The Center for Medical Research and Education was established to support collaborative use of advanced equipment for life science. Technical staff persons in the center proactively provide technical support for research and student education.
Genome Editing Research and Development (R&D) Center The center was founded in 2016 to support scientists using and developing genome editing tools. The center has been divided into different departments responsible for different tasks. The Research Support Core Facility screens genomically edited cells, and the Animal Models Core Facility creates model animals using genome editing techniques in collaboration with the Reproductive Engineering Unit in the Institute of Experimental Animal Sciences.
This Center is the first research institution in Japan to specialize in twin research.Partnering with leading twin research institutions in Japan and around the world, it aims to advance the field of preventive medicine-the paramount of medical research-through precise analyses of environmental factors.We conduct innovative research in multidisciplinary approaches,in collaboration with education, behavioral science, psychology, and social sciences.
Equipped with a cyclotron, radiotracer synthesis equipment, a facility for raising animals, and animal Positron Emission Tomography (PET) cameras, this Center is capable of imaging of molecular behavior inside the living bodies of disease model animals and genetically modified animals and analyzing medical conditions at a molecular level. It also researches basic molecular imaging technologies such as those used in pharmacokinetics of candidate compounds in new drug development and pharmacometerics.
This is an R&D facility based on industry-academy-government alliance aiming to develop advanced medical technologies and innovative new medicines through the fusing of research from across differing fields. The primary research fields of the CoMIT are immunology and regenerative medicine, in which Osaka University has played a leading role, and the integration of these two fields. This center aims to promote open innovation and accelerate industrialization of research results while deepening cooperation with diverse companies and institutions both on and off campus.
This Institute manages animal experimentation in compliance with international guidelines on use of lab animals. It supports advanced medical research in areas including generation of genetically modified animals through genome editing, breeding a wide range of disease model animals, and elucidation of the mechanism and development of the therapeutic strategy for intractable disieases.
*First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.
- Consultation times: First visit 8:30 am to 11:00 am / Revisit 8:30 am to 11:30 am
- Revisit with appointment 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
- Non-consulation days Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
- Number of beds 1,086
Guide for Visitors
|Department of Medicine
||Cardiovascular Medicine/ Nephrology/ Gastroenterology and Hepatology/ Metabolic Medicine/ Respiratory Medicine/ Allergy and Rheumatic Diseases/ Hematology and Oncology/ Geriatrics and Hypertension/ Kampo Medicine
|Department of Surgery
||Cardiovascular Surgery/ General Thoracic Surgery/ Gastroenterological Surgery/ Breast and Endocrine Surgery/ Pediatric Surgery/ Department of Diagnostic Pathology
|Department of Sensory,Cutaneous and Motor Organ Medicine
||Ophthalmology/ Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/ Orthopaedic Surgery/ Dermatology/ Plastic Surgery Rehabilitation Medicine
|Department of Clinical Neuroscience
||Neurology and Cerebrovascular Diseases/ Neuropsychiatry Neurosurgery/ Anesthesiology
|Department of Woman, Child Health and Urology
||Obstetrics & Gynecology/ Pediatrics/ Urology
|Department of Radiology
||Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology/ Radiotherapy/ Nuclear Medicine
|Unit of Dentistry
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The center supports both basic and clinical research on autophagy. Studies include the intracellular membrane dynamics and molecular mechanisms of diseased cells.
The facility makes available the latest in microscopy technologies, such as superresolution microscopy to users at the university. Furthermore, it collaborates with industry leaders to keep pace with new technologies.
||Medical History Museum etc.
||Igaku Shinko Ichokai, Osaka Eye Bank, Restaurant Minerva, Icho Club
||Hankyu Corporation-Sanwa Bank Hall (capacity 250 persons),Large Meeting Room (capacity 68 persons),Meeting Room B (capacity 42 persons),Meeting Room C (capacity 36 persons),Small Meeting Room (capacity 7 persons)
Center for communication and collection of information in the greater Tokyo area
- Meeting Room 911 (capacity 18 persons)
- Meeting Room 912 (capacity 36 persons)
- Meeting Room 913 (capacity 54 persons)
- Small Meeting Room (capacity 12 persons)
*Note: A Joint Meeting Room with maximum capacity of 210 persons also is available (at a charge).
- Address 9F, Nihonbashi Life Science Building, 3-11 Nihonbashihoncho 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo