- Positive Results in the Development of Regenerative Medical Techniques Using iPS Cells
Department of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering
Positive Results in the Development of Regenerative Medical Techniques Using iPS Cells
The research involves transplanting iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes from healthy monkeys into those having experienced a myocardial infarction to recover cardiac function. Successful cardiomyocyte engraftment for 12 weeks was confirmed to recover cardiac performance as well. Ina Research is providing major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-matched cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), which are known for less rejection phenomena, in addition to test facilities and the latest equipment, such as a 3D micro CT scanning device and engineers, to the project team.
They will continue to advance their research findings towards clinical applications.