Jun. 29, 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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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.
2015. 6. 4
Research project on "Polymer Nanomachine" has been carried on "METI Journal" (PDF:Japanese) published from Ministry of Economics, Technology, and Industry, Japan"
2015. 6. 3
Professor Kataoka and his group's achievements in nanomedicine for cancer treatment was highlighted on "Scientific American".
2015. 5.11
Newly opened "Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)" at KingSky Font of Kawasaki-city was broadcasted on May 9, 2015 at TV Kanagawa (TVK).
2015. 5.11
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka received the Gutenberg Research Award 2015.
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2015. 5.11
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka was awarded from School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison to have 2015 Louis W. Busse Lectures on April 30 and May 1, 2015. (PDF)
2015. 4.30
The paper entitled "Systemic targeting of lymph node metastasis through the blood vascular system by using size-controlled nanocarriers" from our lab was published in ACS Nano, and was carried on The University of Tokyo, UTokyo Research, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, etc.
Prof. Kataoka will appear on the news program of TV (BS Nippon TV) at 10pm (Japanese time) on April 14, 2015, explaining the recent achievements of his research on nanomachines (polymeric micelles).
Achievements of FIRST project led by Prof. Kataoka and funded by Japanese Government have been carried on The Science News on April, 3, 2015.
Our paper entitled "A tadpole-shaped gene carrier with distinct phase segregation in a ternary polymeric micelle" has been published on Soft Matter (Volume 11, Issue 14, 2718-2722, 2015) and selected as a cover.(CoverPaper)
2015. 3.23
The article (H. J. Kim, et al, Multifunctional polyion complex micelle featuring enhanced stability, targetability, and endosome escapability for systemic siRNA delivery to subcutaneous model of lung cancer, Drug Delivery and Translational Research (2014) 4:50-60) from Kataoka lab. was selected as the 2014 DDTR Outstanding Research Paper Award. Award Lecture will be given by Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, representing all the co-atuhors of this article, at the 2015 Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland during July 26-29, 2015.
2015. 3.16
The research on Nanomachine ongoing at Kataoka laboratory was broadcasted on March 13 in the TV program "Innovationism" at BS Fuji.