Staff and specialities
Chief, Professor: Hidetoshi OKABE
Surgical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Chief, Associate Professor: Keiko HODOHARA
Assistant Professor: Hitoshi MINAMIGUCHI
Outline of the department
This facility is concerned with the management and supply of blood products
and related equipment for preparation of platelet tansfusions and blood stem
cell transplantataions (CS3000 plus), for blood productirratiation to prevent
post-transfusion GVHD (IBL437C), a cryopreservation system which includes a
programming cell freezer and large capacity liquid nitrogen stocker, and a
cell analysis and sepration system (FACS Vantage).
Current reseach projects are focused on
1) Development of efficient procedures to collect peripheral blood mononuclear
cells rich in stem cells, and methods of cryopresevation for these cells to
facilitate PBSCT in cancer therapy.
2) Development of isolation of procedures for hematopoietic stem cells from
bone marrow or cord blood, and characterizing the stem cells thus obtained.