Microchips as key weapons in the war against extinction | Kenichiro Kamei | TEDxKyoto

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Ken-ichiro Kamei, scientist and engineer, uses iPS cell technology and micro-engineering to create a “Body on a Chip”, a microchip that mimics animal biosystems and allows scientists to develop treatments and drugs tailor-made to save endangered species.

研究者・エンジニアである亀井謙一郎は、iPS細胞とマイクロ工学を融合して、動物の生理的なシステムを再現できるマイクロチップ「ボディ・オン・チップ」を開発し、絶滅危惧種に対する保護を目指した新しい治療法の発見へ向けて取り組んでいます。

Biotechnologist / 生物工学研究者

Ken-ichiro Kamei is at the forefront of the struggle to save the world's endangered species, not in the field, but in the laboratory. Ken is a micro-engineer. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, before moving to UCLA, to conduct research on stem-cells, cancer, imaging and micro-engineering. He moved back to Japan in 2010, where he joined one of Kyoto University's leading research institutes, iCeMS, the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences. His groundbreaking 'body on a chip' technology will allow scientists to develop treatments and drugs tailor-made to help save the planet's most fragile, rare and endangered creatures.

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