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MISSION

Innovation in advanced medical technology through the integration of medicine and engineering

In recent years, medical technology has made remarkable progress, especially in the field of Interventional Radiology (IR), which uses the latest medical devices such as stenting and stent grafting for vascular lesions, and has established itself as a patient-friendly treatment method that is faster, less costly, and less invasive than conventional surgical treatment.

Medical devices developed with advanced technology offer new ways to treat diseases and symptoms that could not be treated with conventional methods. Close communication between doctors and engineers is essential for the development of such medical devices. Our team approach scientifically and bring about innovation in the world of medical device development by forming a strong medical-industrial-academic collaboration system.

TECHNOLOGY

Endovascular therapy x Science and Engineering

Medical devices used in endovascular therapy, such as stenting, still need to be evaluated for their biocompatibility, mechanical properties and durability in blood vessels. This group brings together clinicians in radiology and researchers and engineers in inorganic and organic materials to seamlessly implement a bottom-up approach from the initial stages of design and development to prototype, including material and structural design, chemical structural analysis, finite element analysis, biological safety testing, and preclinical testing. By providing quick feedback from clinicians to the design and development steps, we will produce superior medical devices that surpass the current state of the art.

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LOCATION

Tokai University Hachioji Hospital
1838 Ishikawa-cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0032, Japan

About 20 minutes by bus from JR Hachioji Station
About 18 minutes by bus from Keio-Hachioji Station
About 20 minutes by bus from JR Hino Station
About a 15-minute walk from Kita-Hachioji Station