NEDO will organize international robot competition in 2020

The conditions of the international tournament which is part of Japan’s „Robot New Strategy“ will be announced in 2016, a pre-torunament will be held in 2018, and the finals are due in 2020. NEDO news release, December 25,...

Japanese Agency for Medical R&D (AMED) holds launch ceremony

The public-private partnership which is supported by 22 companies, NAIST, RIKEN and many universities will organize a collaborative screening consortium (drug-discovery innovation and screening consortium, DISC) based on 200,000 compounds from these companies. One...

Fujifilm will start joint-venture on regenerative medicine for pets

Partner is Anikom Holdings, Japan’s largest pet insurance with links to 6000 animal hospitals in Japan. Business targets are the development and provision of cell treatment (heterologous or autologous) of fractures, diabetes etc. Fujifilm holds 51 % of the JV, and...