Wykład prof. Yasuhiko Tabaty z Uniwersytetu w Kioto

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Prof. Yasuhiko Tabata z Uniwersytetu w Kioto wygłosi wykład zatytułowany "Biomaterials Design of Tissue Engineering to Enhance Natural-Healing Potentials for Regenerative Medicine".

Biomaterials Design of Tissue Engineering to Enhance Natural-Healing Potentials for Regenerative Medicine
Yasuhiko Tabata

Laboratory of Biomaterials, Department of Regeneration Science and Engineering
Institute for Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

A new therapeutic trial based on the natural-healing potential of body itself to induce tissues regeneration and repairing, has been recently expected. To realize this regenerative therapy, there are two approaches of cell transplantation and tissue engineering. Tissue engineering is a biomaterial technology or methodology to artificially create a local environment which enables cells to enhance their proliferation and differentiation for tissue regeneration. If a cell scaffold or a key bio-active is supplied to the right place at the right time or concentration, the body system initiates to physiologically function, resulting in the natural induction of cell-based tissue regeneration.

The biological functions of bio-active molecules are promoted by combining with drug delivery system (DDS) technology. Biodegradable hydrogels enabled the controlled release of various growth factors and chemokines to realize the cell healing potential-based regeneration and repairing of various tissues through the in vivo recruitment and activation of cells. This release and/or cell scaffold technologies can be combined with cell transplantation to significantly enhance the therapeutic efficacy in tissue regeneration.

In this paper, several applications of DDS and cell scaffold technologies to the tissue regeneration therapy are introduced to emphasize the necessity and significance of tissue engineering technologies in regenerative medicine.


Dr. Yasuhiko Tabata is the Professor of laboratory of Biomaterials at the Institute for Life and Medical Sciences (LiMe), Kyoto University and serves as adjunctive professor at 17 different universities. He received his BD in Polymer Chemistry (1981), Ph.D. (1988) in Technology, D.Med.Sc. (2002), and D.Pharm. (2003) all at Kyoto University. He has published over 1,700 scientific papers including 145 book chapters and review papers and has 130 patents. He received the Young Investigator Award (1990), the Scientific Award from the Japanese Society for Biomaterials (2002), the Scientific Award from the Japan Society of Drug Delivery System (2011), Chandra P. Sharma Award of the International Society of Biomaterials & Artificial Organs (2011), the Scientific Award from the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine (2014), Merit Award Winners for Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, President of Science Council of Japan Award (2016), Outstanding Scientist Award of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society - Asian-Pacific Chapter (TERMIS-AP) (2018), Excellence Achievement Award TERMIS-AP (2022), and several scientific awards.

Dr. Tabata is the council member of 5 Japanese Academic Societies or an associate member of the Science Council of Japan, Cabinet Office and the Editorial Board of 7 scientific journals. Specific research interests include biomaterials, drug delivery system (DDS), tissue engineering, stem cell technology, and medical diagnostics.