Vol.20 No.6<2022 November-December>

Life-enhancing biomaterials

2023.01.04 Published


Contents

【Introduction】
Saving lives with biomaterials

Mitsuhiro Ebara
Group Leader
Smart Polymers Group
Polymers and Biomaterials Field
Research Center for Functional Materials

[Round-table discussion among young researchers]
Biomaterials:
key to revolutionizing medical treatments

「Hotmelt tissue adhesive that can prevent postoperative adhesion」
Akihiro Nishiguchi
Senior Researcher
Polymeric Biomaterials Group
Polymers and Biomaterials Field
Research Center for Functional Materials

「Investigating biological phenomena using functional shape-memory polymers」
Koichiro Uto
Senior Researcher/Independent Scientist
Smart Polymers Group
Polymers and Biomaterials Field
Research Center for Functional Materials

「Development of protein-immobilized nanoparticle conjugates as anticancer drugs」
Shota Yamamoto
Researcher
Mechanobiology Group
Polymers and Biomaterials Field
Research Center for Functional Materials

「Locally administered photodynamic therapy with reduced side effects using adhesive photosensitizer」
Toru Yoshitomi
Senior Researcher
Tissue Regeneration Materials Group
Polymers and Biomaterials Field
Research Center for Functional Materials

NIMS Award 2022
Interview with NIMS Award winners

「Regenerating failed organs and tissues using cell sheets」
Teruo Okano
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Women's Medical University
Professor and Director, Cell Sheet Tissue Engineering Center, University of Utah

「Overcoming foreign body reactions using biomimetic polymers」
Kazuhiko Ishihara
Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo

「Clarifying the relationship between cells and "force" and developing organ chips」
Donald E. Ingber
Founding Director and Core Faculty Member,
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, USA
Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Bioinspired Engineering, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, USA




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