Available Technologies

BIOTECH & AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES

 

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B-01     Highly Sensitive Photoprotein from Okinawan Squid

Researchers at Nagoya University have isolated a novel photoprotein derived from Okinawan Squid.

 

B-02     Germ-Responsive Promoter for Plant

Researchers at Nagoya University have found a novel promoter that is activated by pathogen infection.

 

B-05     Gene Delivery to Intact Plant Cell

To inject DNA in a plant cell, conventional methods require the cell wall to be removed, which would require time-consuming pre-treatment and deteriorate the cell quality, causing a regeneration problem.

 

B-06     Multifunctional Envelope-Type Nanodevices for Gene Delivery

Researchers at Nagoya University have developed a novel method to create Multifunctional Envelope -Type Nanodevices.  Adopting a micro-fluidic approach, this on-chip based method realized simple, rapid, cost-effective fabrication of MEND superior to conventional methods.

 

B-07     Real-Time Bioluminescence Monitoring Device for Live Plant

Researchers at Nagoya University have developed a novel device which can monitor gene expression levels of living plants in real-time.

 

B-08     Novel Method to Produce Peptide Drug in Plant

Researchers at Nagoya University have found a novel method to produce transgenic plant seeds with a highly expressed and accumulated tolerogenic peptide.

 

B-09     Regulatory Genes for Plant Differentiation and Growth

Gibberellins (GA) are plant hormones and compounds essential for diverse developmental processes in plants, including growth, flowering and fructifying.

 
B-11     Biopesticide Comprised of Ladybug

Ladybugs are voracious predators of aphids and other harmful insects, and have been used as an eco-friendly pest killer without resorting to pesticides.

 

B-12     Fish Transplantation Technology

Some kinds of fish are important as model animals for biomedical and biological studies due to their short reproduction span and small genome size.

 

B-13     Tol1 Gene Transfer System

Researchers at Nagoya University discovered a new transposon named Tol1 from medaka fish, which is a powerful tool for basic and translational molecular biology applications.

 

B-14     Development of Eco Friendly RNAi Pesticide

RNA pesticides have various advantages over the conventional chemical pesticides.

 

B-15     Gene Technology Enhancing the Number of Panicles

As the global population is predicted to reach 9.3 billion by 2050, food crisis gradually has became a serious issue.

 

B-18     A Fish Model that is Transparent throughout Life

Medaka (Oryzias latipes, aka Japanese killifish) is widely used as a simple and useful  experimental animal due to its small body size (2 - 4 cm), a short term for sexual maturation (two months), a wide distribution, a small genome size (about 1/5 of mammals), and its sex determination (X & Y chromosomes).

 

B-19     Gene to Control Storage Product Accumulation

During development of plant seeds, embryos import nutrients and store massive amounts of reserves including storage proteins, starches and oils.

 

B-20     Method to Conduct Stomatal Aperture:  Improving Photosynthetic Capacity and Enhancing Plant Growth

Stomatal pores surrounded by a pair of guard cells in the plant epidermis control the gas exchange between plants and the atmosphere in response to light, CO2, and the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA).

 

B-21     Novel Salt-Resistant Rice

The plant hormone jasmonate (JA) and its conjugates (JAs) are known as important key players for growth control, leaf senescence and biological defense against insects and pathogens.

 

B-22     Novel Method for Inter-Family Grafts

Grafting has been used historically to enhance yields or to increase tolerance against environmental stress and plant diseases.

 

B-23     Parasitic Striga Germination Inducer

The parasitic plant Striga Hermonthica causes damage to crops like corn, rice, and peas/beans in Africa, Asia, the USA and Africa.

 

B-24     Fluorescence Turn-on Probe for High Throughput Striga Research

Striga research requires time-consuming work such as seed preparation, germination monitoring/counting, and quarantine regulatory compliance.

 

B-25     A Noble Fluorescent Compound that Replaces "Nile Red" for Lipid Observation

“Nile red,” 9-diethylamino-5H-benzo[alpha]phenoxazine-5-one, has been commonly used to detect and quantify intracellular lipid droplets in various biological systems.

 

B-26     ClearSee:  A Rapid Optical Clearing Reagent for Whole-Plant Fluorescent Imaging

Imaging techniques for visualizing and analyzing precise morphology and gene expression patterns are essential for understanding biological processes during development in all organisms.

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