Request for Proposal
Status: RFP is Closed

New Applications of Oxygen Stable Isotope (¹⁸O)

Request Number
Due Date
Jan 30
Program Manager

Joint research/development


To be discussed depending on the details of the proposal

Necessary R&D costs will be covered. Details to be discussed.

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RFP was closed on
Feb 2019

RFP Title


New Applications of Oxygen Stable Isotope (¹⁸O)
RFP Description

NineSigma, representing TAIYO NIPPON SANSO Corporation ( ) of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, seeks a joint research/development partner in order to use their proprietary oxygen stable isotope (¹⁸O) for new applications.

This isotope is currently supplied as an ingredient of PET diagnostic agents. The client invites a wide variety of proposals for new applications from various industries to explore potential technological applications.


Oxygen Stable Isotope Supplied by Taiyo Nippon Sanso

TAIYO NIPPON SANSO is the world’s largest oxygen isotope manufacturer that supplies oxygen stable isotopes as an ingredient of diagnostics for PET scan, which is a mainstream technique for cancer diagnosis worldwide.

Having established a proprietary technology to separate an oxygen stable isotope (¹⁸O), the client has the strength to provide high-quality stable isotope at high concentration.

Details of the introduced technology:

Key Success Criteria

Anticipated Partner and Applications

The client anticipates collaboration with an organization that meets one of the following criteria:

  • Academia or corporation that has an idea on a new application other than cancer diagnosis
  • Corporations wishing to introduce the oxygen stable isotope to their business


Anticipated applications include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Development of diagnostic agents
  • Development of medicines
  • Development of materials (e.g. material used in fuel cells)
  • Environmental assessment (e.g. water-quality assessment, geological assessment)
Items to be Submitted

Organizations interested in participating in this request should submit your proposal via NineSights<>, the platform of NineSigma’s open innovation community, which allows you to manage all your proposals.

Please contact the Solution Provider Help Desk for assistance about registration and proposal submission.

If you find it difficult to prepare a proposal, please inform the help desk that you are interested in collaborating. We will discuss with you how such collaboration will proceed.

  • Overview of your organization
  • Potential application
  • Reasons, advantages and novelty for using the oxygen stable isotope for the above applications
  • Specifications of the oxygen stable isotope to be used
  • Anticipated business size (if a proposal is submitted by a corporation)
  • Anticipated ripple effect
  • Terms and roles that you expect the partner (TAIYO NIPPON SANSO) (except compensation for costs)

The client will first evaluate the submitted proposals and then directly contact candidates with suitable proposal. The specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the client.

Preferred Collaboration Types
Area of Interest