Month: April 2016

NEDO starts second phase of internet-of-things (IoT)-based printing

In the 1st phase on Next-generation printed electronics materials and processes fundamental technology development” (2011 – 2016), high-definition printing on flexible substrates using pressure sensors etc. was achieved. In the second phase (2016 – 2018), this technology will be customized, leading to printing without photolithography through Thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCD) of any […]

TAK Circulator venture analyzes human skin microbiome, provides personalized skin cosmetics

The Tokyo-based venture company which originates from research seeds at the University of Tokyo applies Next Generation Sequencing procedures to analyze the individual skin microbiome and suggests individual cosmetics to, e. g., treat juvenile acne and other ingredients to keep a juvenile skin. TAK Circulator website

Chugai concludes license agreement with Two Cells Inc. on knee cartilage cell theerapy

Two cells has developed a method to harvest mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from healthy human synovial cells and injects them after expansion into the damaged knee. A clinical trial will be started in 2017 and products launched in 2020. First products will address cartilage damage caused by sports or accident, and later expansion to osteoarthritis […]

Al Hi-Tech Co. starts operation of Al-composite waste to hydrogen generation plant

The Toyama-based pilot plant produces up to 5 kg/hr hydrogen from 90 kg aluminum scrap, equivalent to the filling amount of the fuel cell vehicle traveling distance of about 700km. The equipment contains a pulper type separator which separates pulp and aluminum-plastic by high speed rotation of the composite material, a dry distillation furnace which […]

RIKEN team achieves continuous femtosecond high-resolution crystal structure analysis (SFX) of proteins

In the procedure, developed at RIKKEN’s SPring8 radiation facilities, microcrystals of proteins are mixed into hyaluronic acid as a hydrogel transport medium, and 20.000 to 30.000 high-resolution diffraction patterns are obtained by femtosecond laser irradiation from which the protein structures can be calculated at about 2 A resolution or better. The procedure is expected to […]

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