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  • SCA event

    Updated on October 19, 2018

    (日本語) 再生医療JAPAN2018展示及び成果発表会、成功裏に終了

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  • SCA event

    Updated on September 20, 2018

    Operation of a booth at the Regenerative Medicine Japan 2018

    Our association is going to have a booth with two sections (Booth No. R-72) at the Regenerative Medicine Japan 2018, which is going to be held at PACIFICO Yokohama over the period October 10 (Wed.) – 12 (Fri.), 2018. At this booth, we are going to showcase the results of our efforts in such forms as cell culturing equipment, stem cell evaluation devices, and transport-related devices. We are also going to show catalogues and a panel of results, and display and distribute the association pamphlet. In addition, the booth will show a video profiling the centralized R&D Lab.at Osaka University.

    Outline of display items

  • Project event

    Updated on September 07, 2018

    (日本語) TERMEX2018に出展

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  • Project event

    Updated on September 04, 2018

    (日本語) タイ科学技術博覧会2018において紀ノ岡グループ研究開発の説明展示

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  • Project event

    Updated on July 31, 2018

    Holding of the first section meeting of FY2018 by the Kino-oka group of Osaka University

    On July 19, 2018, the first section meeting of FY2018 was held by of the Kino-oka group at Osaka University Nakanoshima Center. It was attended by program supervisor Dr. Nakahata , personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and personnel from the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). 
    There was a vigorous discussion on the progress of the fiscal 2018 research plans and the orientation for the future at the meeting.

  • Project event

    Updated on July 31, 2018

    Holding of the second AMED development conference of FY2018 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On July 18, 2018, the second Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2018 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS).
    It was attended by program supervisor Dr. Nakahata, personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED. The progress of the fiscal 2018 research plans was reported.
    The next conference is scheduled to be held on October 23, 2018.

  • SCA event

    Updated on March 29, 2018

    (日本語) 第17回日本再生医療学会総会に組合ブース出展

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  • SCA event

    Updated on March 08, 2018

    Operation of a booth at the 17th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine

    Our association is going to have a booth with three sections (Booth No. 1) at the Corner for Introduction of the Latest Technology at the 17th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, which is going to be held at PACIFICO Yokohama over the period March 21 (Wed.) – 23 (Fri.), 2018. At this booth, we are going to showcase the results of our efforts in such forms as cell culturing equipment, stem cell evaluation devices, and transport-related devices. We are also going to show catalogues and a panel of results, and display and distribute the association pamphlet. In addition, the booth will show a video profiling the centralized R&D Lab.at Osaka University.
    Outline display items

     

  • Project event

    Updated on February 19, 2018

    Holding of the fourth user forum by the Kino-oka groups

    On February 6, 2018, the fourth user forum was held by the Kino-oka groups of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) project in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Tokyo Waterfront.  After two key note lectures, the progress of the project was reported.  It was held for the purpose of absorbing the needs of parties who will be the users of the project and reflecting them in the project’s promotion.  The confab session was a scene of lively interchange.

  • Project event

    Updated on February 19, 2018

    Holding of the fourth AMED development conference of FY2017 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On January 30, 2018, the fourth Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2017 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS).
    It was attended by program supervisor Dr. Nakahata ,personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED. The progress of the fiscal 2017 research plans was reported.
    The next conference is scheduled to be held on April 17, 2018.

  • Project event

    Updated on February 19, 2018

    Holding of the second section meeting of FY2017 by the Kino-oka group of Osaka University

    On January 29, 2018, the second section meeting of FY2017 was held by of the Kino-oka group at Osaka University. It was attended by program supervisor Dr. Nakahata , personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and personnel from the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). 
    There was a vigorous discussion on the progress of the fiscal 2017 research plans and the orientation for the future at the meeting.

  • News

    Updated on January 04, 2018

    Happy New Year

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your support and encouragement you gave to SCA last year.
    The project of “Cell Manufacturing Systems” is going well for almost four years and it marks the final year.
    In fiscal 2017, we commenced approaches to a new project of “Human Emulation Systems.”
    We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for your continuous support.

  • Project event

    Updated on October 30, 2017

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research visit Osaka University’s Centralized R&D Laboratory

    On October 11, 2017, 25 persons from academia, companies, and institutions including the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) visited Osaka University’s Centralized R&D Laboratory to see its equipment.
    They received a general explanation from SPL Masahiro Kino-oka, and a lively discussion was held concerning how things will take shape going forward.

