Role of the Center

About the Center

Combining the project seeds available from Kyoto University with the needs and infrastructure of the Kyoto University Hospital and the project seeds and manufacturing capabilities of industry enables accelerating the development of medical equipment and technology. Therefore, the center will quickly and appropriately promote clinical research, which has been a weakness of medical equipment development in Japan, by taking advantage of its extensive experience with physician-led clinical studies, use of an intellectual property system established to accelerate academia-industry collaboration, and such activities in national strategic special zones. Exploratory clinical research is essential for the continuous improvement of medical equipment and its practical use. For this reason, the center will accelerate exploratory clinical research according to the features of the equipment to be developed.

Mechanism for effective outcomes (innovation)

The center was established as Japan's first authentic base of industry-academia-government collaboration for medical equipment development in order to carry out processes from clinical research to regulatory application and continuously develop innovative medical equipment demanded by society. As an organization of Kyoto University Hospital that is at the forefront of advanced medical care, the center will accelerate the real application of medical innovation through innovative medical equipment development in collaboration with industry and local authorities and effective and efficient cooperation with the Institute for Advancement of Clinical and Translational Science(iACT) of Kyoto University Hospital and the Kyoto University Medical Science and Business Liaison Organization (KUMBL).