23 March, the Pioneers Asia 2016 was held in Tokyo, we had a panel discussion on the life sciences and agriculture is provided in the afternoon. European countries, including Austria, historically strong industry related to drug discovery and medical care (and, therefore, also a look at the sales level of the world of pharmaceutical manufacturers, many occupied by American and European companies), Pioneers is to deal with this topic, it can be said that makes sense.
In this session,
Based in California / United Kingdom, Oshiorenvova Agabi Mr. Koniku the development of neurons (nerve cells) technology
Based in San Francisco, Arturo Elizondo said of Clara Foods to develop and manufacture an artificial egg yolk or egg white
Based in Paris, Pierre Dessein’s GenePred to fibrosis tendency of the liver using the algorithm gene analysis
… I have been on stage.
Program director of Indiebio Ruan Bethencourt Mr. served as the moderator. Bethencourt said, but especially DIY bio world-renowned figure in the field of biotechnology and hack (biotechnology research carried out at home) (able to hack their bodies with bio). Currently, based in San Francisco, which operates the accelerator “Indiebio” that specializes in biotechnology.
The field of life sciences and biotechnology is, mainly the future of food, biomaterials (bio material), that is roughly divided into the field of drug discovery. Bethencourt said, citing the words of Ito MinoruKazuuji of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab Director, “the Internet of the hardware of technology whereas the processing capacity in the two years from one and a half years is doubled (Moore’s Law ), the world of Bio, said that 5 to 6 times faster speed. ”
Agabi’s Koniku, it mediated a person convey the information, beginning with the first paper (print) by the invention of Gutenberg, increasing processing capacity by the invention of the transistor, appeal is now the era of the neuron. The human brain, 40PFlops (petaflops, flops in or floating-point operations per second can be many times, the unit shows the processing capacity of the computer. By the way, since the chip mounted on the latest model of the iPhone is 230GFlops, human the brain has its about 2 there will be thousands of times the processing power) of processing power, storage capacity of 1PB (petabyte) is, it is sufficient capacity to record all the United States of the Congress proceedings
He piled up research in this field for more than 15 years, the structure analysis of the neuron, connection, we have developed a stabilization technology. Currently, the product of the neuron circuit that is the iPad size of, until the fourth quarter of 2018 5 the size of the St. currency that he is goal that downsizing is up to (approximately 20mm in diameter).
Agabi said the bee is to amplify the nerve signals about the smell in the body, pointed out that there is an ability to be sniffing the smell of one kilometers away, for example, by applying it to the neuron technology, just so happens in order to prevent terrorism, such as has occurred in Belgium, drone that can detect a bomb in an airport told the possibility of development.