Yasuhiro Ikeda, D.V.M., Ph.D., receives Regenerative Medicine Minnesota 2017 Biobusiness Award
Yasuhiro Ikeda, D.V.M., Ph.D. (MMED ’04), Department of Molecular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received a 2017 Biobusiness Award from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota.
Dr. Ikeda’s project is a CRM-original induced pluripotent stem cell-derived islet product in a retrievable encapsulation device. Dr. Ikeda is developing novel gene and stem cell therapy technologies for diabetes, hypertension and hypertensive heart disease.
Established in 2014 by the Minnesota legislature, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a publicly funded initiative to build on the state’s leadership position in the emerging regenerative medicine industry. The awards supply grants for projects to develop Minnesota businesses and technologies that deliver regenerative medicine products, devices and services.
Dr. Ikeda also is an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.