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1. Goal

The goals of the Technology Roundtable Series are (1) to highlight some of the main innovative cutting- edge research technologies with promising commercial potential from Nagoya University (NU) and participating local universities, and (2) to strengthen ties and networks among university and industry researchers, startups in RTP, and business development professionals from major and local biotech and plant/agriculture companies working in the research fields. NU expects these networks fostered via its

 Roundtables will lead to future research collaborations and licensing opportunities between academia and industry by which the technology seeds can be further developed to commercialization by both parties.

2. Date and Time

Date: November 4, 2015 (Wed)

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

3. Venue

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

15 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (Get directions on Google Map)

4. Keynote Speaker

Dr. Richard E. Kouri

5. Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Networking

8:30 a.m. Opening Remark:

Dr. Nancy Allbritton

Professor and Chair

UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

8:40 a.m. Keynote Speech:

Healthcare Delivery in the US -- a status report

Dr. Richard E. Kouri - Chief Evangelist

Center for Innovation Management Studies

Adjunct Professor

Poole College of Management

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Engineering

North Carolina State University

9:20 a.m. Technology Presentation #1:

Cryoprotective Activity in Human Genome-derived Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and Their Pharmaceutical Applications

Dr. Hidekazu Hiroaki


Structural Molecular Pharmacology Department of Basic Medicinal Sciences Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Nagoya University

9:50 a.m. Technology Presentation #2:

ARFI, VisR and ASSH Ultrasound for Noninvasive Assessment of Tissue Mechanical Property in Atherosclerosis, Musculoskeletal, and Hemorrhage Diagnostics

Dr. Caterina Gallippi

Associate Professor

UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

10:20 a.m. Intermission, Networking 10:50 a.m. Technology Presentation #3:

Label-free morphological informatics for regenerative medicine and cell- based assays

Dr. Ryuji Kato

Associate Professor

Cell and Molecular Bioengineering Department of Basic Medicinal Sciences Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Nagoya University

11:20 a.m. Technology Presentation #4:

Translational Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cells, Nanoparticles, and Animals

Dr. Ke Cheng

Associate Professor

UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Associate Professor

Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine

North Carolina State University


11:50 p.m. Closing Remark:

Dr. Hidekazu Hiroaki

Deputy Director

Academic Research and Industry-Academic-Goverment Collaboration Ngoya University


12:00 p.m. Lunch Networking


1:00 p.m. Adjourn


7. About Technology Roundtable Series

The Technology Roundtable series is one of the technology marketing efforts by Nagoya University (NU) and Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech), NU’s technology transfer office in the U.S., in cooperation with local universities in RTP. The first Roundtable was held on October 2010 in cooperation with North Carolina State University (NCSU), whose main topic was focused on Plant/Agriculture technology; the second was on October 2011 with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and Wake Forest University Institute of Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), focusing on Regenerative Medicine; the 3rd Roundtable was on October 2012 in cooperation with NCSU, UNC-CH and WFIRM, focusing on Diagnostics and Molecular Therapeutics; and the 4th Roundtable was held on October 2013, focusing on Crop Science and Biotechnology in corporation with Duke University, NCSU and UNC-CH and brought 150 participants.

NU Tech’s Roundtable aims to bridge the gap and strengthen networks and relations among university researchers, entrepreneurs and startups in RTP, and business representatives from major and local healthcare and Life science companies, by showcasing cutting edge technologies from Nagoya University and local universities in North Carolina.

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