     

  • SCA event

    Updated on October 17, 2017

    Many people visit the SCA booth and attend the SCA’s open seminar at Regenerative Medicine JAPAN 2017

    Regenerative Medicine JAPAN 2017 was held for three days from October 11 to 13, 2017 at Pacifico Yokohama. SCA exhibited main results of the project of Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), and presented reviews and the results of the project at the open seminar.  Many people visited the SCA booth and attended the seminar.

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    The SCA booth

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    The open seminar

  • Project event

    Updated on October 17, 2017

    2nd UK-JAPAN Life Innovation Symposium

    The 2nd UK-JAPAN Life Innovation Symposium held by the Nakatsuji AMED Subproject group of Kyoto University and Kanagawa Prefecture took place on October 10th (Tuesday) at the Life Innovation Center in Kawasaki. A total of 63 people participated, including key persons from British companies and groups, and people from academia, companies, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED taking part from Japan. The event hosted a lively discussion of cooperation between Britain and Japan in regenerative and cell therapy, as well as other areas in the field of life science.

     

  • SCA event

    Updated on October 05, 2017

    Conclusion of a work commissioning contract with AMED

    On September 29, 2017, SCA concluded a contract with Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) for commissioning of work on a project for ” Development of Basic Technology to Support Drug Discovery Applying Regenerative Medicine Technology.”

  • SCA event

    Updated on October 04, 2017

    FY2017 PS/PO Hearing at AMED

    On September 27, 2017, the FY2017 PS/PO Meeting took place at AMED.
    Organized in lieu of the administrative meeting up to last fiscal year, the PS/PO Hearing was held to receive comments and suggestions from program supervisor /program officer Dr. Nakahata and from external evaluation committee members etc. on the activities of the “Development of Cell Manufacturing and Processing Systems for Regenerative Medicine” project commissioned to the Association.
    Sub-project leaders Drs. Kino-oka and Nakatsuji gave an interim report on the progress, results to date, and upcoming schedule etc. of the project, followed by a vigorous Q&A session and many recommendations and suggestions.

  • SCA event

    Updated on October 04, 2017

    Director of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Bio-Industry Division tours two of SCA’s Centralized R&D Labs

    Director Masahiro Uemura  of METI’s Bio-Industry Division visited and toured two of the Centralized R&D Labs for the “Development of Cell Manufacturing and Processing Systems for Industrialization of Regenerative Medicine” project commissioned to the SCA:
    ・August 28: Life Innovation Center (LIC) in Tonomachi, Kawasaki City
    September 25: Osaka University in Yamadaoka, Suita City
    After an overview of the research, facilities, and equipment, Director Uemura  asked numerous questions and gave many comments, further deepening his understanding of the endeavors and realities of our R&D front lines.

     

  • SCA event

    Updated on August 21, 2017

    First Technical Lecture and Researchers’ Forum 2017

    On Friday, July 21, 2017, in the Kawadacho Office  of the Ogino Memorial Laboratory, Nihon Kohden Corporation, the SCA’s first Technical Lecture and Researchers’ Forum was concluded successfully.
    At the Researchers’ Forum, there was an introduction to the project -related public technology seeds of the SCA member companies .
    At the Technical Lecture, J-TEC Corporate Officer Dr. Yukio Mori gave a lecture titled “Case Studies of Successfully Commercialized Regenerative Medical Products  and Challenges for Future Industrialization . ”
    The next session is scheduled for Friday, October 27.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on August 03, 2017

    The second FY2017 AMED Research development conference Held by the Nakatsuji AMED Subproject group of Kyoto University

    On July 26, 2017, the second Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) research development conference of fiscal 2017 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS). It was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED. The progress of the fiscal 2017 research plans was reported. The next conference is scheduled to be held on October 24, 2017.

  • Project event

    Updated on June 01, 2017

    Holding of the first section meeting of FY2017 by the Kino-oka group of Osaka University

    On May 15, 2017, the first section meeting of FY2017 was held by of the Kino-oka group at Osaka University. It was attended by program supervisor Dr. Nakahata and personnel from the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). 
    There was a vigorous discussion on the progress of the fiscal 2017 research plans and the orientation for the future at the meeting.

  • Project event

    Updated on May 08, 2017

    Holding of the first AMED development conference of FY2017 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On April 18, 2017, the first Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2017 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS).
    It was also attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED, and was devoted to presentations of the research results of fiscal 2016 and the research plans for fiscal 2017.
    The next conference is scheduled to be held on July 26, 2017.

