OKPT got the Grant!

On Wednesday, August 24th, President Akira Kamei together with Professor Ulf Skoglund of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology attended a press conference in Naha at which he officially announced and explained details regarding our new project COMET 2-D. The objective of the new project is inter alia to open up new opportunities for biological researches, to support better understanding of protein interaction and to deliver fast results to our customers. The project's realization is supported by Okinawa General Bureau with 45 million yen.

 

An article in Ryukyu Shimpo highlighted OKPT receiving the grant.

Okinawa General Bureau Supports OIST
Grant awarded to project with Okinawa Protein Tomography

Okinawa General Bureau has awarded 45 million yen to OIST and Okinawa Protein Tomography, OIST’s startup, for the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency’s FY2016 Supporting Project for the Strategic Development of Fundamental Technology. Through this project, Okinawa Protein Tomography aims to apply the 3D protein molecular structural analysis technology developed by Professor Ulf Skoglund (OIST) to establish 2D analysis technology to lower the cost and decrease the time needed for analysis. Commercialization of this technology is expected at the end of this 3-year
project.

August 25, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo