• Symposium on New Technology for cell-based drug assay

    Date : Dec 10, 2012

    Place : Tokyo, Japan

    Title : Oxygen-permeable honeycomb microwell sheet-based formation and size-dependent functional evaluation of 3D pancreatic β-cell and hepatocyte aggregates

    Auther(s) : M. Shinohara, H. Kimura, K. Komori, T. Fujii, Y. Sakai

    Presentation style : Oral

    Title : In vitro cytotoxicity assay of TiO2 nanoparticles in pulmonary epithelial cells

    Auther(s) : K. Iwasawa, A. Tomita, T. Aoyama, Y. Sakai

    Presentation style : Poster

    Title: Functions and gene expressions of rat hepatocytes under different cultures using oxygen-permeable membranes for drug screening

    Auther(s): W. J Xiao, M. Shinohara, K. Komiri, H. Matsui, T. Osada, Y. Sakai

    Presentation style: Poster

  • µTAS 2012

    homepage : http://www.microtas12.org/

    Date : Oct 28-Nov 1, 2012

    Place : Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan

    Title : Fabrication of microchannel network in liver tissue spheroids

    Auther(s) : Kojima, N., Takeuchi, S. and Sakai, Y.

    Presentation style : Poster

  • International Conference on Biofabrication 2012

    homepage : https://www.meeting.co.uk/confercare/biofabrication/

    Date : Oct 29-31, 2012

    Place : Manchester, UK

    Title : New 3D scaffold consisting of assembled subunits as culture chambers and an interconnected flow-channel network for liver tissue engineering

    Auther(s) : Yuan PANG*, Yohei HORIMOTO, kentaro HARA, Yutaro ITAGAKI, Toshiki NIINO, Yasuyuki SAKAI

    Presentation style : Oral

  • 1st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cellular & Computational Toxicology

    Date : Sept 21, 2012

    Place : Bethesda, MD, USA


    Author(s) : Y. Sakai, K. Iwasawa, G. Tanaka, K. Komori, T. Fujii, K. Okuyama, K. Hatanaka, Y. Sakoda, T. Tanaka-Kagawa, H. Jinno

    Presentation style : Poster

  • 3rd TERMIS World Congress 2012

    homepage : http://www.wc2012-vienna.org/

    Date : Sep 5-8, 2012

    Place : Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna, Austria

    Title : A method for multicellular spheroid engineering

    Auther(s) : Kojima, N., Takeuchi, S. and Sakai, Y.

    Presentation style : Poster

  • Prof. Sakai will give an invited talk on "Self-secreted factors, oxygen and 3D culture in stem/progenitor cell-based tissue engineering ― mES/iPS, liver and pancreatic b-cells ―"

  • TERMIS-EU meeting

    Homepage :

    Date : September 5-8, 2012

    Place : Vienna, Austria

    Title : Proliferation and initial differentiation of mouse iPS cells in various-types of alginate hydrogel microcapsules

    Author(s) : I.Horiguchi, M.M.Chowdury, Y.Sakai

    Presentation Style : Oral

  • ISSCR 10th meeting

    Homepage : http://www.isscr.org/meetings/

    Date : June 13-16, 2012

    Place : Yokohama, Japan

    Title : Proliferation, morphology and undifferentiation of murine IPS cell in alginate base microcapsule

    Author(s) : I.Horiguchi, M.M.Chowdury, Y.Sakai

    Presentation Style : Poster

  • 9th World Biomaterial Congress

    Homepage : http://www.wbc2012.com/

    Date : June 1-5, 2012

    Place : Chandu, China

    Title : Formation of liver- and pancreas b-cells aggregates with fibroblasts and their organization into thick sheets using oxygen-permeable material

    Author(s) : M.Shinohara, M.Udagawa, M.Hamon, K.Komori, N.Kojimaa, H.Kimura, S.Yamaguchi, T.Ushida, T.Nagamune, T.Fujii, Y.Sakai

    Presentation Style : Oral

    Title : Liver tissue engineering based on perfusion culture of endothelialized rat

    hepatocyte aggregates loosely-packed with biodegradable fibers

    Author(s) : Y.Pang, K.Montagne, M.Shinohara, K.Komori, Y.Sakai

    Presentation Style : Oral

  • Award: "Young Scientist Award" presented to Yuan Pang,

    9th World Biomaterials Congress.

    Publication: "Liver tissue engineering based on aggregate assembly: efficient formation of endothelialized rat hepatocyte aggregates and their immobilization with biodegradable fibres."

    Biofabrication, in press.

  • Our alumni, Masaki Nishikawa (PhD), was appointed to Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. He has been working on stem cell differentiation and somatic cell reprogramming in the Renal Regeneration Laboratory at VAGLAHS/UCLA for four years since he finished his PhD course and he is expected to be continue his research more intensively there.