  • Project event

    Updated on April 05, 2017

    Start of FY2017 research activities

    On April 1st, SCA concluded a contract for outsourced research and development in FY2017 with AMED. Mesenchymal projects finished in the previous fiscal year, and the structure of research projects has been altered.
    Structure of research in FY2017

  • SCA event

    Updated on March 16, 2017

    SCA runs a booth at the 16th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine

    SCA exhibited panels and products at the 16th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine held at the Sendai International Center during March 7 to 9, 2017.  This is the second time for SCA to run booth at the Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, first being at the 15th Congress at the Osaka International Convention Center. R&D products of the project were exhibited.  Many people from medical institutions, academia and companies visited the SCA booth and exchanged information.  It provided a good opportunity for collecting the needs of users.

    The SCA booth 
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  • SCA event

    Updated on March 06, 2017

    SCA runs a booth at the 16th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine

    SCA will exhibit panels and products at the 16th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine held at the Sendai International Center during March 7 to 9, 2017. R&D products of the project will be exhibited.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on February 28, 2017

    Release of R&D products of the AMED project

    R&D products of the AMED project is released (it is not available in English version).  The projects of Nakatsuji group and Kino-oka group will continue for two more years, and the project of Akutsu group will be finished at the end of March, 2017.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on February 15, 2017

    Holding of the second mesenchymal stem cell section meeting of FY2016 by the Akutsu group

    The second mesenchymal stem cell section meeting of fiscal 2016 was held by the Akutsu group at the SCA conference room on February 13, and was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.  This section meeting was the last one in the project.  The progress of three-year research plans and the results including launched products were presented.  There were lively discussions on the results.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on February 08, 2017

    Holding of the third user forum by the Kino-oka and Akutsu groups

    On February 3, 2017, the third user forum was held by the Kino-oka and Akutsu groups of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) project in the Tokyo Branch of the Graduate Schools of Medicine and Engineering of Osaka University (Nihonbashi Lifescience Building).  After two key note lectures, the progress of the project was reported.  It was held for the purpose of absorbing the needs of parties who will be the users of the project and reflecting them in the project’s promotion.  The confab session was a scene of lively interchange.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on February 08, 2017

    Holding of the third AMED development conference of FY2016 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On January 31, 2017, the third Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2016 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS).   It was attended by personnel from AMED.  The progress of the fiscal 2016 research plans was reported.   The next conference is scheduled to be held on April, 18, 2017.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on January 13, 2017

    Results of SCA appear in the Chemical Daily

    On January 5, 2017, results of SCA appeared in the Chemical Daily with headlines of “manufacturing system for regenerative medicines in the all-Japan system,” “steady results with a view to the world” and “commercialization of products from culture to transport.”

     

  • News

    Updated on January 05, 2017

    Happy New Year

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your support and encouragement you gave to SCA last year. The project of industrialization of regenerative medicine is going well for almost three years.
         We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for your continuous support.

  • Project event

    Updated on December 14, 2016

    Nikon Corporation and Shibuya Corporation make a press release announcing co-development of an incubator with automated observation function for production of regenerative medicine products

    On December 13, 2016, Nikon Corporation and Shibuya Corporation made a press release announcing co-development of an incubator with automated observation function for production of regenerative medicine products, which was a result of the Kino-oka group of the AMED project.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on December 14, 2016

    Ministry of Economic Affairs and Pharmaceutical Industry Technology and Development Center of Taiwan visit the centralized R&D lab of Osaka University

    On December 6, 2016, Ms. Camelia Chen, Deputy Director of Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan and Dr. Leah Lo of Medical and the Pharmaceutical Industry Technology and Development Center of Taiwan and 8 people visited the centralized R&D lab of Osaka University.  They observed the apparatuses and the system and Prof. Kino-oka, sub-project leader, gave a brief review.  There were lively discussions on future development.

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  • News

    Updated on October 17, 2016

    Many people visit the SCA booth and attend the SCA’s open seminar at Regenerative Medicine JAPAN 2016

    Regenerative Medicine JAPAN 2016 was held for three days from October 12 to 14, 2016 at Pacifico Yokohama. SCA exhibited main results of the project of Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), and presented reviews and the results of the project at the open seminar.  Many people visited the SCA booth and attended the seminar.

