Month: June 2023

2023/06: Shimadzu test-markets intestinal bacteria co-culture device

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/06/21/10838/ Shimadzu Corporation begins test marketing of its “Intestinal Bacteria Co-Culture Device”, ¬†which can co-culture intestinal bacteria and intestinal epithelial cells. In recent years, the development of pharmaceuticals and foods that utilize intestinal bacteria has been gaining momentum. Research on intestinal bacteria requires reproduction of the intestinal environment consisting of intestinal microflora and intestinal epithelium, […]

Shimadzu test-markets intestinal bacteria co-culture device

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/06/21/10838/ Shimadzu Corporation begins test marketing of its “Intestinal Bacteria Co-Culture Device,” which can co-culture intestinal bacteria and intestinal epithelial cells. In recent years, the development of pharmaceuticals and foods that utilize intestinal bacteria has been gaining momentum. Research on intestinal bacteria requires reproduction of the intestinal environment consisting of intestinal microflora and intestinal epithelium, […]

Japan’s Fermelanta to produce new plant chemicals in E. coli using synthetic biology

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/prehttps://fermelanta.com/ss/AA5_101655.html https://fermelanta.com There are many rare and useful components in substances extracted from plants and microorganisms, but the production of substances in nature is unstable in supply and costly. In particular, agricultural production methods are a major barrier to industrial production due to the time-consuming cultivation of the plants, as well as the limited cultivation […]

NEDO supports study on LCA of cellulose nanofiber materials CNF

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101659.html NEDO supports five R&D themes for the “Study and Evaluation of Evaluation Methods for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Cellulose Nanofiber Materials” to accelerate the social implementation of cellulose nanofibers (CNF), and has begun full-scale implementation. The project aims to accelerate CNF-related businesses by visualizing the results of comparisons of CNF’s features, such as […]

Japanese consortium applies ammonia combustion to architectural glass production

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101666.html As part of NEDO’s “Development of Fuel Ammonia Utilization and Production Technology”, AGC Corporation, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, AIST, and Tohoku University have recently succeeded in the world’s first demonstration test of glass production using ammonia as fuel in an actual production reactor. In this demonstration, tests were conducted using a burner developed by […]

B-MED develops “paste-only artificial pancreas” with microneedles releasing insulin

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/column/16/021500017/062100285/ The company is working on the development of a “microneedle insulin patch,” an artificial pancreas made of acrylamide gel containing phenylboronic acid (phenylboronic acid gel), as a new option for diabetes treatment. The microneedle insulin patch is a patch made by forming phenylboronic acid gel into a microneedle shape and filling it with insulin. […]

Qualips targets approval of cardiomyocyte cell sheets derived from heterologous iPS cells

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/06/27/10855/ Qualipse, a developer of iPS cell-derived cardiomyocyte sheets, was founded in March 2017 based on the research findings of Yoshiki Sawa, a specially-appointed professor at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, and his colleagues. The company is developing iPS cell-derived cardiomyocyte sheets derived from other iPS cells provided from the iPS cell stock of […]

Regional Fish Co. and NTT cooperate on land-based aquaculture and sales of genome-edited fish and shellfish

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/06/27/10852/ Regional Fish and NTT announced the establishment of a joint venture company to produce and sell improved seafood on a commercial scale and to start operations on July 1, 2023. Regional Fish markets edible portion-enhanced red sea bream and high-growth tiger pufferfish as genome-edited foods, and has been collaborating with NTT on the breeding […]

NEDO starts wide program on quantum-AI hybrid technology

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101665.html NEDO has begun development and demonstration of applications and libraries that can address issues that are difficult to solve with conventional technologies, utilizing “Quantum-AI Hybrid Technology” that combines quantum technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in the “Cyber-Physical Development Project for Quantum-AI Hybrid Technology. The focus is on “Materials Development,” “Manufacturing,” and “Logistics/Transportation”. The project […]

Inexpensive enzymes allow for economic bioethanol production from local biomass

https://www.eng.nipponsteel.com/news/2023/20230602.html The Next Generation Green CO2 Fuel Technology Research Association is a research association formed by ENEOS, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, Toyota Motor, Toyota Tsusho, and Mazda, and has been developing bioethanol for some time. The facility is expected to be fully operational in 2024. Kao will supply saccharification enzymes used in the production of bioethanol […]

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