JETMeE Program applies and implements the nanobiotechnology which has been established since 2000 by the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, to the medical fields with the matching fund project SMMiL-E (Seeding Microsystems in Medicine in Lille ―European-Japanese Technologies against Cancer －); International collaborative research project based on the agreement on the application of bioelectronics technology to the cancer treatment research among the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Lille University and Oscar Lambret Center.
SMMiL-E also engages in the international collaborative research with iLite (Innovation in Liver Tissue Engineering) which collaborates with Public Assistance Paris Hospitals and Institute of Microengineering (IMT), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
We obtained the agreement with each participating institution on sharing the collaborative research to apply bioelectronics technology to medical fields.
In Japan, it takes a huge amount of money and a long span of time to conduct a research and development phase, such as the development of engineering technology, the corroborative evidence using cultured cell, the preclinical study with animals, the identification of mechanism at individual levels, and the applied research using clinical sample and the clinical study, therefore we had chosen to conduct a research and development phase internationally and it enables us to achieve it efficiently with the best combination.
Our research is conducted as the international collaborative research by accepting professors, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students from each research institution and sending young Japanese researchers to those institutions (especially SMMiL-E).
We present those research results annually at the workshops held by each participating institution in rotation in order to revitalize international collaborative research and convey those results as a new research theme to young researchers.
Annually we hold a week-long international school in rotation of each country for Japanese and international young nanobiology researchers as an opportunity to provide the comprehensive basic knowledge and the most advanced applied technology.
Through those activities we contribute to the achievement of internationally high-visible research on biomedical integrated system and the nurture of internationally successful young researchers.