2019 Medical Biotechnology

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Life Science and Technology
Kondoh Shinae  Kajiwara Susumu  Nishiyama Nobuhiro  Ogura Shunichiro  Yanagida Yasuko  Yamamoto Naoyuki  Kadonosono Tetsuya 
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Mon1-2(B223,S223)  Thr1-2(B223,S223)  
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Course description and aims

"Medical bioengineering" is an engineering system for developing technologies to be useful for medical use by using biotechnology techniques. Medical fields to be applied are various diseases including lifestyle diseases such as cancer. In the lecture, students learn the basics in developing materials and technologies to be applied to human beings, and also learn about diagnostic technology using imaging and biomarkers, and drug development such as regenerative medicine, biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery system, and anti-cancer drugs.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following knowledge by taking Medical bioengineering lectures.
1) Fundamentals of biotechnology for medical applications
2) Diagnosis of lifestyle-related diseases
3) Antibody drugs
4) Fundamentals and applications of drag delivery system
5) Fundamentals and applications of bio MEMS
6) Cancer Biology and Cancer Diagnosis / Treatment Technology


Biomaterial, Pharmacokinetics, Imaging probe, Drug delivery system, BioMEMS, Lifestyle-related diseases, Cancer

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The lecture will be carried out using PPT, and the subject quiz test will be carried out at the end of lecture. Please read the lecture materials distributed beforehand in OCWi and prepare.
This lecture is all done in English, but there are cases where an overview is introduced in Japanese as necessary.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of medical biotechnology & Cancer Biology Understand the variety and property of biomaterials; Learn cancer biology
Class 2 Administration routes of biomaterials to the body  Acquire knowledge of various administration routes of biomaterials to the body 
Class 3 Analysis of pharmacokinetics for biomaterials Understand pharmacokinetics of biomaterials 
Class 4 Risk of lifestyle-related diseases Acquire knowledge of lifestyle diseases and their risks
Class 5 Impact of lifestyle-related diseases on artery Acquire knowledge of the influence of lifestyle-related diseases on blood vessels
Class 6 Diagnostic technology based on antibody reaction Explain diagnostic technology based on antibody reaction
Class 7 Biopharmaceutical drug discovery Acquire knowledge of biopharmaceutical drugs
Class 8 Impact of Biosensing Technologies Acquire knowledge about biosensing
Class 9 Cancer therapy   Acquire knowledge of anti-cancer therapies and drugs
Class 10 Cancer detection  Acquire knowledge of diagnostic method for cancer 
Class 11 Development for anti-cancer drugs, cancer diagnosis and treatments Acquire knowledge of therapeutic method for cancer
Class 12 Fundamentals of DDS (from the standpoint of a pharmaceutical company) Learn the development of DDS drugs
Class 13 Drug delivery system Learn how to design DDS based on understanding the human body structure Learn cancer biology  
Class 14 DDS drug in use and clinical trials Acquire knowledge of DDS on the market and in advanced stage of development.
Class 15 Summary: Biomedical engineering in diagnosis and treatments for diseases Understand new medical biotechnology



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Distribute the materials at the beginning of the lecture as necessary, and explain using Power point. The power point used for the lecture is uploaded to the OCWi in advance, so use it for preparation / review.

Assessment criteria and methods

Impose assignment quiz after each lecture. Decide the grade based on the results of the quiz. No report after lectures.

Related courses

  • LST.A342 : Biomedical Materials
  • LST.A352 : Cell Engineering
  • LST.A401 : Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • LST.A412 : Biomaterial Science and Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Although there are no special requirements, students who take this course are required to have basic knowledge of biology / biochemistry, such as studying related subjects.

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