NAIST Graduate School of Materials Science

Biocompatible Materials Science Laboratory

Staff & Contact
Educational StaffProf. Masao Tanihara
Associate Prof. Tsuyoshi Ando
Assistant Prof. Kayo Terada, Mime Kobayashi
ContactTEL: +81-743-72-6120

The Biocompatible Materials Science Laboratory is working on analyzing the interaction between living organisms and materials at the molecular level to elucidate biocompatibility mechanisms, applying the findings to the development of materials for regenerative medicine such as those for the nerve, blood vessels, bones, and skin, as well as the development of new treatments, drugs, and drug delivery systems (DDS). In the laboratory, we offer study meetings once a week on subjects in the fields of chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, instrumental analyses, and polymer science so that students can learn and conduct research in a wide range of areas. We take advantage of knowledge and technology in various academic disciplines including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer science, molecular biology, medicine, and pharmaceutical sciences, to conduct molecular design and evaluation of new materials. Furthermore, we hold weekly journal meetings, monthly report meetings, and interim report meetings twice a year. Through these research and educational activities, we aim to foster researchers who can play a leading role in functional materials research.

1. Biocompatible coatings based on precisely designed polymers
2. Development of helical polymers for gene or drug carrier.
3. Analysis of gene expression mechanisms in cells exerted by low-temperature plasma irradiation.

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1. Kusumastuti Y, Shibasaki Y, Hirohara S, Kobayashi M, Terada K, Ando T,
Tanihara M; “Encapsulation of rat bone marrow stromal cells using a
polyion complex gel of chitosan and succinylated poly(Pro-Hyp-Gly) ”
J Tissue Eng Regen Med, 2015 Jan 28. doi: 10.1002/term.1987
2. Totani M, Ando T, Terada K, Terashima T, Kim I-Y, Ohtsuki C, Xi C,
Kuroda K, Tanihara M; “Utilization of star-shaped polymer architecture in
the creation of high-density polymer brush coatings for the prevention of
platelet and bacteria adhesion” Biomat Sci 2(9), 1172-1185, 2014
3. Kusumaatmaja A, Ando T, Terada K, Hirohara S, Nakashima T, Kawai T,
Terashima T, Tanihara M, “Synthesis and photoproperties of
Eu(III)-bearing star polymers as luminescent materials” J Polym Sci Part
A: Polym Chem 51(12), 2527-2535, 2013
4. Kumagai S, Chang C-Y, Jeong J, Kobayashi M, Shimizu T, Sasaki M; “Development of plasma-on-chip: Plasma treatment for individual cells cultured in media” Jap J Appl Phys 55, 01AF01, 2016


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