Akihiro Okamoto, Independent Scientist Wins Catalyst Award at HLGC by U.S. NAM

Akihiro Okamoto, Independent Scientist has received Catalyst Award by U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge (HLGC).

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The Catalyst Awards are given as part of Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge(HLGC) proposed by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM). HLGC calls for outstanding ideas from around the world to promote the creation of innovations that will help solve the challenges of aging societies around the world. It consists of three phases. In the first Catalyst Phase, approximately 450 innovative ideas from around the world are selected to receive Catalyst Award for their potential to contribute to the realization of healthy longevity.

The Catalyst Award was presented at the Healthy Longevity Global Competition: Announcement of International Catalyst Award Winners (virtual event), on October 15, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET.

Research Title

"Microbial electricity generation from saliva tells your oral health condition: Electrochemical sensor targeting periodontal pathogen in saliva for the longevity of healthy age"


Prof. Tatsuji Nishihara
Specially Appointed Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, School of Dentistry,  Kyushu Dental University
Dr. Gaku Imamura
Independent Scientist, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS