About NTRC

About Neutron Therapy
Research Center (NTRC)

Working with
international organizations,
we will establish the standard
protocol for BNCT.

NTRC was established to develop new approaches to BNCT. Our scientists select and provide customized boron agents for treating specific types of cancer.

Outlines of NTRC

NTRC of Okayama University was inaugurated in 2017 under the governmental support by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Kagamino-cho town. We aim to realize our three missions with five divisions.

Our missions

  • Development of new boron agents
  • Formulation of international guideline of BNCT
  • Support for developing a new accelerator-based neutron generator

NTRC five divisions and our partners

MOU:Memorandum of Understanding
PA: Practical Arrangements

History of NTRC

2015 Feb Signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Okayama University, Kagamino-cho and Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).
2015 Mar Co-hosted the first international symposium with IAEA at Kagamino-cho.
2016 Mar Co-hosted the second international symposium with IAEA at Kagamino-cho.
2016 Oct Signed Practical Arrangements (PA) between IAEA and Okayama University on Cooperation in the Area of Research and Higher Education in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy.
2017 Apr NTRC inaugurated.
2017 Apr Division of International Affairs setup under Endowed Chair of Kagamino-cho
2017 Sep Signed MOU between Nagoya University and Okayama University
2017 Dec Held the First Symposium of NTRC
2017 Dec Signed MOU between Okayama University and Osaka Prefecture University
2018 Feb Okayama University Hospital was assigned as Center for Comprehensive Genomic Medicine by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW)
2018 Oct Started Pharmaceutical Affairs Consultation on R&D Strategy for the new boron drug with the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
2018 Nov Confirmed onset of a neutron beam by the accelerator-based neutron generator at Nagoya University
2018 Nov Signed research Agreement with 3-D Matrix Ltd.
2018 Dec Held the Second Symposium of NTRC
2018 Dec Started cellular experiments with the neutron generator at Nagoya University.
2019 Dec Signed Joint Research Agreement for New Boron Agency with Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences
2019 Apr Restructure of NTRC
2019 May Started in vitro experiments of the new boron agency by the neutron generator at Nagoya University.
2019 Jun Signed the extension of MOU with Nagoya University
2019 Jul Patented the new drug, OKD-001
2019 Oct Promoted investments for OKD-001.
2019 Dec Held the Third Symposium of NTRC
2020 Jun Renewed the Practical Arrangements (PA) with IAEA


Neutron Therapy Research Center
Shikata campus
2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku,
Okayama 700-8558 JAPAN