October 13, 2021
LinkBIO Co., Ltd. and Maruho Co., Ltd. have signed a “Joint Research and Development Agreement on Diagnostics”. By combining the unique technologies of them, we aim to discover new seeds and further improve the development of their applications in the drug discovery target area, which has been considered difficult using conventional methods and approaches.

For more information on the business of Maruho, please refer to the following website.

July 22, 2021
Article entitled “Accelerated Discovery of Potent Bioactive anti-TNFα Aptamers by Microbead-Assisted Capillary Electrophoresis (MACE)-SELEX” was accepted to ChemBioChem. In the present paper, using MACE-SELEX, fifteen DNA aptamers against TNF-a were identified and discovered ones which binding affinity were higher than previously reported aptamer. DOI: 10.1002/cbic.202100478

July 21, 2021
Patent “Methods for screening nucleic acid aptamers” is granted in China (ZL201780007417.2)

September 1, 2021
Appointment of new Consultant : Dr. Koji Wakui (Researcher, DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED)

July 15, 2021
Ibaraki Challenge Fund awarded (1st round in 2021)

Jun 21, 2021
Patent “Methods for screening nucleic acid aptamers” is granted in Taiwan (I731028)

April 13, 2021
Patent “Methods for screening nucleic acid aptamers” is granted in USA (US10975370)

March 6, 2021
Appointment of new Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO): Dr. Keitaro Yoshimoto (Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo; and LinkBIO’s Technology Advisor)

January 22, 2021
Micro business sustainability subsidy awarded (3rd round in FY2020)

December 22, 2020
In connection with business expansion, LinkBIO’s HQ moved to Maeda Corporation’s ICI Center (5270 Terada, Toride-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture).

October 19, 2020
Announcement of press release for J-KISS-type fundraising by Samurai Incubate, Inc.

October 10, 2020
Recruitment of new technical staff for R&D and screening (drug discovery research support)
As of January 2021, recruitment temporarily suspended.

September 23, 2020
1. Announcement of agreement with Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) project (representative: Curreio, Inc.; partial responsibility: LinkBIO Co., Ltd.)
2. Announcement of collaborative research contract with Curreio, Inc. (signed on August 26, 2020).

August 1, 2020
Signing of collaborative research contract with The University of Tokyo’s Dept. of Multidisciplinary Sciences (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Meguro-ku, Tokyo).

May 25, 2020
Receipt of special prize in the second ICI Innovation Awards, hosted by Maeda Corporation: “Category for actions against coronavirus.”