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  • Project event

    Updated on October 11, 2016

    Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. makes a press release announcing development of a kit for evaluating differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells to bone and cartilage cells

    On September 26, 2016, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. made a press release announcing development of a kit for measurement of differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells to bone and cartilage cells, which was a result of the AMED project.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on September 27, 2016

    Vice President of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan visits the centralized R&D lab of Osaka University

    On September 20, 2016, Dr. Yio-Wha Shau, vice president and general director of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan and one member of ITRI visited the centralized R&D lab of Osaka University. They observed the apparatuses and the system and Prof. Kino-oka, sub-project leader, gave a brief review.  There were lively discussions on future development.
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  • Project event

    Updated on September 07, 2016

    Holding of AMED steering conference of FY2016

    On September 2, 2016, the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) steering conference of FY2016 was held at the AMED conference room in order to draw advice and recommendations about management and progress of the project from external experts. There were lively questions and answers on the reports by the program supervisor and the sub-project leaders.

  • Project event

    Updated on August 29, 2016

    The opening ceremony of the Life Innovation Center in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa

    On August 25, 2016, the opening ceremony of the Life Innovation Center in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa was held, where the centralized R&D lab of the Nakatsuji sub-project group entered.  The ceremony was grandly held with attendance of Mr. Kuroiwa, Kanagawa Prefectural Governor and about 200 guests.

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  • SCA event

    Updated on August 24, 2016

    SCA runs a booth at Regenerative Medicine Japan 2016 and presents R&D results

    SCA will exhibit panels and products at Regenerative Medicine Japan 2016 held at Pacifico Yokohama during October 12 to 14, 2016.  Exhibited products include culture apparatuses, cryopreservation solutions, cell carrying vessels and so on.  A video on the centralized R&D lab at Osaka University will be played.  On October 13, from 10:30, SCA will make 13 presentations on the project overviews and R&D results.
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  • Project event

    Updated on August 17, 2016

    CEO of TCELS, Thailand, visits the centralized R&D lab. of Osaka University

    On August 9, 2016, Dr. Nares Damrongchai, CEO of TCELS (Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences), a public organization, and two people of TCELS visited the centralized R&D lab. of Osaka University.  They observed the apparatuses and the system at the lab. and Prof. Kino-oka, sub-project leader, gave a brief review.  There were lively discussions on future development.

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  • Project event

    Updated on July 21, 2016

    Holding of the first PS/SPL conference of FY2016

    The second Program Supervisor/Sub-project Leader Conference of fiscal year 2016 was hosted by the Division of Regenerative Medicine Research of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) at AMED on July 20, 2016. It was attended by program supervisor Dr. Nakahata; sub-project leaders Dr. Nakatsuji, Dr. Kino-oka, Dr. Akutsu, and Dr. Dezawa; guests from the Bio-Industry Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ms. Takuma, director of the AMED Division of Regenerative Medicine Research, alongside personnel from the AMED who are involved in the project. There was a lively discussion of matters such as reports on the project progress and intergroup partnership.

  • Project event

    Updated on July 21, 2016

    Holding of the first mesenchymal stem cell section meeting of FY2016 by the Akutsu group

    The first mesenchymal stem cell section meeting of fiscal 2016 was held by the Akutsu group at the SCA conference room on July 15, and was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. The progress of the fiscal 2016 research plans and the results including launched products were presented.  There were lively discussions on the results.

  • Project event

    Updated on July 21, 2016

    Holding of the second AMED development conference of FY2016 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On July 12, 2016, the second Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2016 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). It was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED. The progress of the fiscal 2016 research plans was reported. The next conference is scheduled to be held on November, 8, 2016.

  • Project event

    Updated on July 21, 2016

    Holding of the first iPS section meeting of FY2016 by the Kino-oka group of Osaka University

    On July 4, 2016, the first iPS section meeting of FY2016 was held by of the Kino-oka group at Osaka University. It was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).  There was a vigorous discussion on the progress of the fiscal 2016 research plans and the orientation for the future at the meeting.

  • SCA event

    Updated on June 23, 2016

    Holding of the FY2016 ordinary general meeting

    The fiscal 2016 ordinary general meeting of SCA was held at the FUJIFILM Corporation conference room from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on June 20, 2016. SCA invited the following to attend as guests: Mr. Baba (deputy director) of the Bio-Industry Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ms. Kiryu (deputy director)  of the Division of Regenerative Medicine Research Section of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.
    Approval of the fiscal 2015 business report and all of the other measures were passed, and the meeting concluded without incident.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on April 22, 2016

    Holding of the first AMED development conference of FY2016 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On April 19, 2016, the first Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2016 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). It was also attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED, and was devoted to presentations of the research results of fiscal 2015 and the research plans for fiscal 2016. The next conference is scheduled to be held on July 12, 2016.

  • SCA event

    Updated on April 14, 2016

    Members of the Steering Committee of SCA visit the Centralized R&D Lab. in the Suita Campus of Osaka University.

