Life Science Technology Platform

NMR spectrometer in Yokohama

RIKEN has a rich set of advanced facilities used for research in medicine and other areas of the life sciences.

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)  facility in Yokohama - one of the largest in the world - operates 10 NMR spectrometers used for 3-dimensional structural analysis of proteins and other molecules. These machines are, in addition to being used for medicine, used to promote technological innovation for building a better tomorrow.

The Genome Network Analysis Service, also in Yokohama, offers gene expression analysis and genomic sequencing using high-throughput next-generation sequencers.

The molecular imaging facility in Kobe, equipped with micro Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanners and Cyclotrons for PET, as well as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) facilities, provides flexible services for analyzing the dynamics of various molecules in the body using experimental animals.