May 13, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Nikkei Biotechnology has published the latest article on MACE® Tech for Aptamer Screening which includes commentary from our CTO Professor Keitaro Yoshimoto. 
For more information about article content, please visit the following link;
https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/column/16/021500017/042100238/


March 1, 2022
Funakoshi has published a new article about LinkBIO MACE® Technology for Aptamers Separation and how it could accelerate both Therapeutics and Diagnostics Discovery P5~7).

For more information about article content, please visit the following link;
https://fnkprddata.blob.core.windows.net/domestic/news/220501pdf/220501.pdf


February 18, 2022
We are happy to announce that we successfully got our MACE® Trademark Registration (Trademark Registration No. 6515690).


December 15, 2021
We are pleased to announce the Grant of Japan Patent No. 6994198 for “Methods for screening nucleic acid aptamers”.


December 1, 2021
We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Funakoshi.

LinkBIO Co.Ltd and Funakoshi Company announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic alliance that will allow Funakoshi to open new sales channels for LinkBIO MACE® Technology for Aptamer Screening.

The agreement brings together the power of LinkBIO MACE® technology and the strong networking of Funakoshi in the life science area to promote the businesses of both companies in the area of diagnostics and therapeutics discovery.

Customers of LinkBIO will now be able to get Aptamer screening services through Funakoshi.
Please follow the following link for more details about the Funakoshi business;
https://www.funakoshi.co.jp/

We will continue to strengthen our collaboration with distributors and work to penetrate and expand sales of our services and products in the Japanese and overseas markets.


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.
https://www.maruho.co.jp/


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.”