Centre for Health and Healthcare
The Centre for Health and Healthcare is identifying and scaling up solutions for more resilient, efficient, and equitable healthcare systems.
Biological diagnostics deliver a high level of sensitivity by leveraging biology, surpassing the sensitivity of artificial devices, while enabling costs to be kept low by selecting organisms that cost nothing for upkeep. Hirotsu Bio Science is working on the practical use of the world’s first-ever biological diagnosis, a cancer test known as N-NOSE. The test uses urine samples and is therefore non-invasive and simple, combining benefits including high sensitivity, low costs and early detection. It launched the commercial service of N-NOSE in January 2020 in Japan. In 2022, it developed and launched the world’s first pancreatic cancer test using genetic manipulation technology.