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Organization

Organization

Innovation Center for Medical Redox Navigation, as President's direct-controlled organization, has been established on West-wing building 5F & 6F (about 2000 m2) within the site of Kyushu University Hospital. Since the Hospital and Clinical Research Center at College of Medicine are contiguous buildings, researchers have a good access to both fundamental researches and clinical applications. To run the Center smoothly, Innovation Center works as an organization for academic research and science technology that coordinate College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Engineering together. Our Center tries to generate new innovations not only by keeping uniqueness and strength of each cooperative group system, but by encouraging merges of different fields in each cooperative group system.

Intellectual Property Committee, which consists of members from Kyushu University and Intellectual Property members from each cooperative group system, has fully discussed and created a suitable intellectual property management system. Moreover, regarding collaboration works among cooperative research project, cooperative group systems and research groups, a Collaboration Committee , consisting of co-directors (except director), assistant-director, group leaders, and executives, has been established as a deliberative and decision-making body. To promote the development of collaborative research, it is required to cultivate advanced collaborative medical researchers which have wide range of experiences in all kind of fields and can achieve the needs for both academia and industry. Therefore, a large variety of seminars have been held to educate such researchers based on fundamental research, clinical research, industrial research, intellectual strategy, and commercialization strategy.

Furthermore, researchers from particular majors have shared one office together to enhance their information and opinion exchange through daily communications. In addition, many new interdisciplinary research fields have been created over the past years, which indicates our system encouraging collaboration researches beyond traditional system does work for creating innovations. In Aug 2009, Innovation Center for Medical Engineering was established to encourage collaborations with industries and clinical trial centers. This not only accelerates our researches, but also enables us to share our research achievements with people and industries. Besides, by inclusively conducting researches and developments with industries and clinical trial centers, drug discoveries, diagnostics, and medical treatments can be launched effectively and efficiently.