CEO, Founder | Lisa Sakashita

M. S. degree from department of Physics, the University of Tokyo. B. S. degree from department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science. Her career includes: Nomura Securities, Co., Ltd. (analyst, Investment Banking division.), Bloomberg LLP (data analyst), Ginza Galleries (International Public Relations/Overseas Project Integration) and Linkers Corporation (Managing Executive Officer). At Linkers Corporation, a start-up company in the technology matching service industry, she won MVP for top sales.

CTO, Founder | Michika Onoda

B. S. and M. S. degree from faculty of Materials Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Top Graduate, Dean’s Award). He is currently attending the Ph. D. course at Yoshida lab, faculty of Materials Engineering, Department of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.
Under the supervision of Prof. Yoshida, he is engaged in research on functional polymers, biomaterials, biomimetics, and non-linear non-equilibrium chemistry.
He was awarded the University of Tokyo President’s Award on his research about artificial amoeba utilizing polymeric fluids. In his career, he won more than thirteen awards at domestic and international conferences including Royal Society of Chemistry Soft Matter Award.
In addition to his research, he established science media and works as a writer collaborating with 2Dfacto, Inc.

Technology Director | Akihiro Eguchi

B. S. degree from faculty of Chemistry and Biotechnology Engineering, the University of Tokyo. He is currently attending the master course at Nagamune lab., faculty of Chemistry and Biotechnology Engineering, Department of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.
Under the supervision of Prof. Nagamune, he is engaged in research on biotechnology such as cell and protein engineering, and developing a system to detect protein-protein interaction utilizing a cell fate and signaling. In this work, he was awarded Best Oral Presentation Award at The 29th Annual and International Meeting of the Japanese Association for Animal Cell Technology (JAACT 2016).

Technology Director | Yoko Nagai

As an engineer, Nagai has been engaged in general equipment analyses and drug R&D in the field of biochemistry for 12 years at major pharmaceutical companies and a food manufacturer, etc. After graduating from university, she joined a national project team of Keio University. Then, she was engaged in R&D of injectables for hepatitis C and osteoporosis at a major domestic pharmaceutical company, and assessment of adverse drug reaction cases at a foreign pharmaceutical company.
Nagai joined Nanotis due to her deep affinity with our mission concept of "Whenever, Wherever, and Whoever."

Member of the Board | Koji Nakao

Corporate adviser of Terumo Corporation
Chairman of The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations
Chairman of Medical Technology Association of Japan
Director of The Japan Association for Medtech Innovation

B. L. degree from the Faculty of Law, Keio University. Nakao started his career at Terumo Corporation in 1970. Then he successively assumed the posts of Chairman & CEO of Terumo Medical Corporation (US), and Director, Vice President, and Executive Officer at Terumo Corporation. He was then elected as Chairman of the Board of the company in 2011. Since 2016, he has been the Corporate Adviser of Terumo Corporation.

6 Other Collaborating Researchers (Total 8 Researchers)

TECHNICAL ADVISOR | Teruyuki Nagamune, ph. D.

B. S., M. S., and Ph. D. degree from school of Chemical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1973, 1975, and 1985. His career includes: RIKEN (Research Scientist from 1977), University of Illinois (Visiting Researcher from 1988), RIKEN (Vice Senior Research Scientist from 1992), the University of Tokyo (Professor from 1993). Dr. Nagamune is the winner of the 25th Ichimura Award (1993), The SCEJ Award (Tamaki Medal) (2002), Ichimura Prize, IUPAC Fellow on Biotechnology, The SCEJ Award (Ikeda Medal) (2014), etc.

Collaborator | M. Kawahara lab., the Univ. of Tokyo

The target of the research group is to invent applications in the field of medical engineering by applying gene engineering, protein engineering, enzyme engineering, etc to biomolecules such as cells or proteins.
Nagamune lab. Home Page

Masahiro Kawahara, Ph. D.

Collaborator | Yoshida-Akimoto lab., the Univ. of Tokyo

The target of the research group is to create novel bio-inspired materials exhibiting dynamic properties inspired by self-organized biomimetic characters of living organisms.
Yoshida-Akimoto lab. Home Page

Ryo Yoshida, Ph. D.

Dr. Ryo Yoshida is a full professor at The University of Tokyo. He received a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering in 1993 from Waseda University, Japan. He was a research associate at Tokyo Women’s Medical University in 1993, a researcher at the National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research from 1994–1997, and an assistant professor at University of Tukuba from 1997–2000. In 2001, he moved to The University of Tokyo as an associate professor and became a full professor in 2012. He won the Society of Polymer Science, Japan Wiley Award in 2009.

Collaborator | Norio Omagari

Desease Control and Prevention Center
Director

Dr. Norio Omagari graduated from Saga Medical School’s Faculty of Medicine, Saga University in 1997.
In the same year, he joined St. Luke's International Hospital as a resident, and then became a general internal medicine staff member. Thereafter, he joined Aida Memorial Hospital in 2001 and the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School in 2002. From 2004 to 2010, he assumed the posts of Senior Staff and Chief in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Shizuoka Cancer Center.
He joined the National Center for Global Health and Medicine and has been the center’s Director since 2012.
In 2015, he earned an M.D. in clinical infectious diseases from the Graduate School of Medicine, Aichi Medical University.