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MU Ltd. researches and develops mainly a control system of the self-propelling capsule endoscopy ("MiniMermaid" is a trademark for the SPCE) used for medical examination of the digestive tract without pain of patients.
MU also gives technical support in industries.
If you are interested in our company or cooperation with us on practical use of SPCE, please feel free to ask MU immediately.
We will faithfully correspond to you.
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The leading products of our company are shown in Micro-machine for medical use at the Project page of this web site.
MU is posted at the web site of JAPAN PRODUCTS in Silicon Valley, USA. (Please refer to the News page article dated 19th of October, 2016.) http://japan-product.com/ads/mu-ltd/
Introducing brief movies of our self propelling capsule endoscope, "MiniMermaid", are shown at the You Tube: https://youtu.be/qgzS6AnnHkA
Two of the movies reported on our self propelling capsule endoscope, "MiniMermaid", can be seen in the following websites. Please note that the introduced system is an old type:
(1) "Science News" of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) reported on October of 2011 (See No.22 of "Science News (Newly arrived). Free user registration is required): http://sc-smn.jst.go.jp/playprg/index/673
The movies can be seen more easily in the following free video-sharing websites:
/ Youtube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfpzoIzQfrc&list=UUHpFyLQgg4h9VZuFyby7RbQ&index=109
/ Niconico; http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1323846644
(2) The home page of the program "Team for Japan" of the Nippon Television Network Corporation televised on 22nd of December, 2012;
http://www.ntv.co.jp/team/backnumber/36.html
Topics
September 27, 2017 We won the 3rd Keihannna Venture Championship (KVeCS). See News page.
 July 27, 2017 We were chosen as a delegate of West Japan to Challenge Cup Global 2017. See News page.
March 17, 2017 We received a research and development grant from Kansai Urban Banking Corporation. See News page.
March 13, 2017 We were selected as one of 8 finalists for the IoT lab Selection. See News page.
March 12, 2017 Our president talked at a panel discussion of the 6th Hyper-Interdisciplinary Conference in Osaka. See News page.
February 27, 2017 MU Ltd. has increased its capital.
January 27, 2017 The TBS Television's program ""Wazabito, Bridge of Dreams" interviewed us. See News page.
December 8, 2016 The TV Asahi's news program "Super J Channel" will introduce our self-propelling capsule endoscopy on TV. See News page.
November 9, 2016 We were awarded the 17th New Business Grant by the Senshu Ikeda Bank. See News page.
October 19, 2016 The article of our company was appeared at the web site of JAPAN PRODUCTS in Silicon Valley, USA. See News page.
September 23, 2016 The TV Asahi covered our system at their studio in Tokyo for their program "Imadesyo course by Osamu Hayashi". See News page.
August 12, 2016 Nippon Television Network Corporation introduced our system on their quiz program "Super questions! Is it true of false?". See News page.
June 23, 2016 We have gotten an informal decision on issue of a subsidy for development of an improved equipment of magnetic field generator by Shiga Prefecture.
June 12, 2016 The TV Asahi introduced us for their news program "TV tackle by Mr. Beat, Takeshi". See News page.
May 30,2016 MU Ltd. has increased its capital.
April 1,2016 The head office of MU Ltd relocated to the room 314 in the same REC Hall. Although the phone number has changed, the mail address is the same as the previous one. See Access page.
February 7,2016 MU Ltd received the most superior prize of Shiga New Business Plan Contest. See News page.
December 11, 2015 We gave a presentation and exhibited at the Venture Plaza Kinki 2015. See News page.
August 22, 2015 Our president made a presentation at the Kobe Workshop on Venture Business. See News page.
August 19, 2015 Our president gave a presentation at the Hokusetu Workshop on Venture Business. See News page.
July 28, 2015 Our president talked on our business project and activities at a regular meeting in Shiga district of NBK, the New Business Conference Kansai. See News page.
July 24, 2015 Our president gave a lecture about an application of optical information technology to self-propelling capsule endoscope at the 1st Workshop on Optical Information held at the Osaka Science & Technology Center. See News page.
July 11, 2015 Our president gave a short presentation on our system at the 2nd session of the 1st commemorative joint meeting of four workshops on business venture in Kansai area. See News page.
June 20, 2015 Our president gave a presentation of our project on development of medical mini-robot at Osaka Workshop on Business Ventyure. See News page.
May 15, 2015 Our president gave a lecture at a Junior High school. See News page.
May 1, 2015 Our Kobe office was relocated to Portopia Plaza Building. See News page.
April 10, 2015 Our president presented our business on self-propelling capsule endoscopy at Tohmatsu morning meet-up. See News page.
March 30, 2015 We have received a subsidy for application of specialist to expand the business overseas by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
February 26, 2015 We have received a subsidy for development of a swimming mini-robot system by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
January 5, 2015 Our self-propelling capsule endoscopy was selected as one of new technologies to solve Japanese facing problems and appeared in the special report of the January issue of the Nikkei Business Journal. See News page.
