Materials Science and Technology
Materials Chemistry, Biomaterial Science and Engineering
Nanoparticle analyzer, Surface area and pore size analyzer, Fluorescence microscope, Fluorescence spectrophotometer,
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Cytocompatible evaluation equipments
Forte of this laboratory's study
1. Preparation of inorganic-organic nanohybrids
2. Synthesis of photofunctional nanomaterials
3. In situ analysis technique of cell-material interfaces
4. Micropatterning technique towards BioMEMS
Achivements/proposals via industry-academia collabolations
I suggest that understanding of cellular response to nanobiomaterial surfaces is crucial for successful biomedical applications such as tissue regeneration, integration, and bio-imaging (Figure 1). Based on academia-industry collaborations, our materials chemistry and surface-engineering technologies of nanobioceramics will successfully encourage and improve ”cell therapeutics” in our body (Figure 2).
Areas interesting to interact with
The number of unexamined patent publication bulletin: 30
The number of patent registration: 8
As for the other research topic, the synthesis of spherical nanobioceramics (calcium phosphate, titania, silica, etc.) are focused in our Lab. By constructing the synthetic techniques, the multi-coupling of functions (e.g., targeting, imaging) as well as anticancer drug therapies in a sufficient concentration on one nanosphere will be achieved towards both diagnosis and therapy systems.
- Nanobioceramic-induced cell functions through (a) the cellular interfacial interactions and (b) the cellular uptakes by the ligand-modification, which are our concepts of ”Surface-engineering”.
- Research outline on the designing of nanobioceramic surfaces towards effectively promoting cell functions.