|September 27, 2017
||We won the 3rd Keihanna Venture Championship (KVeCS) which was held at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute
International (ATR) in Keihanna Research Complex. The KVeCS is a pitch
contest in a tournament to support international activities of ventures.
The grand champion and semi-grand champion selected from 6 winners of KVeCS
at the grand finale to be held on January 19, 2018 will have a special
program of accerelation by Enterpreneur Roudtable Accerelator (ERA) and
pitch to USA investors in New York.
| July 27, 2017
||Challenge Cup Osaka in the regional elimination round was held at the Osaka Innovation Hub
on the 26th and 27th of July. https://www.challengecup-japan.com/ The Challenge Cup is a pitch contest organized by UNION in that tournament from 75 cities in the world to find
venture companies with a future prospects. https://www.1776.vc/ We have participated in the contest with 15 competitors including an Indonesian
who have passed a document screening. As a result, our company was awarded
the Grand Prix in the West Japan round and will be invited as one of two delegates of
Japan to participate in the world contest to be held in New York on November. (PS) The world contest was changed to be held in Washington, DC. on January
| The audience listening to a presentation
|| Awarded the Grand Prix and a ticket to NY
||All of the competitors and organizing staffs
|March 17, 2017
||Presentation ceremony on research and development grant was conducted at
a grand hall of the head office of Kansai Urban Banking Corporation. Our company received the grant as one of 10 companies selectef out of 41 applicants by the president of the banking. http://www.kansaiurban.co.jp/detail_pdf/20170310_2.pdf
|March 13, 2017
||The IoT Acceleration Lab and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
support creation of advanced model businesses and improvement of business
environment through regulatory reform, etc. The 3rd IoT lab Selection (IoT Project Selection Meeting) was conducted in Tokyo and selected 8
finalists including our company out of more than 100 applicants. The IoT Lab Selection
is a short-term individual project support scheme, scouting and selecting
advanced IoT projects, to which providing 1) financing (the govt., banking
institutions and VCs), 2) mentoring and 3) deregulation and standardization.
|March 12, 2017
||The 6th Hyper-Interdisciplinary Conference in Osaka was held at the Ibaraki Campus of Ritsumeikan University. The president
of our company talked about his experiences on a new career after retirement
from an university at a panel discussion on how to live and work at the next stage when researchers live until
100 years old.
|January 27, 2017
||The TBS Television's program "Wazabito, Bridge of Dreams" interviewed us and the the progress of the technical development of our self-propelling capsule endoscopy. The program will be broadcasted on TV during 21:54 to 21:58 on February 26 in the Kanto area. http://www.tbs.co.jp/wazabito/
|December 8, 2016
||The TV Asahi's news program "Super J Channel" will broadcast our self-propelling capsule endoscopy and telephone
interview on TV during 16:50 to 19:00 while they report the 29th Annual
Meeting of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery held in Pacifico Yokohama.
|November 9, 2016
||We received a Promotion Prize of the 17th New Business Grant by the Senshu Ikeda Bank Ltd. The grant plans to discover and cultivate venture-capital companies
and entrepreneurs which have new and creative technology or business plan
in Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Wakayama, Shiga or Nara Prefecture. http://www.sihd-bk.jp/houjin/chiikiokoshi/newbusiness.html
|October 19, 2016
||Japan-Products.com carried an introduction article of our company. http://japan-product.com/ads/mu-ltd/
The JAPAN PRODUCTS is a business directory in Silicon Valley, USA, which globally promotes high quality Japanese products and services
for BtoB, BtoC and BtoG marketplaces. Their mission is to support and coordinate
global directory services for small to medium Japanese companies. They
believe that companies with unique technological advantages will develop
valuable self-branded products and these products will be highly successful
to the global marketplace. http://japan-product.com/
The introducing brief video of our self-propelling capsule endoscope, "MiniMermaid",
posted at the web site can be seen at the following YOU Tube: https://youtu.be/qgzS6AnnHkA
|September 23, 2016
||The TV Asahi's program "Imadesyo course by Osamu Hayashi" covered our self-propelling capsule endoscope, MiniMermaid, at their
studio in Roppongi, Tokyo. The program teaches a class to Mr. Osamu Hayashi
who is a teacher of Toushin High School from specialists or famous persons
on a special theme. We have brought our controlling system of MiniMermaid
into their studio for the first time for a special three hours program
on super doctors and Mr.Hayashi has introduced and controlled our MiniMermaid.
