富山県立大学「くすりのシリコンバレーTOYAMA」創造コンソーシアム

Initiatives

Overview of Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley Development Consortium

In the pharmaceutical industry field, which is the core industry of Toyama Prefecture, this consortium will promote the pharmaceutical industry in Toyama Prefecture and the establishment of young people in the local community by working for R&D and the cultivation of human resources through industry-academic-government collaboration.



Our role and goals as seen from the consortium mission


Our Role

  • providing new formulation technologies for pharmaceutical companies in order to improve the technological and development capabilities of the pharmaceutical industry in Toyama Prefecture
  • enhancing the promotion of industry-academic-government collaboration and R&D capabilities in drug discovery research in Toyama Prefecture
  • transmitting the attractiveness of original drug discovery research not only in Japan but also throughout the world
  • enhancing the brand value of 'Toyama, Capital of Pharmaceutics' by promoting drug discovery research


Our goals

  • adopting a cross-appointment system, inviting leading researchers and promoting organizational reform in order to become an attractive university where students gather from not only within Japan but also from all over the world.
  • establishing a biomedical research center at the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Center (formerly the Biotechnology Research Center), enhancing the collaboration basis between the Department of Biotechnology and the Department or Pharmaceutical Engineering, expanding the research system, and developing Biopharma specialists
  • establishing a new Master's course and producing Biopharma specialists who will be useful for pharmaceutical companies in Toyama Prefecture


Initiatives in this project

1. adopting a cross-appointment system and inviting leading researchers. See below
2. reorganizing the Biotechnology Research Center into the 'Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Center,' and expanding the Center
3. enhancing the collaboration with the Toyama Prefectural Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Center, and establishing our university's satellite laboratory at the center
4. reorganizing the Biotechnology major in the Master's course into the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering major, and increasing the capacity

Inviting Leading Researchers

  • Dr. Ulrich Behrendt

    Roche Diagnostics Former Vice President
    Area of expertise:
    Biopharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Prof. Harald Gröger

    Bielefeld University - Germany Professor
    Area of expertise:
    Enzymatic Organic Chemistry Research

  • Prof. Pierre Monsan

    Institut National des Sciences Appliquées(INSA) - France Professor
    Area of expertise:
    Enzyme engineering research / Bioindustrialization

  • Prof. Magali Remaud-Simeon

    Institut National des Sciences Appliquées(INSA) - France Professor
    Area of expertise:
    Enzyme engineering research / Bioindustrialization




  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Huwyler

    University of Basel- Switzerland Professor
    Area of expertise:
    Nanoliposome research


  • Prof. Mitsuru Hashida

    Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences,
    Kyoto University  Specific Professor
    Area of expertise:Drug Delivery

  • Dr. Masahiko Negishi
    (2018-2019)

    National Institute of Health (NIEHS/MIH) Senior Researcher - U.S.
    Senior Researcher
    Area of expertise:Pharmacology / Pharmacokinetics






  • Plan to invite leading researchers in 2021

    being prepared

    Invited leading researchers in 2020

    All invitation plans canceled due to the spread of COVID-19.

    Invited leading researchers in 2019

    ● Nov.27 ― Nov. 29 Prof. Mitsuru Hashida
    ● Oct.30 ― Nov. 14 Dr. Ulrich Behrendt
    ● Sep.19 ― Oct. 12 Dr. Masahiko Negishi
    ● Sep.9 ― Sep. 14 Prof. Magali Remaud-Simeon
    ● Aug.26 ― Oct. 26 Prof. Harald Gröger
    ● Jul.29 ― Jul. 31 Prof. Mitsuru Hashida 

    Invited leading researchers in 2018

    ● Mar.25 ― Mar.29 Prof. Jörg Huwyler
    ● Mar.10 ― Mar.14 Prof. Pierre Monsan
    ● Mar.10 ― Mar.14 Prof. Magali Remaud-Simeon
    ● Mar.4 ― Mar.15 Dr. Masahiko Negishi
    ● Feb.5 ― Feb.25 Prof. Harald Gröger
    ● Dec.11 ― Dec.13 Prof. Mitsuru Hashida 
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