Funding for this research was provided by:
Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research (20K20230, 18K07424)
International Joint Research Programs (19KK0221)
Received: 22 June 2020
Accepted: 30 December 2020
First Online: 9 February 2021
: The Department of Next Generation of Hematology Laboratory Medicine at Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine has been endowed by Sysmex (Kobe, Japan) to develop and validate new diagnostic technology and to conduct academic research in hematology through collaborations. KK, IT, and KU are employees of Sysmex. The study was performed by scientifically proper methods without any bias. This work was supported in part by Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research (18K07424 to YT), International Joint Research Programs (19KK0221 to YT) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.