Department of Nanomedicine has been established as endow courses in 2005 by a suggestion of Ikuo Morita (Excutive director and Excutive vice president of Research and International Cooperation) and financing of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP). We work on a team from Medical, Dental and Science to conduct basic researches of “off-the-shelf” regenerative therapies using stem cells or their derivatives.
Mesenchymal stem cells residing within tissues are a promising source of cells for regenerative therapy due to their multi-differentiation and high proliferative potency. We study to develop safer and more effective therapeutic application of stem cells. We study novel periodontal regenerative therapy by using cell-transfer and -patterning technique. Also we study cell-free system (stem cell-conditioned medium and extracellular vesicles)for various disease.
Lectures & Courses
In the lecture for periodontolgy（D4, D5）, we learn biological principle necessary for periodontal regeneration and the basics of periodontal surgical procedure. In graduate school lecture, we understand a mechanism of wound healing and a principle of therapeutic potential of stem cells through the latest findings such as wound healing-stimulating activity by the humoral factor secreted by stem cells. Also, we introduce novel intercellular communication vehicle as such extra cellular vesicles (exosomes), transfer and patterning technique and give an outline about application of stem cells to tissue engineering.
Clinical Services & Other Works
In dental hospital(Periodontics), Drs. Komaki and Iwasaki as periodontal specialists and preceptors offer dental treatments of the highest standard in accord with the needs of patients and clinical training of students.