NCRM signs MoU with
Yamanashi University-Faculty of Medicine, JAPAN
Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) ,
an Indo-Japan joint venture institute based at Chennai and Yamanashi
University-Faculty of Medicine, Japan (YUFM) signed a Memorandum of
Understanding for exchange of technology in regenerative medicine,
technically skilled personnel for training and joint research projects
between the institutes situated in India and Japan. Yamanashi University
is a National university whose faculty of medicine has an undergraduate
school of medicine with 100 students per year, a graduate school of
doctorate courses in various specialties of medicine and a
state-of-the-art tertiary referral hospital. NCRM is an Indo-Japan joint
venture institute, started in 2005 and have been working on stem cells in
the specialties of Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Liver Diseases, Spinal Cord
Injury, Critical Limb Ischemia with several “firsts” in India in
The MoU which
was signed on the 09thof April, 2007 at Yamanashi University,
Japan by Prof. Shuichiro Maeda representing the YUFM and Dr Samuel JK
Abraham representing the NCRM will be valid for five years from today and
will pave way for exchange of technical know how and personnel between
India and Japan among these institutes and their collaborating centers for
propagation of knowledge to develop cell therapy based application for
several diseases. This is the first such collaboration for YUFM with an
institute in India and YUFM already has exchange programme with
renowned institutes such as Karolinska Institute of Sweden.
In the MoU Signing ceremony: (L>R) Prof.Fujii, Dr Abraham, Prof. Maeda & Prof. Hamada
MoU, Prof. Tsukahara, Vice president, University of Yamanashi and Prof.
Fujii of the YUFM visited NCRM and their collaborating institutes in
October 2006 to adjudge their credentials before the signing of the pact.
Following this, a batch of medical students from YUFM are to visit NCRM
for two weeks in August 2007.
signing ceremony was attended by Prof. Fujii and Prof. Hamada, Dept of