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30 July, 2019

QST President Says New System Will Reinforce R&D on Charged Particle Therapy

On June 20, President Toshio Hirano and other representatives from Japan’s National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) met the press to explain the FY19 reorganization of the organization into “QST 2.0,” with research on quantum life science at its core.

QST President Toshio Hirano (center)The institute was created in April 2016 through the partial merger of its predecessor, the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), together with the Quantum Beam Directorate and the Nuclear Fusion Directorate of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). On the occasion of entering its fourth year, QST is carrying out the major structural reorganization, aiming to reinforce its R&D efforts using its next-generation charged-particle cancer therapy device, known as the quantum scalpel. It will also continue to develop human resources to work in radiation emergency medicine. The Quantum Life Science Directorate, a new organization directly under President Hirano, will take a nationwide approach, developing organic linkages among several research bases and cross-appointing re...more
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