Purpose / Overview / System

Purpose of Establishment

The purpose of the establishment of Iwate Biotechnology Research Center is to contribute to the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries industries and the food industry in Iwate Prefecture by conducting basic research using leading-edge biotechnology in order to support research on application of biotechnology by testing/research institutions set up by the Iwate Prefectural Government.

Overview of Operations

  • By using the facilities and equipment at Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, basic research on biotechnology is conducted with regard to assignments commissioned by the Iwate Prefectural Government.

Major Commissioned Assignments

I.        Development of technologies that contribute to production of competitive agricultural, forestry, and fishery products

II.       Development of technologies that contribute to the maintenance of health

  • In order to obtain up-to-date information about biotechnology, researchers are sent to academic/research conferences and research institutions in Japan and overseas for collecting various types of literature and reference materials.
  • Iwate Biotechnology Research Center holds public seminars and symposiums on biotechnology to improve the quality of researchers at the Center and in Iwate Prefecture, and actively promotes research exchange with researchers in Japan and overseas.
  • In order to master the state-of-the-art technology related to biotechnology, the Center provides training programs.

Research Structure

Research Structure