KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster newsletter vol.8
- February 2021 -
vol.8 February 2021
Hello, Cold days continues here in Kobe, but we are starting to sense the early signs of spring. In the cold weather, plum blossoms are one of the first to announce the arrival of spring. We enjoy the monotone landscape gradually become more colorful with those flowers.
"春一番 Haru-Ichiban" is namely "the first of spring", and it is the first strong southern wind of the year, and considered to be coming of spring. It becomes unseasonably warm when "春一番" blows, and typically it gets very cold right after it. The cycles of cold days and warm days continues for awhile, but it won't be long before spring comes!
This is our 8th issue of KBIC Newsletter. If you missed any of our past issues, please visit e-newsletter archive page ( https://www.fbri-kobe.org/kbic/english/newsletter/ ) , which is a new feature of KBIC website.
FBRI Editorial Team
Toray Industries, Inc. Expands LIVMOA™ Protective Clothing Lineup by Launching Versions for High-Pressure Water Applications and Cleanrooms
(Published: January 13, 2021)
Toray Industries, Inc. announced that it will soon augment its LIVMOA™ range of single-use protective clothing, which is both user friendly and exceptionally comfortable.
T-ICU Co., Ltd. Undertakes JICA's ICU Telemedicine Support Survey Project in Developing
- Helping Support for COVID-19 Counter Measures with Japan Model of ICU Telemedicine -
(Published: January 8, 2021)
T-ICU Co., Ltd., which provides remote intensive care solutions by ICU specialists, has undertaken the "Data Collection Survey on the Use of ICU Telemedicine in Pandemic Situations" project organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to conduct survey activities aimed at providing ICU telemedicine support services in more than then courtiers in Africa, Asia and South America.
TreeFrog Therapeutics in partnership with QC-Stem consortium (Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe and others) has received 2020 Galien Medstartup Award in "Best Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Industry" catgory
(Published: October 27, 2020)
TreeFrog Therapeutics (Bordeaux, France), a biotechnology startup, received the prestigious GALIEN MEDSTARTUP award at a virtual awards ceremony held in Boston on October 26, 2020.
Naoki Ito, Senior Researcher at the Department of Gerontology, Laboratory of Molecular Life Science, FBRI, Received the "Best Young Investigator's Award" from the Japan Muscle Society
Naoki Ito, a senior researcher at the Department of Gerontology, Laboratory of Molecular Life Science of FBRI, was selected to receive the "Best Young Investigator's Award" at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Japan Muscle Society, held from December 18 to 20, 2020.
RIKEN's supercomputer Fugaku will be available for shared use from March 9
(Published: February 9, 2021)
The supercomputer Fugaku, which has been in development since 2014, will be made available for shared use starting on March 9.
2nd Kyoto University Life Science Showcase @ San Diego 2021 - with FBRI and JETRO -
Date/Time: March 2, 2021 1:00pm ~ 5:00pm (PST)
Venue: Online (via Remo Conference)
Fee: Free of Charge
This event will be held to introduce cutting edge technologies and seeds in the life science fields that originated from Japanese top-ranked academia including Kyoto University. This will be an excellent opportunity for US investors, VC or technology scouts from pharmaceutical companies to discover promising startups.
KANSA Life Science Accelerator Program
Date/Time: March 10, 2021 8:00pm ~ 11:00pm (JST)
Fee: Free of Charge
Kansai Life Science Accelerator Program, an accelerator program for Japanese life science startup companies, invites you to this Demo Day event featuring six Japanese life science startups that participated in the 2020 program. The companies received a 10-week advisory session from dedicated advisors and will be presenting their business, seeking financial and/or business partners in the global market. Please join us!
2nd KBIC Global Webinar
Date/Time: March 15, 2021 3:30pm ~ 5:30pm (JST)
Fee: Free of Charge
Take the hints from Digital Healthcare of Denmark and Germany, apply into Innovative Medical Device Development.