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Katsuko FURUKAWA Associate Professor
Katsuko FURUKAWA Associate Professor
Tissue engineering based on Mechanoengineering ~From tissue regeneration towards to organ regeneration~
  • [MAIL] furukawa@bioeng.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
  • [URL] http://www.furukawa.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

Purpose of Research

Furukawa Laboratory aims to develop fundamental technologies necessary for tissue engineering in terms of biomechanics. By designing devices for physical stimulation, we focus on enhancement of the functionality of tissue-engineered organs such as cartilage, blood vessel, and bone, with immature stem cells as cell sources. In particular, tissue-engineered cartilages produced at this lab have shown very promising results. Like such, we are actively developing new technologies for tissue-engineering with clinical feedbacks.

Subjects of Reseach

  • Regenerative engineering of vascular blood vessel and cartilage tissue under mechanical stress
  • 3D organ design with/without scaffolds
  • Rapid prototyping technology for 3D scaffold design
  • Real-time imaging of blood vessels under physiolosical stimulations


Let’s enjoy cutting-edge researches for regenerative medicine based on engineering technologies!