ABOUT US

Our main research interests are in the areas of regenerative medicine and cancer therapy, and we work on nanomedicine using functional magnetic nanoparticles.

KEY WORDS

Medical technology, Nanomedicine, Bioprocess, Biomaterials, Regenerative medicine, Cancer therapy, Magnetic nanoparticles, Tissue engineering, Hyperthermia, Tissue/Cell culture, iPS cell, Bioseparation, Bio-artificial pancreas, Phospholipid polymers, Redox-active polymers

NEWS & TOPICS

  • A paper on cancer hyperthermia using mitochondria-directed magnetic nanoparticles was selected as the Issue Highlights in Cancer Science. (2023.8.24)
  • Prof. Ito became Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (ELSEVIER). (2023.6.1)
  • Prof. Ito became a member of Board of Directors of the Society for Biotechnology, Japan. (2023.6.1)
  • Mr. Tomoki Nakai (M1) received the Excellent Poster Award at the SCEJ 51st Autumn Meeting. (2020.9.28)
  • Asst. Prof. Kaneko gave an invited lecture titled "Preparation of redox phospholipid polymers for cancer therapy" at the SCEJ 88th Annual Meeting. (2023.3.16)
  • A paper on cryopreservation techniques for pancreatic islets was published in Bioengineering & Translational Medicine. We have shown that large-volume cryopreservation of transplantable islets can be achieved by adding magnetic nanoparticles to the cryopreservation solution and heating them uniformly and quickly with an alternating magnetic field. https://aiche.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/btm2.10416 (2022.9.27)
  • Ms. Ami Nishikawa (M1) received the Excellent Poster Award at the SCEJ 53nd Autumn Meeting. (2022.9.15)
  • Our review paper on magnetic hyperthermia was selected as the cover story in International Journal of Molecular Sciences. https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/23/12(2022.6.24)
  • Mr. Akio Yamaguchi (M1) received the Excellent Poster Award at the SCEJ 52nd Autumn Meeting. (2021.9.23)
  • Prof. Ito gave an invited lecture titled "Hyperthermia using functional magnetic nanoparticles" at the 45th Annual Conference on MAGNETICS in Japan. (2021.9.1)
  • Mr. Tomoki Nakai (M1) received the Excellent Poster Award at the SCEJ 51st Autumn Meeting. (2020.9.28)
  • A paper on cryopreservation techniques for human iPS cells was published in Scientific Reports. We have shown that large-volume cryopreservation can be achieved by adding magnetic nanoparticles to the cryopreservation solution and heating them uniformly and quickly with an alternating magnetic field. https://rdcu.be/b6dHB (2020.8.12)
  • Dr. Masahiro Kaneko has joined as an Assistant Professor. (2020.4.1)
  • The Ito Lab was established.(2019.5.1)