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Press Release

Japan-France Joint Research Working towards New System to Support Pharmaceutical Development Launched

-Accelerating the Development of New Drugs through Advanced Bio-Imaging
Technologies-
June  6,2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

As part of NEDO’s Japan-France Bilateral R&D Cooperation Program, Konica Minolta Inc. of Japan and France’s Institut Pasteur and BioAxial agreed to conduct joint research on the development of a system to support the discovery of new pharmaceuticals and signed an agreement to that effect at the Institut Pasteur in Paris on June 3 (local time).

In this joint research project, researchers aim to speed up new drug development by developing advanced bio-imaging technologies capable of observing the behavior of biomolecules such as proteins within a cell at high resolution to take advantage of drug discovery.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Robot and Artificial Intelligence Technology Department
Contact Persons: Nishida, Hara
Tel: +81-44-520-5241­