CE Marking Acquired for TAKUMI Magnetic Probe

Matrix Cell Research Institute Inc. has – effective as of July 1, 2019 – acquired CE Marking (Notified Body Number: 0344; EC Certificate No.: 4201663CE01) for TAKUMI in the European Union. Approval of CE Marking means that TAKUMI, the handheld magnetic probe for detection of magnetic fluid used to identify cancer metastases in Sentinel Lymph… Read More »

SLN Clinical Trial Phase

From 1999 to 2002, a third phase of multicenter clinical trials, focusing on axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), was conducted: randomized comparisons between “ALND vs. omission of ALND” and “ALND vs. radiotherapy” were performed, analyzing their respective disease-free survival rate, overall survival rate and lymph node recurrence rate, including sentinel node-negative and sentinel node-positive cases.The… Read More »

Sentinel Lymph Node Identification

The concept of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) was introduced in breast cancer treatment in the 1990s. The clinical trials conducted included identification of the sentinel lymph node through injection of radiocolloids and dyes near the tumor, subsequent dissection of the axillary lymph nodes, and examination for metastasis. Furthermore, correlations between presence or absence of metastasis… Read More »

TAKUMI Published in Scientific Reports

TAKUMI, the handheld magnetic probe by Matrix Cell Research Institute Inc., was developed under collaborative research with the University of Tokyo and a team of renowned surgeons, aiming to achieve an alternative to conventional radioisotope techniques; a device that is both user- and patient-friendly, portable, minimally invasive and can be utilized even by medical institutions… Read More »

A Permanent Magnet – Core Part of TAKUMI

The permanent magnet utilized in TAKUMI, the handheld magnetic probe developed by Matrix Cell Research Institute Inc. to locate sentinel lymph nodes during breast cancer lumpectomy, provides many benefits, but what is a “permanent magnet”? Permanent magnetism was first discovered in Ancient Greece in 600 BC and is thus far older than Ampere’s law, which… Read More »

TAKUMI Featured on NHK Science ZERO

TAKUMI, the handheld magnetic probe developed by Matrix Cell Research Institute Inc., was featured on NHK Science ZERO in the segment “A Diamond Sensor that Can Measure Super-Micro Magnetic Fields” and was introduced as having promising applications in medicine. The segment can be viewed on the NHK On-Demand website.

AMED Medical and Industrial Cooperation Business Promotion Project Starts

A research and development proposal for the purpose of detecting markers contained in nonpalpable breast cancer lesions using a magnetic probe was adopted by the Development of Medical Devices through Collaboration between Medicine and Industry of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). Matrix Cell Research Institute Inc. will serve as the representative… Read More »