- Joint Research for Practical Use of Cardiac Muscle Cell Transplantation Derived from Monkey iPS Cells
Department of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering
Joint Research for Practical Use of Cardiac Muscle Cell Transplantation Derived from Monkey iPS Cells
Prior to this research, Dr. Shiba and others transplanted cardiac muscle cells derived from human embryonic stem cells into the heart of a guinea pig that had a myocardial infarction (heart attack), and succeeded in improving cardiac function as well as suppressing the side effect of fatal arrhythmias in 2012.
As a preclinical study, the reserchers will utilize non-human primate (Macaca fascicularis) heart attack model at a rental laboratory in Ina Research where there are a 3D micro CT and operating rooms for animals equipped, as well as Shinshu University and the Center for Shinshu Medical Innovation of Regional Technology.