Licensing Opportunities

OIST Technology Licensing Section seeks out partners in industry with whom OIST researchers can work to develop new technologies. Potential partners are invited to contact the Technology Licensing Section:

  • to license existing technologies from our patent portfolio
  • to collaborate to further develop technologies from our technology portfolio
  • to find members of the OIST research community with expertise in specific areas
  • to propose projects that may be of mutual interest

The Technology Transfer Manager can be contacted at or +81-(0)98-966-8937.

A selection of technologies currently available for licensing is listed below:

Patent Movie News
Artificial Intelligence            
  Efficient Goal Estimation for Intelligent Systems
WO 2017/159126

JP only
    Doya Unit
Drug Discovery            
  Anti-Cancer Drug Screening WO 2011/155253       Kitano Unit
  Disarming Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria WO 2014/133197        
  Micro & Nano Patterned Multiplex Biomaterials WO 2017/135309       Shen Unit
  Multi-well Plate with Uniform Electric Field WO 2017/047098     Shen Unit
  Synthesis of Novel Pharmaceutical Synthons WO 2014/058035       Tanaka Unit
  Sulfone-substituted Cyclopropanes and Their One-step Synthesis WO 2019/035479   STG
  Histamine-responsive Riboswitch WO 2020/171070       Yokobayashi Unit
Health, Disease Diagnostics            
  Evaluation of the degree of aging, using blood, urine or saliva metabolites   WO 2017/155100
WO 2019/208572
  Yanagida Unit
  Evaluation of the risk of type-2 diabetes, using blood   WO 2020/105562     Yanagida Unit
  Evaluation of the risk of frailty, using blood   Filed   Yanagida Unit
  2D FFT with Simultaneous Edge Artifact Removal WO 2017/013877   Skoglund Unit
  Microwave Amplification by a Spin Maser​ Filed       Konstantinov Unit
  Increased and Prolonged Catalytic Activity of Noble Metal Nano-Catalysts​ WO 2017/002357       Sowwan Unit
  Nanocrystallization of Amorphous Silicon Quantum Dots WO 2014/141662       Sowwan Unit
  Printing and Photolithography-free fabrication of sealed TGV Filed       Fried Unit
  Photoluminescent Mechanoresponsive Polymers Filed     Khusnutdinova Unit
  Enhanced Force Measurement WO 2015/186356       Bandi Unit
  Temperature Contolled Microfluidic Platform WO 2017/222079       Shen Unit
  Detachable Microfluidic System for Sparse Cell Seeding Filed       Shen Unit
Renewable Energy            
  Renewable Energy Forecast Error Correction WO 2016/136237     Bandi Unit
  Alternative Energy Devices and Methods Based on Perovskite WO 2016/027450   Qi Unit
  Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Barrier WO 2019/208835   Shintake Unit
  High-Throughput Nanoplasmonic Bioassay Chips WO 2018/194184 Shen Unit
  In-situ Growth and Nanoparticle Decoration of Nanowires WO 2017/033444     Sowwan Unit
  Ultrasensitive Nitrogen Oxide/Dioxide Gas Sensor Based On Iron Nanocubes WO 2018/004011   Sowwan Unit
  Aceton Nanosensor WO 2019/177169       Sowwan Unit
  RNA-based Histamine Sensor Filed       Yokobayashi Unit
  All-Optical Nano-Positioner US10215923     Nic Chormaic Unit
  Pulling Apart Photoexcited Electrons​ WO 2019/203269     Dani Unit
  Sustainable Wastewater Treatment by Bio-Electrochemical Waster to Energy MFC Filed   Goryannin Unit