They will broadcast their special program during 19:00 to 22:00 on the
4th of October. http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/imadesho/
|Arrangement of our system for the program
||Controlling of MiniMermaid.by Mr. Hayashi
||Preparation of shooting Mr. Hayashi
||Shooting of movement of MiniMermaid
|August 12, 2016
||NipponTelevision Network Corporation broadcasted our self-propelling capsule endoscope on their
quiz program "Super questions! Is it true or false?". Our system will be introduced as one of quiz themes in a two-hours
special program during 19:00 to 20:54. http://www.ntv.co.jp/choumon/
|June 12, 2016
||The TV Asahi broadcasted us for their news program "TV tackle by Mr. Beat, Takeshi". This program provides heated discussions on "Japanese problems"
hidden within news of politics, economy, incidents and sports during 11:55
to 12:55 AM on Sunday. They will introduce shortly our self-propelling
capsule endoscope in the corner on medical problem. http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/tvtackle/
|February 7, 2016
||The final match of the 1st Shiga New Business Plan Contest was held at Crystal Room of Hotel Piazza Biwa Lake sponsored by Shiga Prefecture. http://shiga-newbiz.jp/ The purpose of the contest is to aim at bearing new businesses from Shiga
to the world. Total 216 candidates applied for the innovation and challenging
sections of the contest and 10 finalists went into the final match after
document examination and presentation investigation.
Our theme "Challenge to realization of independent medical mini-robot
without pain" was chosen as the most superior prize unitedly by 5 examiners of the judging committee and awarded a certificate
of merit and a reward by T. Mikazuki, the prefectural governor of Shiga
Prefecture. The results of the contest is reported at the following web
|An audience in a hall for final match
||Presentation by MU Ltd.
||Commendation by Mr. T. Mikazuki, the prefectural governor of Shiga Prefecture
||The prefectural governor, 5 examiners and 10 finalists
|December 11, 2015
||The Venture Plaza Kinki 2015 was held at the Congr'es Convention Center of Knowledge Capital in Grand
Front Osaka sponsored by SMRJ, the Organisation for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation,
Japan. http://www.smrj.go.jp/english/index.html The conference is a matching event to meet small and medium sized enterprises
and venture companies with investors to support to financing. Eight selected
ve ture companies including our company gave a lecture and exhibited on
their business project at the conference. http://www.smrj.go.jp/ventureplaza/index.html
|August 22, 2015
||The Kobe Workshop on Venture Business is an action to investigate issues to solve venture related problems and to transmit the results to whom it may concern. http://kobeventure.jp/ Our president made a presentation on "Aiming for the achievement
of independent medical mini-robot" at the workshop.
|August 19, 2015
||The Hokusetsu Workshop on Venture Business is studying and having a network on venture business for the purpose of
trying to gain economic revitalization in the area of Hokusetsu, the northern
part of Osaka. http://hokusetsuventure.jimdo.com Our president made a presentation on development of independent medical
mini-robot at the workshop.
|July 28, 2015
||NBK, the New Business Conference Kansai, is an incorporated association
to plan a promotion of new venture business. http://www.nb-net.or.jp/ Our president talked on business project and activities of our company
at a regular meeting in Shiga district of NBK held at the headquarters of Optex Group.
