Translational research:current update and problems

Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Chiho Sato, Mao Yagihashi, Chiaki Takahashi, Teiji Tominaga

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We have been organizing the Academic Science Unit infrastructure that enables medical and healthcare developers to identify bedside needs that have commercial potential. Since its inception in 2014, we have accepted over 1,200 corporate researchers in Tohoku University Hospital to identify medical needs with the support of medical professionals. We are trying to develop ways to create new value for the patients and medical professionals by educating more medical professionals to become liaisons in other fields, including business and technology. We are also trying to accommodate emerging technology, such as augmented reality to medical environment, and are changing our workstyle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-767
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Alliance
  • Biodesign
  • Emerging technology
  • Open innovation
  • Translational research


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