The ultimate goal of the UpRod project is to bring innovations in the drug discovery and development industry. Using the Useful Natural Product Library in Kumamoto University, we do the following projects based on our Mission and Vision; (1) Establishment of cultivation systems that can produce steady quantities of high quality useful natural products by collaborations of Kumamoto University and local companies, (2) Establishment of an evaluation system that includes systematic serial-operation of extractions, analyses and evaluations of the useful natural products in the library that ultimately leads to the production of innovative medical products.
UpRod is made up of three pillars:
1. Creation of a library of useful natural products from various areas around the world
2. Promotion of R&D for useful natural product cultivation and content assessment
3. Drug discovery and health related business