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RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center

Laboratory for Integrated Biodevice

Unit Leader: Yo Tanaka (Ph.D. (Eng.))
Yo  Tanaka(Ph.D. (Eng.))

This laboratory aims to promote integration and sophistication of biological experiments using micro structures and channels based on semiconductor fabrication methods. These sizes are near the size of hair or mosquito needle width (10~100 μm) or less. By exploiting these devices to chemical or biological fields, precise cell or molecular handling can be realized. Furthermore, our group focuses on unique functions of cells or tissue of living creatures. By combining this with microfabrication technology, we aim to new functional devices and propose future ideal machine models.

Main Research Field

Engineering

Related Research Fields

Chemistry

Keywords

  • Micro/nano fluidics
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Device engineering
  • Micro/nano fabrication
  • Cell function utilization

Selected Publications

  1. Yalikun, Y. and Tanaka, Y.:
    "Ultra-thin glass sheet integrated transparent diaphragm pressure transducer"
    Sens. Actuators A-Phys. 263, 102-112 (2017)
  2. Tanaka, N., Yamashita T., Sato A., Vogel V. and Tanaka, Y..:
    "Simple agarose micro-confinement array and machine-learning-based classification for analyzing the patterned differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells"
    PLoS ONE, 12, e0173647 (2017)
  3. Tanaka, Y., Noguchi, Y., Yalikun, Y. and Kamamichi, N.:
    "Earthworm muscle driven bio-micropump"
    Sens. Actuators B-Chem. 242, 1186-1192 (2017)
  4. Funano, S., Tanaka, N. and Tanaka, Y.:
    "Vapor-based micro/nano-partitioning of fluorofunctional group immobilization for long-term stable cell patterning"
    RSC Adv. 6, 96306-96313 (2016)
  5. Tanaka, Y., Funano, S., Nishizawa, Y., Kamamichi, N., Nishinaka, M. and Kitamori, T.:
    "An electric generator using living Torpedo electric organs controlled by fluid pressure-based alternative nervous systems"
    Sci. Rep. 6, 25899 (2016)
  6. Tanaka, N., Moriguchi H., Sato A., Kawai T., Shimba K., Jimbo Y. and Tanaka Y.:
    "Microcasting with agarose gel via degassed polydimethylsiloxane molds for repellency-guided cell patterning"
    RSC Adv. 6, 54754-54762 (2016)
  7. Yalikun, Y., Hosokawa, Y., Iino, T. and Tanaka Y.:
    "All-glass 12-μm ultra-thin and flexible micro-fluidic chip fabricated by femtosecond laser processing"
    Lab Chip 16, 2427-2433 (2016)
  8. Moriguchi, H., Kawai, T. and Tanaka, Y.:
    "Simple bilayer on-chip valves using reversible sealability of PDMS"
    RSC Adv. 5, 5237-5243 (2015)
  9. Tanaka, Y. and Fujita, H.:
    "Fluid driving system for a micropump by differentiating iPS cells into cardiomyocytes on a tent-like structure"
    Sens. Actuators B-Chem. 210, 267-272 (2015)
  10. Tanaka, Y.:
    "Electric actuating valves incorporated into an all glass-based microchip exploiting the flexibility of ultra thin glass"
    RSC Adv. 3, 10213-10220 (2013)

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Yo Tanaka
Unit Leader

Core Members

Nobuyuki Tanaka
Research Scientist
Takayuki Kawai
Special Postdoctoral Researcher
Shunichi Funano
Postdoctoral Researcher
Yaxiaer Yalikun
Postdoctoral Researcher
Nobutoshi Ota
Technical Staff I
Yoshihide Furutani
Technical Staff I
Asako Sato
Technical Staff II

Contact information

1-3 Yamadaoka
Suita, Osaka
565-0871 Japan

Email: yo.tanaka [at] riken.jp

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