Jan. 25, 2023 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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Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, has received the 2023 Biomaterials Global Impact Award. The award ceremony will be held at the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition, April 19-22, 2023, in San Diego, California, USA.
Biomaterials Award Announcement 2023
On November 16, Clarivate plc (UK), which provides insights and analysis results to accelerate innovation, announced Highly Cited Researchers in 2022, and Prof. Kazunori Kataoka (Director General of iCONM) was listed in. Prof. Kataoka has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year.
Best Scientists - Chemistry
Horacio CABRAL Visiting Scientist (Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo) entitled "Polymeric micelles effectively reprogram the tumor microenvironment to potentiate nano-immunotherapy in mouse breast cancer models" has been published on Nature Communications.
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Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, has been selected to a 2022 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 2022 Highly Cited Researchers
Researcher Page (Kazunori Kataoka)
Anjaneyulu Dirisala Research Scientist entitled "Effective mRNA protection by poly(L-ornithine) synergizes with endosomal escape functionality of a charge-conversion polymer toward maximizing mRNA introduction efficiency" has been published on Macromolecular Rapid Communications (Volume 43, Issue 12, 2100754 June 2022) and selected as a back cover picture.
Paper / Back Cover
An article about our research "Targeted nanomedicine in cisplatin-based cancer therapeutics" was posted on EurekAlert!/AAAS.
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An article about our research "Nanomedicine for brain cancerh was posted on EurekAlert!/AAAS.
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