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Biochemical Engineering Creating Highly Advanced Medical Treatment

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Microcapsule for cell encapsulation

With recent advancements in molecular biology, the pathogenic mechanisms of various diseases have become better understood. By coupling this understanding with medical technologies, new approaches to therapy for many conventionally intractable diseases have been developed. Reviews, however, are required on the effective production of curative medicines, as well as on further development of the curative effects of these approaches to therapy before they can be practically applied. At the same time, the continued development of completely new effective technologies is also expected.

With organ transplantation, there are many problems that need to be urgently addressed, including the chronic lack of donor organs. Biochemical engineering can play a vital role in the development of new technologies, and in finding the needed solutions. Using our research background to bring a new perspective, we conduct pioneering and practical-application oriented research in this course, covering subjects such as the development of gene transfer techniques, the development of highly functional drugs and the design of their mass production process employing genetically modified birds, the development of cancer treatment techniques that are free of side-effects, the creation of highly functional bio-materials, the development of organoid formation techniques that lead to regenerative medicine, and the development of hybrid artificial livers for use in human clinical medicine.

In addition, we make full use of biotechnology and energetically propelled research and education covering vast areas of bioengineering that address daily needs in the creation of highly advanced medical technologies, such as research covering the activity enhancement and functional modification of biomolecules, including enzymes. We also conduct research on stem cells, including embryonic stem cells, with an eye on advancing regenerative medicine for the future.

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Heart muscle cell sheet
fabricated by nanotechnology

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Liver cell organoids


The Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
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