Tasuku Honjo

Taiwan's 2020 Tang Prize Biopharmaceutical Science Laureates to Decipher the Code of Body's Inflammatory Responses

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 1:00pm

The Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with Experimental Biology of the US and Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University, will stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Biopharmaceutical Science at 9a.m., Taiwan time (GMT+8), on September 22, and livestream it on the Foundation's website (https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94 ), with both Mandarin and English settings available.

Key Points: 
  • The Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with Experimental Biology of the US and Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University, will stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Biopharmaceutical Science at 9a.m., Taiwan time (GMT+8), on September 22, and livestream it on the Foundation's website (https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94 ), with both Mandarin and English settings available.
  • In addition to the lectures delivered by three 2020 awardees, 2014 Tang Prize and 2018 Nobel Prize winners Dr. James P. Allison and Prof. Tasuku Honjo will also take part.
  • Harkening back to the golden age of the Tang Dynasty in Chinese history, the Tang Prize seeks to be an inspiring force for people working in all corners of the world.
  • For more information on the Tang Prize and its laureates, please visit www.tang-prize.org

U.S. District Court Rules Dana-Farber Scientist is an Inventor on Six Critical Immunotherapy Patents

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:53pm

In 2015, Dana-Farber filed suit asking the U.S. District Court in Boston to correct the inventorship on six patents that were assigned to Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Tasuku Honjo, MD, PhD, of Kyoto University.

Key Points: 
  • In 2015, Dana-Farber filed suit asking the U.S. District Court in Boston to correct the inventorship on six patents that were assigned to Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Tasuku Honjo, MD, PhD, of Kyoto University.
  • The patents describe a cancer treatment that helps patients' own immune systems attack cancer cells in the body.
  • I am delighted that the court recognized our essential contribution to these inventions, said Freeman.
  • Our focus now will continue to be on the best ways to get new therapies to patients as quickly as possible.

Two Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors Win Nobel Prizes

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 1:45pm

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --James P. Allison, Ph.D., and Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D., both Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), were awarded the Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Chemistry, respectively.

Key Points: 
  • TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --James P. Allison, Ph.D., and Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D., both Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), were awarded the Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Chemistry, respectively.
  • Allison was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, sharing the honor with Dr. Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University.
  • She was also inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014, and she received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2011.
  • The National Academy of Inventors is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide.