Monthly Archives: June 2019

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 »