Population aging and the spread of communicable diseases are serious problems in the world. Collaboration between medicine and engineering called "medical engineering" is expected to play an important role for the development of drugs and medical devices, as well as improving information technology on personalized medicine.
Yamaguchi University has established education divisions related to medical engineering since 2001. Based on the divisions, we have started a new research center of excellence, YUBEC (Yamaguchi University Biomedical Engineering Center).
As a human body is composed of organic/inorganic materials and regarded as a highly sophisticated machine, engineering analysis of the human body will enable us to develop new, efficient drugs, diagnostic techniques and medical devices. YUBEC will contribute greatly to our prosperous future through the research and development in biomedical engineering.