Oct. 9, 2012: [Materials Provided] Koichi Tanaka expressed comment related to the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Professor Shinya Yamanaka.

 On October 8, 2012, it was announced that the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine had been awarded to Professor Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, a prestigious researcher in the field of iPS research. This is seen as a very good opportunity to introduce Japan’s innovative science and technology to the world, and to contribute to global drug discovery and diagnostics.
 Professor Yamanaka lectured at the Shimadzu Luncheon Seminar at the 19th International Mass Spectrometry Conference last month. General Manager Tanaka expressed his hope that mass spectrometry, including iPS research, will increasingly contribute to Japan, and his comments have been picked up by a variety of news agencies.