TOKYO, Oct. 4 (Liu Ge) According to Japan's "Daily News" reported on the 2nd, with the United States James Allison also won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Kyoto University Institute of Advanced Studies Professor Shuyou Ben told the media, will use the prize to set up a fund to encourage efforts in the field of Life Sciences Young researchers. The exact date of its establishment is not yet clear, but the fund is expected to expand further. The patent fee for developing new drugs by using PD-1 will reach 100 billion yen.
Professor Ben and James Alison will share the 9 million Swedish kronor (about 115 million yen) prize with each other and will receive 57.5 million yen. As a primitive capital, he set up a fund at Kyoto University, hoping to repay his university training.
In addition, Professor Ben Shuyou and a pharmaceutical company in Osaka have patented anti-cancer agents, and the royalties obtained from the pharmaceutical company will also be included in the fund.
Young researchers in Japan are facing increasing funding constraints for scientific research. The new fund is mainly for young researchers in life sciences who are committed to basic research.
If the fund can reach 100 billion yen, it will be able to finance 40 people a year at an annual rate of 4%, with each person receiving about 100 million yen, Mr. Ben said.
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