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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). See http://www.ieice.org/eng/index.html

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 at http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

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/
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