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Ken-ichiro Kamei’s project selected for “Six Major Results of 2016” of MEXT’s “Nanotechnology Platform Japan”

Assoc Prof Kamei

Program-Specific Associate Professor Ken-ichiro Kamei of Kyoto University iCeMS got his project selected for one of the “Six Major Results of 2016” of “Nanotechnology Platform Japan” program which is supported by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

The Nanotechnology Platform Japan aims to establish a reliable research infrastructure for scientific innovation by the alliance of the institutes which have cutting edge equipment and research know-how. It has been selecting remarkable projects done by utilizing this platform every year since 2010.

Kamei was awarded for the excellence of his project “Development of a microfluidic device for drug screening” conducted together with Assoc. Prof. Toshiyuki Tsuchiya, Assis. Prof. Yoshikazu Hirai and the graduate student Yoshiki Kato from Department of Micro Engineering, and also Nano Technology Hub of Kyoto University. In this project they aimed to develop a device to “imitate human body outside the organism” and establish an alternative means of animal models* for drug discovery. Especially, applying the new nanofabrication technique “3-D Lithography” enabled them to develop a precisely accurate device.

The award ceremony took place on February 17, at the 15th International Symposium on Nanotehnology (JAPAN NANO 2017) held in Tokyo.

*Animal models: Animals that are sufficiently like humans in its anatomy, physiology, or response to a pathogen to be used in medical research for human medicine.

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