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.
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.
The number of patients with cancers in Japan has increased. However, these numbers in US show decreasing trend now. We have developed novel cancer detection method using saliva, accommodating these problems. This method is already used in various medical hospitals.