May. 7, 2024 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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The research portal site for scientists,, announced the Best Scientists of 2023, Professor Kazunori Kataoka, the center director, receiving the Materials Science in Japan Leader Award and the Chemistry in Japan Leader Award.
Best Scientists - Chemistry
The paper published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications in June 2022 was selected in the top 10% of downloaded papers in 2022.
▶ A. Dirisala, S. Uchida, J. Li, J. F. R. V. Guyse, K. Hayashi, S. V. C. Vummaleti, S. Kaur, Y. Mochida, S. Fukushima, K. Kataoka, Effective mRNA protection by poly(L-ornithine) synergizes with endosomal escape functionality of a charge-conversion polymer toward maximizing mRNA introduction efficiency. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 43(12) 2100754 (2022) (DOI: 10.1002/marc.202100754)
Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, has been selected to a 2023 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.
List of 2023 Highly Cited Researchers
Researcher Page (Kazunori Kataoka)