The Japan Science and Technology Agency and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization have been awarded the "University-launched Venture Award 2016" to commend companies that are expected to play an active role in the future among venture companies that have started up by utilizing the research results of universities and research institutes. The winners have been decided. On the 25th, an award ceremony will be held at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto-ku, Tokyo.

 According to the Japan Science and Technology Agency, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award is received by FunPep, a venture company from Osaka University (President Akimitsu Hirai, Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture).The company is promoting the development of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics by utilizing the functional peptide (* 1) developed by Osaka University.

 The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award was selected for Axelspace (President Tomoya Nakamura, Tokyo) from the University of Tokyo. We are planning to expand the use of space without relying on it.

 The President's Award of the Japan Science and Technology Agency is EDP (President Naoji Fujimori, Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture) from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.The company created a new market by manufacturing single crystals of large diamonds into easy-to-use flat plates at low cost.

 The President's Award of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization was decided by Cosmedy Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (President, Fumio Kamiyama, Kyoto City) from Kyoto Pharmaceutical University.We are developing cosmetics and pharmaceuticals that use microneedle technology that allows percutaneous absorption by simply applying a poorly absorbable drug.

 In addition, the Japan Venture Society President's Award is Healthcare Systems from Nagoya University (Nagoya City, President Yosuke Takimoto), and the University Venture Award Special Award is Icat from Osaka University (Osaka City, Masaya Nishigane). ), Genial Light from the Graduate School for the Creation of Optical Industries (Hamamatsu City, President Ryo Shimokita), and Mebior from Waseda University (Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, President Yuichi Mori) were selected.

* 1 Functional peptide A peptide in which two or more amino acids are linked is called a peptide, and a component that was born from research at the gene level and applies technology in the field of regenerative medicine is called a functional peptide.

Reference: [Japan Science and Technology Agency]Regarding the determination of the winners of the "University Venture Award XNUMX" and the holding of the award ceremony

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