SFC Bio x Venture companies

Presentation Group Representative : Mitsuhiro Itaya(Faculty of Environment)
Tokyo Midtown East B1F

Exploring the design principles of spider silk

Person in Charge of the Project : Kazuharu Arakawa

Spider silks are protein materials that exhibit extraordinary mechanical properties including tensile strengths, extensibilities, and toughness, with potential applications in industry as renewable materials. In order to study the design principles of spider silks, we are trying to find quantitative linkages between sequence motifs and physical properties, by comprehensive sequencing of 1,000 spiders.


A leading venture company MetaboloGenomics, Inc. challenges to create a society of health and longev

Person in Charge of the Project : Shinji Fukuda

There have been numerous recent studies highlighting that the balance of gut microbiota largely affect human health condition, therefore a persons fecal sample contains abundant health and disease risk information. Due to wealth of information it encompasses, we consider them as brown gems. MetaboloGenomics, Inc. is a leading venture company originating from Keio University and Tokyo Institute of Technology where we evaluate an individuals human health condition based on their own brown gems analyzed by our cutting-edge stool analysis technology, Metabologenomics. The mission of MetaboloGenomics, Inc. is to develop a novel healthcare industry, and with the valuable information we have collected, we hope to ultimately create a disease-free society.


Find out cancers by saliva

Person in Charge of the Project : Masahiro Sugimoto

Saliva is an easily available biofluid containing various information reflecting systematic physiological conditions. Large clinical studies resulted in a confident evidence and saliva-based cancer tests were well established. A spin-out company already started commercial-based tests.



Other Exhibitions


Shimizu Yuichiro Lab

Yuichiro Shimizu(Faculty of Policy Management)

Aoyama Lab

Atsushi Aoyama(Faculty of Environment)

Murai Lab. – Date Lab. Alpha

Keisuke Uehara(Faculty of Environment)

Hajime Narukawa Laboratory

Hajime Narukawa(Graduate School of Media and Governance)
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