About Clinical Engineering Research Center Faculty of Medicine Center

The Clinical Engineering Research Center Faculty of Medicine at Oita Unniversity was established as part of the Eastarn Kyushu Medical Valley Framework on 1st November 2011.

This course aims to create a stronghold for research and development in vascular and venous medicine in Oita prefecture and to foster personnel that can handle vascular and venous medical technology.This Clinical Engineering Course at Oita University has been endowed by a company in Oita prefecture, Kawasumi Laboratories Co,.Ltd.Another aim of this course is to consolidate the system for research and development by fostering collaboration between academia, industry and government.

This will include building a system that can coordinate research between clinical sites and companies.And finally, it aims to promote the basic research to strengthen the development capability and global competitiveness of the medical device makers which are grouped in Oita prefecture.

The goal to strengthen industrial development through an educational course is unprecedented at Oita University.

Research Staff

Dr. Hirofumi Anai

Coronary artery surgery, Adult cardiac surgery, Artificial heart
  • Certified Doctor and Specialist Physician by the Japan Surgical Society
  • Certified Doctor by the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Medical Specialist-Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Operation Doctor-Implantable Auxiliary Artificial Heart
  • 1991.5 Resident, Artificial Organ Dept, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
  • 1994.7 Research Fellow, Texas Heart Institute(Houston Texas, U.S.A.)

Dr. Tadashi Tomo

  • 1987.5 Medical doctor license ( No, 305745)
  • 1992.8 Certified doctor of Internal Medicine (No, 1036, Japanese society of Internal Medicine)
  • 1993.10 Certified doctor of Dialysis therapy (No, 2353 Japanese society of Dialysis therapy)
  • 1995.10 Certified teaching doctor of Dialysis therapy(No,1144 Japanese society of Dialysis therapy)
  • 2000.9 Ph. D. (Oita Medical University)
  • 2005.4 Certified Nephrologist of Japanese society of Nephrology (No, 205067, Japanese society of Nephrology)
  • 2008.4 Attending Nephrologist of the Japanese Society of Nephrology(No, 002360 , Japanese society of Nephrology)
Hironobu Murase, Tomo T Agent for inhibiting peritoneal membrane thickening:Patent No US 8,842,262,B2

Katsuhiro Hanada

Biophysics, welfare equipment, food science
  • 1992.4-1996.3 Department of Biological Science and Technology, Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science.
  • 1996.4-2001.3 Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo.
  • 2001.4-2001.11 Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Genetics and Mutagenesis, National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2001.12-2005.10 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Cell Biology & Genetics, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2005.11-2008.9 Postdoctoral Scientist, Cancer Research UK Laboratories, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • 2008.10-2010.3 Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Microbial Technology, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • 2010.4-2015.3 Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu, Japan.
  • 2015.4-2022.9 Assistant Professor, Clinical Engineering Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu, Japan.
  • 2022.10-present Senior Lecturer, Clinical Engineering Research Center, and Department of Advanced Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu, Japan.

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