December 3, 2014 The Mainichi Broadcast interviewed our activities and will broadcast in the news program "VOICE". See News page.
November 22, 2014 Our president gave a lecture at an alumnus meeting of the dormitry of Waseda University. See News page.
November 13-15, 2014 We set up a booth at a trade fair "MEDICA 2014" in Dusseldorf, Germany. See News page.
October 30, 2014 We placed our new office at the Port Island in Kobe City. See News page.
October 29,2014 Having been chosen as one of seven future technologies by directors of seven research institutes of Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., the president of Mu Ltd. interpreted the SPCE at the event "Techno Impact 2014" during the Social Innovation/Smart City Week 2014. See News page.
October 17,2014 MU Ltd. has increased its capital.
October 2,2014 The BS Nippon Corporation will introduce our self-propelling capsule endoscope on the 9th of October in the special TV program "Thursday Special." See News page.
September 17, 2014 We were awarded a Shiga block prize of the NBK grand prix by the New Business Conference Kansai. See News page.
July 26, 2014 Nippon Television Network Corporation will broard our self-propelling capsule endoscopy during the special program "The Choice: What do you do in case of the illness?" See News page.
April 11, 2014 TBS Broadcasting System Television, Inc. covered us for their program "Healty Hour". They will broadcast our self-propelling capsule endoscope on the 1st of June. See News page.
February 28, 2014 The superior prize of the "Kyo-shin Grand Prix for Regional Activity" was given to Mu Ltd. by the Kyoto Shinkin Bank. See News page.
February 22, 2014 Mu Ltd. was selected as one of recepients of the new business subsidy, the "11th Nonohana Prize of the Shiga Bank." See News page.
February 3, 2014

At a column of the past broadcast in the home page of the TV program News Japan by Fuji Television Network, our self-propelling capsule endoscope was reported. See News page.

January 29, 2014

DeAGOSTINI, Japan introduced our self-propelling capsule endoscope in Vol.37 of a weekly magazine “Robi".See News page.

January 15, 2014 Nihonkai Telecasting Co., Ltd. will introduce our self-propelling capsule endoscope today. See News page.
December 14, 2013 We exhibited a poster of our self propelling system of capsule endoscope in a booth at the Tohmatsu Venture Summit in Shiga. See News page.
December 13, 2013 Fuji Television Network, Inc covered our self-propelling capsule endoscope. They will broadcast it on the 24th of December. See News page.
December 5, 2013 Fuji Television Network, Inc interviewed us and will broadcast our Mermaid system on television on the 18th of January, 2014. See News page.
October 30, 2013 We gave a presentation on our self propelling system of capsule endoscope at the Venture Plaza Foundation in Tokyo at the Tokyo Big Site. See News page.
October 5, 2013 We gave a short presentation on our self propelling system of capsule endoscope at the Tohmatsu Venture Meetup in Kobe and exhibited a poster in a booth at the Tohmatsu Venture Summit in Kobe. See News page.
August 22, 2013 A subsidy on development of our self propelling system of capsule endoscope was granted by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
July 31, 2013 We gave a short presentation and put our self propelling system on display at the Independents Club in Kyoto. See News page.
July 12, 2013 We exhibited our self propelling system of capsule endoscope at the Tohmatsu Summit in Kyoto. See News page.
June 7, 2013 A technical survey by the president of Mu Ltd. was appearing in the Journal of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE). See News page.
April 25, 2013 Our improved system for self-propelling capsule endoscope was delivered to an medical college for research purpose. See News page. Please contact us for more details.
April 2, 2013 Tokyo University of Science introduced our self-propelling capsule endoscope in the published 3rd Bocchan's Science Series. See News page.
March 27, 2013 The outline of our self-propelling capsule endoscope was presented and introduced at the Ohtsu-east Rotary Club at the Royal Oak Hotel in Ohtsu.
February 18, 2013 The Advanced Technology Exhibition Hall @ TEPIA, Tokyo, decided to exhibit our Mermaid system in 2013 for continuous 3 years period. The present exhibition will be reported on NHK World at the 6th of March. See News page.
January 30, 2013 Our self-propelling capsule endoscope has been displayed at the "Needs and Seeds Session in Medicine and Engineering" at the Convention Hall of Otsu Prince Hotel in Ohtsu.
January 21, 2013 Our self-propelling capsule endoscope was exhibited at the "Business Matching and Talks" at the Osaka Sangyo Sozokan (Minor Business Support Base) in Osaka.
January 10, 2013 SMBC Consulting Co., Ltd. reported our technology in the February edition of the membership magazine "MiT". See News page.
December 1, 2012 Nippon Television Network Corporation will broad the video images shot by Mermaid on the 15th of December in their program "The Most Useful School in the World." See News page.
November 20, 2012 Nippon Television Network Corporation covered us for their the program "Team for Japan." They will broad on the 22nd of December. See News page.
November 6, 2012 Our business plan was presented at the "Kyoto Bank and DCP Business Forum" at the main office of Kyoto Bank in Kyoto.
