Our missions are (1) to
bring a good fortune in human life through the elucidation and
utilization of “bio-potential” by understanding sequential biological
events (BioProcess) in the reaction field (Systems), and (2) to develop
human resources of biochemical engineers. Our targets are the analysis,
simulation, forecasting and control of various bioprocesses for human
cells, and establishing methodologies for the utilization and
application of the principles of such processes. We are also concerned
with medical contribution, such as regenerative medicine and drug
screening through the processing of somatic and iPS cells.
Our main topic, which are targeted for the biological elements (such as enzyme) governing the reactions as well as the regions (such as cells and tissues) providing the reaction field, is “The bioprocess design in cell and tissue engineering”. BioProcess Systems Engineering (BPSE) is conceived as an interdisciplinary technology supported by the above academic fields. BPSE can contribute to many bioproduction systems through mixed cultures, such as fermented foods as well as cultured tissues.