    On April 8, 2016, members of the Steering Committee of SCA visited the Centralized R&D Lab. of Osaka University. After a brief review by Prof. Masahiro Kino-oka, sub-project leader, and Associate Prof. Manabu Mizutani, they observed a large scale production apparatus and the fMP (flexible Modular Platform) with lively questions and answers.

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  • Project event

    Updated on April 04, 2016

    The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) developed a technology for evaluation of differentiation potential of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC)

    On April 4, 2016, AIST, a member of SCA, made a press release announcing that it developed a technology for simple and rapid evaluation of differentiation potential of hMSC. The technology is expected to contribute to industrialization of regenerative medicine using hMSC.  The details were published online in an American scientific journal, Glycobiology (2016) April 2.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on April 01, 2016

    Nipro Corporation launches an automated cell culture system for stem cells

    On March 31, 2016, Nipro Corporation, a member of SCA, put out a press release stating that it launched an automated cell culture system for stem cells.  The cell culture system was developed in the former NEDO project and its performance was evaluated at Kyoto University and the National Center for Child Health and Development in the present AMED project.

     

  • SCA event

    Updated on March 25, 2016

    SCA runs a booth at the 15th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine

    SCA exhibited panels and products at the 15th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine held at the Osaka International Congress Center during March 17 to 19, 2016. Many people from medical institutions, academia and industry visited the SCA booth and the needs of users were collected through questions and answers. […more]

  • Project event

    Updated on February 25, 2016

    Holding of the UK-JAPAN Life Innovation Symposium

    On February 22 – 23, 2016, the UK-JAPAN Life Innovation Symposium was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University in Tokyo Branch of Kyoto University, Shinagawa, on the first day and in the Life Science & Environment Research Center (LiSE) in Tonomachi, Kawasaki City on the second day.  The symposium on the first day was hosted by Kyoto University and on the second day by Kanagawa Prefectural Government, and on both days cohosted by SCA.   The preview of the Life Innovation Center (tentative name) under construction in the Tonomachi area was held on the morning of the second day.  The Centralized R&D Lab. of the Nakatsuji group is scheduled to be established in the Life Innovation Center.
    Program of the first day

  • Project event

    Updated on February 12, 2016

    Holding of the second user forum by the Kino-oka and Akutsu groups

    On February 9, 2016, the second user forum was held by the Kino-oka and Akutsu groups in the Tokyo Waterfront Annex of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. It was held for the purpose of absorbing the needs of parties who will be the users of the project and reflecting them in the project’s promotion. The confab session was a scene of lively interchange.

  • Project event

    Updated on February 01, 2016

    A press release from the Kanagawa Prefectural Government announcing the Life Innovation Center (tentative name)

    On January 27, 2016, the Kanagawa Prefectural Government made a press release announcing the Life Innovation Center (tentative name) under construction in the Tonomachi area in Kawasaki City, where the centralized research R&D lab. of the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University will be established.

  • Project event

    Updated on January 20, 2016

    Holding of the fourth AMED development conference of FY2015 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On January 19, 2016, the fourth Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2015 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). It was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED and was devoted to reports on the progress of the fiscal 2015 research plans. The next conference is scheduled to be held on April, 19, 2016.

  • Project event

    Updated on January 20, 2016

    Holding of the second PS/SPL conference of FY2015

    The second Program Supervisor/Sub-project Leader Conference of this fiscal year was hosted by the Division of Regenerative Medicine Research of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) at AMED on January 15, 2016. It was attended by program supervisor Dr. Nakahata; sub-project leaders Dr. Nakatsuji, Dr. Kino-oka, Dr. Akutsu, and Dr. Dezawa; guests from the Bio-Industry Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ms. Takuma, director of the AMED Division of Regenerative Medicine Research, alongside personnel from the AMED who are involved in the project. There was a lively discussion of matters such as reports on the project progress and intergroup partnership.

  • SCA event

    Updated on January 15, 2016

    A new year celebration for bio-related organizations

    On January 13, 2016, a new year celebration for bio-related organizations was grandly held at Palace Hotel Tokyo with attendance of Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and many guests.  SCA was one of the hosts.  Mr. Yoshioka, president of SCA, and many personnel of SCA members participated and deepened exchanges. Dr. Satoshi Ōmura, Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Kitasato University, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015, was presented honorary Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA) award. 
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  • SCA event

    Updated on January 04, 2016

    Happy New Year

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your support and encouragement you gave to SCA last year. The project of industrialization of regenerative medicine is going well for almost two years.
         We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for your continuous support.

