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Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories
Toray Industries, Inc.
- Q1. What was your most impressive work?
- It was when useful information for designing new anti-thrombogenic agent was acquired by analyzing the structure of the new peptide that I had discovered. The accomplishment of being published in journals and presented in academic societies gave me confidence as a researcher.
- Q2. Please describe about the plant you are working at.
- I am working in the Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories located in the Basic Research Center. It aims to create “innovative new medicines” that look ahead to the next generation's needs.
- Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
- My department focuses on drug discovery research of synthetic and bio-pharmaceuticals. I am in charge of finding out the activity of newly synthesized compounds by evaluating them on proteins, cells, or animals.
- Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
- I put a lot of effort into creating “innovative new medicines” that can cure intractable autoimmune diseases without known causes.
- Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?
- It is when I discover that our own compound, which is narrowed down by protein and cell evaluating, after being administered to a pathological animal model shows dramatic improvement in a symptom.
- Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
- It is skiing; the only sport that I am able to play even though I am not good at exercise. Being raised in a snowy country, I have been skiing every winter since I was very little. I love the speed and exhilaration of skiing down wide slopes in snowy white scenery. My children recently learned how to ski, so we enjoy it together as a family.