Apr. 2, 2014 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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2014. 4. 2
Our paper entitled “Three-layered polyplex micelle as a multifunctional nanocarrier platform for light-induced systemic gene transfer” was published in Nature Communications.
2014. 3.24
Dr. Qixian Chen, Mr. Yuuki Mochida and Ms. Kaori Machitani received the Dean Award for Academic Excellence from Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
2014. 2.17
Prof. Kataoka introduced novel polymeric micellar drug for targeted therapy of intractable cancer in a TV broadcast "World Business Satellite" on February 14, 2014.
2013.12.18
Nano-Bio FIRST symposium will hold on February 21, 24.
2013.12.16
Dr. Satoshi Uchida was promoted to Project Assistant Professor. (Division of Clinical Biotechnology, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
2013. 9.26
The paper entitled "Cyclic RGD-Linked Polymeric Micelles for Targeted Delivery of Platinum Anticancer Drugs to Glioblastoma through the Blood-Brain Tumor Barrier" from our lab was published in ACS Nano, and was carried on The University of Tokyo, Kyodo News, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, etc.
2013. 7.10
Assistant Professor Yasutaka Anraku received the received Japanese and Korean Biomaterials Societies Young Scientist Exchange Program Award (2013). He will present the research, "Development of Enzyme-loaded Polyion Complex Vesicles (PICsomes) for Enzyme/Prodrug Therapies" (coauthors: A. Kishimura, M. Kamiya, S. Tanaka, T. Nomoto, K. Tou, Y. Matsumoto, M. R. Kano, Y. Urano, N. Nishiyama and K. Kataoka), at Symposium 2013 of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials.
2013. 7. 8
Assistant Professor Yasutaka Anraku received the received The Best Presentation Award at the 29th Japan DDS Conference. His presentation title is "Development of Enzyme-loaded Polyion Complex Vesicles (PICsomes) for Enzyme/Prodrug Therapies" (coauthors: A. Kishimura, M. Kamiya, S. Tanaka, T. Nomoto, K. Tou, Y. Matsumoto, M. R. Kano, Y. Urano, N. Nishiyama and K. Kataoka).
2013. 6.27
The paper entitled "Targeted therapy of spontaneous murine pancreatic tumors by polymeric micelles prolongs survival and prevents peritoneal metastasis" from our lab was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of United States of America(PNAS), and was carried on The University of Tokyo, Asahi, Mainichi and Nihonkeizai Newspaper, 47news, etc.
2013. 6.18
Professor Kazunori Kataoka's work on polymeric micelles was carried on the column "Creating the Future" of Asahi Newspaper on June 17, 2013.