|July 24, 2015
||The Photonics Technical Forum whose chairperson is Emeritus Professor Yoshiki
Ichioka of Osaka University is one of technical promotion activities of
the Osaka Science & Technology Center. http://www.ostec.or.jp/index.html Our president gave a lecture about an application of optical information
technology to self-propelling cspsule endoscope at the 1st Workshop on Optical Information Technology whose chair is Professor Jun Tanida of Osaka University assigned to the
|July 11, 2015
||The 1st commemorative joint meeting was held at Knowledge Capital in Grand Front Osaka by four Workshops on Business Venture in Osaka, Kobe, Hokusetsu and Kyoto areas. Mr. George Hara, the group chairman and CEO of Defta Partners, gave a special lecture on "What is Public Interest Capitalism to play a key role in rebirth of Japan" at the 1st session of the meeting. http://deftapartners.com/ At the 2nd session we gave a short presentation on "Aiming for realization
of independent medical mini-robots." http://www.osakaventure.com/goudoukouenkai.pdf
|June 20, 2015
||Our president gave a presentation of our project on development of medical
mini-robot at the 113th Osaka Workshop on Business Venture held at a meeting room of Osaka Branch of Nikkan Kogyo Simbun Newspaper.
The workshop was held at the afternoon on the 3rd Saturday of every month
to cultivate and revitalize business ventures. This time on the subject
of "innovation and venture", Mr. Kawano, a president of Kawano
Sciense Co. Ltd. and our president gave presentations after keynote address
by Mr. Takaki, a branch manager of NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization, http://www.nedo.go.jp/english/index.html ) and group discussions have been carried out afterwards. http://www.osakaventure.com
|May 15, 2015
||Our president gave a lecture to 195 second-year junior high school students
at Kitakyusyu Municipal Hanao Junior High School in Western Yahata Ward, Kitakyusyu City. The lecture meeting was a part
of guidance counseling to students for learning through working experience
beginning from the end of May. He talked about the current state and future
perspectives of independent medical mini-robots which our company is aiming
for realization. He also referred to infinite chance of youngers and importance
of setting a target of oneself. http://www.kita9.ed.jp/hanao-j/
|Entrance to Hanao Junior High School
||Students taking a lecture
|May 1, 2015
||Our Kobe office was relocated from the North Warf Building to the Portpia Plaza Building in the Port Island, Kobe City. The nearest station is City Plaza Station of the Port Liner Line transferring at Sannomiya JR Station. http://yahoo.jp/pNgZSF
|April 10, 2015
||A morning meet-up was held at Knowledge Capital in Grand Front Osaka by Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC and we presented our business on self-propelling capsule endoscopy. The meeting is to provide early stage companies aiming at IPO or eager companies to new business with evaluation and advices by an audience from IPO supporting players, the media and large enterprises in the morning every other Friday. https://tohmatsu.smartseminar.jp/public/seminar/view/2347
|January 5, 2015
||The Niikei Business Publications, Inc. carried our self-propelling capsule
endoscope as one of 3 new technologies connected with the health care on the special report in the January 5th issue of the Nikkei Business Journal. The purpose of the report is that: Japan is facing now various problems such as aging society with fewer children and energy crisis, from which the new technologies with a possibility of solving are creating. The new technologies selected by 200 technical journalists in the publications are serialized and introduced in the four feature article in the journal. http://www.nikkeibpm.co.jp/publication/mag/cs/nb/index.shtml
|December 3, 2014
||The Mainichi Broadcasting covered the activities of our company. In addition to our exhibition at the MEDICA2014 fair in Dusseldorf, they interviewed our self-propelling capsule endoscopy at our main office on 26th of November and and collected the information on our presentation and exhibition at the NBK (New Business Council) festa in the Nara Nikko Hotel on 27th of November. They will televise our activities at the news program "VOICE" during 18:15 to 19:00 on 3rd of December (in the Kansai area). http://www.mbs.jp/voice/
|November 22, 2014
||Our president gave a lecture at an alumnus meeting of the dormitry of Waseda University. http://www.waseda.jp/top/en
|November 12-15, 2014
||We exhibited our IMER (Independent Medical Mini-robot) system at a booth
in MEDICA 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany during the 12th to 15th of November. The booth was set up in
the KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster by the Kobe Medical Industry Development
Project at B51 in the Hall 16. The MEDICA is the largest trade fair for
medical system and equipment in the world. The total number of exhibited
