[Drug Discovery Imaging Platform Unit] Unit Leader, Yasuyoshi Watanabe

- Evaluation of Drug Candidates by Molecular Imaging -

Under the Program for Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms, this unit conducts molecular imaging studies on efficacy and pharmacokinetics of drug candidate molecules.


The present process of translating a laboratory discovery into a drug often lacks appropriate system and budget. Thus many promising seed compounds fall into the valley of death early in this process. Molecular imaging can bridge the valley by making the steps in the drug discovery process more apparent and quantitative.


[Contact information for research-related enquiries]
Yasuyoshi Watanabe TEL 078-304-7101 Mail 
[Contact information for non-research-related enquiries]
Yoko Nagatomo TEL 078-304-7101 Mail