Nov. 29, 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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Ms. Noriko Nakamura (D2 The University of Tokyo, Cabral Lab.) received the JSB Outstanding Poster Award 2019 at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials (Ibaraki, Japan). The presentation title is "Interaction analysis between target membrane proteins and ligand molecules attached to the polymeric micelle with different molecular weight of hydrophilic shell" (Coauthers: Yasutaka Anraku, Shigeto Fukushima, Kazuko Tou, Horacio Cabral, Kazunori Kataoka).
Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, has been selected to a 2019 Highly Cited Researcher in Clarivate Analytics (Web of Scinece), recognized for his exceptional research influence demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
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.
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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).