Nov. 15, 2021 Updated

Nanomedicine has high potential for early detection of disorders and achieving unprecedented treatment efficacies, even against intractable diseases, by effectively overcoming biological barriers and controlling the function of bioactive agents in the body. In our group, we aim to develop nanomedicines for effective diagnosis and therapy through the precise sensing of targets in the body and the triggering of the nanomedicines' activity at specific sites, modulating the behavior of the loaded drugs, even at the subcellular level.

The aspects involved in the design of successful nanomedicines and the interplay of nanomedicines with the biological interface are major interests of the lab, focusing on the ultimate translation of nanomedicine strategies to humans.

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What's new
11/15/2021
Associate Professor Yasutaka Anraku appeared on NHK BS1 Special.
BS1 Special Program Site (Japanese)
07/27/2021
Associate Professor Yasutaka Anraku appeared on NHK WorldfsgMedical Frontiersh. The program can be viewed on NHK On Demand.
Medical Frontiers -Tackling Dementia After Onset-
03/10/2021
Dr. Takuya Miyazaki (visiting researcher) received "Presentation Award" for our work "Development of polymeric micelles for safe and effective delivery of therapeutic protein" at the final presentation in NEDO Technology Commercialization Program (TCP).
03/10/2021
Dr. Takuya Miyazaki (visiting researcher) received "Venture Capital Award" for our work "Development of polymeric micelles for safe and effective delivery of therapeutic protein" at the final presentation in NEDO Technology Commercialization Program (TCP).
03/10/2021
Dr. Takuya Miyazaki (visiting researcher) received "Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Award" for our work "Development of polymeric micelles for safe and effective delivery of therapeutic protein" at the final presentation in NEDO Technology Commercialization Program (TCP).
11/18/2020
Dr. Satoshi Uchida (visiting researcher) received "1st Poster Award" at the 8th International mRNA Health Conference (Online) for his work "mRNA bundling inside polyion complexes for their physical and biological stabilization" (Co-authors: Kyoko Koji, Naoto Yoshinaga, Yuki Mochida, Taehun Hong, Horacio Cabral)
10/13/2020
The article "Nanomedicine-Based Approaches for mRNA Delivery" published in Molecular Pharmaceutics on October 5th was adopted as the cover page (Co-authors: S. Uchida, F. Perche, C. Pichon, H. Cabral)
Nanomedicine-based approaches for mRNA delivery.
08/25/2020
The article "Polymeric Nanocarriers with Controlled Chain Flexibility Boost mRNA Delivery In Vivo through Enhanced Structural Fastening" published in Advanced Healthcare Materials on June 25 was adopted as the cover page (Authors: Takuya Miyazaki, Satoshi Uchida, Satoru Nagatoishi , Kyoko Koji, Taehun Hong, Shigeto Fukushima, Kohei Tsumoto, Kazuhiko Ishihara, Kazunori Kataoka, Horacio Cabral).
Inside Back Cover
04/10/2020
Dr. Takuya Miyazaki (visiting researcher) received "Public Releations Committee Publicity Award" at the 69th Polymer Conference in Fukuoka, Japan for his work "Development of size-tuned polymeric micelles for safe and efficient chemotherapy during pregnancy" (Co-authors: Kensuke Suzuki, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Kazunori Kataoka, Horacio Cabral)
04/02/2020
Our paper entitled "A chemically unmodified agonistic DNA with growth factor functionality for in vivo therapeutic application" has been published online in Science Advances.
A chemically unmodified agonistic DNA with growth factor functionality for in vivo therapeutic application.
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