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2022/04: Two Japanese groups report progress on cultured beef muscle meat

Osaka University, Shimadzu, and Sigmaxis Collaborate on Automated 3D Printed Cultured Meat Production Professor Noriya Matsuzaki of Osaka University, Shimadzu Corporation, and consulting firm Sigmaxis are collaborating to develop automated manufacturing technology for...

2022/03: MHLW approves CureApp’s software for hypertension control

On March 9, 2022, the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare approved CureApp's HT hypertension control, the first software digital therapy (DTx) in Japan. Approval is expected for April 2022 and is  The app is meant to assist in non-pharmacological therapy for...

2022/02: NEDO initiates 10 year 900 million € fund for CO2 recycling in the chemical industry, mostly to plastics

In October 2020, the Japanese government set a goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This goal needs to greatly accelerate current efforts and innovation through bold investment. To this end, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has created a...

2022/01: Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology aims to create “Super Crickets” for food and feed through genome breeding

Crickets are being utilized as edible insects, and a research team led by Professor Jun Ogura of Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology has been working on species improvement through genome breeding. The plan is to create a variety that can be called a...

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