September 8, 2012 MU Ltd. has increased its capital.
September 5, 2012 Our self-propelling capsule endoscope was introduced in the Weeky Junior Comics on Heroes throughout the World "Soichiro HONDA". See News page.
August 28, 2012 Asahi Broadcasting Corporation covered us for their program "Good morning from Asahi".
August 23, 2012 NHK Broadcasting interviewed us and will broadcast the Mermaid on television on the 11th of October. See News page.
June 13, 2012 Biwako Broadcasting Co., Ltd. reported us and will televise the Mermaid on the 23rd and 24th of June. See News page.
May 19, 2012 Technical paper on the recent results on the Mermaid was orally presented by N. Ohtsuka, the president and CEO, MU Ltd., at an international conference on DDW2012 (Digestive Disease Week) in San Diego, USA. For details, see News page.
April 16, 2012 Nippon Television Network Corporation will broad our self-propelling capsule endoscope on TV on the 29th of April. See News page.
April 7, 2012 Main office has been changed to the room B103 in the same building; accordingly the new phone number is 077-543-7836 (+81-77-543-7836 from oversea).
March 29, 2012 The official report journal "Win Wing" introduced our self-propelling capsule endoscope. See News page.
March 8, 2012 MU Ltd. has increased its capital.
March 1, 2012 Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation interviewed us. The Yomiuri TV will broad on television on the 22nd of March. See News page.
Januaru 8, 2012 Our self-propelling capsule endoscope and its swimming abilities were collected by Fuji TV Networks, Inc. They will be televised on the 1st of February. See News page.
December 9, 2011 TV Osaka will broad our self-propelling capsule endoscope on television "the forefront of the medical service" on the 23rd of December. See News page.
November 13, 2011 Movies on the development of self propelling capsule endoscope have been introduced at the web site of Science News of JST. See News page.
November 4, 2011 Our new capsule endoscope has been appearing in "Kids Web Japan" in the international web site, "Web Japan", published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for introducing Japanese trend and topics to children. See News page.
October 27, 2011 SPCE was introduced in comics of the October issue of the selected BIGLOBE magazine "Saai Isara." See News page.
October 4, 2011 The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) carried movies of our SPCE on "Science News" of JST. See News page.
September 27, 2011 Free exhibition at TEPIA, Tokyo on SPCE and the video movies is reported in News page.
September 27, 2011 Papers on oil storage tank and SPCE were orally presented at the 2011 JSME Annual Conference in Tokyo. See News page.
September 27, 2011 Plenary speech at 2011 NMC and invited speech at NTUT in Taipei, Taiwan were presented on SPCE. See News page.
August 6, 2011 One Movie was added to a picture in “Application of Self propelling capsule endoscope (fin type) to human : Press released on June, 2011” on “Project” page. "Mail to MU Ltd." was also added to the lower part of this HOME page.
July 26, 2011 Articles of national newspapers in Japan about press release on July 21 were added to “News” page.
July 20, 2011 Movies were added to some of pictures in “Application of Self propelling capsule endoscope (fin type) to human : Press released on June, 2011” on “Project” page.
July 4, 2011 NHK English Radio Program "Radio Japan Focus" interviewed MU Ltd. on the significance of development of the self propelling capsule endoscope. NHK will broadcast the program at 14:15 to 14:29 on July 12 in Japanese Standard Time.
NHK Shortwave Broadcast "Radio Japan" will radio it overseas at the same time and over and over again until midnight.
Clicking a tag "Radio & Podcast" on web screen in www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/, you can listen to the program for a week by clicking a speaker sign in a column "July 12".
June 27, 2011 The TV Globo, a commercial broadcasting station in Brazil, interviewed us on self propelling capsule endoscope. They will reports the result one day later in Brazil and at the SKY PerfecTV.
http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/prog_navi/s334.html
See News on details and sceneries of the interviews.
June 24, 2011 The Mainichi Broadcasting Station interviwed us additionally on June 24 and broaded the report on their TV program "Seyanenn!" at 9:25 on June 25.
June 21, 2011 MU Ltd. released the successful result on in-vivo examination of human stomach and colon to the press with cooperating Ryukoku University and Osaka Medical College.
They also demonstrated how the self propelling capsule endoscope is operated and moves in a phantom stomach and curved pipe.
The news were broaded on many of major TVs and reported on news papers.
Details on the announced result are shown in Project "Application of self propelling capsule endoscope to humans" and News.
June 21, 2011 NHK World aired overseas TV on our new results on self propelling capsule endoscpe.
NHK World can be seen 24 hrs via internet:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/index.html
May 8, 2011 Technical paper on "Observation of human stomach by self-propelling and body-friendly capsule endoscope" was orally presented by N. Ohtsuka, president and CEO, MU Ltd., at the 2011 Conference on Digestive Disease Week in Chicago, USA.
April 1, 2011 Main office was established at REC Hall inSeta Campus/ Ryukoku Universiy.
March 16, 2011 MU Ltd. was founded.
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