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Industry-academia Cooperative Projects

(As of July 1, 2018)

The Faculty of Medicine is actively promoting cooperative projects between industry and academia.
A total of 128 joint research and consigned research programs were under way at the school in academic 2017.

Center to support industry-academia cooperative projects

Current industry-academia cooperative projects

Number of Grants from Outside the University

Classification Fiscal Year
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Joint Research 22 25 25 34 41 30
Consigned Research 40 54 93 124 115 98
Total 62 79 118 158 156 128

Endowed Departments

(As of November 1, 2018)

Departments Endowment Periods Contributors, Titles Omitted, Organization Name Only
Advanced Medicine for Spine and Spinal Cord Disorders Apr. 1, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2019 Robert Reid Inc.
Ocular Circulation and Metabolism Apr. 1, 2010 – Mar. 31, 2019 Nidec Co., Ltd.
Transplant Surgery Jan. 1, 2011 – Dec. 31, 2020 Medical System Network Co., Ltd.
Mutoh Co., Ltd.
Advanced Therapeutic Research for Sports Medicine Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2018 Mutoh Co., Ltd.
Smith & Nephew Endoscopy KK
Olympus Terumo Biomaterials Corp.
Yufu Itonaga Co., Ltd.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Apr. 1, 2014 – Mar.31, 2019 Sapporo City
Advanced Research for Functional Analysis and Regulation of Locomotor System Apr. 1, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2019 Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Advanced Clinical Glycobiology Apr. 1, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2022 Sumitomo Electric Industries Group CSR Foundation
Diabetes and Obesity Feb. 1, 2018 - Jan.31, 2021 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Abbott Japan Co., Ltd.
Kowa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
Boehringer Ingelheim Japan Co. Ltd.
Minimally Invasive Advanced Heart Failure Therapeutics Sep. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2021 Win International Co., Ltd.
Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd.
Innovative Heart Failure Telemedicine Sep. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2021 Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd.
Biotronik Japan, Inc.
Preventive and Therapeutic Research for Metastatic Bone Tumor Nov. 1, 2018 - Oct. 31, 2020 Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Takeyama Co., Ltd.
Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Co., Ltd.

Patents Owned by Juridical Persons, Etc.

Patent Registration
Numbers based on lead inventor affiliation

(As of April 1, 2018)

Department Number of Patents Owned
Domestic Foreign
Faculty of Medicine 14 ( 7) 44 (37)
Countries/Regions Number of Patents Owned
Asia China 4 ( 3)
India 1 ( 1)
Korea 2 ( 2)
Oceania Australia 2 ( 2)
New Zealand 2 ( 2)
Europe France 3 ( 2)
Germany 3 ( 2)
Italian Republic 3 ( 2)
Spain 2 ( 2)
Switzerland 2 ( 2)
United Kingdom 3 ( 2)
North America Canada 3 ( 3)
U.S.A. 8 ( 6)
South America Mexico 2 ( 2)
Middle East State of Israel 2 ( 2)
Africa South Africa 2 ( 2)
Total 44 (37)

The number of joint applications indicated in parentheses ( ).

Employment/Hosting of Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (Fiscal Year 2017)

Classification Qualification Number of Employed Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Research Fellowship for Young Scientists
(JSPS)
DC1 2
DC2 3
PD 3
RPD 0
Total 8