Development of innovative bio-measurement technology by micro-flow light-induced acceleration
Dr. Takuya Iida
Professor, (Concurrent) Director of RILACS
Department of Physical Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University
(Concurrent) Research Institute for Light-induced Acceleration System (RILACS)
It gives me great honor to be a recipient of this prestigious 2021 Masao Horiba Award. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved in this award and also my joint researchers and the staff, graduates and current students of my laboratory, who have supported me in various ways.
As an optical physicist, I started collaborative work with researchers in a different field that led to this award-winning research, the elucidation of the principle of the light-inducing acceleration system (LAC-SYS) of biochemical reactions and the research and development of “micro-flow LAC-SYS,” which enables high throughput bio-measurement. I am resolved to continuously devote my utmost efforts to allowing broad deployment of LAC-SYS primarily in medical care and pharmaceutical development settings, e.g., for the establishment of a basis for ultra-early diagnosis of cancer and infectious diseases, and in other fields, such as food inspection and environmental measurement, towards the realization of a bright future for mankind.
Development of ultrafast machine vision-activated cell sorters and its applications
Dr. Sadao Ota
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology,
The University of Tokyo
It is a great honor and responsibility to receive this distinguished award. This recognition was not possible without the support from my associates at the university and the fund agency, laboratory members, my coworkers at the company, academic and other sectors, professors who have always patiently guided and encouraged me, and my family. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to them all. I shall continue to pursue my research with my team members and joint researchers, aiming to develop better life-analysis techniques than the award-winning one that can generate positive impacts on our society and the world.