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Funded projects

Funded projects

Funded projects are established to promote and enhance academic/research activities at the university using funds
provided by companies and other organizations with the aim of promoting academia-industry collaboration and
supporting academic activities. There are five projects operated as of April 2016.

Department of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Surgical Development

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 The Department of Bioengineering and the Development of Treatment for Locomotive Organs were funded by Biomet Japan Inc. and Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics KK and established in April 2012.
 Joint replacement surgery for the treatment of orthopaedic disorders involves a concern about the operating life of implanted joint prostheses. Improvement in a bioengineering environment is demanded especially for the treatment of joints of young people. To this end, the development, clinical application and standardization of a new surgical approach are needed. This funded project aims to solve clinical problems in the treatment of orthopaedic disorders through not only clinical approaches but also fundamental research. The project also aims to obtain new findings on the reconstruction and improvement of the function of locomotive organs through bioengineering research on locomotive organs and by using computer image analysis in clinical practice.

Ain and Nitori Department of Integrative Palliative Care Education and Practice

Seminar opened to the public

Seminar opened to the public

 The Ain and Nitori Department of Integrative Palliative Care Education and Practice was funded by Ain Pharmaciez Co., Ltd. and Nitori Co., Ltd.and established in April 2013.
 In order to facilitate the diffusion and development of team medical care for palliative treatment through cooperation among staff from various medical fields, the training of palliative care medical staff is provided, and patients, their families and the public are educated about team medical care. The “Palliative Care and Cancer Consultation Salon” offered by the Department of Integrative Palliative Care Education and Practice until March 2013 is being further developed to provide better service. Additionally, cooperation with the Cancer Treatment Consultation Center established at the university hospital’s Cancer Research Institute is being enhanced and organized information sharing is being promoted in an effort to provide relief for the pain and suffering of cancer patients and their families.

Advanced Regenerative Therapeutics

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The Advanced Regenerative Therapeutics funded by Nipro Corporation was established in February 2014.
This project works toward the practical use of outcomes from a regenerative medicine clinical trial using autologous bone marrow cells which is underway at Sapporo Medical University. To achieve the goal, a range of technical developments, including the development of production facilities and materials and the establishment of quality testing methods, have been conducted.

Department of Diabetic Cellular Therapeutics

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The Department of Diabetic Cellular Therapeutics funded by Ain Pharmaciez Inc. was established in April 2014.
Increases in the number of people with diabetes is a worldwide phenomenon and the death rate from vascular disorders and renal failure caused by diabetes is on the rise in recent years with medication to improve sugar metabolism as a main therapy for the disease. There is a need to develop new treatments based on the understanding of organ failure mechanisms. For this purpose, with the aim of curing diabetes complications, this project focuses on the research and development of a therapy using mesenchymal stem cells as a remedy to regenerate dysfunctional cells and tissues and to maximize the body’s natural healing response. The target of this project is to conduct a non-clinical study and to conduct a doctor-initiated clinical trial in the future.

Department of Emergency Medical Services, Life flight and Disaster medicine

The Department of Emergency Medical Services, Life flight and Disaster medicine was established in April 2016.