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MIYATA LABORATORY For Material-driven Nanomedical Innovation

Miyata laboratory, Department of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Bld.#4, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8656

Is it possible to make anticancer drugs with no adverse side effects?

Does the gene therapy come true?

What is the cell therapy? What does it do?

To make the answer to these questions, this laboratory creates new nanomedical devices based on materials engineering. Particularly, we have developed polymeric nanomaterials for drug and nucleic acid delivery. To realize the nucleic acid therapy, nucleic acids need to be delivered to the cytoplasm of target cells by overcoming various biological barriers. Smart materials that can exert the desired function in response to the biological microenvironment enable the creation of nanodevices for successful nucleic acid delivery. The fun of this "NanoBio" research is that the outcome can be dramatically improved by a slight change in material design. Meanwhile, there are many issues in this research field to overcome for ideal cancer therapy and cell therapy. Let's enjoy the NanoBio research with us!

 

What's new

2022
  • (May/20) Ms. Heemin CHANG has joined our laboratory as a research student.
  • (May/20) Our original paper regarding “Muscle accumulation of size-tunable polymeric nanomaterials (termed nanoruler)” has been accepted by Journal of Controlled Release.
  • (Apr/6) Dr Chun Yin (Jerry) LAU has joined our laboratory as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow.
  • (Apr/4) New undergraduates and graduate have joined our laboratory.
  • (Apr/1) Dr. Mitsuru Naito has arrived as an assistant professor in Department of Materials Engineering.
  • (Mar/24) Mr. Jongmin Yum and Rimpei Kamegawa has completed their PhD study and obtained PhD (Engineering).
  • (Mar/24) Mr. Rimpei Kamegawa (D3) has been commended as the chief graduate of the doctoral course in the Department of Materials Engineering.
  • (Jan/1) Associate Professor Kanjiro Miyata has been promoted to Professor.
2021
  • (Dec/31) Our original paper regarding “Systemic mRNA delivery by cationic/hydrophobic polyaspartamide derivatives” has been accepted by Journal of Controlled Release.
  • (Dec/6) Our original paper regarding “Effect of cationic chain length of Y-shaped block copolymers on the properties of siRNA-loaded unit polyion complexes” has been accepted by Biomacromolecules.
  • (Nov/30) Mr. Jongmin Yum (D3) has received Excellent Poster Presentation at The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials & The 8th Asian Biomaterials Congress. The presentation title is Development of amphiphilic polyaspartamide derivatives for systemic messenger RNA delivery.
  • (Oct/11) Our original paper regarding “Silica-coated polyion complexes for macrophage-targeted mRNA delivery” has been published by ACS Applied Bio Materials.
    Bioinspired Silicification of mRNA-Loaded Polyion Complexes for Macrophage-Targeted mRNA Delivery
  • (Oct/01) JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Debabrata Maiti has moved to Jikei University School of Medicine as a postdoctoral researcher.
  • (Sep/24) Mr. Hiroyuki Chaya has completed his PhD study and obtained PhD (Engineering).
  • (Apr/12) New undergraduate students have joined our laboratory.
  • (Jan/03) Our original paper regarding "Unit polyion complexes loaded with chemically modified oligonucleotide drugs" has been accepted by Journal of Controlled Release.
2020
2019
2018
2017
  • (Dec/31) Dr Yu Yi moved to The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (China) as a research associate.
  • (Sep/01) Mr. HOGREL (M1) has joined our lab.
  • (Aug/25) Ms. Katano has resigned from our lab.
  • (Jul/07) A book written by Dr. Mitsuru Naito and associate professor Kanjiro Miyata as shared authors has been published from Technical Infromation Institute Co.;Ltd(ISBN978-4-86104-663-6).
    The title is "Application development of DDS advanced technology to formulation".
  • (Jul/01) Dr Kim Beob Soo has joined our lab as a project postdoctoral researcher.
  • (Jun/02) Associate Professor Kanjiro Miyata has received The Nucleic Acids Therapeutics Society of Japan (NatsJ) Award for Young Scientists.
  • (Apr/11) New undergraduate students have joined our Lab.
  • (Apr/01) Ms. Satomi OGURA has joined our Lab as a project academic support specialist.
  • (Mar/01) Our original paper regarding the silica-coated nanoparticles for cancer-targeted siRNA delivery has been accepted by Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition.
    > Multilayered polyion complexes with dissolvable silica layer covered by controlling densities of cRGD-conjugated PEG chains for cancer-targeted siRNA delivery
  • (Jan/04) iCONM will hold the 11th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology
    Date: Feb. 27 (Mon.) & 28 (Tue.) 9:30am -(Registration starts at 8:30am)
    Venue: Ground Floor & 4th Floor, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall
    Language: English (No simultaneous interpretation)
    Registration Fee: 3,000yen ※ Please register online.
    The symposium website can be found here.
2016
  • (Dec/08) Our collaboration study "Glioma-targeted antisense oligonucleotide delivery" with Department of Epigenomics, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine, has been published in Nature Communications.
    > Targeting the notch-regulated non-coding RNA TUG1 for glioma treatment
    > Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Press Release (Japanese)
    > Nagoya City University Press Release (Japanese)
  • (Nov/01) Dr Yi Yu has joined our lab as a project postdoctoral researcher.
  • (Oct/25) Our review paper regarding polymeric nanocarriers for small nucleic acid delivery has been accepted by Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics.
  • (Sep/01) Dr Hyun Su MIN has received the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers.
  • (Aug/29) Our original paper regarding the targeted siRNA nanocarrier fabricated from cRGD-installed unimer polyion complexes and gold nanoparticle has been accepted by Journal of Controlled Release.
  • (Jun/29) Our review paper regarding siRNA delivery has been accepted by Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.
  • (Apr/11) New undergraduate students have joined our laboratory.
  • (Feb/03) We started a laboratory homepage.
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