Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences

The Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences aims to undertake basic and clinical research in regenerative medicine. The research activities of the institute encompass studies on the basic biology of stem cells (including embryonic stem [ES] and tissue-specific stem cells), the biology of tissue regeneration, transplantation immunology, tissue engineering, and the clinical application of basic findings from those studies. Through its comprehensive academic programs, the institute endeavors to nurture the next generation of regenerative medicine scientists. It also performs the important function of delivering information about regenerative medicine to the general public. In 2008, the institute was designated as a Joint Usage/Research Center in regenerative medicine by the Japanese government.