History of JMAC

Year Heisei Era Month Event
2007 19 10 MicroArray Consortium was established as voluntary industry organization.
The first Chairman: Hidemi Miura, Toshiba Corporation
2008 20 10 Japan MicroArray Consortium was authorized by Tokyo Prefecture as non-profit organization.
Chairman: Hidemi Miura, Toshiba Corporation
2010 22 7 Chairman: Akira Nakata, Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.
(currently, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation)
2012 24 7 Chairman: Yukichi Deguchi, Toray Industries, Inc.
2013 25 11 Publication of ISO 16578, for which JMAC had drafted the standard document and led an international initiative.
2014 26 6 Change of English name of the consortium: Japan Multiplex bio-Analysis Consortium
2014 26 7 Chairman: Shiro Saito, Toshiba Corporation
2016 28 6 Publication of consortium standard, CS101 “Nucleic Acid Synthesis – Requirements for Production – “
2016 28 12 ISO/TC 276 approved to launch the standardization of “General definitions and requirements for the production and quality control of synthesized oligonucleotides” for which JMAC had drafted the standard document.
2018 30 10 Change of English name of the consortium: Japan bio Measurement & Analysis Consortium