companies was 4,831 (87 Japanese companies) and the number of people who
attended the fair was about 130 thousand in which 84 thousand camefrom
120 countries outside of Germany. http://medica.messe-dus.co.jp/
|The hall inside the entrance
||An appearance of the Hall 16
||Interviewing area in th Kobe booth
||The exterior of the Kobe booth
|Explanation at our booth
||Explanation at our booth
||An interview with visitors
||Participants involved in the Kobe booth
|October 30, 2014
||A new office was placed at the 3rd floor of the North Wharf Building in the Port Island in Kobe city. The office is intended to be a base of our company for information collection on the development of medical equipment and promotion of collaboration among industry, universities and government. http://www.city.kobe.lg.jp/information/project/iryo/
|October 29, 2014
||The Social Innovation/Smart City Week 2014 (SCW2014) sponsored by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (BP) was taken place from the 29th to 31st of October at the Pacifico
Yokohama in Yokohama. http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/social/english/
The self-propelling capsule endoscopy (SPCE) on which we have been working
was chosen as one of seven future technologies by directors of seven research institutes of BP, then the president of
Mu Ltd. explained the SPCE at the open theater B of the event "Techno Impact 2014" during the SCW2014.
This is a project of BP which investigates technologies to change society
and chooses the promising seven from innovative ones nominated by 200 professional
BP journalists in the technical fields of electricity, IT, construction
and medicine. The selected seven subjects were interpreted and commented
by developers, intellects or journalists at the event. https://event.nikkeibp.co.jp/reg/contents/social2014/index.html#OB29
|October 2, 2014
The special TV program “Thursday Special” of the BS Nippon Corporation searches entertainment of the 21st century such as history, sports, mysteries or movies. Our self-propelling
capsule endoscope “MiniMermaid” will be introduced at 19:00 to 20:54 on
of October in the special program on medical stories. See http://www.bs4.jp/mokuspe/
|September 17, 2014
||The New Business Conference Kansai, NBK http://www.nb-net.or.jp/, is a corporate juridical person to assist in forming the developing base of new business in Kansai area of Japan. We presented our business plan at the screening committee of the Shiga Prefecture for the NBK grand prix at the main office of Optex Global Headquarters http://www.optex.net/ on the 28th of August and have been awarded a Shiga block prize of the NBK grand prix. The final presentation and judgment for the grand prix will be done at the Hotel Nikko Nara on the 27th of November.
|July 26, 2014
||Nippon Television Network Corporation will introduce our self-propelling capsule endoscopy during
the special program on medical information "The Choice: What do you do in case of the illness?" The subject of the program
is that the correct choice will surely survive you when you suffer from
sickness. They will broad us in a topic of colon cancer during 13:30 to
15:30 on 26th of July (Only in the Kanto area (around Tokyo)). http://www.ntv.co.jp/english/
|April 11, 2014
||TBS Broadcasting System Television, Inc. covered us for their Variety/Health program "Healty Hour". This program provides the advanced information for human body,
great success of Doctors, the relationship among the environment, life,
food and health from the close point of view to our hearts. They will broadcast
our self-propelling capsule endoscope during 7:00 to 7:30AM on the 1st
of June. See http://cbc-global.jp/catalogue/variety/index.htm#vrt-00002
|February 28, 2014
||The superior prize of the "Kyo-shin Grand Prix for Regional Activity" which was founded this year in commemoration of the 90th birthday of the Kyoto Shinkin Bank was given to Mu Ltd. The awarding ceremony was conducted at the head office
of the bank in Kyoto. The president of Mu Ltd. was recognized by Mr. Toshiyuki
Masuda, the chief director of the bank and was received the prize, certificate
of merit and trophy. The prize is presented to medium-sized and small enterprises
(including individuals) which are excellent in regional contribution, entrepreneurship
mind, originality and innovation of the business. Two best prizes and 10
superior prizes were selected from 86 applicants this first year. http://www.kyoto-shinkin.co.jp/whatsnew/n13-0890.htm
|Being awarded the prize
||The chief director of Kyoto Shinkin Bank, members of selection committee
and the recipients of the prize
||The certificate of merit
|February 22, 2014
||Mu Ltd. was selected as one of recipients of the new business subsidy,
the "11th Nonohana (the Flowers of the Field) Prize of the Shiga Bank." The presentation ceremony was conducted on the final date of the
Saturday Entrepreneuing Cram School by the bank. The president of Mu Ltd.
