Month: September 2023

RIKEN to use generative AI in search for exhaustive hypotheses that exceed human cognitive abilities In 2024, MEXT will fund a project (“Development and sharing of generative AI models for scientific research”) at RIKEN to develop generative AI that forms hypotheses through dialogue with researchers. The project  aims to train RIKEN’s experimental data and published data to generate hypotheses, experimental plans, etc., to help researchers brush up their hypotheses […]

Takara Bio establish technology to manufacture CAR-T cells within 2 days Takara Bio has announced that it has established a technology to rapidly produce chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T cells). By shortening the culture period to two days, it is possible to produce CAR-T cells with higher cytotoxic activity than usual, and the company plans to utilize this in its CDMO business. The company’s CDMO […]

BioPhenolics Co. aims at mass production of dozens of aromatic chemicals using “smart cells” BioPhenolics is a startup from the University of Tsukuba that is conducting research and development of technology to produce aromatic hydrocarbon chemicals with benzene rings using improved microorganisms (“smart cells”). Currently, BioPhenolics has a pipeline of more than 10 chemical products that it is independently researching and developing, and when combined with the […]

Chitose and Kyowa Hakko Bio improve fermentation yields by 10% using AI Fermentation production of food materials requires the wisdom, know-how, and so-called “craftsmanship” of experts to ensure stable production, such as setting optimal culture conditions. On the other hand, it takes a very long time to inherit and acquire the “craftsmanship” of such skilled workers, the aging of skilled workers, and the outflow of technology […]

2023/08 Japan’s Fermelanta to produce bio-based pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients using E. coli Firmelanta is a startup from Ishikawa Prefectural University that uses E. coli bacteria to create biotech products. The company is currently constructing various recombinant E. coli strains for the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients. In addition to its own production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients using the strains it has developed, the […]

CarbGem has developed a 5 min automatic GRAM staining device The startup CarbGem uses AI and other technologies to test for infectious disease. The company now has developed a compact automated Gram staining device called PoCGS-iE. In addition to research institutions, the company will also sell the product to food companies, livestock farms, and other companies with a need to confirm bacterial species. […]

Japanese consortium: flavor of cultured meat needs improvement According to a joint poster presentation at the 5th Cellular Agriculture Conference by Professor Noriya Matsuzaki and his team from Osaka University, Toppan Printing, Shimadzu Corporation and Itoham, the taste of cultured meat still needs some improvement. Prof. Matsuzaki and his colleagues have developed technology to produce cultured meat using a 3D printer. Muscle […]

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