduced in the newspapers and their websites below.

    Asahi Shimbun Kanagawa Future Outlook5: "Sci-fi medical care is not a dream"
    Asahi Shimbun Digital 【Kanagawa Future Outlook】: "Sci-fi medical care is not a dream"
  • 1.20.2016
    【News Report】 We added related articles of press tour organized by Kawasaki City on Nov. 5, 2015.
    • Jan. 5
      Front page of Fuji Sankei Business Eye, Daily issue vol. 21102: "Striving for a life science hub"
    • Jan. 5
      SankeiBiz: Implementation of dream Nanomedical technology. A ray of hope for cancer treatment, to "Make it possible for treatment without overnight hospitalization"【To the world - Japanese technology】 New challenge for success (Above)
    • Jan. 6
      SankeiBiz: Development of Medical care, "Vivid communication" with enterprises Kawasaki model, Visitors from all over Japan【To the world - Japanese technology】 New challenge for success (Below)
  • 1.20.2016
    【News Report】On Jan. 4, a joint press conference by Dr. Shinsuke Oba, Project Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Dr. Hailati Aini, Project researcher, Clinical Biotechnology, The Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, The University of Tokyo and COINS was held on the paper "Messenger RNA delivery of a cartilage-anabolic transcription factor as a disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment, Scientific Reports" which was presented by Dr. Keiji Itaka, Project Asssociate Professor (COINS Theme 3 Leader) , Clinical Biotechnology, the center for disease biology and Integrative Medicine, The University of Tokyo. It has succeeded to stop progression of osteoarthritis. Please read below for more details of the news report.
  • 1.20.2016
    【News Report】 COINS and iCONM, the home of COINS, were introduced in the Hospital Newspaper on Jan. 1, 2016, with the title "'Hospital inside the body' 'Surgery without Incisions' Research starts at King Skyfront."
  • 1.20.2016
    【News Report】 On Dec. 2, 2015, Dr. Takanori Ichiki, Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (COINS theme 4 leader) and a collaborative research group of Nikon developed a soft optical sheet-type sensor that can measure cell oxgen metabolism without damaging the cell in a world first. Please see below for more details on this news report.
  • 1.20.2016
    【Award】 Oct. 30, 2015, Dr. Takanori Ichiki, Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo and his lab. (Dr. Takanori Akagi, Dr. Nami Hanamura) received IEEJ Excellent Presentation Award at the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. A prize-winning title is "Electrical evaluation of extracellular vesicles using microfluidic device technology".
  • 12.24.2015
    【News article】 The National Cancer Research Center Ochiya laboratory's researcher, Yuji Yoshioka was introdnced by the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, in December 16, 2015.
    The title is a "Researcher to open up : Mark molecular search of cancer disease".
  • 12.24.2015
    【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #13 was held on Monday, December 7 at iCONM.
  • 12.24.2015
    【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #12 was held on Friday, December 4 at The University of Tokyo.
  • 12.24.2015
    【News Report】 Prof. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology appeared on Fuji Television program "Viking" on December 4, 2015 and made a commentary on Nanomachines.
  • 12.24.2015
    【News Report】 Interview article on Nanomachines, which has been developed at Kataoka lab, was published in Phronesis.
    Title is "Nanomachines create a hospital inside the body".

    Phronesis: issued on December 2015.14(Issue in December 2105) :"Future Work Style" contents
  • 12.24.2015
    【News Report】 Press Tour was organized by Kawasaki city on November 5, 2015. iCONM and COINS were introduced.
    • 11/20 Cover page Kagaku Shimbun "Realization of a hospital inside the body by Nanomachines"
    • 11/24 Economist (vol. 12/1/2015) Economist View "National Strategic Special Zone 「King Skyfront」 which has been developing by Kawasaki City
    • 11/25 Nikkan Gendai "Intractable cancer, Alzheimer's at King Skyfront iCONM which has started as the hub of Keihin-area Health Kombinat"
    • Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun "Monozukuri City Kawasaki leads the world with the healthcare industry - Innovation Center of Nanomedicine"
    • 11/16~11/22 Broadcasted on Cable TV「YOUTV」「Local information program 'My You!'」 in Yokohama and Kawasaki
  • 12.24.2015
    【News Report】 Article of Interview with Prof. Kataoka was published in "athome TIME", At Home Co., Ltd. The title was 【Meet the Professor series: passion for academia】 "Deliver anticancer drugs by Nano size vehicle"
  • 12.24.2015
    【News Report】 Dr. Yasutaka Anraku, Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo appeared on 「Mirai no Kigen」 TBS on November 15, 2015 and made a commentary on cancer treatment using Nano capsule.
  • 12.24.2015
    【News Report】 Article of Nanomachine which has been developed at Kataoka Lab. was published on the website of Dowwe Matelux LLC. Title is Visiting Kawasaki National Strategic Special Zone - Nanomachine that the world is looking at!
  • 12.24.2015
    【News Report】 Research results of National Cancer Center was printed in both Nikkei Shimbun evening paper and in Electronic Edition on October 31, 2015.
  • 12.24.2015
    【News Report】 The articles that the Gutenberg Research College (GRC) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has granted the Gutenberg Research Award 2015 to Professor Kazunori Kataoka, The University of Tokyo were added. (for January 26 and May 4, 2015)
  • 12.14.2015
    【Activity Report】COINS Seminar #10 & #11 were held on Friday, November 27 at iCONM.
  • 12.14.2015
    【Activity Report】2nd COINS International Symposium was held on Tuesday, November 24.
  • 12.14.2015
    【Activity Report】A group of observers from Janssen Pharmaceuticals visited COINS on Friday, November 6.
  • 11.30.2015
    【Award】Associate Professor Keiji Itaka received the best poster award at 3rd International mRNA Health Conference. The presentation title is "A disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment by introducing mRNA encoding cartilage-anabolic transcription factor".
  • 11.30.2015
    【News article】Dr. Hiromichi, COINS Project Leader's article was apeared in the sience portal site of JST in October 16, 2015.
    Title was "Creating Innovation Hub<9>COINS (Center of Open Innovation Network for Smart Health) COI towards Smart life care society ~aiming 「hospital inside the body」
  • 11.30.2015
    【News article】Interview article of Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM on Nanomachine was futured in imidas in October 9.
    imidas Jiji Opinon:Realiation of "Drug delivery System" which pinpoints cancer is near at hand! The savior of cancer treatment
  • 11.30.2015
    【News article】Interview article on Nanomachine appeared in HORIEMON.COM. It is a talk between Dr. Kazunori Kataoka and Mr. Takafumi Horie.
    10/5:"Nano capsule autonomously patrol in the body to diagnose and treat before even we notice." "Nano medicine at present and future Part 1" by Prof. Kataoka, The University of Tokyo
    10/8:"Nano capsule autonomously patrol in the body to diagnose and treat before even we notice." "Nano medicine at present and future Part 2" by Prof. Kataoka, The University of Tokyo
  • 11.02.2015
    The paper entitled "Hybrid calcium phosphate-polymeric micelles incorporating gadolinium chelates for imaging-guided gadolinium neutron capture tumor therapy" from our lab that was published in ACS Nano, was featured in Phys.org.
    Phys.org: Gadolinium-based particles show and treat tumours
  • 11.02.2015
    【Activity report】On Saturday, October 10, students of Kasumigaoka High School of Fukuoka Prefecture visited Ichiki Laboratory/The University of Tokyo.
  • 10.22.2015
    【Award】Professor Kazunori Kataoka received "Advanced Materials Award 2015" from International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). Award ceremony and award lecture were held at Stockholm, Sweden on August 24, 2015.
  • 10.22.2015
    【Activity report】 Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3: COINS retreat camp was held.
  • 10.8.2015
    【Activity report】 2st COINS International Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Novembe 24 at Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center.
  • 10.1.2015
    【Report】The paper entitled "Induction of secondary structure through micellization of an oppositely charged pair of homochiral block- and homopolypeptides in an aqueous medium" from our lab that was published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications, was featured in MaterialsView.
    MaterialsView: Understanding higher-ordered structures in polypeptides
  • 9.18.2015
    【Activity Report】 Dr. Akira Tsugita, Director for Community Support, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT visited COINS and iCONM on Tuesday, September 1.
