Medical Care and Drug Discovery Platforms

Hokkaido University has promoted the establishment of industry-university cooperation bases in the Future Drug Discovery and Medical Care Innovation Project under the Creation of Innovation Centers for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Areas Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Project for Developing Innovation Systems. Through this 10-year-long drug discovery and medical care R&D project, Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms unique to Hokkaido University have been established as bases to support industry-university cooperation in these fields.

The Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms established by Hokkaido University create R&D systems that connect the university’s basic R&D function in a seamless manner and integrate all stages from exploratory to clinical. They also create management systems for industry-university cooperation through the coordination function to enable organic coordination of necessary functions and integration of systems to support cooperation with companies, as well as systems to enable the use of state-of-the-art research equipment in the university.

These systems support industry-university cooperation in which Hokkaido University and companies jointly create future results and contribute to the dissemination of such results in society as products and services in more prompt and energy-saving manners.



Centers, facilities, etc., responsible for Hokkaido University’s drug discovery/medical care research bases

学内組織・施設 機 能
Hokkaido University Hospital Clinical Research and Medical Innovation Center Exploration of needs, exploration of seeds, bio banks, clinical assessment, patient-friendly treatment,acceleration of translational research
Frontier Research Center for Post-genome Science and Technology Exploration of seeds, exploration of targets, SBDD, analysis tools, drug discovery application development
Shionogi Innovation Center for Drug Discovery Exploration of seeds, exploration of targets, analysis tools, in-vitro diagnosis, bio marker research
Platform for Research on Biofunctional Molecules Support for animal testing
Center for Research and Education on Drug Discovery Exploration of chemical compounds, bio drug research
Research Center for Zoonosis Control Infectious disease research
Research Center for Cooperative Projects In-vitro diagnosis, molecular imaging
Radioisotope Research Center Drug efficacy evaluation by imaging, molecular imaging
Open Facility Platform Use of state-of-the-art research equipment