Associate Professor Ken-ichi Tezuka's Speech at the 1st Regenerative Medicine Industry-Academia Collaboration "Techno Auction"
Associate Professor Ken-ichi Tezuka of the Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu University gave a speech at the 1st Regenerative Medicine Industry-Academia Collaboration "Techno Auction" held at Pacifico Yokohama (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) on March 22, 2018.
"Techno Auction" focuses on making an "Intelligent Salon" for innovation in regenerative medicine by way of meetings with businesses and seeking comments on business operations and opinions about intellectual property rights. It is all for practical use of potentials and new ideas generated at universities in the field of regenerative medicine.
Associate Professor Ken-ichi Tezuka gave a speech titled, "iPS cells from discarded teeth: Safer regenerative medicine to the world." He announced that he has acquired a patent in the United States for his breakthrough in iPS cell induction method that may reduce the potential risk of tumor formation by replacing proto-oncogene, c-MYC, by a homeobox gene, DLX4. The questionnaire results showed the participants' strong interest in his research work full of great potentials for medical advancement.
Recently, Gifu University started a "Shizui (Dental Pulp in Japanese) Project" in 2016, and a "Shizui Valley" initiative is currently underway to build an industrial hub for a wider use of dental pulp cells.
It is hoped that his groundbreaking finding about iPS cells will become a great momentum in building a partnership with enterprises which agree with Gifu University's initiatives and projects.
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