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Apr. 16, 2024 Lab News

The RIKEN Ohbu Award is given to promising researchers and technicians who have shown outstanding research achievements and significant contributions to RIKEN through active research activities or research support activities.

Apr. 2, 2024 Lab News

On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, at the CuSTOM-RIKEN BDR Workshop held at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, USA, Research Leader Masumoto will deliver an oral presentation, while Maihemuti Wusiman will present research findings through a poster.

Mar. 14, 2024 Lab News

At the 23rd Congress of the Japan Society for Regenerative Medicine, to be held at Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center, Niigata City, from March 21st to 23rd, 2024,

Mar. 1, 2024 Lab News

Researcher Kozue Murata's recently published paper, which demonstrated the risk of heart failure due to persistent infection of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) using human iPS cell-derived cardiac microtissues has been selected for the cover image of the February issue, 2024 (Volume. 27 Issue. 2) of iScience

Feb. 16, 2024 Lab News

At the 22nd Japan Society for Cardiovascular Surgery Regenerative Therapy Research Conference, which is being held as part of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery on February 24, 2024 at Hamamatsu, Research Leader Masumoto, will deliver a special lecture titled "Cutting-edge iPS Cell Research by Cardiovascular Surgeons: From Basics to Applications." The host of this event is Professor Hiroshi Niinami from the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Tokyo Women's Medical University.

Dec. 6, 2023 Lab News

The RIKEN Gap Fund is designed to support the commercialization of research projects with the potential for business development and technology transfer. It assists in achieving the roadmap towards realization by addressing specific challenges (gap milestones) for promising research seeds. We announce that Research Leader Masumoto has been selected for the RIKEN Gap Fund in the research project titled "Development towards the societal implementation of a heart-on-chip microdevice for drug discovery and cardiotoxicity assessment". Working in collaboration with the Coordinator from RIKEN Innovation Co., Ltd., we will actively contribute to solving concrete challenges for innovation and continue efforts towards the practical application of the heart-on-chip microdevice.

Nov. 2, 2023 Lab News

On December 13, 2023, at the ECC-iCAP event organized by Kyoto University Innovation Capital Co., Ltd., a club aimed at connecting entrepreneurs with Kyoto University technology, Dr. Masumoto, the research leader, will deliver a lecture on the social implementation of his research. The event, titled "ECC-iCAP Science Frontiers: Future Society #16 - Life Science in Tokyo," welcomes everyone interested in entrepreneurial ventures utilizing university-driven science.

May 17, 2023 Lab News

Research Leader Masumoto will give a lecture as a panelist in the webinar "Online Seminar: Ask a Scientist - Model Organisms in Research and Education Now and in the Future-" hosted by the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) on May 30, 2023.

Apr. 1, 2023 Lab News

Naoko Ueda-san, Laura Yuriko González-Teshima-san, and Henrika Ahola-san have joined as new members. Best regards!

Mar. 10, 2023 Lab News

Feb. 27, 2023 Lab News

Our laoratory has signed a collaborative research agreement with Nitta Gelatin Inc.(Headquarter: Yao, Osaka) (President: Koichi Ogata) for the purpose of developing cardiac regenerative medicine using new gelatin materials.

Jan. 30, 2023 Lab News

Masumoto will give lectures at the following two symposia at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine to be held at the Kyoto International Conference Centre (Kyoto, Japan) from 23 to 25 March 2023.

Nov. 18, 2022 Research

Sep. 22, 2022 Lab News

Our laboratory is aiming at the social implementation of a device (heart-on-a-chip microdevice) that can detect human cardiac functions with high sensitivity by applying iPS cell technology and Organ-on-a-Chip technology through a collaboration with Stem Cell & Device Laboratory, Inc. (SCAD) (Kyoto, Japan) (CEO: Kensuke Kato). The research will be presented at the RIKEN booth at BioJapan 2022, one of the largest partnering events in Asia (12-14 Oct, Pacifico Yokohama).

Sep. 21, 2022 Lab News

At the 75th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery, to be held in Yokohama, Japan, 5-8 October 2022, Masumoto will give a lecture at the following symposium.
Date: 8 Oct (Sat), 2022, 14:50-16:20 Symposium Cardiac 7: "You can understand! Lecture on regenerative medicine for young surgeons"
Title: 'Heart regeneration using iPS cells'

Apr. 1, 2022 Lab News

Yuko Sasaki, a technical staff, retired at the end of March. 3.5 years of support to the lab. Thank you very much!
ABULAITI Mosha, a former trainee in the lab, joined us in April as a part-time researcher. Best regards!

Mar. 18, 2022 Lab News

A review article authored by Visiting Researcher Kozue Murata on a functional evaluation system for cardiac tissue generated from pluripotent stem cells was published in Stem Cells.
Murata K, Masumoto H. Systems for the functional evaluation of human heart tissues derived from pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cells. 2022 Mar 18:sxac022.doi: 10.1093/stmcls/sxac022.

Feb. 21, 2022 Lab News

At the Frontiers in Stem Cell & Organoid Medicine Symposium 2022 (CuSTOM-RIKEN joint symposium 2022), which will be held online on Thursday, 24 March 2022, Masumoto will give an invited lecture on 'Human iPS cell-derived heart organoids and the medical application'.

Feb. 21, 2022 Lab News

Masumoto will present the following two symposia at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, which will be held online from 17-19 March 2022. The lectures will be live-streamed.

Feb. 21, 2022 Lab News

At the 86th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society to be held online from 11-13 March 2022, Masumoto will give a lecture in a morning seminar sponsored by iHeart Japan Corporation on the future of cardiac regenerative medicine using iPS cells. The discussion will be held together with Professor Minoru Ono of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Tokyo.

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