was presented with the certificate of merit and subsidy by Mr. Yoshio Daido,
the president of the bank. The purpose of the prize is to encourage the
realization of the coordination between industries, universities and public
institution. The selected criteria for the prize are taken into consideration
of (1) the ventures (corporations or individuals) which have started to
get down to new business on their own within 5 years and are expected to
prospectiveness, and (2) endeavoring situation toward cooperation between
industries and universities, innovation, marketplace and realization of
the new business. http://www.shigagin.com/news/topix/868
|Being awarded the prize
||The president of Shiga Bank and the recipients of the prize
||The recipient's speech
||The certificate of merit
|February 3, 2014
||At a column of the past broadcast Vol.09 in the home page of the TV program "News Japan" by Fuji Television Network, Inc, "Impact of N; colon cancer and capsule
endoscopy" televised on 24th of December, last year had been reported.
In the column an outline of our self-propelling capsule endoscope is introduced.
|January 29, 2014
||K.K. DeAGOSTINI, Japan is Japan Headquarters of world-wide groups of Istituto Geografico DeAGOSTINI in Italy. The company publises a weekly
magazine "Robi" for a do-it-yourself kit. At a column of robotics world "Challenging
to microscopic world", our self-propelling capsule endoscope will
be appearing in the article on "Micro-machine being active in medical
field" in Vol.37 of the magazine. http://deagostini.jp/rbi/
|January 15, 2014
||The news program of Nihonkai Telecasting Co., Ltd. which is one of networks of Nippon Television Network Corporation and
covers the San-in area (Tottori and Shimane Prefectures) will introduce
today that the capsule endoscope for colon was newly imported in a big hospital
in Tottori. Some of the results of our self-propelling capsule endoscope
will also be televised in the program. http://www.nkt-tv.co.jp/
|December 14, 2013
||The Tohmatsu Venture Summit in Shiga sponsored by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Deloitte Japan, http://www.tohmatsu.com/view/en_JP/jp/, was held at the BKC campus of Ritsumeikan University. Mr. T. Kobayashi, the
Chairman, President and CEO of Optex Group, http://www.optex.net/index.html , gave a key note speech at the summit. After the session we exibited a poster on our mermaid system in a booth at the convivial meeting.
|December 13, 2013
||Fuji Television Network, Inc covered us for their program "News Japan". They will broadcast our self-propelling capsule endoscope during
23:30 to 23:55 on the 24th of December. http://www.fujitv.co.jp/nj/index.html
|December 5, 2013
||Fuji Television Network, Inc, http://www.fujitv.co.jp/en/index.html?pagelink=topfooter, interviewed us and reported on our self-propelling capsule endoscope,
Mermaid. It will be broadcasted on television at the program "Real Scope, Hyper" at 19:00 to 19:57 on the 18th of January, 2014. http://www.fujitv.co.jp/b_hp/realscope/
|October 30, 2013
||The Venture Plaza Foundation in Tokyo was taken place at 13:00 to 17:00 at the Tokyo Big Site sponsored by Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN, http://www.smrj.go.jp/english/profile/index.html. We gave presentations on our self propelling system at the morning session
and the afternoon session.
|October 5, 2013
||The Tohmatsu Venture Meetup in Kobe and the Tohmatsu Venture Summit in Kobe sponsored by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Deloitte Japan, http://www.tohmatsu.com/view/en_JP/jp/, were held at the Kobe Portopia Hotel. We gave a short presentation on our self propelling system of capsule endoscope at the Meetup. Mr. K. Yoshino, the president of Carna Biosciences, Inc., http://www.carnabio.com/english/, and K. Sakakibara, the president of Samurai Incubate Inc., http://www.samurai-incubate.asia/english/, gave invited lectures at the summit. After the lecture we exibited a poster in a booth at the convivial meeting.
|Presentation on our system at the Meetup
|July 31, 2013
||The Independents Club sponsored by Independent Co. Ltd., http://independents.jp/, was opened at the Kyoto Research Park. We gave a short presentation and
put our self propelling system on display at the 1st session. An invited
lecture was given by Mr. H. Katsuya, professional connector, at the 2nd
session. Business Plans were announced by several venture companies and
the panel discussions were held at the 3rd session.
|July 12, 2013
||The Tohmatsu Venture Summit in Kyoto sponsored by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Deloitte Japan, http://www.tohmatsu.com/view/en_JP/jp/, was held at the Westin Miyako Kyoto Hotel. Mr. K. Yamada, the prefectural
governor of Kyoto, and Dr. M. Horiba, the former president of Horiba International
Corporation, , http://www.horiba.com/us/en/, gave invited lectures at the summit. After the lecture we exhibited our self propelling system of capsule endoscope at the business exchange session.
|June 7, 2013
||The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) inserted a technical survey entitled "the Present Situation and Subjects of Capsule Endoscopy"
by the president of Mu Ltd. in the Journal (Vol.96, No.6, pp.422-428).
|April 25, 2013
||Our self propelling system for capsule endoscope was delivered for research purpose to an medical college. The system is portable and is composed of magnetic
field generating unit, controlling unit and driving fin units. The concept
for propulsion of capsule endoscope is basically the same as our existing
sytem but the controllability , lightening and downsizing are improved.
If you are interested in the improved system or purchasing the system,
please feel free to contact us.
|April 2, 2013
||Tokyo University of Science published the 3rd Bocchan's Science Series from Tokyo Publishing Co. Ltd.
The book entitled "Materials Which Protect Life" introduced shortly our self-propelling capsule endoscope as an examle
of controlling procedure of capsule endoscope for its position in the Section
3 of Chapter 3.
|February 18, 2013
||The self propelling capsule endoscope (Mermaid) developped by us was exhibited
at the Advanced Technology Exhibition Hall @ TEPIA, Tokyo (see the following article on September 13, 2011 in this NEWS page).
The TEPIA decided to exhibit the Mermaid in 2013 for continuous three years
period. The Hall will be closed from March 4 to April 9 for renovation.
Although the present exhibition is an elderly Mermaid and the video on
the examination for dog's stomach, the newly developped one and the video
on in-vivo examination of the digestive tract of a human will be exhibited
from the 10th of April.
The present exhibition will be reported on NHK World at the 6th of March all over the world. The news program will be seen anytime after the broadcasting
|January 10, 2013
||SMBC Consulting Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, introduced
our technology in the feature articles "Frontier technology and research
in Japan" for the February edition of the membership magazine "MiT" (Management Intelligence Technology). The title of the article is
"A free-swimming capsule endoscope using micro-machine technique will
change the future of the world" and the contents can be seen at http://www.smbc-consulting.co.jp/company/mcs/businesswatch/mit/
|December 1, 2012
|| Nippon Television Network Corporation asked us to use the video images of the human stomach shot
by Mermaid, our self-propelling capsule endoscope, for their program "The Most Useful School in the World". They will broad in a short time at 21:54 to 22:00 on the 15th of December
in the Kanto area and several local networks. http://www.ntv.co.jp/sekaju/
|November 20, 2012
||Nippon Television Network Corporation covered us for their the program "Team for Japan." They will broad at 21:54 to 22:00 on the 22nd of December in the Kanto
area and several local networks. You can see all of the televised programs by clicking the "BACKNUMBER"
site of the following homepage. The program will also be seen on the in-flight
movie of Japan Airlines. http://www.ntv.co.jp/team/index.html
|September 5, 2012
||Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc. published the volume 32nd (Sept. 16th) of the Weeky Junior Comics on Heroes throughout the World, "Soichiro HONDA". Our self-propelling capsule endoscope is introduced at page 33 of the
corner "Let's Learn more about Amazing Japanese Tecnology" in
the volume. http://publications.asahi.com/ijin/
|August 28, 2012
||Asahi Broadcasting Corporation covered us for their program "Good morning from Asahi".
