Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine Roundtable to Discuss Stem Cells Derived from Fat Tissue

Published: Sep 15, 2011

RTP, N.C. (September 15, 2011)—Nagoya University announces today that professors from the university will present research on stem cells derived from fat tissue. Their findings will be discussed as part of the NU Tech Regenerative Medicine Roundtable ( on October 6, 2011. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

The first presentation focuses on a novel way to grow stem cells from fat tissue that may promote regeneration of damaged tissue. Dr. Soichi Maruyama of Nagoya University will make this presentation at 9:30 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., Dr. Tokunori Yamamoto of Nagoya University will present research showing that stem cells derived from fat tissue may inhibit the proliferation of prostate cancer. The research also indicates that the stem cells may be an effective treatment for neurogenic bladder, a form of urinary incontinence.

Joining Dr. Maruyama and Dr. Yamamoto in presenting regenerative-medicine research are four professors from North Carolina universities:

- Dr. Shay Soker, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

- Dr. Diana Perkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

- Dr. Emmanuel Opara, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

- Dr. Arjun Deb, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tim Bertram, D.V.M., Ph.D., executive vice president and chief scientific officer of Tengion, Inc., is the keynote speaker. Dr. Bertram leads research and early development activities from discovery through Phase II clinical trials for advanced cell-based organ regeneration platforms.

Registration for the event is complimentary and includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register for the event, visit

About NU Tech:

NU Tech was founded by the Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc., located in Research Technology Park, North Carolina. It began as a daylong gathering for researchers, scientists and industry leaders in the life science, biotechnology, medical device and engineering fields. After the success of the first event, Nu Tech 2010, organizers decide to expand the program to include topic-focused roundtables to encourage industry specific dialogue. NU Tech programs feature discussions by industry leaders, technology presentations and networking. TO learn more about NU Tech, the Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. and Nagoya University, visit

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