Month: August 2015

RIKEN team develops direct metabolomic assay for plant single cells by live single cell mass spectrometry

The method is based on putting a plant cell in a glass capillary with metallic coating on a nanospray chip and aspirating intracellular components or subcellular organelles. By introducing ionized organic solvent from the rear end of the chip and placing the chip in the vicinity of the sample introduction port of the mass spectrometer, […]

Gravity Co. stem cell culture system ready for NASA space program, support by NEDO

Cell culture under microgravity, as compared to conventional culture methods, has the effect of suppressing differentiation of cells during growth. For the growth of human mesenchymal stem cells at 2G to 3G gravity, a special vessel was designed which allows to grow a large number of cells. An accelerator sensor measures cell expansion in real […]

Kajima Corp. offers design of cell-culture processing facilities

Kajima Corp. is engaged in R&D on ES/iPS cell culture equipment and is cooperating with Kobe’s Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation and Tokyo Electron on cell therapy since 4 years. Kajima is now offering the design of a cell culture processing facility (CPC) which supports industrialization of regenerative medicine. The program combines Kajima’s experience […]

Tohoku MegaBank project on 1070 genomes of healthy Japanese lays solid foundation for personalized medicine in Japan

According to an article in Nature, the genomic profiles of 1070 Japanese from the Tohoku area provided in hitherto unknown detail frequencies of SNVs (single nucleotide variants) and many hitherto unknown deletions. The results are considered a milestone for the development of personalized medicine. Masao NAGASAKI et al., Nature doi:10.1038/ncomms9018

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