The program gives information on news, medical services, economy, sports,
performing arts, gourmet and travel at 6:45 to 8:00 on every week days
in Kansai area. They will broadcast our self-propelling capsule endoscope
in the information show "Close-up news in this morning" at around
7:30 to 7:40 on the 5th of September. http://asahi.co.jp/ohaasa/
|August 23, 2012
||NHK Broadcasting interviewed us on a surprised episode during the development of our self-propelling
capsule endoscope, Mermaid. It will be broadcasted on television at the
program "50 voices" at 22:55 to 23:24 on the 11th of October.
|June 13, 2012
||Biwako Broadcasting Co., Ltd. reported Mu Ltd. Our self-propelling capsule endoscope, Mermaid,
will be broadcasted at the program "the Now Economy in Shiga Prefecture"
at 22:00 to 22:30 on the 23rd of June and at 8:00 to 8:30 on the 24th of
|May 21, 2012
||The following paper presented at DDW2012 was selected as one of cutting-edge technologies, health outcomes explored at DDW2012. Ohtsuka, Mu Ltd., was invited to the press briefing and the paper was delivered to several medical magazines. For one of examples,
|May 19, 2012
||Ohtsuka, the president of Mu Ltd., presented orally a paper “Observation of whole digestive tract of a human by a single passage of a
self-propelling capsule endoscope” at DDW2012 (Digestive Disease Week) in San Diego in which about 15,000 medical doctors and the concerned people participate.
|Presentation by Ohtsuka
||With participants from Osaka Medical College
||View of down town from the convention center
||Baseball game between Padres and LAA at the Petco Park Stadium next to
the convention center
|April 16, 2012
||Nippon Television Network Corporation will broad our self-propelling capsule endoscope on TV at
the program "School Revolution." They will televise at 11:45AM
to 12:45 on the 29th of April in the Kanto area and several local networks. http://www.ntv.co.jp/s-kakumei/
|March 29, 2012
||Our self-propelling capsule endoscope was introduced in the corner "Science
Now" on Vol 18 of the official report journal "Win Wing" by AS ONE Corporation. See http://www.as-1.co.jp/
|March 1, 2012
||Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation interviewed our self-propelling capsule endoscope, Mermaid.
They will broad on television at the special program "Wonderful New
Age" (tentative title) at 10:30 to 11:25 AM on the 22nd of March.
|January 8, 2012
||Fuji TV Networks, Inc. covered our self-propelling capsule endoscope, Mermaid, and her skillful performances. They were seen on television at the program "The Best House, Encyclopedia" at 22:00 to 22:54 on the 1st of February. http://www.fujitv.co.jp/123/index.html
||Filming of a special device and maze
||Swimming Mermaid with goldfishes
|December 9, 2011
||TV Osaka will broad our self-propelling capsule endoscope on television in the
special program "the forefront of the medical service -- the latest
medicine and medical tourism" at 15:00 to 15:55 on the 23rd of December.
|Nobember 4, 2011
||The Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes an international web site, "Web Japan", to introduce Japanese culture and trend. "Kids Web Japan" in the corner introduces Japanese fashion and topics to children. The report on "Japan's New Capsule Endoscopes -- "Swimming" through Your Digestive Systems" is appearing in the "High-tech" column.