  • SCA event

    Updated on January 04, 2016

    Holding of the first technical lecture meeting of SCA

    On December 17, 2015, the first technical lecture meeting of SCA was held after the fifth steering committee at the Chemical Research Laboratories, Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. in Funabashi, Chiba.
        On the title “development of degenerative medicine of human mesenchymal stem cells,”
    Mr. Zen-ichi Mohri, advisor for development, JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. talked about current situation and future prospects of development of degenerative medicine, focusing on allografts using mesenchymal stem cells.  There were lively questions and answers.

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  • Project event

    Updated on November 25, 2015

    Zenoaq Resource Co., Ltd. launches a DMSO-free cryopreservation solution

    Zenoaq Resource Co., Ltd. of the mesenchymal stem cell group led by Dr. Akutsu, sub-project leader, has developed a DMSO-free cryopreservation solution in collaboration with the National Center for Child Health and Development and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.  It is scheduled to be commercially marketed on December 1, 2015.  The DMSO-free crypreservation solution is manufactured in compliance with the GMP guideline, and successfully cryopreserves various cells including mesenchymal stem cells.

     

  • Project event

    Updated on November 16, 2015

    Holding of the second mesenchymal stem cell subcommittee meeting of FY2015 by the Akutsu group

    The second meeting of the mesenchymal stem cell subcommittee of fiscal 2015 was held by the Akutsu group at the SCA conference room on November 13, and was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.  The progress of the fiscal 2015 research plans and the results including launched products were presented.  There were lively discussions on the results and the orientation for the future.

  • Project event

    Updated on November 04, 2015

    Mahidol University of Thailand visits the centralized R&D lab. at Osaka University

    On October 30, 2015, personnel of Mahidol University of Thailand visited the centralized R&D lab. at Osaka University to see a prototype of stem cell manufacturing and processing system. The visit was supported by the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS), a Thai public organization. They discussed regenerative medicine in Japan, and business potential and economy of regenerative medicine with Prof. Kino-oka, sub-project leader, and others.

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  • Project event

    Updated on October 23, 2015

    Holding of the third AMED development conference of FY2015 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On October 20, 2015, the third Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2015 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). It was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED. The first session was devoted to reports on the progress of the fiscal 2015 research plans, and the second session, to individual discussions between concerned personnel.  Furthermore, the third session was devoted to a presentation of the Kawasaki Innovation Gateway (KING) SKYFRONT by Kanagawa Prefectural Government. The next conference is scheduled to be held on January, 19, 2016.

  • SCA event

    Updated on October 19, 2015

    Many visitors to the SCA booth at BioJapan 2015

    BioJapan 2015 was held for three days from October 14 to 16, 2015 at Pacifico Yokohama.  SCA exhibited main results of the project of a year and a half, and showed a video presentation about the centralized R&D research lab. at Osaka University.  SCA also presented panels showing the SCA profile and the project overviews of three  sub-project leaders’ groups.  New brochures were distributed to many visitors who came to the SCA booth and there were a lot of questions and answers.

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  • Project event

    Updated on October 19, 2015

    Holding of the first iPS section meeting of FY2015 by the Kino-oka group of Osaka University

    On October 13, 2015, the first iPS section meeting of FY2015 of the Kino-oka group of  fiscal 2015 was held at Osaka University.  It was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).  A tour to the centralized R&D lab. at Osaka University was held before the meeting and there was a lively discussion on the progress of the fiscal 2015 research plans and the orientation for the future at the meeting.

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  • SCA event

    Updated on October 08, 2015

    Press release from Dr. Akutsu group (the mesenchymal stem cell group)

    On October 8, 2015, DNA Chip Research Inc., Zenoaq Resource Co., Ltd. and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation made a press release stating the results of development of regenerative medicine products in a meeting room of SCA.  Dr. Akutsu, sub-project leader, gave the significance of the results and the three members gave detailed descriptions.   There were vigorous questions and answers.

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  • Project event

    Updated on October 07, 2015

    Holding of the fist AMED steering conference of FY2015

    On September 18, 2015, the fist Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) steering conference of FY2015 was held at the AMED conference room in order to draw advice and recommendations about management and progress of the project from external experts. There were lively questions and answers on the reports by the program supervisor and the sub-project leaders.

  • SCA event

    Updated on October 02, 2015

    Holding of the third steering committee meeting at the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) and tour of the centralized R&D lab. at NCCHD

    On September 17, 2015, the third steering committee meeting of SCA was held at the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) and the committee members toured the centralized R&D lab. (CL) at NCCHD. The tour was friendly and some committee members themselves explained about their apparatuses settled at CL.

