Seiichi Ikeda

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This paper presents an innovative hardware architecture for medical use of nanorobots proposed as an advanced and precise tool for brain aneurysm instrumentation and diagnosis. The feasibility of the outlined architecture is supported by nanobioelectronics, clinical data, and wireless technologies, as embedded integrated system devices for molecular machine(More)
Biodegradable scaffolds are of great value in tissue engineering. We have developed a method for fabricating patient-specific vascular scaffolds from a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer, poly(L-lactide-co-epsilon-caprolactone). This method's usefulness is due to flexibility in the choice of materials and vascular configurations. Here, we present a way(More)
An in vitro patient-tailored reproduction model of cerebral artery, a hardware platform for simulating endovascular intervention for making diagnoses and surgical trainings is presented. 3-D configuration of vessel lumen is reproduced as vessel model with 13 microm modeling resolution, using CT and MRI information. Physical characteristics of cerebral(More)
OBJECTIVES The programmed death ligand 1(PD-L1)/programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) pathway is one of the most important checkpoint pathways for mediating tumor-induced immune suppression through T-cell exhaustion. Recently, targeted therapies using monoclonal antibodies against components of this pathway have been shown to reduce tumor burden in(More)
In this paper, we propose an in vitro patient-tailored biological model of human cerebral artery, an innovative platform for simulating intravascular neurosurgery to evaluate medical robots and devices. This anatomically accurate model reproduces 3-dimensional configuration of individual arteries with an artery-like thin membranous structure made of(More)
BACKGROUND The development of new diagnostic technologies for cerebrovascular diseases requires an understanding of the mechanism behind the growth and rupture of cerebral aneurysms. To provide a comprehensive diagnosis and prognosis of this disease, it is desirable to evaluate wall shear stress, pressure, deformation and strain in the aneurysm region,(More)
Computer-based simulations are essential for clarifying the hemodynamics of brain aneurysms. Since cerebrovascular disease is often fatal, it is strongly desirable to predict its progression. While previous studies have clarified the initiation mechanism of aneurysms, their growth mechanism remains unclear. Consequently, it is difficult to develop a(More)
Biodegradable scaffolds with controlled pore layout and porosity have great significance in tissue engineering for cell penetration, tissue ingrowth, vascularization, and nutrient delivery. Porogen leaching has been commonly used to control pore size, pore structure and porosity in the scaffold. In this paper we focus on the use/development of two(More)