研究室紹介

Applied Analytical Chemistry

Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering

Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering

Currently, one out of every two Japanese people has cancer and one out of every three people dies from cancer. The number of cancer patients is expected to increase as the aging society progresses, and early detection and treatment of cancer is strongly desired. In addition to cancer, bacterial infections such as tuberculosis and other re-emerging infectious diseases and drug-resistant bacteria are also becoming more apparent, and the development of early detection methods is desired. Given this background, the future direction of analytical chemistry is to research, develop, and provide minimally invasive and non-invasive analytical methods that are highly sensitive (fewer cancer cells), accurate (no false positives), and less mentally and physically demanding (blood sampling and biopsy). In order to solve such social problems, our laboratory is conducting research and development to create new bioanalytical technologies by using micro/nano spaces fabricated with microfabrication technologies in the semiconductor field as a "space" for measurement and diagnosis of bio-related substances and cells. Ultimately, we aim to further extend such analytical technology called Lab-on-a-Chip (µTAS) to create Life-on-a-Chip, in which life (biological phenomena) can be artificially reproduced on a chip.

Multicolor laser display "Rainbow Stars"

Staff

Prof. Noritada Kaji
Assoc.Prof. Shin-ichi Zaitsu
Asst.Prof. Iat Wai Leong

The Main Research Topics

  • Development of microfluidic devices for single cell and bacterial analysis
  • Development of microfluidic devices for the study of intestinal microflora
  • Development of methods for the production and analysis of artificial cells and extracellular vesicles and their application to bioanalysis, drug discovery, and medicine
  • Research on advanced analytical techniques using laser beams
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