Okayama University


Introducing Promising Research Projects at Licensing Executives Society (LES)

October 17, 2013

Okayama University's Intellectual Property Office attended the Licensing Executives Society (LES) 2013 annual meeting held in the USA from September 22 to 25, showcasing the university's research achievements and promising research projects to the world. This is the first time the Intellectual Property Office has opened a booth at an international event.

The booth displayed Okayama University's world-class researchachievements, including the stretching system for 3-D cell culture and the peptide gel scaffolds gained through the successes of Dr. Keiji Naruse and others in the Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Promising research projects such as the new synthesis route of the Roche intermediate for Tamiflu by Associate Professor Teruhiko Ishikawa of the Graduate School of Education, and a novel culture model for cutaneous mast cells by Professor Satoshi Tanaka of the Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences were described in leaflets that were distributed amongst the participants, garnering those research projects much attention.

As Okayama University also acted as a sponsor of the "Networking Break" , a break time designated for the formation of networks between participants, a large Okayama University sign was placed in the rest area. A link to our website was also posted on the LES website.
Through these activities, the Intellectual Property Office appealed Okayama University’s research achievements and projects to a thousand of people involved in intellectual property from various places around the world, including the USA, Canada, Europe, and China.

Intellectual Property Office
Organization for Research Promotion and Collaboration
Okayama University
TEL: 086-251-8472