Nov. 8, 2019 Updated 
In response to the progress of bioscience in recent years, growing attention has been paid to the materials, named biomaterials, that interact with a living body or its composition elements like proteins or the cells, and so on. Many of such biomaterials were already put to practical use with the high-tech devices as central materials, such as artificial organs, drug delivery system and biosensors. In addition, the research and development of new biomaterials are actively carried out all around the world, e.g the material whose structures and functions are changed responding to external stimuli (Intelligent materials) or those who are guiding the proliferation and differentiation of the cells.
------by Kazunori Kataoka From 'Biomaterial Engineering' (Publisher, Shokabo)

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11/08/2019
Our paper entitled "ingle-stranded DNA-packaged polyplex micelle as adeno-associated-virus-inspired compact vector to systemically target stroma-rich pancreatic cancer" has been published online on ACS Nano.
Press conference
06/28/2019
Mr. Takuya Nishizono (M2: The University of Tokyo, Cabral Lab.) received the best poster award at 68th SPSJ Annual Meeting. The presentation title is "Evaluation on brain accumulation and distribution of nanocarriers with different sizes" (Coauthers: Yu Fukusato, Noriko Nakamura, Kazuko Toh, Horacio Cabral, Yasutaka Anraku, Kataoka Kataoka).
06/28/2019
Mr. Yoshihiro Tachihara (D1: The University of Tokyo, Cabral Lab.) received the best poster award at 68th SPSJ Annual Meeting. The presentation title is "Development of pH-Sensitive Polymeric Micelles for Targeted Delivery of the Macrocycle Valinomycin via Host Guest Interaction" (Coauthers: Miyazaki Takuya, Quader Sabina, Nakagawa Yasuhiro, Anraku Yasutaka, Kataoka Kazunori and Cabral Horacio).
05/30/2019
Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, was installed as an Honorary Member of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan.