Department of Bioengineering,
School of Engineering,

The University of Tokyo


Katsuko Furukawa

Katsuko Furukawa

Associate Professor


Tissue engineering based on Mechanoengineering ~From tissue regeneration towards to organ regeneration~



Purpose of Research

Furukawa Laboratory aims to develop fundamental technologies necessary for tissue engineering in terms of biomechanics. By designing devices for physical stimulation, we focus on enhancement of the functionality of tissue-engineered organs such as cartilage, blood vessel, and bone, with immature stem cells as cell sources. In particular, tissue-engineered cartilages produced at this lab have shown very promising results. Like such, we are actively developing new technologies for tissue-engineering with clinical feedbacks.

Subjects of Reseach

Regenerative engineering of vascular blood vessel and cartilage tissue under mechanical stress
3D organ design with/without scaffolds
Rapid prototyping technology for 3D scaffold design
Real-time imaging of blood vessels under physiolosical stimulations


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