RIKEN’s research related to COVID-19
RIKEN hosted a special online seminar on its research related to COVID-19 on July 15, 2020. The event was organized for an international audience in order to strengthen collaboration with research institutes, universities and companies all around the globe.
Daikin to develop medical face mask with national institute

Japanese air-conditioner maker Daikin Industries will develop a high-performance reusable medical face mask in cooperation with the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center and CrossEffect, a Kyoto-based three-dimensional engineering company.

Shionogi to ready COVID-19 vaccines for 30m people

Japanese drugmaker Shionogi plans to increase production capacity for its coronavirus vaccine candidate, aiming to turn out enough vaccines for 30 million people per year by the end of 2021, as competition intensifies to develop COVID-19 treatments, Nikkei has learned.

Rakuten's new cancer therapy heads toward Japan and world debut

A cancer treatment that uses light to destroy tumors is under consideration for accelerated Japanese approval, a U.S. biotechnology affiliate of e-commerce giant Rakuten announced Monday, moving a step closer to the first-ever use of this type of therapy.

Omron's factory robots report for virus-fighting duty

Omron has begun global sales of automated carrier robots fitted with ultraviolet lights or disinfectant sprayers that can sanitize hospitals and schools to prevent coronavirus infections, the Japanese company said Friday.