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Industry-academia Cooperative Projects

(As of July 1, 2020)

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 2019.

Center to support industry-academia cooperative projects

Current industry-academia cooperative projects

Number of Grants from Outside the University

Category Fiscal Year
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Joint Research 25 34 41 30 48 40
Consigned Research 93 124 115 98 105 88
TOTAL 118 158 156 128 153 128

Endowed Departments

(Data as of August 1, 2020)

Department Period Endower
Advanced Medicine for Spine and Spinal Cord Disorders Apr. 1, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2021 Robert Reid Inc.
Ocular Circulation and Metabolism Apr. 1, 2010 - Mar. 31, 2022 Nidec Co., Ltd.
Transplant Surgery Jan. 1, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2020 Medical System Network Co., Ltd.
Mutoh Co., Ltd.
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.
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.

Industry Creation Departments

(Data as of August 1, 2020)

Department Period Enterprise
Advanced Research for Locomotor System Apr. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2021 Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Functional Reconstruction for the Knee Joint Jun. 1, 2019 - May 31, 2021 Olympus Terumo Biomaterials Corp.
Biomaterial Function Regeneration Jul. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2021 Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Patents Owned by Juridical Persons, Etc.

Patents
Numbers based on lead inventor affiliation

(Data as of April 1, 2020)

Department Number of Patents Owned
Domestic Overseas
Faculty of Medicine 15 ( 8) 28 (21)

(Breakdown of Overseas Patents)

Country/Region Number of Patents Owned
Asia Korea 1 ( 1)
China 3 ( 3)
Europe Italy 2 ( 1)
United Kingdom 3 ( 2)
Spain 2 ( 1)
Germany 3 ( 2)
France 3 ( 2)
North America U.S.A. 7 ( 5)
Canada 2 ( 2)
Middle East State of Israel 2 ( 2)
TOTAL 28 (21)

The number of joint applications indicated in parentheses ( ).

Employment/Hosting of Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (Fiscal Year 2019)

Category Position Number of Researchers
Research Fellowship for Young Scientists
(JSPS)
DC1 4
DC2 1
PD 0
RPD 0
TOTAL 5