Nov. 16, 2015 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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Associate Professor Keiji Itaka received the best poster award at 3rd International mRNA Health Conference. The presentation title is "A disease-modifying strategy for osteoarthritis treatment by introducing mRNA encoding cartilage-anabolic transcription factor".
The paper entitled "Hybrid calcium phosphate-polymeric micelles incorporating gadolinium chelates for imaging-guided gadolinium neutron capture tumor therapy" from our lab that was published in ACS Nano, was featured in Gadolinium-based particles show and treat tumours
Professor Kazunori Kataoka received "Advanced Materials Award 2015" from International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). Award ceremony and award lecture were held at Stockholm, Sweden on August 24, 2015.
2015.10. 1
The paper entitled "Induction of secondary structure through micellization of an oppositely charged pair of homochiral block- and homopolypeptides in an aqueous medium" from our lab that was published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications, was featured in MaterialsView.
MaterialsView: Understanding higher-ordered structures in polypeptides
2015. 9. 7
News about Paclitaxel-loaded polymeric micelle was carried on NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW.
Japanese cancer drug employing new tech could get green light soon
2015. 9. 7
Paclitaxel-loaded polymeric micelle achieved successful results in clinical trials, and has been decided to proceed into application for approval in the fiscal year of 2015 by Nippon Kayaku Co. This is the first achievement from COINS project proceeding into the application for approval.
2015. 8.26
Innovation Center of Nanomedicine (iCONM) was featured in "A corner of analyze advance research center" in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun on Aug. 19, 2015. The title is "Innovation Center of Nanomedicine Application of capsule - Industry-academic-gervernment collaboration."
2015. 8.26
"Nanomachines" being developed by Kataoka lab. was introduced in "A corner of the life expectancy increases up to 1000 years of age" in a monthly international communication periodical SAPIO September issue. The title is "Cancer treatment - Deliver drug directly by targeting cancer cell alone - Power of smart nanomachines of a virus size."
2015. 8.18
News about Gutenberg Research Award given to Prof. Kazunori Kataoka was published in August 4, 2015 Issue of Angewandte Chmie International Edition, the official scientific journal of German Chemical Society.
2015 - Prof. Kazunori Kataoka and Prof. Kwok Pui Lan
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▶ YouTube: Gutenberg Research College welcomes new members and bestows the 2015 Gutenberg Research Award
2015. 6.15
The paper entitled "Hybrid calcium phosphate-polymeric micelles incorporating gadolinium chelates for imaging-guided gadolinium neutron capture tumor therapy" from our lab was published in ACS Nano, and was carried on Yahoo JAPAN NewsWoman exciteNikkei BioTech ONLINEMynavi Newslivedoor NEWSYOMIURI News & WeatherNikkan Kogyo ShimbunNittele NEWS24TV-Asahi news、Kagaku Shimbun、Asahi Shimbun、Yomiuri Shimbun、NHK NEWS WEB.