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RIKEN Program for Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms (DMP)

Hiroshi  Okazaki (Ph.D.) Program Director: Hiroshi Okazaki (Ph.D.)

The aim of the RIKEN Program for Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms is to contribute to the identification of new treatments for cancer and other diseases by promoting collaboration within RIKEN for the development of innovative new pharmaceuticals and medical technologies.

The program is involved in all phases of development, from the discovery of promising targets to the identification of potential lead compounds such as small molecules and antibodies, and the acquisition of intellectual property rights to drugs and technologies that can then be brought to the development phase.

The program also provides support for translational research and the transfer of potential drug candidates to pre-clinical and clinical phases of drug development.

Fields of focus

  • 1.Small molecule drugs
  • 2.Monoclonal antibody drugs and vaccines
  • 3.Cell-based drugs and regenerative medicine
  • 4.R&D for the construction of drug discovery and medical technology platforms

Theme & Project


Drug Discovery Computational Chemistry Platform Unit (BDR)
Teruki Honma (Ph.D.)
Data Intelligence Collaborative Unit for Drug Discovery Platform (MIH)
Yasushi Okuno (Ph.D.)

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Contact Information

W502, West Research Bldg.
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan
Email: pharma-support [at] riken.jp