Month: October 2017

Toyota commercializes „GRAS-Di“ DNA marker technology which facilitates marker breeding

In cooperation with Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Eurofins and Genebay, Toyota will commercialize this technology developed in its Bioresearch Institute in Miyoshi. The technology is based on Genotyping by Random Amplicon Sequencing and allows the genetic screening of thousands of breeding variants of plants or animals at low cost. It was already successfully applied to […]

RIKEN group develops novel pathway to maleic acid in E. coli

The group of Akihiro KONDO at RIKEN has used synthetic biology to produce maleic acid from glucose in recombinant E. coli by a novel pathway. The research team combined 3-hydroxybenzoic acid synthetase (Hyg5) derived from Streptomyces hygroscopicus, 3-hydroxybenzoic acid 6-hydroxylase (3HB6H) derived from Rhodococcus jostii RHA, and maleyl pyruvate synthase (MPS) from Rhodococcus sp. NCIMB […]

JCR Pharma develops proprietary technology for treatment of Hurler syndrome

Hurler syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type I) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by deficiency of a specific enzyme, alpha-L-iduronidase, responsible for the degradation of glycosaminglycans (GAGs), and results in excessive buildup of GAGs throughout the body, leading to symptoms also in the central nervous system (CNS). JCR has developed technology to penetrate the blood-brain barrier (J-Brain […]

RIKEN team finds model for improved treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia is common in children, while acute myelogenous leukemia is more common in adults and has a higher recurrence rate. A RIKEN group around Fumihiko ISHIKAWA has found in experiments with humanized mice (non-immune mice to which human progenitor cells with a mutation in the FLT3 gene were transplanted, leading to the onset […]

„Future hyrogen society“: NEDO-supported team develops non-fluorine electrolyte membrane for fuel cells

Kenji MIYATTI of the University of Yamanashi and colleagues have developed a high performance non-fluorine-based electrolyte membrane for fuel cells based on polyphenylene electrolyte (SPP – QP). The membrane has excellent chemical durability and provides fuel cells with initial power generation characteristics equivalent to those of current fluorinated electrolyte membranes. At present, fluorinated electrolyte membranes […]

NEDO-supported group develops blue-laser 3D printer for pure copper

In the NEDO project, Osaka University’s group of Professor Masahiro Tsukamoto, collaborating with Shimadzu Co., Nichia Corporation and Muratani Machinery Works has developed a blue-laser 3D printer that can print layers of pure copper by a laminating high-quality blue semiconductor laser. This technology will be applied to process parts for aerospace, space and electric car […]

Toyobo and Human Metabolome Technologies (HMT) develop enzyme kit for depression biomarker

Research by HMT and others has revealed that the concentration of ethanolamine phosphate (PEA) in blood fluctuates according to the medical condition of depression, suggesting its utility as a biomarker to support depression diagnosis. HMT has developed an enzyme kit for PEA detection, and Toyobo will provide suitable enzymes such as ethanolamine phosphate lyase. Toyobo […]

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