    Pictures of the CL tour at NCCHD
    Outline description of CL by sub-project leader Dr. Akutsu
    Full view of CL
    Description of the culture substrate of FUJIFILM Corporation
    Description of the automated culture apparatus of NIPRO Corporation
    Description of the cryopreservation solution of Zenoaq Resource Co., Ltd.
    Description of the automated cryopreservation apparatus of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation

  • Project event

    Updated on September 16, 2015

    Visit to the centralized R&D lab. at Osaka University by CTM CRC, Australia

    On September 14, 2015, Dr. Kothari, CEO, and Prof. Read, chair of the Cooperative Research Center for Cell Therapy Manufacturing (CTM CRC ), Australia, visited the the centralized R&D lab. at Osaka University. Prof. Kino-oka, sub-project leader, gave an outline description and there was a fruitful discussion with respect to the manufacturing system set up in August 2015.
    Description of the automated culture system by Prof. Kino-oka (#1)
    Description of the automated culture system by Prof. Kino-oka (#2)

  • Project event

    Updated on August 21, 2015

    Holding of the first PS/SPL conference of FY2015

    The first Program Supervisor/Sub-project Leader Conference of this fiscal year was hosted by the Division of Regenerative Medicine Research of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) in one of its conference room on the afternoon of August 20, 2015. It was attended by program supervisor Dr. Nakahata; the sub-project leaders Dr. Nakatsuji, Dr. Kino-oka, Dr. Akutsu, and Dr. Dezawa; guests from the Bio-Industry Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ms. Takuma, director of the AMED Division of Regenerative Medicine Research, alongside personnel from the AMED who are involved in the project; and listeners including SCA president Mr. Yoshioka. There was a lively discussion of matters such as reports on the project progress and intergroup partnership.

  • SCA event

    Updated on July 15, 2015

    Re-election of President Yasuhiro Yoshioka

    At a meeting of the SCA board of directors on July 13, 2015, an election was held for the post of SCA president, and Mr. Yasuhiro Yoshioka (fellow, FUJIFILM Corporation) was re-elected as the president. At the same meeting, Dr. Yoshihiro Nakamura was re-elected as the executive director.

  • Project event

    Updated on July 13, 2015

    Holding of the second AMED development conference of FY2015 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On July 10, 2015, the second Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2015 was held by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). It was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED. The first session was devoted to reports on the progress of the fiscal 2015 research plans, and the second session, to individual discussions between concerned personnel. The next conference is scheduled to be held on October 20.

  • Project event

    Updated on July 09, 2015

    Holding of the first mesenchymal stem cell subcommittee meeting of FY2015 by the Akutsu group

    The first meeting of the mesenchymal stem cell subcommittee of fiscal 2015 was held by the Akutsu group at the SCA conference room on July 8, and was attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. There were lively discussions on the progress of the fiscal 2015 research plans and the orientation for the future. The next meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2015.

  • Project event

    Updated on July 06, 2015

    Tour of the centralized R&D lab. by the Division of Regenerative Medicine Research of the AMED

    On July 1, 2015, a group of seven members of the Division of Regenerative Medicine of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) led by Ms. Kiryu, deputy director, toured the Centralized R&D Lab. (CL) of the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCDH). After opening remarks by Dr. Umezawa, vice director of the NCCDH, they listened to an outline description of the CL by sub-project leader Dr. Akutsu. This was followed by explanations of different pieces of equipment installed in the CL by the respective corporate researchers. The members of the group had many questions for the CL personnel.
     Description of development of culture substrate 
     Description of an automated culture unit
     Description of a cryopreservation unit
     Wrap-up remarks by Dr. Akutsu  

  • SCA event

    Updated on June 19, 2015

    Holding of the FY2015 ordinary general meeting

    The fiscal 2015 ordinary general meeting of SCA was held at the SCA conference room from 4:00 to 5:15 pm on June 18, 2015. SCA invited the following to attend as guests: Mr. Baba (deputy director), Mr. Shingai (chief analyst for bio-technology), and Ms. Futemma (officer) of the Bio-Industry Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ms. Takuma (director) and Dr. Okamoto (deputy manager) of the Division of Regenerative Medicine Research Section of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. Approval of the fiscal 2014 business report and all of the other measures were passed, and the meeting concluded without incident.

  • SCA event

    Updated on May 12, 2015

    Completion of the revised edition of the SCA pamphlet

    The recent shift of the commissioning entity from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization to the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development occasioned a redesign and revision of the SCA pamphlet. Steps were taken for the cover and in other areas to facilitate understanding of the SCA’s activities by all readers. If you would like a copy, please contact our secretariat.

