Jul. 28, 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. 7.28
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka received the Journal of Drug Targeting's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. This Award recognizes scientist who have made exceptional and sustained contributions to drug delivery and targeting.
2014. 6.23
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka has been selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.
2014. 6.18
Mr. Yu Fukusato (D2) received an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for the Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) 63th Annual Meeting. His presentation title is "Development of polyion complex nano-machines for drug delivery toward neural system across blood-brain barrier" (Coauthors, Y. Anraku, A. Mizoguchi, T. Ishii, H. Kuwahara, T. Yokota, K. Kataoka).
2014. 5.26
Dr. Satoshi Uchida (Assistant Professor) received an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 17th Annual Meeting. His presentation title is "Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury by Transplantation of BDNF-Transfected Mesenchymal Stem Cell Spheroids" (Coauthors, K. Itaka, K. Hayakawa, T. Ogata, K. Kataoka).
2014. 5.19
Prof. Kataoka received "SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology" from Society of Polymer Science, Japan. The title of the Award is "Development and Application of Biofunctionality Polymers".
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.
Nano-Bio FIRST symposium will hold on February 21, 24.
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)