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Patent acquired on materials for meniscus regeneration and method for manufacturing material for meniscus regeneration

21 Aug. 2018

Showa University acquired a patent on materials for meniscus regeneration and a method for manufacturing material for meniscus regeneration, and inventors Professor Katsunori Inagaki, Professor Ryutaro Kamijo, Professor Toshikazu Shimane, Associate Professor Tetsuo Suzawa, and Assistant Professor Masakatsu Itose were honored by President Ryohei Koide.
Researchers from this group investigated the regenerative potential of adipose tissue-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) in meniscus defects. Local transplantation of ADRCs enabled marked reconstruction of the knee meniscus. ADRCs were shown capable of regulating chondrocyte-like cells and meniscal tissue components such as type II collagen. ADRCs might be useful for clinical cell-based therapeutic strategies as a cell source for the reconstruction of damaged knee menisci.
This time, the materials for meniscus regeneration and manufacturing method was recognized for its novelty and inventive step and a patent was obtained.
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Patent Summary
Patent Number: Japan 6338259
Title of Invention: Materials for meniscus regeneration and method for manufacturing material for meniscus regeneration
Inventors:
Katsunori Inagaki Professor School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Ryutaro Kamijo Professor School of Dentistry, Department of Biochemistry
Toshikazu Shimane Professor School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Oral Oncology
Tatsuo Shirota Professor School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tetsuo Suzawa Associate Professor School of Dentistry, Department of Biochemistry
Masakatsu Itose Assistant Professor School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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