About donation of ROHM BNCT Center in Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine to Kyoto Prefecture
ROHM Co., Ltd. has completed the donation of the research facility and equipment for "Cancer Treatment Research", to Kyoto Prefecture.
This research facility has been established within Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and named the "Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine ROHM BNCT Center". This facility will be used for research on BNCT* (Boron Neutron Capture Therapy), a next-generation cancer treatment.
Kyoto Prefecture is promoting integrated medical care provision and advanced cancer treatment research from cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and we hope that this center will contribute to these efforts.
【Details of the donated facility】
・Name: Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine ROHM BNCT Center
・Scale: Two ground floors, one basement floor
・Area: Approximately 1,500 m2
・A set of Neutron irradiator
※BNCT(Boron Neutron Capture Therapy)
A treatment method that selectively destroys only cancer cells by irradiating boron-incorporated cancer cells with neutrons, without causing much damage to normal cells.