Nov. 23, 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 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
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The 2023 Clarivate Citation Laureate Award has been announced, and Prof. Kazunori Kataoka has received the award. Clarivate, a global provider of information services, selects researchers from around the world who have produced Nobel Prize-worthy research results based on Clarivate's proprietary data analysis, and honors their achievements with Citation LaureatesTM. This year, 23 researchers from five countries received the award.
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Clarivate Unveils Citation Laureates 2023 - Annual List of Researchers of Nobel Class
Deputy Principal Research Scientist Yuuki Mochida (Associate Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)) received the Young Scientist Poster Award at the 13th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC2023, Sapporo Convention Center, Hokkaido, Japan). The presentation title is "Effective and specific navigation of immune checkpoint blockade antibodies to glioblastoma by the glucose-PEGylation technology" (Coauthers: T. Yang, X. Liu, H. Kinoh, H. Cabral, K. Kataoka).
Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Director General of iCONM, has receivedthe 34th Mukai Award. which goes to the researchers who have conducted pioneering and original research in the field of basic or applied research that is expected to contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
List of Mukai Prize winners
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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.
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