February 10, 2017 — The research group led by Program-Specific Research Center Professor Yong Chen of Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto; President Juichi Yamagiwa), iCeMS Program-Specific Associate Professor Ken-ichiro Kamei, and iCeMS Program-Specific Research Center Assistant Professor Li Liu, in collaboration with Gunze Limited (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President and CEO Nodoka Kodama) recently succeeded in developing the world’s first cell culture substrate that makes use of a fabric scaffold to allow large-scale cultivation of human embryonic stem (ES)/induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. The newly developed substrate employs a cultivation method entirely different from conventional methods and is expected to be essential technology for large-scale cell acquisition crucial to the practical application of ES/iPS cells for tissue engineering in the future. Research results were published in the February 8, 2017 issue of Biomaterials, a leading scientific journal in The Netherlands.
Human ES cells growing on the newly developed culture substrate
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