"Collaborative Research Agreement with BioSigma S.A. (Republic of Chile) - Leaching copper from ores using microbial biotechnology -"
IAB and BioSigma S.A. (Republic of Chile) have started joint research on bio-mining (mining technology using micro-organisms). This research will be carried out in a new research laboratory established by BioSigma S.A. inside the Tsuruoka City Advanced Research Industrial Support Center (Tsuruoka Metabolome Campus), where a signing ceremony was held on January 16th. The ceremony was attended by the General Manager of BioSigma S.A., the President of Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd., and the Ambassador of Chile to Japan.
Dr.Masaru Tomita, Director of IAB and Dr.Ricardo Badilla, General Manager of Biosigma S.A.