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Endowment Department・Joint research

Introduction of Endowment Department・Joint research

Osaka University


■Satoshi Itami, MD, PhD


■Shigeki Inui, MD

Form of cooperation Endowment Department
Details of research Research on skin and hair regenerative medicine
Presenter Satoshi Itami, MD, PhD
Shigeki Inui, MD

We established the "Department of Regenerative Dermatology (Aderans)" of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in April, 2006.
We strive for research together with Professor Satoshi Itami who is a leading authority on hair science in Japan and other professionals with the aim of providing a novel treatment for people suffering from thinning hair.
Professor Itami and Dr. Inui took part in the development of "Clinical Practice Guideline for Androgenic Alopecia" and the "Clinical Practice Guideline for Alopecia Areata" published by the Japanese Dermatological Association in 2010 as members of the Guideline Development Committee. These guidelines are the Japan's first guidelines developed in order for dermatologists to perform appropriate treatment for hair loss and thinning.

[Annual Meeting of Academic Societies ]
・The 12th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
・The 112th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Dermatological Association
・The 24th Annual Meeting of the Japan Laser Therapy Association
・The 17th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration
・The 12th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine
・The 13th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine

The University of Tokyo


■Hiromi Sanada, PhD


■Takeo Minematsu, PhD

Form of cooperation Joint research
Details of research Scalp care science
Presenter Hiromi Sanada, PhD
Takeo Minematsu, PhD

We perform joint research on scalp care science which is a new scientific field on hair together with Professor Hiromi Sanada of the Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo.
Professor Sanada, a leading authority of wound care nursing in Japam, especially paid attention to scalp which is a kind of skin while she was engaged in research on wound care nursing and had valuable findings on skin care accumulated through research on wound care nursing. We thought that the findings she had shown might be useful for scalp care and started joint research with her. We are now engaged in joint research with Professor Sanada and Dr. Kurata, our Medical Adviser, who is permanent executive board member of the Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration.

[Annual Meeting of Academic Societies ]
・The 17th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration
・The 43th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Wound Healing
・The 18th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration
・The 4th Annual Meeting of the Research Group on Cancer, Inflammation and Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Tokyo Institute of Technology


■Takeshi Kikutani, DDS, PhD

Form of cooperation Academic advising contract
Details of research Development of artificial hair textile for wigs
Presenter Takeshi Kikutani, DDS, PhD

In research on wigs, "hair" is divided into "human hair" made up of natural materials and "artificial hair" made up of polymer materials.
Aderans is engaged in the development of artificial hair using a wide variety of polymer materials on its own, puts it into practical use, so that the company use it in wigs.
Professor Kikutani, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology supports the development of artificial hair from professional and academic points of view and based on his variety of experiences. What the Professor have so far given advice in developing artificial hair in Aderans advice include molding and processing of polymer materials and elucidation of mechanisms behind phenomena related to polymer materials.

[Annual Meeting of Academic Societies ]
・Proceedings of the polymer Processing Society 26th
Regional Meeting
 (PPS-26 IST October 20-23, 2010 Istanbul)
・Japan Society of Polymer Processing
・Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan

Oita University


■Seigo Kitano、MD, PhD


■Masafumi Inomata, MD, PhD

Form of cooperation Joint research
Details of research Research on prevention of anticancer medication-induced alopecia
Presenter Seigo Kitano、MD, PhD
Masafumi Inomata, MD, PhD

We conduct research on the prevention of anticancer drug-induced alopecia together with Dr. Seigo Kitano, who is a leading authority on endoscopic surgery, is the President of Oita University.
Dr. Kitano has strived for research on prevention of side effects, i.e., hair loss induced by anticancer drugs searching cancer treatment gentle on patients for a long time. As a result of his long years of research, he has found that application of alpha-lipoic acid to the affected site inhibits hair loss. Aderans and Dr. Kitano and other concerned specialists are engaged in the development medications by an industry-academia partnership.
Oita University Faculty of Medicine established the "Research Group on Cancer, Inflammation and Alpha-Lipoic Acid (CIA Research Group) in which basic and clinical medicine researchers work together with the aim of elucidating the mechanism of cancers or inflammatory diseases and developing a novel treatment from the perspective of antioxidation, basic biological phenomenon in collaboration with industry and academia in spring of 2009.

[Annual Meeting of Academic Societies ]
・The17th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration
・The4th Annual Meeting of the Research Group on Cancer, Inflammation and Alpha-Lipoic Acid
【What is Endowment Department?】・・・ An organization that conducts research activities by opening research programs and by utilizing grants and resources provided by companies or entities.
【What is joint research?】・・・ To conduct research jointly making good use of grants provided by companies or entities with the same research goals.
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