February 2019 issue of Kawasaki SkyFront iNewsletter
The KING SKYFRONT was launched by Kawasaki City in 2013 as a base for scholars, industrialists and government administrators to work together to devise real life solutions to global issues in the life sciences and environment.
KING SKYFRONT is a 40 hectare area located in the Tonomachi area of the Keihin Industrial Region that spans Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) and an important initiative in establishing the Tonomachi area of Kawasaki City as Asia’s Silicon Valley.
Contents of the 14th issue of Kawasaki SkyFront i-Newsletter
Haruhiro Okuda, Ph.D.
Director General, National Institute of Health Sciences
The National Institute of Health Sciences or “Kokuritsueiken” was established in 1874. It has the longest history out of all national research institutes. In early Meiji era, when the introduction of western medicine became widespread, many bad drugs came into Japan. Therefore, the government of the time established the “Tokyo Medicines Control Laboratory” to chemically analyze and examine medicines with advice from Anton Johannes Cornelis Geerts, a Dutch pharmacologist who brought in from overseas. This is the origin of our institute.
Replicating Parkinson’s disease brains in the laboratory
Stem cell technology finds its application in elucidating Parkinson’s disease using patient-derived cells
Mapping brain function of monkeys
A novel technology has made it easier to visualize patterns in the brains of naturally behaving non-human primates
News and Events
Feature article of “In-body hospitals” which is the core theme of iCONM* / COINS was published in Nature.
GE Healthcare Japan and Daiwa House Industry Collaborate at the Tonomachi Open Innovation Base King SkyFront “District A” to provide a platform to accelerate the practical application of regenerative medicine
Kawasaki City signs a memorandum of mutual cooperation on life sciences for the first time as a municipality with LINK-J
About KING SKYFRONT
The Kawasaki INnovation Gateway (KING) SKYFRONT is the flagship science and technology innovation hub of Kawasaki City. KING SKYFRONT is a 40 hectare area located in the Tonomachi area of the Keihin Industrial Region that spans Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture and Tokyo International Airport (also often referred to as Haneda Airport).
KING SKYFRONT was launched in 2013 as a base for scholars, industrialists and government administrators to work together to devise real life solutions to global issues in the life sciences and environment.
Coastal Area International Strategy Headquarters, Kawasaki City, Japan,
1 Miyamoto-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa 210-8577 Japan
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