Development of an exosome purification method using a Superabsorbent Polymer Recruitment of co-creation partner companies for practical application

The research group of Associate Professor Tatsuya Tominaga of Bioanalytical Technology, Tokushima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professor Koichi Ute of Chemical Science and Technology, Tokushima University Graduate School of Advanced Technology and Science, and Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (hereafter Sanyo Chemical) have developed a purification method to recover exosomes*1 with high accuracy and yield using a superabsorbent polymer (SAP).

Through this technology, the research group of Tokushima university and Sanyo Chemical aim to contribute toward prevention of diseases and extension of healthy life expectancy. We will recruit co-creation partner companies for business development to realize early social implementation.

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This article is a reprint of the Sanyo Chemical’s press release posted on January 24th, 2022.

*1 Exosome
It is a membrane vesicle approximately 50–150 nm in diameter that is secreted from most cells. As transportation of exosomes to other cells causes functional and physiological changes, their use in diagnostic and regenerative medicine applications are being developed.

SANAM is the U.S. Sales and Marketing organization of one of Japan’s leading specialty chemical producers – Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. Founded in 1989, SANAM has more than 30 years of experience introducing innovative Japanese chemical products to American industry. Our multi-national team routinely handles all of the regulatory, logistical and commercial details involved with the importation of a broad range of made-to-order specialty chemical products into North America.”