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TAKUMI at Medical Japan

TAKUMI – Matrix Cell Research Institute Inc.’s magnetic probe for sentinel lymph node detection – will be exhibited at the 3rd Medical Devices & Hospital Equipment Expo held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan from October 14 to 16. The company is particularly interested in exploring opportunities for building long-term business relationships. Please make sure to… Read More »

Expansion of TAKUMI’s Application Scope

The TAKUMI magnetic probe is designed as a minimally invasive and radiation-free technology for sentinel lymph node identification. Recent research shows that TAKUMI is also proving to be effective in magnetically-guided localization of occult lesions (MOLL). Matrix Cell Research Insitute Inc. is therefore now aiming to add this medical procedure to TAKUMI’s scope of application… Read More »

MR Lymphography of SLN using SPIO

Mikio Shiozawa, from the Department of Surgery at Jichi Medical University, shortly describes a feasibility study on magnetic resonance lymphography of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) in breast cancer patients using superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO): To further advance the SLN biopsy technique using SPIOs, we evaluated preoperative SPIO-MR sentinel lymphography to facilitate accurate identification of the… Read More »

Magnetic Detection of SLN in Veterinary Medicine

Breast cancer is one of the most common tumors not only in humans, but also in dogs. The choice of treatment is also similar: surgical resection and metastatic lymph node removal. In some cases, lymph node mapping can be performed via pre-operative CT examination, however, an intraoperative SLN identification method has yet to be established… Read More »

TAKUMI – Manufactured Under Strict Quality Control

Matrix Cell Research Inc.’s Quality Management System (QMS) conforms with the international standard ISO13485, which specializes in the medical device industry and has been adopted as the base of quality control methods for medical devices worldwide. QMS covers a wide range of processes – from design and development to purchasing, manufacturing, inspection, as well as… Read More »

The Hall Sensor – A Key Component of TAKUMI

The second key component of TAKUMI, the magnetic probe for sentinel lymph node identification, is a Hall sensor. Why choose a Hall sensor over other high precision magnetic flux sensors? The reason for that is the permanent magnet. The magnetic sensor has to be positioned at a specific point: on the center axis of the… Read More »

IOP eBook: Magnetic Nanoparticles for Medical Diagnostics

This publication covers the recent trend towards employing magnetic nanoparticles in a variety of medical applications, aiming to bring professionals in medicine and scientific researchers closer together to further advance and explore the possibilities in this field. Performing sentinel lymph node biopsies by employing magnetic nanoparticles in conjunction with a magnetic probe is the subject… Read More »

Magnetic Tracer Imaging in Laparoscopic Surgery

Drs. Kisyo Mihara and Sachiko Matsuda, lecturers at the Keio University School of Medicine, briefly summarize their presentation of a novel tracer imaging for SLN-navigated laparoscopic surgery in gallbladder cancer during the 74th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery Conference (Session title: Significance and future prospects of navigation surgery for hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery, July 28, 2019): “The aim of… Read More »

SLNB in Axillary Lymph Node-Positive Breast Cancer

While sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) of axillary lymph nodes has become standard practice for the staging and treatment in early breast cancer, SLNB of parasternal lymph nodes has yet to be established as a routine performance due to its lack of clinical relevance. Possibly because its effectiveness has only been studied in axillary lymph… Read More »

Clinical Application of TAKUMI

Prof. Masujiro Makita, Head of the Department of Breast Surgery at Nippon Medical School Hospital, elaborates on his experience using TAKUMI in his numerous clinical trials: “I was very intrigued to test how sentinel lymph node biopsy using TAKUMI in conjunction with Ferucarbotran (Resovist®), a superparamagnetic iron oxide contrast agent, would fare against the traditional… Read More »