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Meeting Held to Report Results of NEDO's Japan-France Bilateral R&D Cooperation Program

February 5, 2018

On January 30, 2018 in Paris, France, Konica Minolta, Inc. of Japan and BioAxial of France co-hosted a meeting to report the results of the project "Development of Drug Discovery Support System Using Fluorescent Nanoparticle Imaging Technology," conducted jointly by Konica Minolta, BioAxial, and Institut Pasteur under NEDO's Japan-France Bilateral R&D Cooperation Program.

This joint research project has already produced significant results in innovating pharmaceutical development by advancing bioimaging technology for testing the efficacy of drugs. It combines live cell observation using BioAxial's super-resolution imaging system and in vivo observation using Konica Minolta's fluorescent nanoparticles and the Institut Pasteur's advanced imaging technologies.

In his speech, NEDO Executive Director Kiyoshi Imai greeted attendees by expressing his gratitude for the understanding and cooperation involved in this project, as well as his hope for further cooperation between the two countries. Bpifrance, a French public investment bank that has supported BioAxial's involvement, the Embassy of Japan in France, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and a major pharmaceutical company also gave speeches. The meeting finished on a high note, as speakers reported that the co-funding project has produced significant and successful results, thanks to the cooperation of the people involved.

  • NEDO Executive Director Kiyoshi Imai giving his speech at the meeting
    NEDO Executive Director Kiyoshi Imai
    giving his speech
  • The presentation at the meeting
    The presentation
A group photo taken at the meetingA group photo taken at the meeting (Konica Minolta, Inc., BioAxial, the Institut Pasteur, Bpifrance, and NEDO)