Month: July 2023

Bifidobacterium bifidum administered to newborns forms bifidobacteria-dominant flora: Morinaga Morinaga Milk Industry has confirmed that early administration of Bifidobacterium bifidum to healthy full-term infants promotes the formation of bifidobacteria-dominant flora. In addition, beneficial physiological functions were also observed, such as a decrease in the frequency of defecation and an increase in the secretion of acetic acid and secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) in the […]

Chugai’s new research center is full of laboratory automation On July 18, 2023, Chugai Pharmaceutical held a media tour of its new research base, Chugai Life Science Park Yokohama. The new research base was completed on October 15, 2022, and began full-scale operations in April 2023. The center plans to advance drug discovery research based on laboratory automation and AI drug discovery. During […]

Mahoro humanoid robot may improve the handling of cell cultures The general-purpose humanoid robot “Mahoro” is one of the most well-known of all experimental automation devices. Mahoro has a long history of development and was first announced in its current form in 2012. Since then, it has been gradually introduced to companies and research institutes. Mahoro excels at delicate work, and it can also […]

JGC and Bacchus Co to cooperate on green chemicals from biofoundries JGC Holdings (HD), which focuses on engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of plants, and Bacchus BioInnovation (Kobe, President Mikio Tanji), a Kobe University startup, announced that they will collaborate in the biofoundry business, which produces useful substances using microbes and other materials. Bacchus, of which Professor Akihiko Kondo of Kobe University’s Graduate School serves […]

Hyperion FoodTech establishes bovine ES cells for application to cultured meat Hyperion FoodTech (Nara City, President Kazuhiro Takekita), a company involved in the research and development of new food materials such as cultured meat, announced the establishment of pluripotent stem cells (ES cells) from fertilized embryos from domestic cattle. Bovine ES cells will be differentiated into bovine skeletal muscle cells, which will be used to […]

Spraying of yeast esterase accelerates degradation of biodegradable mulch films Biodegradable mulch film has been commercially available for about 20 years. Hiroko Kitamoto and her team from theNational Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences had discovered that Pseudozyma Antarctica which is ubiquitous on plant surfaces, break down biodegradable plastics by a secreted esterase PaE . This degrading enzyme, PaE, was known to degrade polybutylene succinate adipate […]

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