Greeting from the Leader
Design for Living Tissue
In the field of medicine and cell biology, there is an increasing demand for in vitro models that capture the function of living tissues. To capture the in vivo function in engineered tissues, there is a need to create bio-structures that mimic the hierarchical architecture and complexity of living tissues. Therefore, controlling cell microenvironment in a highly controllable, reproducible and scalable manner is necessary.By exploiting innovative approaches including microfabrication techniques (MEMS) and material science, we focus on development of three-dimensional engineered tissues for regenerative medicine and fundamental cell biology.
Yukiko Tsuda. MATSUNAGA
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Center for International Research on Integrative Biomedical Systems
- Dr. TAKAHASHI’s paper (Scientific Reports) has been published online.
- Dr. KIM’s review article (Journal of Materials Chemistry B) has been accepted.
- Prof. Toshiro OHASHI (Hokkaido Univ.) gave a lecture at the 44nd Engineering and Bio seminar.
- MATSUNAGA gave a talk at the 21st Information and Biotoronics Workshop.
- Dr. Hiroyuki NAKAJIMA (NCVC) gave a lecture at the 43rd Engineering and Bio seminar.
- We invited Dr. Kiichiro YANO (Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited) for lecture about “An idea on a prospective form of collaborative research between academia and industry” at Advanced Biodevice class.
- MATSUNAGA had a presentation at Tsukuba BME Collaboration Forum 2017.
- USUBA has received a prize at the 26th Intelligent Materials / System Symposium.
- USUBA and TACHIZAWA had oral presentation at the 26th Intelligent Materials / System Symposium (Tokyo Women's Medical University).
- Dr. TAKAHASHI’s research article on “imaging angiogenesis of the blood vessel on a chip" has been accepted by Scientific Report.