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Industry-academia Cooperative Projects

(As of July 1, 2022)

The Faculty of Medicine is actively promoting cooperative projects between industry and academia.
A total of 149 joint research and consigned research programs were under way at the school in academic 2021.

Center to support industry-academia cooperative projects

Current industry-academia cooperative projects

Number of Grants from Outside the University

Category Fiscal Year
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Joint Research 34 41 30 48 40 34 41
Consigned Research 124 115 98 105 88 113 108
TOTAL 158 156 128 153 128 147 149

Endowed Departments

(Data as of November 1, 2022)

Department Period Endower
Advanced Medicine for Spine and Spinal Cord Disorders Apr. 1, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2023 Robert Reid Inc.
Ocular Circulation and Metabolism Apr. 1, 2010 - Mar. 31, 2022 Nidec Co., Ltd.
Transplant Surgery Jan. 1, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2025 Medical System Network Co., Ltd.
Mutoh Co., Ltd.
Minimally Invasive Advanced Heart Failure Therapeutics Sep. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2024 Win International Co., Ltd.
Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd.
Innovative Heart Failure Telemedicine Sep. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2024 Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd.
Biotronik Japan, Inc.
Community Heart Failure Healthcare and Pharmacy Apr. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2024 Medical System Network Co., Ltd.
Hokuyaku Takeyama Holdings, Inc.
Respiratory and Cardiovascular Innovative Research Apr. 1, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2023 Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Ltd.
Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Development Apr. 1, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2023 Philips Japan, Ltd.
Bathclin Corporation
Community Urological Healthcare System Apr. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2024 Hokkaido Welfare Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives
Amino Up Co., Ltd.
International Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Jun. 1, 2022 - May. 31, 2024 International Advanced Medical Organization

Industry Creation Departments

(Data as of July 1, 2022)

Department Period Enterprise
Advanced Research for Locomotor System Apr. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2023 Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Functional Reconstruction for the Knee Joint Jun. 1, 2019 - May 31, 2023 Olympus Terumo Biomaterials Corp.
Biomaterial Function Regeneration Jul. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2023 Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Patents Owned by Juridical Persons, Etc.

Patents
Numbers based on lead inventor affiliation

(Data as of April 1, 2022)

Department Patent Possession
Domestic Overseas
Faculty of Medicine 18 (12) 25 (17)

(Breakdown of Overseas Patents)

Country/Region Patent Possession
Asia China 1 ( 1)
Korea 1 ( 0)
Europe
France 4 ( 3)
Germany 5 ( 4)
Switzerland 1 ( 0)
United Kingdom 5 ( 4)
North America Canada 1 ( 1)
U.S.A. 7 ( 4)
TOTAL 25 (17)

The number of joint applications indicated in parentheses ( ).

Employment/Hosting of Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (Fiscal Year 2022)

Category Position Number of Researchers
Research Fellowship for Young Scientists
(JSPS)
DC1 1
DC2 3
PD 1
TOTAL 5