|October 4, 2011
||The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is an integrated organization of science and technology in our country
that establishes an intrastructure for the entire process from the creation
of knowledge to the return to the society. Movies on "Examination
of the digestive tract by just swallowing -- development of self propelling
capsule endoscope" were carried by "Science News" of JST.
|September 30, 2011
||The comics article on "Swimming! Self propelling capsule endoscope"
was introduced at the "Frontier" page in October issue of the
selected magazine, NEC BIGLOBE "Saai Isara."
|September 13, 2011
||The self propelling capsule endoscope which was used in in-vivo examination
of dog’s stomach and the video movies were exhibited at the Advanced Technology Exhibition Hall @ TEPIA, Tokyo. The exhibition will be displayed from April, 2011 to March,
2012. The entrance is free of charge.
|The aspect of TEPIA hall and the exhibition.
|September 12〜14, 2011
||Papers on “Proposed allowable depth of local corrosion in bottom plate
of oil storage tank to prevent low cycle fatigue” and on “In vivo application
of self propelling capsule endoscope by using magnetic force” were orally
presented at the 2011 JSME Annual Conference in Tokyo.
|September 6〜8, 2011
||Plenary speech on "Development of Self-Propelling Capsule Endoscope and Its Application to Human" was presented at 15th Symposium on Nanoengineering and Microsystem Technology（2011 NMC）in Taipei, Taiwan sponsored by the Nanotechnology and Micro System Association (NMA: http://www.nma.org.tw/En/Introduction/). Invited speech on the same subject was also presented at National Taipei University of Technology.
|Signboard, reception desk of 2011 NMC and NTUT campus.
|July 26, 2011
||National newspapers reported the contents of the press announcement on our results of in-vivo
observation of human stomach and colon on the 21st of June. The articles
are shown in the following news papers.
The Asahi, The Sankei、The Hochi Sports、The Nikkan Business、The Nikkei、The Mainichi、The Yomiuri
|July 4, 2011
||The meaning of our self-propelling capsule endoscope was covered by the following NHK English program "Radio Japan Focus."
The title of the broadcast: Radio Japan Focus
Broadcasting time and date: 14:15 to 14:29 on the 12nd of July (Tuesday,
in the Japanese standard time)
The medium: in English. NHK 2nd Cannel will broadcast also.
Audences in 172 countries can moniter the program simultaneously in 17
languages including English by short wave broadcast "NHK Japan."
The broadcast can be heard also for a week by clicking the speaker sign
"July 21" in radio display after clicking "Radio & Podcast"
tag in the web site www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld
||The news program "Jornal Nacional" of Brazilian TV agency "TV Globo" interviewed us and will broad our self-propelling capsule endoscope on television the next day. The digital satellite broadcast and the cable TV "Sky Perfect" will televise the program in Japan.
The interviewing scene by TV Globo is shown in the following pictures.
|Scene in interview by TV Globo in Brazil
||The Mainichi Broadcasting interviewed our compay on self-propelling capsule endoscope and broaded
on the program "Seyanen! That's right" at 9:25 on the 25th of
June. See http://www.mbs.jp/seyanen/
|June 21, 2011
||Mu Ltd. released the news on the successful observations of human stomach
and colon by self-propelling capsule endoscope to the press with the cooperative Ryukoku University and Osaka Medical College.
Te results were broaded on news programs of major nationwide television and evening newspapers on that day.
(For the announced detail, see Application of Self propelling capsule endoscope (fin type) to human :
Press released on June, 2011 in the Project tag of this home page. )
|June 21, 2011
||NHK World televised our results on self-propelling capsule endoscope all over the
The news program can be seen simultaneously anytime in Japan at http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
|May 8, 2011
||The president, Ohtsuka made an oral presentation of the paper on "Observation of human stomach by using a body-friendly and self-propelling
capsule endoscope" at the international conference on DDW2011 (Digestive Disease Week)
in Chicago, USA.