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  • Project event

    Updated on April 15, 2015

    Holding of the first AMED development conference of FY2015 by the Nakatsuji group of Kyoto University

    On April 14, 2015, the first Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) development conference of fiscal 2015 was held by the Nakatsuji Group of Kyoto University at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). It was also attended by personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and AMED, and was devoted to presentations of the research results of fiscal 2014 and the research plans for fiscal 2015. The next conference is scheduled to be held on July 10, 2015.

  • SCA event

    Updated on April 02, 2015

    Renewal of the SCA website

    The renewed version of the SCA website replaced the former version on April 1. Besides changing the logo mark, the purpose of the renewal was to redo the design and heighten the impact and persuasiveness. We welcome your comments on the new website. Please feel free to e-mail them to us at the following address: info[at]scetra.or.jp (please change [at] to @).

  • Project event

    Updated on April 01, 2015

    Conclusion of a commissioning contract with the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

    On April 1, 2015, SCA concluded a contract for commissioned research and development with the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), which was established on the same day. The research plans for projects based on the commissioning contract with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in fiscal 2014 will basically be carried over. Projects in the medical field for the ministries of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Health, Labour and Welfare; and Economy, Trade and Industry will be seamlessly promoted in all phases from basic research to work for practical utilization. There are high hopes that this will add impetus to attainment of the goal of industrializing regenerative medicine in this project.

  • SCA event

    Updated on March 17, 2015

    Professor Nakahata, project leader, visits the centralized R&D lab at the National Center for Child Health and Development

    On March 10, Professor Nakahata, project leader, visited the centralized R&D lab at the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD).  Personnel from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) also participated.  Dr. Umezawa, director of the Center for Clinical Research and Development of the NCCHD, made an address and Dr. Akutsu, sub-project leader, gave an outline description. There was a lively discussion among the participants and the project researchers.

  • News

    Updated on February 20, 2015

    Mr. Yoshioka, president of SCA, takes a rostrum at the NEDO Forum

    On February 12 and 13, 2015, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Forum was hosted by NEDO at Tokyo International Forum and ended successfully.  Mr. Yoshioka, president of SCA, took a rostrum as a panelist at the technical session on February 13, ”The frontiers of biological and medical technologies: Project reports from the field,” and exchanged opinions among the panelists
     Website of the NEDO Forum
    Mr. Yoshioka, president of SCA, made a statement

  • News

    Updated on February 09, 2015

    SCA runs a booth at the first Regenerative Medicine Expo

    SCA exhibited panels and products at the first Regenerative Medicine Expo held inside Medical Japan 2015 Osaka at Intex Osaka during February 4 to 6, 2015, and ended successfully.  Total 620 people visited the SAC booth.
    Opening ceremony
    The SCA booth

  • News

    Updated on February 09, 2015

    A conference and meetings of the three sub-project leaders’ group held in succession

    ・Nakatsuji group; the fourth research development conference of FY2014 at Kyoto University on January 21, 2015
    ・Kino-oka group; the second iPS section meeting of FY2014 at SCA on January 27, 2015
    ・Akutsu group; a research meeting and a seminar about new acts for regenerative medicine at SCA on January 29, 2015
    There were lively discussions at the conference and meetings with attendance from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

  • News

    Updated on January 29, 2015

    A new year celebration for bio-related organizations

    On January 15, 2015, a new year celebration for bio-related organizations was grandly held at Tokyo Kaikan with attendance of Minster of Economy, Trade and Industry and many guests.  SCA was one of the hosts.  Mr. Yoshioka, president of SCA, and many personnel of SCA members participated and deepened exchanges. 
    An address of Dr. Makoto Suematsu, dean of Keio University School of Medicine (new president of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED))

  • News

    Updated on January 29, 2015

    SCA runs a booth at the first Regenerative Medicine Expo

    SCA will run a booth at the first Regenerative Medicine Expo held at Intex Osaka during February 4 to 6, 2015.  Products of the present project such as a stem cell culture apparatus and a 3D culture plate will be presented.  Panels presenting the SCA profile and project overviews will also be shown.  SCA brochure will be distributed.  We look forward to your visit to the SCA booth (booth no. 18-24).
     Website of the first Regenerative Medicine Expo

  • News

    Updated on January 01, 2015

    Happy New Year

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your support and encouragement you gave to SCA last year. The project of industrialization of regenerative medicine launched last year is going well.

    We would like to express our deepest appreciation for your continuous support.