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Medical Device R&D

Tohoku University Researchers and Research Topics

Research Representatives

Bioinstrumentation
Yuji Matsuura, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Development of Optical-Fiber Catheter Transmitting Near-Infrared and Infrared Light for Endoscopic Treatment and Diagnosis
High-precision Diagnostic Devices
Hiroshi Kanai, Graduate School of Engineering
Development of a Highly Sensitive Ultrasound-Based Diagnosis System for Visualization of Propagation of Myocardial Response to Electrical Excitation
Development of a Highly Sensitive Ultrasound-Based Diagnosis System for Red Blood Cell Aggregation
Advanced Therapeutic Devices
Noriaki Ohuchi, Graduate School of Medicine
Research on Early Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer by Nanobio Imaging
Function Replacement Devices
Matsuhiko Nishizawa, Graduate School of Engineering
Wearable Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sheet Devices Created with Soft, Wet Electrodes
Rehabilitation Support Devices
Shin-ichi Izumi, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Development of new rehabilitation systems that use repetitive pulse magnetic stimulation for independence support for patients with movement disorders

Visiting Researchers

Bioinstrumentation
Mitsuo Kawase, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Development of simple and rapid genetic testing tool
High-precision Diagnostic Devices
Yuji Kondo, Graduate School of Engineering
Development of a Highly Sensitive Ultrasound-Based Diagnosis System for Measurement of Elasticity of Arterial Wall
Advanced Therapeutic Devices
Yukinari Kato, Graduate School of Medicine
Development of therapeutic devices using tumor-specific antibodies
Function Replacement Devices
Keiichi Torimitsu, Graduate School of Engineering
Neural interface using flexible electrodes Conductive polymer based silk electrode for bioactivity measurement and sensing
Rehabilitation Support Devices
Hideki Oyama, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Optimized posture maintenance during rehabilitation using transcranial magnetic stimulation

Researchers

Bioinstrumentation
Hiromasa Ogawa, Center for Environmental Conservation and Research Safety/Graduate School of Medicine
Development of the pressure variable controlled tidal expiratory flow monitoring device  
[from FY2012]
Hajime Kurosawa, Center for Environmental Conservation and Research Safety/ Graduate School of Medicine
Development of tablet-interfaced system for measuring respiratory system impedance   [from FY2012]
Nariyasu Mano, Tohoku University Hospital
Development of an automatic system for mixing and preparing anticancer agents  
[from FY2012]
Development of an automatic preparation equipment for mixing injection products   [from FY2015]
Masahiro Hiratsuka, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Development of genetic polymorphism detection devices to predict drug response and toxicity using nucleic acid-chromatography strip   [from FY2013]
Yoichi Haga, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Wearable blood pressure sensor using ultrasonic array sheet   [from FY2013]
Yu-Ching LIN, WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research
Miniaturized wide-field MEMS scanner for OCT observation and laser therapy in endoscopic probe  
[from FY2013 to FY2014]
High-precision Diagnostic Devices
Nobukazu Nakasato, Graduate School of Medicine
Wide band mapping of cerebral functions using room temperature magnetoencephalography  
[from FY2012]
Kazuhiko Yanai, Graduate School of Medicine
Development of early diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction and cancer using molecular imaging  
[from FY2012]
Yoshifumi Saijo, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
High Resolution Photoacoustic Biomedical Imaging   [from FY2013]
Shigeru Shoji, Tohoku University Hospital
Development of lateral canal finding apparatus which treat the dental chronic pain   [from FY2014]

Advanced Therapeutic Devices
Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Graduate School of Engineering
Development of PJD handpieces used for innovative dental therapy approaches   [from FY2012]
Keiichi Sasaki, Graduate School of Dentistry
Development of Therapeutic Device Based on Radical Disinfection Technique for Treatment of Oral Infectious Diseases   [from FY2012]
Masaaki Sato, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Development of New Generation Stents Suited to a Wide Range of Conditions   [from FY2012]
Hiroaki Shimokawa, Graduate School of Medicine
Development of a non-invasive angiogenic therapy with ultrasound for severe ischemic heart disease   [from FY2012]
Hidetoshi Matsuki, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Development of an intelligent implant magnetic hyperthermia system for cancer therapy   [from FY2012]
Teiji Tominaga, Graduate School of Medicine
Development of laser-induced pulsed water jet surgery system   [from FY2012]
Kei Takase, Tohoku University Hospital
Development of transvenous radiofrequency ablation wire for aldosterone producing microadenoma ablation   [from FY2013]
Masafumi Goto, United Centers for Advanced Research and Translational Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine
Development of a novel device for cell transplantation therapy   [from FY2013]
Toshiro Kaneko, Graduate School of Engineering
Development of a Highly-Efficient and Minimally-Invasive Gene Transfection System Using Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Devices   [from FY2013]
Function Replacement Devices
Tetsuaki Kawase, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Development of training system for auditory rehabilitation using tablet PC   [from FY2012]
Osamu Suzuki, Graduate School of Dentistry
Development of synthetic octacalcium phosphate (OCP)-based bone substitute materials   [from FY2012]
Toru Nakazawa, Graduate School of Medicine
Improvement and corneal transplant experiment of transparent human amniotic membrane for clinical application   [from FY2012]
Shinji Kamakura, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Bone Regenerative Therapy by Octacalcium Phosphate and Collagen (OCP/Collagen) Composite   [from FY2014]
Rehabilitation Support Devices
Hiroyasu Kanetaka, Graduate School of Dentistry
Development of the new stimulus-trigger system using the real-time motion analysis of the patients  
[from FY2012]
Toshiyuki Takagi, Institute of Fluid Science
Development of high frequency magnetic stimulation system   [from FY2012]

Collaborating Researchers

Tomokazu Matsue, Advanced Institute for Materials Research
Development of endotoxin micro-sensors for on-site medical applications
Ryuta Saito & Teiji Tominaga, Graduate School of Medicine
Takashi Watanabe, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Knowledge based Medical Device Cluster / Miyagi Area ICR

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