Advanced Materials Research

Prof. Hisayuki Watanabe

Based on Comprehensive Collaboration in this field, the research aims at acquiring new seeds and creating promising materials in the field of biomaterials. Through this research, also material researchers familiar with biological evaluation will be trained.

Project name:

Development of Next Generation Functional Materials

Project leader:

Visiting Prof. Hisayuki Watanabe

214, Fukuoka Industry-Academia Symphonicity Bldg.
(4-1 Kyudaishinmachi, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0388, JAPAN)
PHONE: +81-92-400-4381 / FAX: +81-92-400-4382

Participating Organization

Kyushu University, Nissan Chemical Industries, LTD.

Background

In recent years, cooperation between biological evaluation and material technology is called for towards innovation in the field of biomaterials. On the other hand, in the field of functional materials, material design considering not only the composition of macromolecular compounds, but also nanostructure control (nanotechnology), such as self-assembly and supramolecules, attracts attention as analysis techniques advance.

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Research Contents

1. Material research on cells

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1-1. Research on the structure and properties of life science materials (in collaboration with Professor Tanaka, Faculty of Engineering).

Examination of the mechanism of function expression of materials used for culturing cells etc.

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1-2. Research on stem cell manipulation (in collaboration with Professor Kidoaki, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering).

Development of materials that can control functions such as differentiation and proliferation when culturing cells, and examination of their function expression mechanism etc.

2. Research on Drug Delivery System (DDS)

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2-1. Development of novel highly functional percutaneous DDS (in collaboration with Professor Goto, Faculty of Engineering)

Development of percutaneous permeability technology mainly for substances which are hardly soluble in oil.

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2-2. Material research on novel DDS (in collaboration with Professor Furukawa, Global Innovation Center (GIC)).

Development of percutaneous permeability technology using new materials.

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