  • 9.18.2015
    【Activity Report】 Japan Science and Technology/Agency Fair 2015 " Exhibition of Future Industries with Technology" was organized by JST and held on Thursday, Augut 27 and Friday, August 28 at West 3 Hall Tokyo Big Sight.
  • 9.18.2015
    【Newspaper】 Nanocapsule developed by Prof. Kataoka's research group was featured on P.20 Nihon Keizai Shimbun on Friday, September 4. The title was "Cancer treatment, clinical trial, drug delivery by nano capsule, targetting cancer with engineering and medical integration".
  • 9.7.2015
    【Newspaper】 Paclitaxel-loaded polymeric micelle achieved successful results in clinical trials, and has been decided to proceed into application for approval in the fiscal year of 2015.(NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW September 5, 2015 2:00 am)
  • 8.26.2015
    【Newspaper】 Innovation Center of Nanomedicine (iCONM) was featured in "A corner of analyze advance research center" in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun on Aug. 19 (Wed.), 2015. The title is "Innovation Center of Nanomedicine Application of capsule - Industry-academic-gervernment collaboration."
  • 8.26.2015
    【Report】 "Nano Capsule" being developed by Kataoka lab. was introduced in "A corner of future technology (P.74 - P.76)" in a weekly economic periodical Nikkei Business Aug. 10 and 17 issue. The title is "Drug Delivery System (DDS) hits cancer with nano capsule."
  • 8.26.2015
    【Report】 "Nanomachines" being developed by Kataoka lab. was introduced in "A corner of the life expectancy increases up to 1000 years of age" (P. 37) in a monthly international communication periodical SAPIO September issue. The title is "Cancer treatment - Deliver drug directly by targeting cancer cell alone - Power of smart nanomachines of a virus size."
  • 8.13.2015
    【News article】 News about Gutenberg Research Award given to Prof. Kazunori Kataoka was published in August 4, 2015 Issue of Angewandte Chmie International Edition, the official scientific journal of German Chemical Society.
  • 8.7.2015
    【News article】 The Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) was introduced in Asahi Shimbun (P.28) on Friday, August 7. The Headline was "Nano Medical Center starts its operation - Innovation Center of Kawasaki"
  • 8.5.2015
    【Activity Report】"King Skyfront Summer Science Event 2015" organizeda by Kawasaki City was held on Tuesday, August 4.
    【News Article】 Article about "King Skyfron Summer Science Event 2015" was appeared in Asahi Shimbun (P.29) and Kanagawa Shimbun (P.19)
  • 7.30.2015
    【News article】 RL Prof. Kataoka's research was introduced in "How to live in security and safety" corner in Mainichi Evening Paper on Thursday, July 30. The title was "Anticancer Delivery System - Nanomachines - reduce the risk of side-effects and enhance its effect.
  • 7.24.2015
    The theme leader Prof. Nishiyama's reserch was introduced in Nikkei Sango Shimbun on Tuesday, July 21 as an Innovator of Japan. Its title was "A New approach on Drug Deliery System by Prof. Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology - Detection of Cancer → Treatment in one day (An Innovator of Japan)"
  • 7.15.2015
    【Activity Report】 The Opening Ceremony of the iCONM was held on Monday, July 13.
    【News Article】 The Opening Ceremony scene was broadcasted on Monday, July 13 on TVK "tvk news". It was also appeared in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Kanagawa Shimbun and Kanakoro Kanagawa Shimbun News (web.) on Tuesday, July 14.
  • 7.8.2015
    【Press release】 Tuesday,June 23. Research of Prof. Kataoka was introduced in web page of Advanced Medicine Promotion Organization (AMPO)-movie-
  • 7.1.2015
    【News article】 Research of the Kataoka Lab. was introduced in NHK TV program "Ohayo Nippon" on Saturday, June 27. The title was "Targeting Cancer Cells alone - Development of Nano-scaled capsule. The same topic was reported in the NHK NEWS web as "Targeting Cancer Cells - Development of Nano-scaled capsule"on the same day.
  • 6.29.2015
    【Activity Report】 COINS Seminar #9 was held on Monday, June 29 at iCONM.
  • 6.22.2015
    【News article】 Press conference on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 was featured on the second page of the morning edition, Yomiuri Shinbun. This page of Yomiuri Shinbun was also commented in TBS "HIRUOBI!" on the same day.
  • 6.19.2015
    【Activity report】 4th COINS General meeting was held on June 19.
  • 6.10.2015
    【Press release】 The University of Tokyo (Professor, Kazunori Kataoka), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Professor, Nobuhiro Nishiyama), National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Team Reader, Ichio Aoki) and COINS held a press conference on Wednesday, June 10 on MI PENG, Principal Investigator of Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) the paper, "Hybrid calcium phosphate-polymeric micelles incorporating gadolinium chelates for imaging-guided gadolinium neutron capture tumor therapy", ACS Nano
  • 6.4.2015
    【News article】 Research project on "Polymer Nanomachine" has been carried on "METI Journal" (PDF:Japanese) published from Ministry of Economics, Technology, and Industry, Japan"
  • 6.3.2015
    【News article】 Professor Kataoka and his group's achievements in nanomedicine for cancer treatment was highlighted on "Scientific American".
  • 5.9.2015
    【News article】 King SkyFront will be featured on TV Kawasaki(tvk)'s "Love Kawasaki" on Saturday May 9, 2015. iCONM will be introduced on the program during Prof. Kataoka's interview. iCONM will be featured for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting, so please watch it.
  • 5.4.2015
    【Award】 Prof. Katoka received Gutenberg Research Award 2015 (article on Jan. 26, 2015) and the award ceremony was held on May 4 at University of Mainz where he presented his award lecture. The Gutenberg Award is a highly prestigious award that is given to outstanding scientists from the field of material sciences every year. Please visit the website below (English) for more details regarding the contents of his award-winning research and the awards ceremony.
  • 4.30.2015
    Associate Professor Horacio Cabral and Assistant Professor Yutaka Miura held a press conference on Kataoka lab's "Systemic Targeting of Lymph Node Metastasis through the Blood Vascular System by Using Size-Controlled Nanocarriers" on Tuesday, Apr. 30. Please go to the following website. Research is ongoing to develop nanomachines for practical use.
  • 4.23.2015
    【Events】COINS seminar #8 was held at iCONM on Thursday, April 23. Lecturer: Dr. Axel H. E. Müller Title: "Self-Organized Multicompartment Nanostructures Inspired by the Cell: Basic Findings and Biomedical Applications"
  • 4.17.2015
    【Video】 Prof. Kataoka was featured in a Kawasaki SkyFront i-Newsletter special video interview. The research concept of iCONM and what we are expecting of King SkyFront are addressed. Please visit our website.
  • 4.15.2015
    【News articles】Theme5 Leader Prof. Nishiyama's Interview published. Prof. Nishiyama hopes to add value to existing chemical compounds using polymer technlology.
  • 4.10.2015
    【News articles】Research Leader Dr. Kataoka's research was introduced. "Bank conveyance of mRNA to nanoparticle"
  • 4.9.2015
    【News articles】Project Leader Dr. Kimura's Interview Published: "Discussion of Industry Collaboration at General Meeting of Japanese Association of Medical Sciences, Hope for Convenience Stores and Express Parcel Delivery Services"
  • 4.9.2015
    【Events】COINS Seminar will be held at iCONM on April 23 (free admission, all presentations in English).
    The theme is"Self-Organized Multicompartment Nanostructures Inspired by the Cell: Basic Findings and Biomedical Applications ". Please see the link for more detail. Your participation is highly awaited.
    Prof. Axel H. E. Muller
  • 4.8.2015
    【News articles】Prof. Kataoka will appear on the news program of TV (BS Nippon TV) at 10pm (Japanese time) on April 14, 2015, explaining the recent achievements of his research on nanomachines (polymeric micelles).
  • 4.3.2015
    【News articles】Achievements of FIRST project led by Prof. Kataoka and funded by Japanese Government have been carried on The Science News on April, 3, 2015.
  • 4.3.2015
    【News articles】The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun"Quest for Advanced Research" Research Leader Dr. Kataoka's research was introduced. "UTokyo, developes gene capsule - deliver to cancer tissue by exposing light"