Shionogi Healthcare, Shionogi, and Pixie Dust Technologies Enter a Business Partnership Agreement to Launch Business Involving Brain Activation through Sound Stimulation
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Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Vice President of New Business Promotion Department, Shionogi & Co.
Satoru Yoshimoto, President of Shionogi Healthcare & Co.
Taiichiro Murakami, Representative Director of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
Yousuke Miharu, Corporate Officer, Senior Vice President of Integrated Disease Care Division, Shionogi & Co.
■About "Brain Activation and Improvement of Cognitive Function through Sound Stimulation"
■Comments from Yousuke Miharu, Corporate Officer, Senior Vice President of Integrated Disease Care Division, Shionogi & Co.
■Comments from Satoru Yoshimoto, President of Shionogi Healthcare & Co.
■Comments from Taiichiro Murakami, Representative Director of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
With the conclusion of this business partnership agreement, the three companies will deploy their respective expertise to further expand the possibilities of this business.
1. Sonic technology that may enhance cerebral gamma wave rhythmic activity.
2. Herrmann, C. S., & Demiralp, T. (2005). Human EEG gamma oscillations in neuropsychiatric disorders. Clinical neurophysiology, 116(12), 2719-2733.
Conclusion of a basic agreement between Pixie Dust Technologies and Shionogi for joint research for improvement of cognitive function and brain activation by sound stimulation
4. Annual Report on the Aging Society 2022
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■About Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Shionogi has identified “improving social productivity” as one of the material issue (materiality) we should address. We will continue to strive to deliver innovative treatments for cognitive function disorders with high unmet medical needs and to thereby contribute to improving the quality of life and productivity of people suffering from mental / neurological disease and those who support them.
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■About Shionogi Healthcare & Co., Ltd.
The Shionogi Group has been improving people’s health ever since its foundation more than 140 years ago. As part of that, Shionogi Healthcare was established in January 2016 with a philosophy of "always providing the best healthcare value necessary to protect people's health." We will enhance the competitiveness of our healthcare business by adding value through multi-layered operations and alliances, and contribute to the extension of healthy life expectancy through superior products, information, and services.
■About Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
PxDT, whose slogan is “Digitally Rebalanced,” is university startup that aims to be a driving force in leading us to a new equilibrium point by looking at the world from the perspective of digital technology. We will research and develop interface technologies that connect the digital and physical worlds, and contribute to their practical application by seamlessly incorporating them into society